You can get from Zurich to Basel by train, bus or flight.
To get from Zurich to Basel on Sep 20 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.
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|Distance||47 miles (76 km)|
|Available travel modes||Train|
|Fastest mode||Train • $46 (€37) • 54 min|
|Popular travel companies||SBB|
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.
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.
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).
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.
You can go from Zurich to Basel by train.
The fastest way to travel from Zurich to Basel is by train with an average journey time of 54 min.
The distance is approximately 47 miles (76 km) from Zurich to Basel.
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Yes, there is a direct service from Zurich to Basel:
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.
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:
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.
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