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Travel Information to Heidelberg from Basel

distanceDistance137 miles (221 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight or train
priceTicket price range$16 - $111
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $16 (€13) • 3 h 55 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $111 (€91) • 1 h
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus, Lufthansa Cityline or Deutsche Bahn with connection

Travel 137 miles (221 km) by bus, flight or train to Heidelberg from Basel. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $16 (€13). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Flixbus, Lufthansa Cityline or Deutsche Bahn with connection among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or flight from Basel to Heidelberg.

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FAQs
What COVID-19 safety information and travel restrictions should I be aware of before I go to Heidelberg, Germany from Basel, Switzerland?

Travel between Basel, Switzerland and Heidelberg, Germany is: Partially open.

Can travelers from Switzerland enter Germany?

International entry is allowed at this time for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland.

Are there rules for self-quarantine when arriving to Heidelberg from Basel?

Conditions of entry 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

Are there COVID-19 safety rules for social distancing and wearing face masks in Heidelberg, Germany?

To reduce the spread of COVID-19, the government of Germany has imposed the following measures:

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

This information was last checked on 10/16/21. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your journey between Basel and Heidelberg.

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

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

Are there any travel restrictions on reentering Switzerland from Germany?

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

Are there requirements to self-quarantine on arrival into Switzerland from Germany?

Requirements for reentering Switzerland:

  • 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
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival

What are the requirements for social distancing and wearing face masks in Switzerland?

All travelers must abide by the following measures in Switzerland to reduce the spread of coronavirus in the country:

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

The above information about your return travel to Basel, Switzerland was last verified on 10/15/21. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to your planned date of travel to Basel from Heidelberg.

What are the ways to get from Basel to Heidelberg?

There are 3 ways to get from Basel to Heidelberg: bus, flight or train.

What is the cheapest way to go from Basel to Heidelberg?

The cheapest way to go to Heidelberg from Basel is by taking a bus, which costs on average $16 (€13).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Heidelberg:

A bus is $95 (€78) less than a flight for this journey with tickets for a flight from Basel to Heidelberg costing on average $111 (€91).

A bus is generally $17 (€14) less than a train for the same trip. Taking a train costs on average $33 (€27) from Basel to Heidelberg.

What is the quickest way from Basel to Heidelberg?

The fastest way from Basel to Heidelberg is by flight with an average journey time of 1 h.

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

In comparison, taking a bus requires on average 3 h 55 min   of travel time.

In comparison, taking a train requires on average 2 h 28 min   of travel time.

How far is it from Basel to Heidelberg?

Heidelberg is approximately 137 miles (221 km) away from Basel.

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

The average frequency per day from Basel to Heidelberg is:

  • 16 trains a day.

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

Where do I depart from Basel? Where do I arrive in Heidelberg?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points from Basel to Heidelberg:

  • Buses mostly depart from Basel and arrive in Heidelberg, HD Hauptbahnhof Ost.
  • Trains from Basel to Heidelberg most often leave from Basel SBB and arrive in Heidelberg Hbf.
Which travel operators can get me to Heidelberg from Basel?

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

  • You can travel by bus to Heidelberg from Basel with Flixbus, and you can find Flixbus Basel to Heidelberg tickets for $16 (€13) on Omio.
  • You can take a flight from Basel to Heidelberg with Lufthansa Cityline. Cheap tickets can be found for $111 (€91) with Lufthansa Cityline from Basel to Heidelberg.
  • You can go to Heidelberg from Basel by train with Deutsche Bahn with connection. You'll see cheap train tickets for $33 (€27) with Deutsche Bahn with connection from Basel to Heidelberg on Omio.
Can I find a direct route from Basel to Heidelberg?

Yes, there are direct routes from Basel to Heidelberg with the following travel companies:

  • You'll find direct buses with BlaBlaCar.
  • You can travel directly by plane with Lufthansa Cityline.

Direct services to Heidelberg tend to save you time and add more convenience as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking tickets for your route.

What is another destination I should add to my tour from Basel to Heidelberg?
Many of our customers who book a trip from Basel to Heidelberg often extend their vacation and travel to other popular destinations like Frankfurt am Main, Berlin or Munich. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Basel and Heidelberg itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Heidelberg and any of these top destinations today!
When should I buy a ticket from Basel to Heidelberg online to score the best deals?

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

  • A bus ticket is costing on average $16 (€13) one way for this trip.
  • A plane ticket is costing on average $111 (€91) one way for this trip.
  • A train ticket costs $33 (€27) one way on average for this route.

But we recommend booking Basel to Heidelberg 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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