Duration 1h 4m
Distance 86.2 km
Average price SFr 60
Frequency 4/hour

Trip overview

The average train between Basel and Zürich takes 1h 4m and the fastest train takes 53 min. The train runs at least 4 times per hour from Basel to Zürich. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays; use the search form on this page to search for a specific travel date.

Train

  1. Basel SBB
  2. Zürich
1h 12m
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SFr 30 - SFr 60

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Basel SBB and arriving at Zürich HB. Services depart every 15 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 12m.

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The distance between Basel and Zürich is 76 km. The road distance is 86.2 km.

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Basel to Zürich train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from Basel SBB station.

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Basel to Zürich train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Zürich HB station.

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What companies run services between Basel and Zürich?

Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) operates a train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB every 15 minutes. Tickets cost SFr 30 - SFr 60 and the journey takes 1h 12m. Three other operators also service this route.
Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 60

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 60
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 25 - SFr 35

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It offers many different types of rail transportation, including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Basel Sbb to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 25 - SFr 35
Website
Deutsche Bahn
TGV inOui
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 26 - SFr 40

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Basel Sbb to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 26 - SFr 40
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
SFr 32 - SFr 37
1st Class
SFr 26 - SFr 31
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
SFr 15 - SFr 22

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Website
bahn.com
Train from Basel Sbb to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
SFr 15 - SFr 22
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de

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