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Train Information between Edinburgh and Basel

distanceDistance737 miles (1189 km)
frequencyTrain frequency4 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 4 direct trains a day

Trains from Edinburgh to Basel cover the 737 miles (1189 km) long route taking on average 15 h 16 min with our travel partners like. Normally, there are 4 trains operating per day, including direct services available. Travelers depart most frequently from Edinburgh Waverley and arrive in Basel Bahnhof SBB.

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FAQs
Are there COVID-19 travel restrictions for trains to Basel from Edinburgh?

Travel by train between Edinburgh, United Kingdom and Basel, Switzerland is: Partially open.

Is international entry into Basel from Edinburgh restricted?

International entry is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of United Kingdom

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Switzerland from Edinburgh?

Entry Requirements:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 14 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 4 in quarantine
  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Health declaration required
  • Health declaration required
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival

What are the safety rules to follow in Basel, Switzerland?

The government of Switzerland has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Physical distance required: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask required: Mandatory

The above information was last checked on 9/20/21. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train between Edinburgh and Basel closer to your date of departure here

What restrictions are there on reentering United Kingdom from Basel, Switzerland?

Return travel from Switzerland to United Kingdom is: Partially open.

Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to Edinburgh from Basel?

Entry into United Kingdom is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in United Kingdom from Basel?

Requirements for reentering:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Before departure, travellers must book and pay for a travel test package, which will include a COVID-19 test to be taken on day 2
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory quarantine
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required

What are the safety rules to follow in Edinburgh, United Kingdom?

The government of United Kingdom has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Physical distance requirement: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Regional advice

Last checked on 9/20/21. Please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to the travel date of your train to Edinburgh from Basel.

What is the distance to Basel from Edinburgh by train?
The Edinburgh to Basel train distance is approximately 737 miles (1189 km).
How long is the train ride to Basel from Edinburgh?
While the time it takes to travel 737 miles (1189 km) between Edinburgh and Basel can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays, the Edinburgh to Basel train journey time is on average 15 h 16 min.
What station does the train from Edinburgh to Basel depart from? Which Basel train station do I come into from Edinburgh?

When taking a train from Edinburgh, you have a couple of train stations you can depart from including Edinburgh Waverley, Edinburgh Haymarket and Edinburgh Gateway. When you arrive in Basel, your train can arrive in train stations including Basel Bahnhof SBB, Basel SBB and Basel Bad Bhf.

Omio customers traveling this route book their trains from Edinburgh Waverley   to Basel Bahnhof SBB.

Where is the Edinburgh train station located? Where is the Basel train station located?

Passengers board the train most frequently from Edinburgh Waverley, which is located around 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from the city center, and they get off the train at Basel Bahnhof SBB, located 1 mile (s) / 1 km away from the city center.

How many trains per day are there from Edinburgh to Basel?
On average, there are 4 trains a day from Edinburgh to Basel. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Edinburgh
Edinburgh Waverley
Amenities
Refreshments
WC

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is within walking distance of the city centre and is connected to other parts of the city by public transport.