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from Zurich to Basel

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

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To get from Zurich to Basel on Jun 15 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

08:36AMZürich HB1h14 09:50AMBasel
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$321One-way
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08:36AMZürich HB1h14 09:50AMBasel
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$321One-way
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08:22AMZürich Stadelhofen1h06 09:28AMBasel
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$351One-way
08:57AMZürich Stadelhofen1h16 10:13AMBasel
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$331One-way
08:27AMZürich Stadelhofen1h23 09:50AMBasel
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$331One-way

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Mon
Jun 14
$42SBB
Tue
Jun 15
$30SBB
Wed
Jun 16
$26SBB
Thu
Jun 17
$21SBB
Fri
Jun 18
$23SBB
Sat
Jun 19
$21SBB
Sun
Jun 20
$21SBB
Mon
Jun 21
$20SBB
Tue
Jun 22
$13SBB
Wed
Jun 23
$13SBB
Thu
Jun 24
$21SBB
Fri
Jun 25
$21SBB
Sat
Jun 26
$19SBB
Sun
Jun 27
$13SBB
Mon
Jun 28
$23SBB
Tue
Jun 29
$21SBB
Wed
Jun 30
$17SBB
Thu
Jul 1
$21SBB
Fri
Jul 2
$13SBB
Sun
Jul 4
$13SBB

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
How do I reach Basel from Zurich?

Travel Zurich to Basel by bus or train.

How far is it from Zurich to Basel?

You should expect to travel around 47 miles (76 km) between Zurich and Basel.

What are the departure and arrival points in Zurich and in Basel?

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

  • Most travelers catch their train from Zürich HB and arrive in Basel Bahnhof SBB.
Who can get me from Zurich to Basel?

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

  • You can go to Basel from Zurich by train with SBB. You'll see cheap train tickets for $21 (€17) with SBB from Zurich to Basel on Omio.
Can I travel directly between Zurich and Basel?

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

  • You can take 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 to Basel from Zurich.

Where else should I travel to after my journey between Zurich and Basel ends?
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 buy tickets between Zurich and Basel online to get the best deals?

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

  • Train tickets cost on average $21 (€17) one way.

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

What is the fastest way to get from Zurich to Basel?

The fastest way to travel from Zurich to Basel is by train, which requires on average 54 min  of travel time.

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Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Zurich
Basel
Zürich HB
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