Geneva to Basel train

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Cheap train tickets from Geneva to Basel

Showing times and prices for Jun 26

Cheapest

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

Cheapest
SBB
08:42AM3h03
Geneva station
11:45AMBasel SBB
$821One-way
2 transfers
Cheapest
SBB
09:42AM2h50
Geneva station
12:32PMBasel SBB
$821One-way
1 transfer
SBB
08:15AM2h40
Geneva station
10:55AMBasel SBB
$1171One-way
1 transfer
SBB
09:15AM2h40
Geneva station
11:55AMBasel SBB
$1171One-way
1 transfer
SBB
08:42AM2h50
Geneva station
11:32AMBasel SBB
$1171One-way
1 transfer

Train schedule from Geneva to Basel

Showing trains for tomorrow, Wednesday, June 26
SNCF | TGV INOUI
06:14AM5h54
Geneva station
12:08PMBasel SBB
2 transfers
SNCF | TGV Lyria
06:29AM6h57
Geneva station
01:26PMBasel SBB
1 transfer
SBB
08:15AM2h40
Geneva station
10:55AMBasel SBB
1 transfer
SNCF | TGV Lyria
08:24AM7h02
Geneva station
03:26PMBasel SBB
1 transfer
SBB
08:42AM3h03
Geneva station
11:45AMBasel SBB
2 transfers
SBB
08:42AM2h50
Geneva station
11:32AMBasel SBB
1 transfer
SNCF | TER
09:14AM6h12
Geneva station
03:26PMBasel SBB
2 transfers
SBB
09:15AM2h40
Geneva station
11:55AMBasel SBB
1 transfer
SBB
09:42AM2h50
Geneva station
12:32PMBasel SBB
1 transfer
SNCF | TGV Lyria
10:29AM6h57
Geneva station
05:26PMBasel SBB
1 transfer
SNCF | TGV Lyria
12:29PM6h57
Geneva station
07:26PMBasel SBB
1 transfer
SNCF | TGV Lyria
02:29PM6h57
Geneva station
09:26PMBasel SBB
1 transfer
SNCF | TER
03:14PM6h12
Geneva station
09:26PMBasel SBB
2 transfers

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Fastest train times from Geneva to Basel

Showing times and prices for Jun 26

Fastest Journey

2 h 40 m

Average

5 h 10 m

Trains per day

13

Distance

186 km

It's difficult to get from Geneva to Basel without transferring at least once.

Fastest
SBB
08:15AM2h40
Geneva station
10:55AMBasel SBB
$1171One-way
1 transfer
Fastest
SBB
09:15AM2h40
Geneva station
11:55AMBasel SBB
$1171One-way
1 transfer
SBB
09:42AM2h50
Geneva station
12:32PMBasel SBB
$821One-way
1 transfer
SBB
08:42AM2h50
Geneva station
11:32AMBasel SBB
$1171One-way
1 transfer
SBB
08:42AM3h03
Geneva station
11:45AMBasel SBB
$821One-way
2 transfers

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Overview: Train from Geneva to Basel

distanceDistance115 miles (185 km)
durationAverage train duration2 h 40 min
priceAverage train ticket price$93 (€82)
changesDirect trainNo
carriersTrain companiesSBB

Trains from Geneva to Basel cover the 115 miles (185 km) long trip taking on average 2 h 40 min with our travel partners like SBB. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around $93 (€82), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $50 (€43). Travelers depart most frequently from Geneva and arrive in Basel SBB.

Train companies: SBB from Geneva to Basel trains

You can travel by train from Geneva to Basel with SBB for as low as $50 (€43). When you search for schedules and tickets, Omio will show you the best trip.

SBB is the national railway company of Switzerland which operates trains to Basel from Geneva. 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.

Train information from Geneva to Basel with SBB:

  • Average Duration: 2 h 40 min
  • Cheapest Price: $50

Train tickets from Geneva to Basel: when to book to save $

Time Price Savings
1 week earlier 22 €
2 weeks earlier 21 €5%
3 weeks earlier 21 €5%
1 month before 21 €5%
2 months earlier 21 €5%


Train companies often offer promotional prices and offers—by buying in advance—you can get access the best prices for trains in the U.S., Canada, and the major European railroad operators. Search on Omio to check prices and cheap train tickets from Geneva - Basel. Easily find the most attractive rates and choose the your preferred route for your journey. Book and choose your mobile ticket: avoid the queues at the station and the added stress of printing your ticket.

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:

  • Buying your train ticket from Geneva - Basel 3 weeks in advance means you can save on average up to 5% compared to the price available on the day of departure.
  • If you book a ticket Geneva - Basel with 2 months in advance you save up to about 5% compared to the initial price.
  • On Omio you can find all offers, train times and prices for train travel in Europe, the U.S., and Canada.

FAQs: Trains from Geneva to Basel

FAQs: Travel by train from Geneva to Basel 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 Geneva to Basel.
FAQs
Cheap train tickets from Geneva to Basel can start from as little as $50 (€43) when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for Geneva to Basel is $93 (€82); however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
On average the Geneva to Basel train time is 2 h 40 min   covering the 115 mile (185 km) long trip, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or if traveling on weekends and holidays.
The first train from Geneva to Basel leaves at 6: 15 AM. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last train from Geneva to Basel leaves at 10: 21 PM.
For the best Geneva to Basel train to buy, you can travel safely and comfortably with SBB. However, it's always good to check all possible train companies with services from Geneva to Basel to compare what amenities they may offer.
No, there are no night trains, the latest train for this route is 10: 21 PM.

Passengers board the train most frequently from Geneva, which is located around 1.2 miles (2 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Basel SBB, located 1.3 miles (2.1 km) away from the city centre.

A trip to Basel from Geneva is worth doing but not as a day trip with a journey time of 2 h 40 min each way. Check with Omio app   the best way to travel.
The cheapest month for a train from Geneva to Basel is January.
You have options as you can travel from Geneva to Basel 2 different ways: bus or train.

Important Stations and Airports in Geneva and Basel

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Geneva is the most popular Geneva 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 Geneva for your trip to Basel.
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