The best way to find a cheap train ticket from Karlsruhe to Basel is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid traveling at rush hour.
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1 h 44 m
1 h 44 m
Trains per day
Of the 5 trains that leave Karlsruhe for Basel every day 5 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
|Distance||106 miles (171 km)|
|Average train duration||1 h 39 min|
|Average train ticket price||$20 (€17)|
|Train frequency||28 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there are 28 direct trains a day|
|Train companies||Deutsche Bahn, ÖBB | ICE, Deutsche Bahn with connection or ÖBB | Euro City (EC)|
Trains from Karlsruhe to Basel cover the 106 miles (171 km) long journey taking on average 1 h 39 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn, ÖBB | ICE, Deutsche Bahn with connection or ÖBB | Euro City (EC). Normally, there are 28 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this route for as low as $6 (€5), but the average price of train tickets is $20 (€17). Travelers depart most frequently from Karlsruhe Hbf and arrive in Basel SBB.
For as little as $6 (€5) you can travel by train to Basel from Karlsruhe with Deutsche Bahn. Omio will show you the best deals, schedules and tickets available for this journey.
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 Karlsruhe to Basel train.
Train information from Karlsruhe to Basel with Deutsche Bahn:
Travel between Karlsruhe, Germany and Basel, Switzerland by train is: Unrestricted.
International entry status: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Germany
Conditions of entry:
All travelers in Switzerland must observe these coronavirus safety measures:
The information above was last checked on 3/22/23. Remember to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train from Karlsruhe to Basel as this information can change.
Return travel from Switzerland to Germany is: Unrestricted.
Entry into Germany is allowed for: Entry is unrestricted 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 3/22/23. Please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations closer to the travel date of your train to Karlsruhe from Basel.
There are a few train stations in Karlsruhe to start your journey from including Karlsruhe Hbf, Karlsruhe-Durlach and Karlsruhe-Hagsfeld. 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 Karlsruhe Hbf and arrive in Basel SBB.
Passengers board their train most frequently from Karlsruhe Hbf and travel around 1.4 miles (2.3 km) from the city center to this train station.
Passengers traveling this route most often arrive at Basel SBB and need to travel approximately 1.6 miles (2.5 km) from the train station to the city center in Basel.
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