The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.
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4 h 40 m
8 h 53 m
Buses per day
Of the 5 buses that leave Munich for Basel every day 1 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
|Distance||189 miles (305 km)|
|Average bus duration||7 h 5 min|
|Average bus ticket price||$30 (€27)|
|Bus providers||BlaBlaCar, Flixbus, Eurolines Switzerland, Deutsche Bahn or Eurolines France|
Buses from Munich to Basel cover the 189 miles (305 km) long trip taking on average 7 h 5 min with our travel partners like BlaBlaCar, Flixbus, Eurolines Switzerland, Deutsche Bahn or Eurolines France. There are direct bus services available. You can get the cheapest bus tickets for this journey for as low as $25 (€22), but the average price of bus tickets is $30 (€27). Travelers depart most frequently from München Hbf and arrive in Basel, Bahnhof.
For as little as $25 (€22) you can travel by bus from Munich to Basel with FlixBus and Deutsche Bahn. Omio will show you the best deals, schedules and tickets available for this route.
FlixBus is one of the most popular low-cost bus companies in Europe. Founded in Germany, FlixBus has expanded its services throughout Europe and even to the United States, giving travelers in both continents the option to take a long-distance bus at an affordable price. FlixBus also operates overnight buses on select routes throughout Europe. FlixBus offers only the Standard ticket for all its routes, which allows you to bring one carry-on bag and one checked bag per person. Additional fees apply for bringing extra luggage and making specific seat reservations, such as if you want to book an Extra Seat, Table Seat or the Panorama Seat. Standard amenities onboard include free Wi-Fi, power outlets to charge your phone, tablet or laptop during long bus journeys, extra legroom, luggage space and toilets.
Deutsche Bahn (DB) is the main provider of bus services in Germany, making on average 40, 000 journeys per day. A special feature of Deutsche Bahn is its wide range of ticket types, savings offers including Super Saver, Saver, and Flexible fares and discount cards like the Bahncard 25, 50 and 100, which you can also use for your bus to Basel from Munich. DB uses different types of buses such as the ICE (Intercity Express), IC (Intercity), EC (Eurocity), IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional Express) and RB (Regionalbahn) on its routes, which differ in terms of comfort and the time required to travel. For example, while bathrooms are standard amenities, services like an onboard restaurant or free WiFi are only available on certain buses.
Basel, the third largest city in Switzerland, is a popular destination for many people. The city on the Rhine is home to numerous museums, impressive buildings and a beautiful old town. And Basel is not only very popular with tourists. Many business travellers also have to travel from Germany to Switzerland every day. The Munich - Basel bus connection is a good option. The distance between the capital of Bavaria and the city in the north of Switzerland is almost 400 kilometres. There are several connections every day of the week.
The trips from Munich to Basel are served by Flixbus and Deutsche Bahn. With Deutsche Bahn connections, passengers travel part of the route by buses and the other part by train. Flixbus connections, on the other hand, only use buses to bring passengers from Munich to Basel.
The fastest connections between the two cities are those of Deutsche Bahn. With the combination of train and bus, travellers sometimes reach Basel in less than 5 hours. A buses runs first from Munich to Zurich, from where the journey continues by train to Basel. The Flixbus connection either runs directly between the cities (6 to 7 hours) or makes a stopover in Karlsruhe, Freiburg or Innsbruck (8 or more hours).
Flixbus and Deutsche Bahn together offer about 10 connections for the Munich - Basel bus every day. On most days, Flixbus operates the first Buses Munich in the early morning around 1 or 2 am. The first buses of the train depart at 6 or 7 o'clock.
At which bus station does the bus start in Munich? The buses of Flixbus and the train both start at the central bus station Munich (ZOB). The station is located in the centre of the city and within walking distance of the Hackerbrücke bridge and the main railway station. Travelers can buy food at one of the supermarkets or kiosks.
At which bus station does the bus arrive in Basel? The Buses Flixbus arrive in Basel at the stop in Meret Oppenheim-Strasse. It is located directly next to the railway station, where Deutsche Bahn trains reach their destination. The station is located directly in the city centre and is connected to the city's S-Bahn network, so travellers can easily get to their hotels or nearest destinations from here.
Travel between Munich, Germany and Basel, Switzerland by bus is: Fully open.
International entry status: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany
Conditions of entry:
When traveling in Switzerland, you must follow these COVID-19 safety rules:
The information above was last checked on 5/9/22. This can change before your date of travel so please review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your bus between Munich and Basel before traveling.
Return travel from Switzerland to Germany is: Partially open.
Entry into Germany is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland
Requirements for reentering:
The government of Germany has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
Last checked on 5/16/22. Please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations closer to the travel date of your bus to Munich from Basel.
There are a few bus stations in Munich to start your journey from including München, ZOB, Munich, Goeppert Mayer Straße/ Frottmain and Munich, Hauptbahnhof Nord. In Basel you have a few bus station options to choose from for your arrival including Basel, Bahnhof, Basel, Meret Oppenheim-Strasse and Basel, Gartenstraße.
Omio customers traveling this route depart most frequently from München Hbf and arrive in Basel, Bahnhof.
You can find the most popular departure bus station for this route, München Hbf, located approximately 2.3 miles (3.7 km) from the city center of Munich. The most popular arrival bus station in Basel, called Basel, Bahnhof, is located around 1.6 miles (2.6 km) away from its city center.
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