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.
This is the last train of the day.
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9 h 31 m
11 h 34 m
Trains per day
Of the 2 trains that leave Basel for Genk every day 2 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
|Distance||252 miles (407 km)|
|Average train duration||9 h 24 min|
|Average train ticket price||$67 (€62)|
|Train frequency||12 a day|
|Train providers||Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express|
Trains from Basel to Genk cover the 252 miles (407 km) long trip taking on average 9 h 24 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express. Normally, there are 12 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this route for as low as $52 (€48), but the average price of train tickets is $67 (€62). Travelers depart most frequently from Basel SBB and arrive in Genk.
You can travel by train to Genk from Basel with Deutsche Bahn for as low as $52 (€48). When you search for schedules and tickets, Omio will show you the best journey.
Deutsche Bahn (DB) is Germany’s main provider of train services and makes on average about 40, 000 domestic and international journeys per day. Deutsche Bahn’s fleet of trains includes the high-speed ICE (Intercity Express) as well as the IC (Intercity), EC (Eurocity), IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional Express) and RB (Regionalbahn), which differ in terms of comfort and the time needed to travel. For example, while toilets are standard amenities, services like onboard restaurants or free WiFi are only available on certain train types and routes. Deutsche Bahn is well-known for its wide range of fares like Super Saver, Saver, and Flexible and discount cards like the Bahncard 25, 50 and 100, which you can also use for your Basel to Genk train.
Basel to Genk train information with Deutsche Bahn:
Travel by train between Basel, Switzerland and Genk, Belgium is: Fully open.
International entry is allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland
The government of Belgium has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
The above information was last checked on 7/28/22. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train from Basel to Genk closer to your date of departure here
The current restriction level for your return trip by train from Genk to Basel is: Fully open
Reentry to Switzerland is allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Belgium
What are the requirements?
The government of Switzerland has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
Last checked on 8/3/22. We do our best to keep this information up to date, but regulations can change so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your train to Basel from Genk here.
When traveling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from Basel SBB and arriving in Genk.
Passengers board their train most frequently from Basel SBB and travel around 1.6 miles (2.5 km) from the city center to this train station.
Passengers traveling this route most often arrive at Genk and need to travel approximately 0.2 miles (386 m) from the train station to the city center in Genk.
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