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Traveling from Bergamo to Basel by train

Looking to travel from Bergamo to Basel by train? You've come to the right place!

On average, it takes around 5 hours 47 minutes to travel from Bergamo to Basel by train, the fastest services can get you there in as little as 5 hours 6 minutes though. You'll usually find 42 trains per day running along the 263 km route between these two destinations. You'll need to make 1 change during the journey to Basel, as there currently aren't any direct services on this route. You'll be traveling with Frecciarossa, Frecciargento or Trenitalia on your way to Basel, as these are the main rail operators on this route.

Plan your trip ahead of time and book early if you want to snap up the cheapest fares. Tickets from Bergamo to Basel start from $51.46 when you book in advance, so start a search in our Journey Planner to view the latest prices.

If you're feeling ready to book, start looking for cheap train tickets with us today. Keep reading for more information on the journey to Basel by train, including our train schedule where you can view first and last train times.

Bergamo to Basel by train

It takes an average of 5h 47m to travel from Bergamo to Basel by train, over a distance of around 163 miles (263 km). There are normally 42 trains per day traveling from Bergamo to Basel and tickets for this journey start from $51.46 when you book in advance.

First train


Last train


Departure station


Arrival station


Journey time

5h 6m


263 miles (163 km)


42 trains per day


1 change


From $51.46

Train and bus operators

Trenitalia, Flixbus, SBB CFF FFS, Trenord, Autostradale, Terravision, Itabus, Italo, Marino, Autolinee Federico

Bergamo to Basel train times

Check out the next trains departing from Bergamo to Basel for Tuesday Jan 31st 2023. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
10:20 15:56 5h 36m, 2 changes
11:02 16:28 5h 26m, 2 changes
11:20 16:56 5h 36m, 3 changes
12:20 17:56 5h 36m, 2 changes
13:02 18:28 5h 26m, 2 changes
13:02 18:32 5h 30m, 1 change
13:20 18:56 5h 36m, 3 changes
14:02 19:28 5h 26m, 2 changes
14:20 19:56 5h 36m, 2 changes
15:02 20:28 5h 26m, 2 changes

Frecciarossa, Italo, Trenitalia and Frecciargento trains from Bergamo to Basel

You can travel from Bergamo to Basel on Frecciarossa, Italo, Trenitalia and Frecciargento trains. When you search for times and tickets, we might also show you some other options with multiple connections or operators if they’re available.

Frecciarossa trains are Trenitalia's flagship high-speed trains capable of reaching speeds of up to 186 mph (300 km/h). The "red arrow" trains are distinguished by their comfort, their ultra-modern design and their reduced impact on the environment. All Frecciarossa trains are equipped with a food carriage, a free WiFi connection and four levels of service – Standard, Premium (with drinks and welcome snacks served on arrival, as well as a morning newspaper), Business (with drinks and snacks, morning newspaper and larger seats) and Executive (with Fast Track, access to FrecciaClub lounges in train selected stations, and gourmet meals served to your seat). From December 2021, you can also travel with Frecciarossa from Milan to Paris via Turin, Modane and Chambéry. The trains are operated by Trenitalia France and have 4 levels of service - Standard, Business, Executive and Meeting Room - and two types of carriages: Silence Area, for those who want to travel in total tranquillity, and Allegro Area, for those who want to chat with their fellow passengers.

Italo is a high-speed train operator that runs services between many of the major cities across Italy. All Italo trains are modern, air conditioned, and have free WiFi available for all travellers. There are four comfort classes, or "ambiances", as Italo like to call them – Smart (the cheapest price), Comfort (with wider seats and extra legroom), Prima (with a welcome selection of food and drink, fast track boarding and extra space), and Executive Club (with all Prima services, extra-wide seats, access to Italo Club lounges and personal entertainment screens at your seat).

Trenitalia is the national railway company of Italy, with a fleet including high-speed trains (Frecciarossa, Frecciargento and Frecciabianca), Intercity and Intercity night trains and regional trains. Trenitalia offers discounts and special promotions on selected routes, two types of discounted tickets for young people under 30 and people over 60.

PhotoRob Dammers, under licence CC 2.0

Frecciargento "silver arrow" high-speed trains connect the main cities of the north-west, central and southern Italy at speeds of up to 155 mph (250 km/h). All Frecciargento trains are equipped with a food carriage, free WiFi, reclining seats and power sockets. There are two levels of service – First Class and Second Class. First Class travellers can enjoy reclining leather seats, welcome service with drink and a sweet or savoury snack, and a free morning newspaper.

Cheap train tickets from Bergamo to Basel

The price of train tickets from Bergamo to Basel starts at $51.46 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. Booking on the day is usually more expensive and costs can vary depending on the time of day, route or class.

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 Bergamo to Basel 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 guides to find out when train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap European train 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 Bergamo to Basel

Want to know more about your journey from Bergamo to Basel? 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 Bergamo to Basel take?

The average journey time by train between Bergamo and Basel is 5 hours and 47 minutes, with around 42 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 Bergamo and Basel by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Bergamo to Basel is 5 hours and 6 minutes.

How much does the train from Bergamo to Basel cost?

Train tickets from Bergamo to Basel can start from as little as $51.46 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 Bergamo to Basel?

No, there are no direct train services from Bergamo to Basel. Travelling from Bergamo to Basel by train will require a minimum of 1 change.

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

The first train from Bergamo to Basel leaves at 05:50. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Bergamo to Basel leaves at 22:20. 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 Bergamo and Basel by train?

Trains travelling from Bergamo to Basel cover a distance of around 163 miles (263 km) during the journey.

The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Bergamo to Basel for a typical week day using timetable data for 01/31/2023. 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 10/31/2022 for travel on 10/31/2022 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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