How to travel from Basel to Munich

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from Basel to Munich

You can get from Basel to Munich by train, bus or flight.

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To get from Basel to Munich on Aug 15 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

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Travel Information between Basel and Munich

distanceDistance189 miles (305 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range$24 - $374
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $24 (€22) • 5 h 30 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $374 (€346) • 1 h
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus, Lufthansa Cityline or Deutsche Bahn

Travel 189 miles (305 km) by bus, flight, ferry or train from Basel to Munich. 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 $24 (€22). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Flixbus, Lufthansa Cityline or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus, flight or train from Basel to Munich.

How to get from Basel to Munich

The Best Way According to our Users

Whether it is for business or leisure, in order to travel from Basel to Munich, 65,82% of our customers choose the train as their preferred mode of transportation. By traveling by train on this route, you can enjoy the comfort of spacious seats, spectacular views—and in some cases free Wi-Fi—in both second and first class. Our customers have decided that the train is the best way to get from Basel to Munich and have chosen to enjoy this fast, safe and efficient way to arrive at their destination. Taking the train also avoids long lines or potential expenses for transfers to/from the station—especially since most main railway stations are located in the city center. Train companies in Europe vary from country to country, but most of them offer high-speed train routes, therefore when you add up at the end-to-end journey time, the train is often also the fastest way to get to your destination.

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FAQs

Travel from Basel, Switzerland to Munich, Germany is: Fully open.

Is international entry into Munich from Basel restricted?

International entry is currently allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland.

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival to Munich, Germany from Basel?

  • There are no current restrictions

What are the COVID-19 safety measures to follow in Munich, Germany?

The government of Germany has imposed the following measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

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

The above information was last verified on 8/8/22. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip to Munich from Basel closer to your planned date of departure here.

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

Am I allowed to reenter Basel, Switzerland from Munich, Germany?

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

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

  • 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 Munich here.

There are 4 ways to travel between Basel and Munich including taking a bus, flight, ferry or train.

The cheapest way to get from Basel to Munich is by taking a bus. You can find average ticket prices around $24 (€22) compared to other travel options to Munich:

A bus is $350 (€324) less than a flight for this trip with tickets for a flight from Basel to Munich costing on average $374 (€346).

Taking a bus is usually $17 (€16) less than taking a train to Munich, which costs on average $41 (€38) for the same trip.

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

In comparison, traveling by bus can take you on average 5 h 30 min.

In comparison, traveling by train can take you on average 4 h 31 min.

The distance is approximately 189 miles (305 km) from Basel to Munich.

The average frequency per day from Basel to Munich is:

  • Around 2 buses per day.
  • Around 5 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route from Basel to Munich 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 Munich:

  • Most travelers board their bus from Basel, Bahnhof and arrive in München, ZOB.
  • Most travelers board their plane from EuroAirport Basel Mulhouse Freiburg and arrive in Munich Airport.
  • Most travelers catch their train from Basel SBB and arrive in München Hbf.

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Basel to Munich, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Flixbus can get you to Munich by bus. You can find a good deal for bus tickets with Flixbus from Basel to Munich for $24 (€22) on Omio.
  • Lufthansa Cityline can get you to Munich by plane. You can find a good deal for plane tickets with Lufthansa Cityline from Basel to Munich for $374 (€346) on Omio.
  • Travel with Deutsche Bahn for trains to Munich. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Deutsche Bahn Basel to Munich tickets on Omio for $41 (€38).

Yes, there are direct services available from Basel to Munich with the following travel companies:

  • You'll find 2 direct buses per day with.
  • You can find around 1 direct train per day and travel with Deutsche Bahn.

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

Your trip from Basel to Munich doesn't have to end in Munich. Many of our customers like to extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Berlin, Prague or Paris. If you’d like to add Berlin, Prague or Paris to your Basel to Munich tour, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Munich today!

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

  • Bus tickets are costing $24 (€22) one way on average.
  • Plane tickets cost on average $374 (€346) one way.
  • Train tickets are costing $41 (€38) one way on average.

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

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