How to travel from Saarbrücken to Basel

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Travel Information between Saarbrücken and Basel

distanceDistance118 miles (191 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$36 - $39
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $36 (€32) • 3 h 48 min
fastestFastest modeBus • $39 (€35) • 3 h 25 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or Deutsche Bahn

Travel 118 miles (191 km) by bus or train between Saarbrücken and Basel. If speed is a priority, then a bus is the best option with an average duration of 3 h 25 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as $36 (€32). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Flixbus or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Saarbrücken to Basel.

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International travel from Saarbrücken, Germany to Basel, Switzerland is: Fully open.

Can I enter Switzerland if coming from Germany?

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

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

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 6/25/22; 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 to Basel from Saarbrücken.

The restriction level for your return to Saarbrücken, Germany from Switzerland is: Fully open.

Is my journey back to Saarbrücken from Basel restricted?

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

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

Conditions of reentry into Germany:

  • There are no current restrictions

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

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

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

This information about your return travel to Germany was last checked on 6/27/22. We advise you to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip back to Saarbrücken from Basel closer to your date of departure here.

There are 2 ways to travel from Saarbrücken to Basel including taking a bus or train.

The cheapest way to travel from Saarbrücken to Basel is by taking a train with an average price of $36 (€32).

This is compared to other travel options to Basel:

A train is generally $3 (€3) less than a bus for the same route. Taking a bus costs on average $39 (€35) from Saarbrücken to Basel.

The fastest way to get to Basel from Saarbrücken is by bus with an average travel time of 3 h 25 min.

Other travel options to Basel can usually take longer:

In comparison, getting to Basel by train can take on average 3 h 48 min.

The distance from Saarbrücken to Basel is approximately 118 miles (191 km).

The average frequency per day from Saarbrücken to Basel is:

  • Around 4 buses per day.
  • 7 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey between Saarbrücken 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 Saarbrücken to Basel:

  • Buses from Saarbrücken to Basel most often leave from Saarbrücken, Fernbusbahnhof and arrive in Basel, Bahnhof.
  • Trains from Saarbrücken to Basel most often leave from Saarbrücken Hbf and arrive in Basel SBB.

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

  • Flixbus can take you to Basel by bus. If searching for a good deal on buses, you can find tickets for Flixbus from Saarbrücken to Basel for $39 (€35).
  • Travel with Deutsche Bahn for trains to Basel. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Deutsche Bahn Saarbrücken to Basel tickets on Omio for $36 (€32).

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

  • You can take a direct bus with Flixbus with 4 direct buses per day.
  • You'll find 7 direct trains per day with.

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 to Basel from Saarbrücken.

Looking to extend your trip from Saarbrücken to Basel? Many Omio customers who go from Saarbrücken to Basel usually extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Zurich, Paris or Milan. If you're looking to explore Zurich, Paris or Milan from Basel, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.

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

  • A bus ticket is costing on average $39 (€35) one way for this trip.
  • A train ticket for this trip costs on average $36 (€32) one way.

But we recommend booking Saarbrücken 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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