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from Frankfurt am Main to Basel

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Nov 28
$107ÖBB | ICE
$34Flixbus
$204Lufthansa Cityline
Mon
Nov 29
$107ÖBB | Euro City (EC)
$29Flixbus
$208Lufthansa Cityline
Tue
Nov 30
$107ÖBB | ICE
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$170Lufthansa Cityline
Wed
Dec 1
$107ÖBB | ICE
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$314Lufthansa Cityline
Thu
Dec 2
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$316Lufthansa Cityline
Fri
Dec 3
$107ÖBB | ICE
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$170Lufthansa Cityline
Sat
Dec 4
$107ÖBB | ICE
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$170Lufthansa Cityline
Sun
Dec 5
$107ÖBB | ICE
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$162Lufthansa Cityline
Mon
Dec 6
$107ÖBB | ICE
$20Flixbus
$170Lufthansa Cityline
Tue
Dec 7
$107ÖBB | ICE
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$170Lufthansa Cityline
Wed
Dec 8
$107ÖBB | ICE
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$255Lufthansa
Thu
Dec 9
$23Deutsche Bahn
$24Flixbus
$146Lufthansa Cityline
Fri
Dec 10
$23Deutsche Bahn with connection
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$145Lufthansa Cityline
Sat
Dec 11
$107ÖBB | ICE
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$146Lufthansa Cityline
Sun
Dec 12
$107ÖBB | ICE
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$144Lufthansa Cityline
Mon
Dec 13
$107ÖBB | InterCity
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$155Brussels Airlines
Tue
Dec 14
$24Deutsche Bahn
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$141Lufthansa Cityline
Wed
Dec 15
$24Deutsche Bahn
$34Flixbus
$122Lufthansa Cityline
Thu
Dec 16
$107ÖBB | ICE
$20Flixbus
$155Lufthansa
Fri
Dec 17
$107ÖBB | Euro City (EC)
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$120Lufthansa Cityline
Sat
Dec 18
$107ÖBB | ICE
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$144Lufthansa Cityline

Travel Information to Basel from Frankfurt am Main

distanceDistance183 miles (295 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight, bus or train
priceTicket price range$16 - $220
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $16 (€13) • 4 h 50 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $220 (€181) • 50 min
carriersPopular travel companiesLufthansa Cityline, Flixbus or Deutsche Bahn

Take a flight, bus or train to travel 183 miles (295 km) from Frankfurt am Main to Basel. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 50 min; 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 journey are Lufthansa Cityline, Flixbus or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Frankfurt am Main to Basel.

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FAQs
What are the international travel restrictions for Switzerland due to COVID-19 if I’m traveling to Basel from Frankfurt am Main?

Travel between Frankfurt am Main, Germany and Basel, Switzerland is: Partially open.

Can travelers from Germany enter Switzerland?

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

Are there rules for self-quarantine when arriving to Basel from Frankfurt am Main?

Conditions of entry into 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

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

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

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

This information was last checked on 11/26/21. 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 to Basel from Frankfurt am Main.

Do I need to self-quarantine when I arrive back to Germany from Basel, Switzerland?

Return travel to Frankfurt am Main, Germany from Switzerland is: Partially open.

Are there any travel restrictions on reentering Germany from Switzerland?

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

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

Requirements for reentering 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 requirements for social distancing and wearing face masks in Germany?

All travelers must abide by the following measures in Germany 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 Frankfurt am Main, Germany was last verified on 11/27/21. 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 Frankfurt am Main from Basel.

What are the ways to get from Frankfurt am Main to Basel?

There are 3 travel options from Frankfurt am Main to Basel: flight, bus or train.

What is the cheapest way from Frankfurt am Main to Basel?

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

This is compared to other ways of getting to Basel:

A bus is $204 (€168) less than a flight for this route with tickets for a flight from Frankfurt am Main to Basel costing on average $220 (€181).

A bus is generally $21 (€17) less than a train for the same journey. Taking a train costs on average $36 (€30) from Frankfurt am Main to Basel.

What is the fastest way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Basel?

The quickest way to travel from Frankfurt am Main to Basel is by flight, which takes on average 50 min   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 4 h 50 min.

In comparison, getting to Basel by train can take on average 2 h 49 min.

What is the distance from Frankfurt am Main to Basel?

The distance from Frankfurt am Main to Basel is approximately 183 miles (295 km).

How many scheduled departures are there a day from Frankfurt am Main to Basel?

The average frequency per day from Frankfurt am Main to Basel is:

  • 12 trains a day.

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

When traveling between Frankfurt am Main and Basel, where do I depart from Frankfurt am Main and where do I arrive in Basel?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when traveling from Frankfurt am Main to Basel:

  • Most travelers board their plane from Frankfurt am Main Airport and arrive in EuroAirport Basel Mulhouse Freiburg.
  • Most travelers board their bus from Frankfurt am Main, Hbf and arrive in Basel.
  • Most travelers take a train from Frankfurt (Main) Flughafen to Basel SBB.
Which travel companies can get me from Frankfurt am Main to Basel?

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

  • You can take a flight from Frankfurt am Main to Basel with Lufthansa Cityline. Cheap tickets can be found for $220 (€181) with Lufthansa Cityline from Frankfurt am Main to Basel.
  • You can travel by bus to Basel from Frankfurt am Main with Flixbus, and you can find Flixbus Frankfurt am Main to Basel tickets for $16 (€13) on Omio.
  • You can go to Basel from Frankfurt am Main by train with Deutsche Bahn. You'll see cheap train tickets for $36 (€30) with Deutsche Bahn from Frankfurt am Main to Basel on Omio.
Where should I go next after I travel to Basel from Frankfurt am Main?
Many of our customers who book a trip from Frankfurt am Main 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 Frankfurt am Main 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 buy my Frankfurt am Main to Basel one way ticket online to get the best deals?

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

  • Plane tickets cost $220 (€181) one way on average.
  • Bus tickets are costing $16 (€13) one way on average.
  • Train tickets are costing on average $36 (€30) one way.

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