Basel to Zurich by train Find train times and tickets

  • First train
    04:37
  • Last train
    00:13
  • Avg changes
    0
  • Fastest journey
    52m

Travelling from Basel to Zurich by train

Fast trains from Basel to Zurich take around 52 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 74 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Basel and Zurich.

Are there direct trains from Basel to Zurich?

Direct trains from Basel to Zurich have been found.

We usually find around 58 direct trains on the route from Basel to Zurich every weekday.

Trains are typically more frequent on weekends, when we found around 60 departures.

How long is the train journey from Basel to Zurich?

The Basel to Zurich train travel time is normally about 52 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

What are the Basel to Zurich train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest direct train to Zurich is usually scheduled to depart Basel around 05:37 and the last train is around 00:13. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Basel around 04:37, and the last at 00:13.

When to book Basel to Zurich train tickets?

Trains in Switzerland usually open for booking around 0 days in advance. If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from Basel to Zurich by train.

Which train companies operate between Basel and Zurich?

More than one train company operates on the route from Basel to Zurich, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:

  • EuroCity
  • Eurocity (EC)
  • ICE
  • InterCity
  • Intercity-Express (ICE)
  • Intercités
  • Interregio
  • Regional Train
  • Schnellzug
  • TGV

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

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Child and youth passengers

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and rail operator. This is why we ask for the age of young passengers.

Sometimes children below a certain age can travel without a seat for free. If you want to guarantee a seat for child passengers, enter '6' as the age of the child.

Read more about child and youth passenger ages. See also youth discounts and railcards.

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