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from Zurich to Basel

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

Our recommendation

To get from Zurich to Basel on Jan 30 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

08:34AMZürich HB0h55 09:29AMBasel SBB
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$351One-way
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09:08AMZürich HB1h21 10:29AMBasel, Brausebad
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$341One-way
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08:59AMZürich HB0h54 09:53AMBasel SBB
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$381One-way
08:08AMZürich HB1h10 09:18AMBasel SBB
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$351One-way
09:08AMZürich HB1h10 10:18AMBasel SBB
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$351One-way

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Jan 30
$34SBB
Mon
Jan 31
$32SBB
Tue
Feb 1
$28SBB
Wed
Feb 2
$29SBB
Thu
Feb 3
$28SBB
Fri
Feb 4
$28SBB
Sat
Feb 5
$28SBB
Sun
Feb 6
$29SBB
Mon
Feb 7
$28SBB
Tue
Feb 8
$28SBB
Wed
Feb 9
$28SBB
Thu
Feb 10
$28SBB
Fri
Feb 11
$28SBB
Sat
Feb 12
$23SBB
Sun
Feb 13
$29SBB
Mon
Feb 14
$28SBB
Tue
Feb 15
$28SBB
Wed
Feb 16
$28SBB
Thu
Feb 17
$28SBB
Fri
Feb 18
$27SBB

Travel Information between Zurich and Basel

distanceDistance47 miles (76 km)
modeAvailable travel modesTrain
fastestFastest modeTrain • $26 (€21) • 54 min
carriersPopular travel companiesSBB

Take a train to travel 47 miles (76 km) between Zurich and Basel. SBB is the main travel company operating this trip. Travelers can even take a direct train from Zurich to Basel.

Travel from Zurich to Basel: Journey Details

If you want to travel from Zurich to Basel, flying is out of the question. These two Swiss cities are a short distance apart, and there are no scheduled flights. Instead, you can take an express train straight to the heart of Basel or take an affordable bus via Basel EuroAirport. Either way, you will be at your destination in less than 2 hours, making Basel a great day trip destination if you are staying in Zurich.

Return trips from Basel to Zurich are also available.

How to get from Zürich to Basel

The Best Way According to our Users

Whether it is for business or leisure, in order to travel from Zürich to Basel, 100,00% 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 Zürich 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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Buses from Zurich to Basel

Travelers cannot catch a bus straight from Zurich to Basel's city center. However, it's still easy to reach Basel via bus. Flixbus operates a daily service from Zurich to Basel EuroAirport, which isn't far from the city itself. Four buses leave Zurich every day, with the first bus leaving at 11:00 a.m. and the last service departing at 11:00 p.m. The journey takes 1 hour and 30 minutes. When you get to the airport in Basel, shuttle buses can take you into town and take 20 minutes to reach Basel SBB (the main train station).

Trains from Zurich to Basel

Taking the train is the easiest and fastest way to get from Zurich to Basel's city center. SBB runs a direct daily train from Zurich to Basel, with the first train leaving Zurich Hauptbahnhof at 6:00 a.m. After that, there are trains every hour until 11:45 p.m. The journey takes 53 minutes, and no changes are required at any stage. All trains get into Basel SBB, which is right at the heart of the city, a few minutes' walk from Basel Zoo and hotels in the Altstadt district.

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FAQs

What are the ways to get from Zurich to Basel?

Travel between Zurich and Basel by taking a train.

What is the fastest way from Zurich to Basel?

Traveling by train is also the quickest way from Zurich to Basel. It takes on average 54 min   to travel this journey.

What is the distance from Zurich to Basel?

The distance is approximately 47 miles (76 km) from Zurich to Basel.

When traveling between Zurich and Basel, what are the departure and arrival points in Zurich and Basel?

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

  • Most travelers board their train from Zürich HB and arrive in Basel SBB.

Which travel companies can take me from Zurich to Basel?

Let Omio help you find the best company to travel with between Zurich and Basel:

  • You can travel by train to Basel from Zurich with SBB, and you can find SBB Zurich to Basel tickets for $26 (€21) on Omio.

Can I find a direct route to Basel from Zurich?

Yes, there is a direct route available from Zurich to Basel:

  • You can book a direct train with SBB.

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 from Zurich to Basel.

What other popular destinations should I add to my itinerary for my trip from Zurich to Basel?

Many of our customers who book a trip from Zurich to Basel often extend their vacation and travel to other popular destinations like Paris, Milan or Strasbourg. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Zurich 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 purchase tickets from Zurich to Basel online to get the best deals?

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

  • A train ticket for this journey costs on average $26 (€21) one way.

But we recommend booking Zurich to Basel tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.