Basel to Catania by train

  • First train
  • Last train
  • Avg changes
  • Fastest journey
    18hr 10m
  • Distance
    1,275 kilometres
  • Trains per day
  • Avg. journey time
    28hr 11m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Basel to Catania by train

Fast trains from Basel to Catania take around 18 hours and 10 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 1,275 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Basel and Catania.

1. Are there direct trains from Basel to Catania?

Journeys between Basel and Catania usually involve 2 changes of train.

We usually find around 27 departures on the route from Basel to Catania every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

Trains are typically more frequent on weekends, when we found around 30 departures.

2. How long is the train journey from Basel to Catania?

The Basel to Catania train travel time is normally about 18 hours and 10 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

3. What are the Basel to Catania train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Catania is usually scheduled to depart Basel around 04:57 and the last train is around 22:47. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Basel around 05:04, and the last at 23:13.

When to book Basel to Catania train tickets?

Trains for this journey usually open for booking around 5 and a half months in advance. If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from Basel to Catania by train.

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Which train companies operate between Basel and Catania?

More than one train company operates on the route from Basel to Catania, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:

  • EuroCity
  • Eurocity (EC)
  • Frecciargento
  • Frecciarossa
  • Frecciarossa 1000
  • IC Notte
  • ICE
  • InterCity
  • Intercites
  • Intercity-Express
  • Intercity-Express (ICE)
  • Intercités
  • Interregio
  • Regionale
  • Regionale Veloce
  • TGV

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

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Child and youth passengers

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and operator. This is why we ask for the age of young passengers.

Sometimes children below a certain age can travel without a seat for free. If you want to guarantee a seat for child passengers, enter '6' as the age of the child.

Read more about child and youth passenger ages. See also youth discounts and railcards.