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Milan to Basel by train

It takes an average of 5h 41m to travel from Milan to Basel by train, over a distance of around 164 miles (264 km). There are normally 24 trains per day travelling from Milan to Basel and tickets for this journey start from $65.47 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 4h 12m
PriceFrom $65.47
Distance164 miles (264 km)
Frequency24 trains per day
First train05:43
Last train21:52
Departure stationMilan
Arrival stationBasel
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsMarino, Trenitalia, Flixbus

Milan to Basel train times

Check out the next trains departing from Milan to Basel for Tuesday May 25th 2021. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
09:25 14:56 5h 31m, 3 changes
11:43 15:56 4h 13m, 1 change
12:05 16:32 4h 27m, 1 change
12:43 16:56 4h 13m, 2 changes
13:43 17:56 4h 13m, 1 change
14:43 18:56 4h 13m, 2 changes
15:43 19:56 4h 13m, 1 change
16:43 20:56 4h 13m, 2 changes
17:43 22:00 4h 17m, 1 change
18:10 22:48 4h 38m, 1 change

Trenitalia trains from Milano to Basel

You can travel from Milano to Basel on Trenitalia 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.

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.

Cheap train tickets from Milan to Basel

The price of train tickets from Milan to Basel starts at $65.47 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 Milan 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 Milan to Basel

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

The average journey time by train between Milan and Basel is 5 hours and 41 minutes, with around 24 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 Milan and Basel by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Milan to Basel is 4 hours and 12 minutes.

How much does the train from Milan to Basel cost?

Train tickets from Milan to Basel can start from as little as $65.47 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 Milan to Basel?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Milan to Basel without having to change trains. There is 1 direct train from Milan to Basel each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

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

The first train from Milan to Basel leaves at 05:43. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Milan to Basel leaves at 21:52. 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 Milan and Basel by train?

Trains travelling from Milan to Basel cover a distance of around 164 miles (264 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Basel to Milan.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Milan to Basel for a typical week day using timetable data for 05/25/2021. 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 05/17/2021 for travel on 05/17/2021 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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