Zurich to Basel

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10 trains from $11
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Sat
May 25
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$13Flixbus
Sun
May 26
$11SBB
$9Flixbus
Mon
May 27
$11SBB
$9Flixbus
Tue
May 28
$18SBB
$9Flixbus
Wed
May 29
$11SBB
$9Flixbus
Thu
May 30
$11SBB
$9Flixbus
Fri
May 31
$11SBB
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Jun 1
$11SBB
$9Flixbus
Sun
Jun 2
$11SBB
$10Flixbus
Mon
Jun 3
$11SBB
$9Flixbus
Tue
Jun 4
$11SBB
$9Flixbus
Wed
Jun 5
$11SBB
$9Flixbus
Thu
Jun 6
$11SBB
$10Flixbus
Fri
Jun 7
$11SBB
$9Flixbus
Sat
Jun 8
$11SBB
$9Flixbus
Sun
Jun 9
$11SBB
$9Flixbus
Mon
Jun 10
$11SBB
$9Flixbus
Tue
Jun 11
$11SBB
$9Flixbus
Wed
Jun 12
$11SBB
$9Flixbus
Thu
Jun 13
$37SBB
$9Flixbus
Fri
Jun 14
$37SBB
$10Flixbus

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.

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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Best fares from Zurich to Basel

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Mon, May 27
Bus
Flixbus
07:451h 20m09:05
ZurichBasel
Mon, May 27
Train
SBB
06:361h 14m07:50
ZurichBasel
Tue, May 28
Bus
Flixbus
14:451h 55m16:40
ZurichBasel
Fastest Way to Travel from Zurich to Basel
Sat, Jun 1
Train
SBB
06:34 53m07:27
ZurichBasel
Mon, Jun 3
Train
SBB
10:34 53m11:27
ZurichBasel
Tue, Jun 4
Train
SBB
06:34 53m07:27
ZurichBasel
Return Journeys from Basel to Zurich
Mon, May 27
Bus
Flixbus
17:101h 10m18:20
BaselZurich
Mon, May 27
Train
SBB
16:371h 12m17:49
BaselZurich
Tue, May 28
Bus
Flixbus
06:201h 15m07:35
BaselZurich
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Basel
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