Basel to Zurich by train
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.
1. 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.
There are typically fewer departures at weekends, when we found around 57 departures.
2. 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.
3. 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 05:33 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.
What's the Basel to Zurich train price?
The earlier you book the better, and the cheapest tickets we've found for trains from Basel to Zurich are $32.44.
Trains departing 30 days in advance will cost around $33, 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 Basel to Zurich train tickets?
Trains in Switzerland usually open for booking around 0 days in advance.
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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 (EC)
- Inter City
- Inter City Express
- Inter Regio
- Intercity-Express (ICE)
- Regional Train
You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.
Zurich to Basel by train