How to travel from Munich to Basel

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from Munich to Basel

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

Our recommendation

To get from Munich to Basel on Feb 02 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

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Travel Information from Munich to Basel

distanceDistance189 miles (305 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, ferry, flight or train
priceTicket price range$9 - $37
cheapestCheapest modeFlight • $9 (€8) • 1 h
fastestFastest modeFlight • $9 (€8) • 1 h
carriersPopular travel companiesDeutsche Bahn

Travel 189 miles (305 km) by bus, ferry, flight or train between Munich and 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 flight is the best option with prices starting as low as $9 (€8). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Deutsche Bahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct flight or train from Munich to Basel.

How to get from Munich to Basel

The Best Way According to our Users

Whether it is for business or leisure, in order to travel from Munich to Basel, 62,92% 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 Munich to Basel 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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Travel Tips: Travel from Munich 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 Munich to Basel.

International travel from Munich, Germany to Basel, Switzerland is: Unrestricted.

Can I enter Switzerland if coming from Germany?

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

Am I required to self-quarantine upon arrival to Basel if traveling from Munich?

Conditions of entry:

  • There are no current restrictions

What measures do I need to follow in Basel, Switzerland due to the pandemic?

All travelers in Switzerland must observe the following coronavirus safety measures:

  • Social distance: metre (s) ( feet)
  • Face mask: Regional advice

The information above was last checked on 1/24/23; however, this can change before your date of travel so please make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your upcoming trip from Munich to Basel.

Return travel to Munich, Germany from Switzerland is: Unrestricted.

Are there any travel restrictions on reentering Germany from Switzerland?

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

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

Requirements for reentering Germany:

  • There are no current restrictions

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 Munich, Germany was last verified on 1/24/23. 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 Munich from Basel.

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

The cheapest way to travel between Munich and Basel is by taking a flight with an average price of $9 (€8).

This is compared to other travel options to Basel:

Taking a flight is about $18 (€16) less than taking a bus, which costs on average $28 (€24) for this journey.

Taking a flight is about $27 (€24) less than taking a train, which costs on average $37 (€32) for this trip.

The fastest way to get to Basel from Munich is by flight with an average travel time of 1 h.

Other travel options to Basel can usually take longer:

In comparison, traveling by bus can take you on average 5 h 45 min.

In comparison, traveling by train can take you on average 5 h 13 min.

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

The average frequency per day from Munich to Basel is:

  • Around 1 bus per day.
  • 1 train a day.

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

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when traveling from Munich to Basel:

  • Most travelers who book a bus ticket from Munich to Basel depart from München, ZOB to Basel, Bahnhof.
  • Most travelers who book a plane ticket from Munich to Basel depart from Munich Airport to EuroAirport Basel Mulhouse Freiburg.
  • Most travelers who purchase a train ticket from Munich to Basel depart from München Hbf to Basel SBB.

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

  • Deutsche Bahn can get you to Basel by train. You can find a good deal for train tickets with Deutsche Bahn from Munich to Basel for $37 (€32) on Omio.

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

  • You'll find 1 direct train per day with Deutsche Bahn.

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

Omio customers who travel from Munich to Basel often also extend their vacation to go to Zurich, Paris or Milan. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Basel and these popular destinations at a great price.

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

  • Bus tickets cost $28 (€24) one way on average.
  • Plane tickets are costing on average $9 (€8) one way.
  • Train tickets are costing $37 (€32) one way on average.

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

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