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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 Hamburg to Basel will cost around $ 115 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 36.
This is the last train of the day.
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6 h 31 m
7 h 42 m
Trains per day
Of the 46 trains that leave Hamburg for Basel every day 8 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 42 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 6 h 31 m .
The slowest trains will take 11 h 1 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 (690 km)|
|Average train duration||7 h 32 min|
|Average train ticket price||$42 (€35)|
|Train frequency||8 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there are 8 direct trains a day|
|Train companies||Deutsche Bahn or ÖBB | Nightjet|
Trains from Hamburg to Basel cover the 428 miles (690 km) long trip taking on average 7 h 32 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn or ÖBB | Nightjet. Normally, there are 8 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this journey for as low as $36 (€30), but the average price of train tickets is $42 (€35). Travelers depart most frequently from Hamburg Hbf and arrive in Basel SBB.
Find the best trains to Basel from Hamburg with Omio's travel partners Deutsche Bahn from $36 (€30). We can find you the best deals, schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the best trip.
Deutsche Bahn (DB) is the main provider of train services in Germany, making on average 40, 000 journeys per day. A special feature of Deutsche Bahn is its wide range of ticket types, savings offers including Super Saver, Saver, and Flexible fares and discount cards like the Bahncard 25, 50 and 100, which you can also use for your train from Hamburg to Basel. DB uses different types of trains such as the ICE (Intercity Express), IC (Intercity), EC (Eurocity), IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional Express) and RB (Regionalbahn) on its routes, which differ in terms of comfort and the time required to travel. For example, while bathrooms are standard amenities, services like an onboard restaurant or free WiFi are only available on certain trains.
Deutsche Bahn from Hamburg to Basel train information:
These are Deutsche Bahn's ticket policies for COVID-19 for the train from Hamburg to Basel:
Travel by train between Hamburg, Germany and Basel, Switzerland is: Partially open.
International entry is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany
The government of Switzerland has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
The above information was last checked on 1/20/22. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train from Hamburg to Basel closer to your date of departure here
The current restriction level for your return trip by train from Basel to Hamburg is: Partially open
Reentry to Germany is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland
What are the requirements?
The government of Germany has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
Last checked on 1/23/22. 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 Hamburg from Basel here.
There are a few train stations in Hamburg to start your trip from including Hamburg Hbf, Hamburg-Altona and Hamburg-Harburg. 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 Hamburg Hbf and arrive in Basel SBB.
Passengers booking this journey most frequently board their trains from Hamburg Hbf and need to travel around 1.6 miles (2.6 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 1.1 miles (1.7 km) from this train station to the city center.
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