How to travel from Basel to Genk

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Travel Information from Basel to Genk

distanceDistance252 miles (407 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range$62 - $168
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $62 (€58) • 9 h 24 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $168 (€156) • 3 h 10 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus, HOP! Or Deutsche Bahn

Take a bus, flight, ferry or train to travel 252 miles (407 km) between Basel and Genk. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 3 h 10 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as $62 (€58). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Flixbus, HOP! Or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Basel to Genk.

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FAQs

International travel from Basel, Switzerland to Genk, Belgium is: Fully open.

Can I enter Belgium if coming from Switzerland?

Entry into Belgium is currently allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland.

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

Conditions of entry:

  • There are no current restrictions

What measures do I need to follow in Genk, Belgium due to the pandemic?

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

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

The information above was last checked on 7/28/22; 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 from Basel to Genk.

The current restriction level for returning to Basel, Switzerland from Belgium is: Fully open.

Am I allowed to reenter Basel, Switzerland from Genk, Belgium?

Reentering Switzerland is currently allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Belgium

Do I need to self-quarantine when I arrive back to Basel from Genk?

  • There are no current restrictions

Which rules do I need to follow in Basel, Switzerland regarding COVID-19?

All travelers returning to Switzerland must observe the following safety measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the country:

  • Physical distance: metre (s) ( feet)
  • Face masks: Regional advice

The information above was last checked on 8/3/22. We do our best to keep this information up-to-date, but regulations can change due to the nature of the coronavirus pandemic, so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your trip back to Basel from Genk here.

There are 4 ways to get from Basel to Genk: bus, flight, ferry or train.

The cheapest way to get from Basel to Genk is by taking a train. You can find average ticket prices around $62 (€58) compared to other travel options to Genk:

A train is generally $3 (€3) less than a bus for the same trip. Taking a bus costs on average $65 (€60) from Basel to Genk.

Taking a train is about $106 (€98) less than taking a flight, which costs on average $168 (€156) for this route.

The fastest way from Basel to Genk is by flight with an average journey time of 3 h 10 min.

There are alternative travel options to Genk that can usually take longer:

In comparison, traveling by bus can take you on average 14 h 25 min.

In comparison, traveling by train can take you on average 9 h 24 min.

You should expect to travel around 252 miles (407 km) between Basel and Genk.

The average frequency per day from Basel to Genk is:

  • Around 12 trains per day.

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

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

  • Most travelers catch their bus from Basel, Bahnhof and arrive in Genk, Europalaan (Station).
  • Most travelers who book a train ticket from Basel to Genk depart from Basel SBB to Genk.

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

  • You can travel to Genk from Basel by bus with Flixbus. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $65 (€60) with Flixbus from Basel to Genk.
  • You can go to Genk from Basel by plane with HOP! You'll see cheap plane tickets for $168 (€156) with HOP! From Basel to Genk on Omio.
  • You can travel by train between Basel and Genk with Deutsche Bahn, and you can find Deutsche Bahn Basel to Genk tickets for $62 (€58) on Omio.
Many of our customers who book a trip from Basel to Genk often extend their vacation and travel to other popular destinations like Brussels, Paris or Antwerp. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Basel and Genk itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Genk and any of these top destinations today!

Before traveling from Basel to Genk, it’s good to know what ticket you can book and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • A bus ticket for this route is costing $65 (€60) one way on average.
  • A plane ticket costs $168 (€156) one way on average for this route.
  • A train ticket for this trip costs on average $62 (€58) one way.

But we recommend booking Basel to Genk tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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