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The cheapest trains

from Zurich
to Basel

Showing times and prices for Sep 19

Cheapest

$11

Average

$17

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid travelling at rush hour.

The average ticket from Zurich to Basel will cost around $ 17 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 11.

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08:34Zürich HB0h53 09:27Basel SBB
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$111One-way
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08:10Zürich HB1h14 09:24Basel SBB
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08:36Zürich HB1h14 09:50Basel SBB
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$111One-way
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08:02Zürich Oerlikon1h22 09:24Basel SBB
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$121One-way
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08:16Zürich Oerlikon1h11 09:27Basel SBB
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$141One-way

Train Times

Zurich to Basel

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08:00Zürich HB0h53 08:53Basel SBB
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08:02Zürich Oerlikon1h22 09:24Basel SBB
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08:08Zürich HB1h05 09:13Basel SBB
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08:10Zürich HB1h14 09:24Basel SBB
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08:16Zürich Oerlikon1h11 09:27Basel SBB
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08:21Zürich Oerlikon1h29 09:50Basel SBB
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08:34Zürich HB0h53 09:27Basel SBB
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08:36Zürich HB1h14 09:50Basel SBB
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08:46Zürich Oerlikon1h07 09:53Basel SBB
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08:51Zürich Oerlikon1h22 10:13Basel SBB
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Wed
Sep 18
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$9Flixbus
Thu
Sep 19
$11SBB
$10Flixbus
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Sep 20
$11SBB
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Sep 21
$11SBB
$10Flixbus
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Sep 22
$11SBB
$10Flixbus
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Sep 23
$11SBB
$9Flixbus
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Sep 24
$11SBB
$9Flixbus
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Sep 25
$11SBB
$9Flixbus
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Sep 26
$11SBB
$9Flixbus
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Sep 27
$11SBB
$9Flixbus
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Sep 28
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$10Flixbus
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Sep 29
$11SBB
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Sep 30
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Oct 1
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Oct 2
$14SBB
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Oct 3
$11SBB
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$11SBB
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Oct 5
$11SBB
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Oct 6
$11SBB
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Oct 7
$11SBB
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Oct 8
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The fastest trains

from Zurich
to Basel

Showing times and prices for Sep 19

Fastest Journey

53 m

Average

1 h 11 m

Trains per day

10

Distance

76 km

Of the 10 train that leave Zurich for Basel every day 6 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct train cover the 76 km distance in an average of 1 h 11 m but if you time it right, some train will get you there in just 53 m .

The slowest train will take 1 h 29 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.

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08:34Zürich HB0h53 09:27Basel SBB
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$111One-way
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08:00Zürich HB0h53 08:53Basel SBB
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$381One-way
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08:08Zürich HB1h05 09:13Basel SBB
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$281One-way
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08:46Zürich Oerlikon1h07 09:53Basel SBB
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$141One-way
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08:16Zürich Oerlikon1h11 09:27Basel SBB
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$141One-way

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Journey Summary

Zurich to Basel Train Information

Avg. Train Duration:
1 hours 7 minutes
Train Ticket Price: $12
Trains depart from:Zurich
Trains arrive in:Basel
Distance:76 km
TrainTrain Companies:SBB

Trains from Zurich to Basel

Swiss Inter-Regional trains run from Zurich to Basel taking around one hour to complete the journey. Trains in Europe between these two cities are offered seven days a week with up to six departures an hour starting at just after 5:00 a.m. and continuing until around 11:30 p.m. All Zurich to Basel trains are operated by Switzerland's national train company, SBB.

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Zurich to Basel Train Cost

Average prices for trains from Zurich to Basel when you book in advance

Booking Period

Average Price

Same Day

€32

1 Day in Advance

€32

1 Week in Advance

€16

2 Weeks in Advance

€16

1 Month in Advance

€16

Zurich to Basel Trains: General Information


Travelers in Switzerland can offset some of the cost of Zurich to Basel train tickets by planning ahead and booking tickets as far in advance as possible.

  • autobus All Zurich to Basel trains are run by SBB.
  • autobus Most trains are direct, depart from Zurich's Hauptbahnhof (central train station) and arrive at Basel SBB train station.
  • autobus The Zurich to Basel train journey takes as little as 53 minutes to arrive in Basel.
  • autobus Most travelers book their Zurich to Basel train tickets approximately 1 day in advance of the travel date.

Taking the Train from Zurich

Trains from Zurich to Basel depart from Zurich Hauptbahnhof, located in the city center. The station links into Zurich's extensive public transport network of S-Bahn trains, cable cars, trams, ferries and regional trains as well as Swiss Post Auto and city buses, which operate night routes at the weekend. Zurich's efficient transport system includes integrated tickets on all methods of transport. Taxis are available at the station.

Getting into Basel by Train

Basel is a cosmopolitan Swiss town located on the banks of the River Rhine. At its heart is a beautiful medieval center which makes a pleasing contrast to the city's modern architectural buildings. Visitors can enjoy world-class museums and art galleries and explore the Romanesque cathedral and the Rathaus or Town Hall built in the Renaissance period. Basel Zoo is also worth a visit and a river trip on the Rhine gives visitors a different perspective on the city. Basel also provides an excellent gateway to the stunning Swiss Jura mountains with their little villages and hiking trails. Trains from Zurich arrive at Basel SBB Station which is found just to the south of the city and located on both tram and bus routes. The city of Basel is small enough to explore its historic heart on foot as well as by tram, bus or water ferry across the Rhine. A taxi rank is located outside the station.

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