Geneva to Basel by train
Avg. journey time
Travelling from Geneva to Basel by train
Fast trains from Geneva to Basel take around 2 hours and 38 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 185 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Geneva and Basel.
1. Are there direct trains from Geneva to Basel?
Journeys between Geneva and Basel usually involve one change of train.
We usually find around 32 departures on the route from Geneva to Basel every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.
Trains are typically more frequent on weekends, when we found around 40 departures.
2. How long is the train journey from Geneva to Basel?
The Geneva to Basel train travel time is normally about 2 hours and 38 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.
3. What are the Geneva to Basel train times and schedule?
On weekdays the earliest train to Basel is usually scheduled to depart Geneva around 04:51 and the last train is around 23:22.
At weekends the first train of the day leaves Geneva around 05:42, and the last at 23:49.
What's the Geneva to Basel train price?
The earlier you book the better, and the cheapest tickets we've found for trains from Geneva to Basel are $67.11.
Trains departing 30 days in advance will cost around $75 while booking 7 days in advance the price is around $67. Booking on the day of travel is likely to be more expensive, so it is worth booking in advance if you can to save money.
When to book Geneva to Basel train tickets?
Trains in Switzerland usually open for booking around 0 days in advance.
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Which train companies operate between Geneva and Basel?
More than one train company operates on the route from Geneva to Basel, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:
- Eurocity (EC)
- Intercity-Express (ICE)
You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.
Basel to Geneva by train