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Basel to Catania by train

It takes an average of 22h 29m to travel from Basel to Catania by train, over a distance of around 793 miles (1276 km). There are normally 10 trains per day travelling from Basel to Catania and tickets for this journey start from $188.31 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 18h 10m
Price$188.31 - $437.74
Distance793 miles (1276 km)
Frequency10 trains per day
Departure stationBasel
Arrival stationCatania
Changes2 changes
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Basel to Catania train times

Check out the next trains departing from Basel to Catania for Tuesday Jan 15th 2019. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
05:04 23:27 18h 23m, 5 changes
14:07 08:17 18h 10m, 3 changes
15:04 14:32 23h 28m, 2 changes
15:07 14:32 23h 25m, 4 changes
17:31 17:19 23h 48m, 2 changes
18:07 17:19 23h 12m, 3 changes
21:04 20:22 23h 18m, 5 changes
21:04 21:26 24h 22m, 3 changes
21:31 20:22 22h 51m, 7 changes
21:31 21:26 23h 55m, 5 changes

Cheap train tickets from Basel to Catania

Train tickets from Basel to Catania start at $188.31 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in Advance, however, if you're booking last-minute tickets on the day, the average price is around $315.34.
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Book in advance

Most of the train companies across Europe release their tickets around three to six months in advance, many of which can be cheaper the earlier you book. If you know the dates you want to travel, you may be able to find some cheaper train tickets from Basel to Catania by booking early.§

Be flexible with your travel times

Many of the train services in Europe are also popular commuter services, lots of train companies increase ticket prices during “peak hours” (generally between 06:00 – 10:00 and 15:00 – 19:00 on weekdays). If you can, consider travelling outside of peak hours to find lower priced tickets.

Choose a slower or connecting train

On some of the busier routes, you might also have the option to take a slower or connecting train. It may take a little longer than some high-speed or direct services, but if you have a little extra time on your hands, you might find a cheaper fare. Plus, you'll have more time to enjoy the view of the countryside!

Look out for special deals

Take a look at our handy guide to check when European train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap tickets for your journey.

For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.

§Some train companies may not offer any Advance ticket types or cheaper deals for early bookings. On rare occasions, train companies may choose to release special offers closer to the date on last-minute or late-release tickets. This is dependent on the individual train operating company you travel with.

FAQs for Basel to Catania

Want to know more about your journey from Basel to Catania? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Basel to Catania take?

The average journey time by train between Basel and Catania is 22 hours and 29 minutes, with around 10 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

What's the fastest journey time between Basel and Catania by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Basel to Catania is 18 hours and 10 minutes.

How much does the train from Basel to Catania cost?

Train tickets from Basel to Catania can start from as little as $188.31 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.

Is there a direct train from Basel to Catania?

No, there are no direct train services from Basel to Catania. Travelling from Basel to Catania by train will require a minimum of 2 changes.

What time does the first train from Basel to Catania leave?

The first train from Basel to Catania leaves at 05:04. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Basel to Catania leave?

The last train from Basel to Catania leaves at 21:31. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.

What's the distance between Basel and Catania by train?

Trains travelling from Basel to Catania cover a distance of around 793 miles (1276 km) during the journey.

Average prices for adult tickets in economy. Discount cards and coach journey excluded. Prices are based on searches made by our customers over the past 6 months. "14 days in advance" includes days 13 and 15. / The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Basel to Catania for a typical week day using timetable data for 01/15/2019. On weekends, holidays or other exceptional times, fewer services may be available. The fare range provided has been found by our customers on Trainline on 03/11/2020 for travel on 02/10/2020 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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