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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.
The average ticket from Berlin to Basel will cost around $ 168 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 83.
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6 h 54 m
7 h 37 m
Trains per day
Of the 54 trains that leave Berlin for Basel every day 17 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
These direct trains cover the 691 km distance in an average of 7 h 37 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 6 h 54 m .
The slowest trains will take 10 h 26 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.
|Distance||428 miles (691 km)|
|Average train duration||7 h 10 min|
|Average train ticket price||$60 (€50)|
|Train frequency||8 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there are 8 direct trains a day|
|Train providers||Deutsche Bahn, ÖBB | Nightjet or FlixTrain|
Trains from Berlin to Basel cover the 428 miles (691 km) long route taking on average 7 h 10 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn, ÖBB | Nightjet or FlixTrain. Normally, there are 8 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this route for as low as $36 (€30), but the average price of train tickets is $60 (€50). Travelers depart most frequently from Berlin Hbf and arrive in Basel SBB.
For as little as $36 (€30) you can travel by train between Berlin and Basel with Deutsche Bahn. Omio will show you the best deals, schedules and tickets available for this trip.
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 Berlin to Basel train.
Berlin to Basel train information with Deutsche Bahn:
Deutsche Bahn has the following ticket policies due to COVID-19, which you should be aware of when booking and traveling by train from Berlin to Basel:
The rule of buying in advance to save money is not only valid when booking a flight but also for train travel. Train tickets are generally on sale 6 months before the departure date. Some train booking tips from us:
Travel between Berlin, Germany and Basel, Switzerland by train is: Partially open.
International entry status: Entry is partially 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 1/20/22. This can change before your date of travel so please review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train to Basel from Berlin 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 1/25/22. Please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations closer to the travel date of your train to Berlin from Basel.
There are a few train stations in Berlin to start your trip from including Berlin Hbf, Berlin Spandau and Berlin Südkreuz. In Basel you have a few train station options to choose from for your arrival including Basel SBB, Basel Bad Bhf and Basel, Birmannsgasse.
Omio customers traveling this route depart most frequently from Berlin Hbf and arrive in Basel SBB.
You can find the most popular departure train station for this journey, Berlin Hbf, located approximately 1.7 miles (2.8 km) from the city center of Berlin. The most popular arrival train station in Basel, called Basel SBB, is located around 1.1 miles (1.7 km) away from its city center.
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