The best way to find a cheap train ticket from Ghent to Basel is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid traveling at rush hour.
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Of the 3 trains that leave Ghent for Basel every day 3 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
|Distance||296 miles (478 km)|
|Average train duration||13 h 23 min|
|Average train ticket price||$99 (€86)|
|Train frequency||2 a day|
|Train companies||Deutsche Bahn or Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)|
Trains from Ghent to Basel cover the 296 miles (478 km) long trip taking on average 13 h 23 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn or Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB). Normally, there are 2 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around $99 (€86), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $85 (€74). Travelers depart most frequently from Gent St Pieters and arrive in Basel SBB.
Travel between Ghent and Basel from $85 (€74) with Omio’s train partners Deutsche Bahn and SNCB! You can find the best schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the most popular route for you.
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 Ghent to Basel train.
Travel between Ghent, Belgium and Basel, Switzerland by train is: Unrestricted.
International entry status: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Belgium
Conditions of entry:
When traveling in Switzerland, you must follow these COVID-19 safety rules:
The information above was last checked on 3/22/23. This can change before your date of travel so please review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train from Ghent to Basel before traveling.
The current restriction level for your return trip by train from Basel to Ghent is: Unrestricted
Reentry to Belgium is allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland
What are the requirements?
The government of Belgium has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
Last checked on 3/8/23. We do our best to keep this information up to date, but regulations can change so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your train to Ghent from Basel here.
There are a few train stations in Ghent to start your journey from including Gent St Pieters and Gent-Dampoort. 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 Gent St Pieters and arrive in Basel SBB.
Passengers booking this trip most frequently board their trains from Gent St Pieters and need to travel around 1.8 miles (2.9 km) from the city center to get to this train station.
Passengers arriving in Basel most often arrive at Basel SBB and need to travel around 1.6 miles (2.5 km) from this train station to the city center.
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