How to travel from Karlsruhe to Basel

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from Karlsruhe to Basel

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

Our recommendation

To get from Karlsruhe to Basel on Apr 01 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

07:11PMKarlsruhe Central Station1h44 08:55PMBasel SBB
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09:12PMKarlsruhe Central Station1h52 11:04PMBasel SBB
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06:00PMKarlsruhe Central Station1h47 07:47PMBasel SBB
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08:00PMKarlsruhe Central Station1h49 09:49PMBasel SBB
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06:58AMKarlsruhe Central Station1h49 08:47AMBasel SBB
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Travel Information to Basel from Karlsruhe

distanceDistance106 miles (171 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$14 - $27
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $14 (€12) • 3 h 5 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $27 (€24) • 1 h 54 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or Deutsche Bahn

Travel 106 miles (171 km) by bus or train between Karlsruhe and Basel. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 54 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $14 (€12). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Flixbus or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Karlsruhe to Basel.

Travel Tips: Travel from Karlsruhe to Basel

Travel Tips: Travel to Basel easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Karlsruhe to Basel.

Travel between Karlsruhe, Germany and Basel, Switzerland is: Unrestricted.

Can travelers from Germany enter Switzerland?

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

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

Conditions of entry into Switzerland:

  • There are no current restrictions

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: metre (s) ( feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Regional advice

This information was last checked on 3/22/23. 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 from Karlsruhe to Basel.

The restriction level for your return to Karlsruhe, Germany from Switzerland is: Unrestricted.

Is my journey back to Karlsruhe from Basel restricted?

Entry into Germany is currently allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland.

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival in Karlsruhe from Basel?

Conditions of reentry into Germany:

  • There are no current restrictions

What are the coronavirus safety measures I need to follow in Karlsruhe, Germany?

You should observe these safety measures in Germany as imposed by the government to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

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

This information about your return travel to Germany was last checked on 3/22/23. We advise you to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip back to Karlsruhe from Basel closer to your date of departure here.

There are 2 ways to travel between Karlsruhe and Basel including taking a bus or train.

The cheapest way to go to Basel from Karlsruhe is by taking a bus, which costs on average $14 (€12).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Basel:

A bus is $13 (€12) less than a train for this trip with tickets for a train from Karlsruhe to Basel costing on average $27 (€24).

The fastest way to get to Basel from Karlsruhe is by train with an average travel time of 1 h 54 min.

Other travel options to Basel can usually take longer:

In comparison, traveling by bus can take you on average 3 h 5 min.

The distance from Karlsruhe to Basel is approximately 106 miles (171 km).

The average frequency per day from Karlsruhe to Basel is:

  • 5 buses per day.
  • 28 trains a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route between Karlsruhe and Basel as scheduled services by bus or train can vary by season or day of the week.

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

  • Buses mostly leave from Karlsruhe, Hinterm Hauptbahnhof and tend to arrive in Basel, Bahnhof.
  • Trains mostly depart from Karlsruhe Hbf and arrive in Basel SBB.

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

  • Travel with Flixbus for buses to Basel. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Flixbus Karlsruhe to Basel tickets on Omio for $14 (€12).
  • Deutsche Bahn can take you to Basel by train. If searching for a good deal on trains, you can find tickets for Deutsche Bahn from Karlsruhe to Basel for $27 (€24).
Many of our customers who book a trip from Karlsruhe to Basel often extend their vacation and travel to other popular destinations like Paris, Zurich or Milan. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Karlsruhe and Basel itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Basel and any of these top destinations today!

Before traveling from Karlsruhe to Basel, 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 $14 (€12) one way on average.
  • A train ticket costs $27 (€24) one way on average for this trip.

But we recommend booking Karlsruhe to Basel 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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