Basel to Zurich train

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Cheap train tickets from Basel to Zurich

Showing times and prices for Jul 21

Cheapest

The best way to find a cheap train ticket from Basel to Zurich is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

Cheapest
SBB
08:11AM1h13
Basel SBB
09:24AMZürich Hbf
$391One-way
0 transfers
Cheapest
SBB
08:20AM1h10
Basel SBB
09:30AMZürich Hbf
$391One-way
1 transfer
Cheapest
SBB
08:37AM1h12
Basel SBB
09:49AMZürich Hbf
$391One-way
0 transfers
Cheapest
SBB
09:11AM1h13
Basel SBB
10:24AMZürich Hbf
$391One-way
0 transfers
SBB
09:02AM0h58
Basel SBB
10:00AMZürich Hbf
$561One-way
0 transfers

Train schedule from Basel to Zurich

Showing trains for tomorrow, Sunday, July 21
SBB
08:11AM1h13
Basel SBB
09:24AMZürich Hbf
0 transfers
SBB
08:20AM1h10
Basel SBB
09:30AMZürich Hbf
1 transfer
SBB
08:37AM1h12
Basel SBB
09:49AMZürich Hbf
0 transfers
SBB
09:02AM0h58
Basel SBB
10:00AMZürich Hbf
0 transfers
SBB
09:11AM1h13
Basel SBB
10:24AMZürich Hbf
0 transfers

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Fastest train times from Basel to Zurich

Showing times and prices for Jul 21

Fastest Journey

58 m

Average

1 h 9 m

Trains per day

5

Distance

76 km

Of the 5 trains that leave Basel for Zurich every day 4 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Fastest
SBB
09:02AM0h58
Basel SBB
10:00AMZürich Hbf
$561One-way
0 transfers
SBB
08:20AM1h10
Basel SBB
09:30AMZürich Hbf
$391One-way
1 transfer
SBB
08:37AM1h12
Basel SBB
09:49AMZürich Hbf
$391One-way
0 transfers
SBB
08:11AM1h13
Basel SBB
09:24AMZürich Hbf
$391One-way
0 transfers
SBB
09:11AM1h13
Basel SBB
10:24AMZürich Hbf
$391One-way
0 transfers

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ReviewsReviews for the rail journey from Basel to Zurich

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I enjoyed this journey very much, the scenery is unique from Basel to Zurich. The staff is very courteous and friendly. You are in very good hands here on the train to Zurich. There is nothing safe, but the train arrives safely, on time, just as it should according to the Swiss clock.
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The train journey from Basel to Zurich Airport by Interregio was a pleasant experience overall, despite some minor compromises. The trains were noticeably clean and well maintained, which contributed to a pleasant travel experience. Thanks to the direct connection without changing trains, time and effort were saved. The route also offered scenic views that pleasantly shortened the time on the train. The opportunity to enjoy the view during the journey helped to make the extra 15 minutes of travel time less of an issue compared to the fastest intercity connections.
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Despite the, in my opinion, somewhat overpriced train ticket from Wifi to Zurich, I found this train journey very pleasant because the wifi worked perfectly. I also liked the very simple online booking. Above all, I thought it was great that I didn't have to change trains on my journey and was therefore able to reach my destination very quickly. The toilets and the whole train were very clean and well maintained.

Overview: Train from Basel to Zurich

distanceDistance47 miles (76 km)
durationAverage train duration53 min
priceAverage train ticket price$43 (€37)
changesDirect trainYes
carriersTrain companiesSBB, SNCF | TGV Lyria or Deutsche Bahn

Trains from Basel to Zurich cover the 47 miles (76 km) long journey taking on average 53 min with our travel partners like SBB, SNCF | TGV Lyria or Deutsche Bahn. There are direct train services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this route for as low as $14 (€12), but the average price of train tickets is $43 (€37). Travelers depart most frequently from Basel SBB and arrive in Zürich Hbf.

Train companies: SBB, SNCF | TGV Lyria and Deutsche Bahn from Basel to Zurich trains

SBB, SNCF | TGV Lyria and Deutsche Bahn trains will get you between Basel and Zurich from $14 (€12). With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best train times and tickets for your trip.

TGV Lyria is a high-speed train service that operates between France and Switzerland. It is operated by SNCF in France and SBB in Switzerland. The TGV Lyria offers two types of trains: the TGV Duplex and the TGV POS. The TGV Duplex is a double-decker train with a capacity of up to 574 passengers, while the TGV POS is a single-level train with a capacity of up to 468 passengers. Both trains offer comfortable seating, air-conditioning, power sockets, and free Wi-Fi. The TGV Lyria offers a variety of ticket types, including Standard, Comfort, and Business. Standard tickets are the most economical, while Comfort and Business tickets offer additional benefits such as priority boarding and access to the TGV Lyria Lounge. Onboard facilities include a bar, restaurant, and a selection of newspapers and magazines. Passengers can also enjoy a selection of hot and cold meals, snacks, and drinks. The most popular routes for TGV Lyria are Paris to Geneva, Paris to Lausanne, and Paris to Basel. These routes offer travelers a convenient and comfortable way to travel between France and Switzerland.

Train information from Basel to Zurich with SNCF | TGV Lyria:

  • Average Duration: 53 min
  • Cheapest Price: $44

FAQs: Trains from Basel to Zurich

FAQs: Travel by train from Basel to Zurich easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Basel to Zurich.
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Cheap train tickets from Basel to Zurich can start from as little as $14 (€12) when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for Basel to Zurich is $43 (€37); however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
On average the Basel to Zurich train time is 53 min   covering the 47 mile (76 km) long journey, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or if traveling on weekends and holidays.
The first train from Basel to Zurich leaves at 6: 06 AM. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last train from Basel to Zurich leaves at 10: 31 PM.
Yes, there's a high-speed train to Zurich. Take the fast train with SNCF | TGV Lyria from Basel to Zurich.
For the best Basel to Zurich train to book, you can travel safely and comfortably with SBB, SNCF | TGV Lyria or Deutsche Bahn. However, it's always good to check all possible train providers with services to Zurich from Basel to compare what amenities they may offer.
No, there are no night trains, the latest train for this route is 10: 31 PM.

When departing from Basel, you have various train station options to start your trip from including Basel SBB, Basel Bad Bhf and Basel St. Johann. When arriving in Zurich, you can end your route in train stations like Zürich Hbf, Zurich Airport and Zürich Stadelhofen.

Passengers board the train most frequently from Basel SBB, which is located around 1.3 miles (2.1 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Zürich Hbf, located 1.4 miles (2.2 km) away from the city centre.

A day trip to Zurich from Basel is worth doing with a journey time of 53 min each way. Check with Omio app   the best way to travel.
The cheapest month for a train from Basel to Zurich is May.
You have options as you can travel from Basel to Zurich 2 different ways: train or bus.

Important Stations and Airports in Basel and Zurich

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Basel SBB is the most popular Basel railway station for Omio travelers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Basel for your trip to Zurich.
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Zürich Hbf is the most popular Zurich train station for Omio travelers, but Zurich has quite a few train hubs. Find all the information you need to know about the main railway stations in Zurich for your trip from Basel.
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