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from Aachen to Basel

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Travel Information from Aachen to Basel

distanceDistance231 miles (373 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight or train
priceTicket price range$34 - $200
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $34 (€27) • 5 h 14 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $200 (€160) • 1 h 5 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus, KLM or Deutsche Bahn with connection

Take a bus, flight or train to travel 231 miles (373 km) from Aachen to Basel. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 5 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as $34 (€27). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Flixbus, KLM or Deutsche Bahn with connection among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Aachen to Basel.

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FAQs
Is international travel between Aachen, Germany and Basel, Switzerland allowed?

International travel from Aachen, Germany to Basel, Switzerland is: Partially open.

Can I enter Switzerland if coming from Germany?

Entry into Switzerland is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany.

Am I required to self-quarantine upon arrival to Basel if traveling from Aachen?

Conditions of entry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 14 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 4 in quarantine
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Health declaration required
  • Health declaration required
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival

What measures do I need to follow in Basel, Switzerland due to the pandemic?

All travelers in Switzerland must observe the following coronavirus safety measures:

  • Social distance: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask: Mandatory

The information above was last checked on 9/20/21; however, this can change before your date of travel so please make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your upcoming trip to Basel from Aachen.

What travel restrictions, such as quarantine measures, should I be aware of for my journey back to Aachen, Germany from Basel, Switzerland?

The restriction level for your return to Aachen, Germany from Switzerland is: Partially open.

Is my journey back to Aachen from Basel restricted?

Entry into Germany is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland.

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival in Aachen from Basel?

Conditions of reentry into Germany:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Pre-arrival health declaration
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival

What are the coronavirus safety measures I need to follow in Aachen, Germany?

You should observe these safety measures in Germany as imposed by the government to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Physical distance requirement: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Mandatory

This information about your return travel to Germany was last checked on 9/22/21. We advise you to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip back to Aachen from Basel closer to your date of departure here.

How do I reach Basel from Aachen?

There are 3 ways to travel between Aachen and Basel including taking a bus, flight or train.

What is the cheapest way to travel to Basel from Aachen?

The cheapest way to go to Basel from Aachen is by taking a train, which costs on average $34 (€27).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Basel:

A train is $1 (€1) less than a bus for this journey with tickets for a bus from Aachen to Basel costing on average $34 (€27).

A train is $167 (€133) less than a flight for this journey with tickets for a flight from Aachen to Basel costing on average $200 (€160).

What is the fastest way from Aachen to Basel?

The quickest way to travel between Aachen and Basel is by flight, which takes on average 1 h 5 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, taking a bus requires on average 12 h 50 min   of travel time.

In comparison, taking a train requires on average 5 h 14 min   of travel time.

What is the distance from Aachen to Basel?

The distance from Aachen to Basel is approximately 231 miles (373 km).

How many scheduled departures are there a day from Aachen to Basel?

The average frequency per day from Aachen to Basel is:

  • Around 6 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route to Basel from Aachen as scheduled services by bus, flight or train can vary by season or day of the week.

When traveling to Basel from Aachen, what are the departure and arrival points in Aachen and Basel?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when traveling from Aachen to Basel:

  • Most travelers board their bus from Aachen, Hauptbahnhof (Bahnhofplatz) and arrive in Basel.
  • Most travelers take a train from Aachen Hbf to Basel Bahnhof SBB.
Who can get me from Aachen to Basel?

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Aachen to Basel:

  • You can go to Basel from Aachen by bus with Flixbus. You'll see cheap bus tickets for $34 (€27) with Flixbus from Aachen to Basel on Omio.
  • You can take a flight from Aachen to Basel with KLM. Cheap tickets can be found for $200 (€160) with KLM from Aachen to Basel.
  • You can go to Basel from Aachen by train with Deutsche Bahn with connection. You'll see cheap train tickets for $34 (€27) with Deutsche Bahn with connection from Aachen to Basel on Omio.
Where should I go next after I travel from Aachen to Basel?
Many of our customers who book a trip from Aachen to Basel often extend their vacation and travel to other popular destinations like Zurich, Paris or Milan. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Aachen and Basel itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Basel and any of these top destinations today!
How far in advance should I purchase my Aachen to Basel one way ticket online to get the best deals?

When planning your trip from Aachen to Basel, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to purchase and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Bus tickets cost $34 (€27) one way on average.
  • Plane tickets cost $200 (€160) one way on average.
  • Train tickets are costing $34 (€27) one way on average.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Aachen to Basel online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Aachen
Basel
Aachen Hbf
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