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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 Sep 20 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

08:59AMZürich HB0h54 09:53AMBasel SBB
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$461One-way
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08:59AMZürich HB0h54 09:53AMBasel SBB
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08:34AMZürich HB0h54 09:28AMBasel SBB
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08:08AMZürich HB1h05 09:13AMBasel SBB
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09:08AMZürich HB1h05 10:13AMBasel SBB
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Sun
Sep 19
$41SBB
Mon
Sep 20
$46SBB
Tue
Sep 21
$46SBB
Wed
Sep 22
$46SBB
Thu
Sep 23
$46SBB
Fri
Sep 24
$46SBB
Sat
Sep 25
$46SBB
Sun
Sep 26
$23SBB
Mon
Sep 27
$46SBB
Tue
Sep 28
$46SBB
Wed
Sep 29
$46SBB
Thu
Sep 30
$46SBB
Fri
Oct 1
$46SBB
Sat
Oct 2
$46SBB
Sun
Oct 3
$23SBB
Mon
Oct 4
$46SBB
Tue
Oct 5
$46SBB
Wed
Oct 6
$46SBB
Thu
Oct 7
$46SBB
Fri
Oct 8
$46SBB
Sat
Oct 9
$46SBB

Travel Information between Zurich and Basel

distanceDistance47 miles (76 km)
modeAvailable travel modesTrain
fastestFastest modeTrain • $46 (€37) • 54 min
carriersPopular travel companiesSBB

Take a train to travel 47 miles (76 km) to Basel from Zurich. SBB is the main travel company operating this journey. 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
How do I travel from Zurich to Basel?

You can go from Zurich to Basel by train.

What is the fastest way from Zurich to Basel?

The fastest way to travel from Zurich to Basel is by train with an average journey time of 54 min.

How far is Basel from Zurich?

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

Where do I depart from Zurich? Where do I arrive in Basel?

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

  • Trains from Zurich to Basel most often leave from Zürich HB and arrive in Basel Bahnhof 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 between Zurich and Basel by train with SBB. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $46 (€37) with SBB from Zurich to Basel.
Is there a direct service between Zurich and Basel?

Yes, there is a direct service from Zurich to Basel:

  • You can book a direct train with SBB.

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

What other popular destinations should I add to my itinerary for my trip from Zurich to Basel?
Omio customers who travel from Zurich to Basel often also extend their vacation to go to Paris, Milan or Strasbourg. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Basel and these popular destinations at a great price.
How early should I purchase Zurich to Basel tickets online to score the best deals?

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

  • A train ticket is costing on average $46 (€37) one way for this route.

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.

Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Zurich
Basel
Zürich HB
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