Zurich to Basel by train
Travelling from Zurich to Basel by train
Fast trains from Zurich to Basel take around 53 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 74 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Zurich and Basel.
1. Are there direct trains from Zurich to Basel?
Direct trains from Zurich to Basel have been found.
We usually find around 56 direct trains on the route from Zurich to Basel every weekday.
Trains are typically more frequent on weekends, when we found around 57 departures.
2. How long is the train journey from Zurich to Basel?
The Zurich to Basel train travel time is normally about 53 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.
3. What are the Zurich to Basel train times and schedule?
On weekdays the earliest direct train to Basel is usually scheduled to depart Zurich around 05:08 and the last train is around 00:08.
At weekends the first train of the day leaves Zurich around 05:08, and the last at 23:36.
What's the Zurich to Basel train price?
The cheapest tickets we've found for trains from Zurich to Basel are $34.56, and there isn't much difference in price depending on when you book.
Trains departing 30 days in advance will cost around $34, 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 Zurich 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 Zurich and Basel?
More than one train company operates on the route from Zurich to Basel, 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.
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