Cheap train tickets from Zurich to Basel

Showing times and prices for Jan 21

Cheapest

$36

Average

$40

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 Zurich to Basel will cost around $ 40 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 36.

Cheapest
11:08AMZürich HB1h16 12:24PMBasel, Brausebad
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$361One-way
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08:34AMZürich HB1h05 09:39AMBasel, Brausebad
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$361One-way
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11:59AMZürich HB1h10 01:09PMBasel, Brausebad
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$361One-way
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08:59AMZürich HB1h10 10:09AMBasel, Brausebad
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$361One-way
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08:08AMZürich HB1h16 09:24AMBasel, Brausebad
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$361One-way

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Fri
Jan 21
$36SBB
Sat
Jan 22
$34SBB
Sun
Jan 23
$34SBB
Mon
Jan 24
$28SBB
Tue
Jan 25
$28SBB
Wed
Jan 26
$28SBB
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Jan 27
$28SBB
Fri
Jan 28
$28SBB
Sat
Jan 29
$30SBB
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Jan 30
$28SBB
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Jan 31
$28SBB
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Feb 1
$28SBB
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Feb 2
$28SBB
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$28SBB
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Feb 4
$28SBB
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$28SBB
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$28SBB
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$28SBB
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$28SBB
Wed
Feb 9
$28SBB

Fastest train times from Zurich to Basel

Showing times and prices for Jan 21

Fastest Journey

54 m

Average

1 h 11 m

Trains per day

22

Distance

76 km

Of the 22 trains that leave Zurich for Basel every day 11 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct trains cover the 76 km distance in an average of 1 h 11 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 54 m .

The slowest trains will take 1 h 34 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.

Fastest
08:59AMZürich HB0h54 09:53AMBasel SBB
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$381One-way
Fastest
11:34AMZürich HB0h54 12:28PMBasel SBB
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$461One-way
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08:34AMZürich HB0h54 09:28AMBasel SBB
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$381One-way
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11:59AMZürich HB0h54 12:53PMBasel SBB
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$381One-way
08:34AMZürich HB1h05 09:39AMBasel, Brausebad
1 changes
$361One-way

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Overview: Train from Zurich to Basel

distanceDistance47 miles (76 km)
durationAverage train duration1 h 5 min
priceAverage train ticket price$33 (€28)
changesDirect trainYes
carriersTrain providersSBB or Deutsche Bahn

Trains from Zurich to Basel cover the 47 miles (76 km) long trip taking on average 1 h 5 min with our travel partners like SBB or Deutsche Bahn. There are direct train services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this route for as low as $28 (€23), but the average price of train tickets is $33 (€28). Travelers depart most frequently from Zürich HB and arrive in Basel SBB.

Train providers: Deutsche Bahn and SBB from Zurich to Basel trains

Find the best trains from Zurich to Basel with Omio's travel partners Deutsche Bahn and SBB from $28 (€23). We can find you the best deals, schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the best trip.

Deutsche Bahn
SBB

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 Zurich 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.

    Please follow the recommendations outlined by Deutsche Bahn when booking your train tickets from Zurich to Basel due to the coronavirus:

    • Cashless payments recommended
    • Online booking and check-in recommended
    • Normal conditions apply

    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.

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

    Time Price Savings
    1 week earlier 10 €
    2 weeks earlier 9 €11%
    3 weeks earlier 9 €11%
    1 month before 9 €11%
    2 months earlier 9 €11%


    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 Zürich - 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 Zürich - Basel 3 weeks in advance means you can save on average up to 11% compared to the price available on the day of departure.
    • If you book a ticket Zürich - Basel with 2 months in advance you save up to about 11% 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.

    Travel Tips: Trains from Zurich to Basel

    Travel by train 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 Zurich to Basel.
    FAQs

    How much do cheap trains to Basel from Zurich cost?

    Train tickets from Zurich to Basel for some dates and times can be found for as cheap as $28 (€23)  one way in the next 7 days.

    How much is a train ticket to Basel from Zurich?

    In the next 7 days you can expect to pay on average $33 (€28)  for a train ticket to Basel from Zurich.

    How many miles is it from Zurich to Basel by train?

    You should expect to travel around 47 miles (76 km)  from Zurich to Basel by train.

    How long is the train ride to Basel from Zurich?

    The train time to Basel from Zurich is on average 1 h 5 min  for the 47 miles (76 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go from Zurich to Basel by train can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.

    When traveling by train from Zurich to Basel, which train station in Zurich do I depart from and which train station in Basel do I arrive in?

    There are a few train stations in Zurich to start your route from including Zürich HB, Zürich Stadelhofen and Zürich, Central Bus Station. 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 Zürich HB   and arrive in Basel SBB.

    Where is the train station in Zurich to go to Basel? Where is the train station in Basel located?

    Passengers board the train most frequently from Zürich HB, which is located around 0.9 miles (1.5 km) away from the city center, and they get off the train at Basel SBB, located 1.1 miles (1.7 km) away from the city center.

    What train companies offer a service from Zurich to Basel?

    If you're looking for trains from Zurich to Basel, you can rely on SBB or Deutsche Bahn to get you to Basel. It's also good to check out all possible train providers for the Zurich to Basel journey to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.

    Are there any direct trains from Zurich to Basel?

    Yes, you can look for direct trains from Zurich to Basel with SBB  without needing to transfer at another stop in between. Taking a direct train tends to save you time getting you to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to this when booking a ticket for this journey.

    What are the first and last departure train times from Zurich to Basel?

    The earliest train for this trip departs from Zurich at 7: 08 AM. The last train leaves from Zurich at 11: 08 PM. Check Omio for the latest train schedule from Zurich to Basel and book the best time to depart on your chosen travel date.

    How far in advance should I book a train ticket from Zurich to Basel to get the best deals?

    If you book a train ticket from Zurich to Basel within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $33 (€28) one way. However, we recommend booking your train in advance to get access to the best prices. Train tickets between Zurich and Basel are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.

    Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

    Zurich
    Basel
    Zürich HB is the most popular Zurich 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 Zurich for your trip to Basel.