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.
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Of the 17 trains that leave Basel for Zurich every day 16 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
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|Distance||47 miles (76 km)|
|Average train duration||53 min|
|Average train ticket price||$42 (€36)|
|Train frequency||81 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there are 81 direct trains a day|
|Train providers||SBB, SNCF | TGV Lyria or Deutsche Bahn|
Trains from Basel to Zurich cover the 47 miles (76 km) long route taking on average 53 min with our travel partners like SBB, SNCF | TGV Lyria or Deutsche Bahn. Normally, there are 81 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around $42 (€36), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $42 (€36). Travelers depart most frequently from Basel SBB and arrive in Zürich HB.
Deutsche Bahn and SBB trains will get you to Zurich from Basel from $42 (€36). With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best train times and tickets for your trip.
SBB is the national railway company of Switzerland which operates trains between Basel and Zurich. It operates a wide range of trains, including InterCity, InterRegio, RegioExpress, Regio, S-Bahn, and InterCityExpress. InterCity trains are the fastest, with speeds of up to 200 km/h, while Regio trains are the slowest, with speeds of up to 120 km/h. SBB also offers a variety of ticket types, such as the Swiss Travel Pass, Half-Fare Card, and Super Saver tickets. Onboard facilities include Wi-Fi, power outlets, and a restaurant car. The most popular routes for SBB are from Zurich to Geneva, Basel to Bern, and Geneva to Lausanne.
When departing from Basel, you have various train station options to start your route from including Basel SBB, Basel Bad Bhf and Basel St Johann. When arriving in Zurich, you can end your trip in train stations like Zürich HB, Zürich Flughafen 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 HB, located 1.4 miles (2.2 km) away from the city centre.
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