How to travel from Basel to Olten

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Travel Information between Basel and Olten

distanceDistance20 miles (33 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight, ferry or train
fastestFastest modeTrain • $17 (€15) • 25 min
carriersPopular travel companiesSBB

Take a bus, flight, ferry or train to travel 20 miles (33 km) between Basel and Olten. The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are SBB among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Basel to Olten.

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You can travel to Olten from Basel 4 different ways: bus, flight, ferry or train.

The cheapest way to travel between Basel and Olten is by taking a flight with an average price of $1 (€1).

This is compared to other travel options to Olten:

A flight is generally $2 (€2) less than a bus for the same trip. Taking a bus costs on average $2 (€2) from Basel to Olten.

Taking a flight is usually $1 (€1) less than taking a ferry to Olten, which costs on average $1 (€1) for the same trip.

Taking a flight is usually $17 (€15) less than taking a train to Olten, which costs on average $17 (€15) for the same trip.

The fastest way to get to Olten from Basel is by train with an average travel time of 25 min.

Other travel options to Olten can usually take longer:

In comparison, traveling by bus can take you on average 1 h 1 min.

In comparison, taking a flight requires on average 0 h 0 min   of travel time.

In comparison, taking a ferry requires on average 0 h 0 min   of travel time.

The Basel to Olten distance is around 20 miles (33 km).

The average frequency per day from Basel to Olten is:

  • 1 bus per day.
  • 124 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey from Basel to Olten 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 Olten:

  • Most travelers who book a bus ticket from Basel to Olten depart from Basel, Bahnhof to Olten, Gösgerstrasse (Bahnhof).
  • Most travelers board their train from Basel SBB and arrive in Olten Bhf.

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

  • Travel with SBB for trains to Olten. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for SBB Basel to Olten tickets on Omio for $17 (€15).

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

  • You can travel directly by bus with BlaBlaCar with 1 direct bus per day.
  • You can find around 106 direct trains per day and travel with SBB.

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

Many of our customers who book a trip from Basel to Olten often extend their vacation and travel to other popular destinations like Milan, Zurich or Paris. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Basel and Olten itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Olten and any of these top destinations today!

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

  • A bus ticket costs $2 (€2) one way on average for this journey.
  • A plane ticket for this route is costing $1 (€1) one way on average.
  • A ferry ticket for this trip is costing $1 (€1) one way on average.
  • A train ticket for this route is costing $17 (€15) one way on average.

But we recommend booking Basel to Olten 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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