What is the train schedule Basel to Florence, Italy?

What is the train schedule from Basel,Switzerland to Florence, Italy?

Posted by Frank
Tresana, Highlands Ranch, CO, USA
10846 posts

Go to bahn.de for schedules of all European trains. That way you can find the schedule you like.

Posted by Lee
Lakewood, Colorado
11256 posts

The query page for the Bahn is actually here. Franks link will get you here eventually, but you might as well start with the query page. The Bahn shows a trip of a little less than 7 hours with changes in Z├╝rich and Milan. There are trains about every two hours.

Posted by Nigel
East Midlands, England
8731 posts

or via Bern (no change), Brig (no change), change in Milano. Less scenic because of the time spent in the Basis Tunnel but the trip is under six and a half hours.

Posted by Lola
Seattle, WA
5444 posts

The Swiss rail site, sbb.ch or rail.ch for English, will show you more options and the prices between Basel and Milan, as well as offer specially priced tickets for advance purchase.
The direct Basel to Milan route via the Basistunnel is indeed faster by 45 minutes, but the departure time from Basel, 12:31, gets you in to Florence pretty late. The price for this train is 109 CHF full fare, 27 CHf for the Special Offer Price. The Gotthard Pass route has a change in Zurich and takes 45 minutes longer getting to Milan, but the route is more scenic and has more convenient departure times---8:07 or 10:07 am. You arrive in Florence about 6.75 hours later, so even the later departure woud get you to Florence before 17:00 (5 pm). Prices on this route are 116 CHF full fare, 57 CHF for the Special Offer. You can find prices and special fares for the Milan to Florence portion on Trenitalia. Maybe as low as 9 euros if you get a Super Economy fare.

Posted by Nigel
East Midlands, England
8731 posts

Basistunnel route also at 6:31 with arrival at Firenze SMN at 12:55.

Posted by Lola
Seattle, WA
5444 posts

True. But there is no way I am going to get up in the middle of the night and skip breakfast to catch a train that early! So I do not even look at the schedules that far back. Maybe that time is OK with Nancy so it is good you mentioned it. It would give them more time in Florence.