Olten to Basel by train

Prices explained

Prices explained

At Loco2 we believe in price transparency. We use real data from Loco2 searches to estimate the cheapest fares you should be able to find for your journey.

The cheapest price is the lowest fare we've ever found for this journey. These prices can usually be found by searching when booking opens but they vary due to availability, which depends on factors like the day of the week or time of year.

More popular journeys include 30 day advance and 7 day advance prices. These are updated every two weeks using prices we've found by searching exactly 7 or 30 days from the most recent Thursday (we picked Thursday because this is when average prices are usually found).

30 day and 7 day prices fluctuate based on demand and availability at the time of search. For example, the 7-day price in summer is likely to be more expensive than the same journey in winter.

Prices are sourced in GBP and converted to other currencies using the daily market exchange rate.

We're always seeking to improve how price-checking works, and we welcome feedback on how we can make it better.

More advice about how to find the cheapest tickets can be found in our infographic.

  1. Cheapest Price $18.92
  2. 30 day advance $19.55
  • First train
    04:38
  • Last train
    00:48
  • Avg changes
    0
  • Fastest journey
    23m
  • Distance
    32 kilometres
  • Trains per Day
    61
  • Avg. journey time
    29m
  • Train Operators

Travelling from Olten to Basel by train

Fast trains from Olten to Basel take around 23 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 32 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Olten and Basel.

1. Are there direct trains from Olten to Basel?

Direct trains from Olten to Basel have been found.

We usually find around 62 direct trains on the route from Olten to Basel every weekday.

Trains usually run with a similar frequency on weekends.

2. How long is the train journey from Olten to Basel?

The Olten to Basel train travel time is normally about 23 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

3. What are the Olten to Basel train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest direct train to Basel is usually scheduled to depart Olten around 04:38 and the last train is around 00:48. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Olten around 05:17, and the last at 00:35.

What's the Olten to Basel train price?

The cheapest tickets we've found for trains from Olten to Basel are $18.92, and there isn't much difference in price depending on when you book.

Trains departing 30 days in advance will cost around $19, and when booking 7 days in advance the price is usually the same. Booking on the day of travel may be more expensive.

When to book Olten to Basel 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 Olten to Basel by train.

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Which train companies operate between Olten and Basel?

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

  • Eurocity
  • Eurocity (EC)
  • ICE
  • InterCity
  • Intercity-Express
  • Intercity-Express (ICE)
  • Intercités
  • Interregio
  • Regional Express
  • Regional Train
  • S-Bahn
  • Schnellzug

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

Basel to Olten by train

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Child and youth passengers

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and 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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