There are 11 ways to get from Maastricht to Basel by train, bus, night bus, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train  •  7 h 12 min

  1. Take the train from Liège-Guillemins to Köln Hbf Tha
  2. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Basel Bad Bf ICE

$150 - $230

Cheapest option

Night bus  •  8 h 52 min

  1. Take the night bus from Liège to Basel, Basel central station N831

$30 - $55

9 alternative options

Train via Aachen Hbf  •  7 h 20 min

  1. Take the train from Aachen Hbf to Siegburg/Bonn Regional-Express / ...
  2. Take the train from Siegburg/Bonn to Basel SBB ICE

$134 - $208

Bus  •  9 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Liege to Basel

$47 - $78

Drive  •  5 h 7 min

  1. Drive from Maastricht to Basel 358.9 miles

$85 - $130

Train to Dusseldorf, fly to Basel  •  6 h 10 min

  1. Take the train from Herzogenrath to Düsseldorf Hbf
  2. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Basel (BSL) DUS - BSL

$86 - $267

Train to Brussels, fly to Basel  •  5 h 11 min

  1. Take the train from Liège-Guillemins to Leuven
  2. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Basel (BSL) BRU - BSL

$76 - $293

Train to Frankfurt, fly to Basel  •  5 h 26 min

  1. Take the train from Liège-Guillemins to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
  2. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Basel (BSL) FRA - BSL

$135 - $370

Train to Dusseldorf, fly to Zurich, train  •  7 h 23 min

  1. Take the train from Herzogenrath to Düsseldorf Hbf
  2. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Zurich (ZRH) DUS - ZRH
  3. Take the train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB

$119 - $278

Train to Brussels, fly to Zurich, train  •  6 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from Liège-Guillemins to Leuven
  2. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Zurich (ZRH) BRU - ZRH
  3. Take the train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB

$149 - $404

Train to Cologne/Bonn Apt, fly to Zurich, train  •  7 h 19 min

  1. Take the train from Liège-Guillemins to Köln Hbf
  2. Fly from Cologne/Bonn Apt (CGN) to Zurich (ZRH) CGN - ZRH
  3. Take the train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB

$128 - $336

Map of how to get from Maastricht to Basel.
Launch map view
  • Distance: 244.1 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 12 min

What companies run services between Maastricht, Netherlands and Basel, Switzerland?

You can take a train from Maastricht to Basel via Liège-Guillemins and Köln Hbf in around 7 h 12 min. Alternatively, Eurolines CH operates a bus from Maastricht to Basel 3 times a week. Tickets cost $45 - $75 and the journey takes 7 h 30 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Basel
Avg. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$55 - $420
Flights from Dusseldorf to Basel via Frankfurt
Avg. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Dusseldorf to Basel via Munich
Avg. Duration
3 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Brussels to Basel via Frankfurt
Avg. Duration
3 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Frankfurt to Basel
Avg. Duration
46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $380
Flights from Dusseldorf to Zurich
Avg. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $310
Flights from Dusseldorf to Zurich via Frankfurt
Avg. Duration
2 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $410
Flights from Dusseldorf to Zurich via Munich
Avg. Duration
3 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $410
Flights from Brussels to Zurich via Frankfurt
Avg. Duration
3 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Zurich
Avg. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $310
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Zurich via Munich
Avg. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,100
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Basel
Avg. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $420
Flights from Brussels to Basel
Avg. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $1,000
Flights from Frankfurt to Basel
Avg. Duration
46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $380
Flights from Dusseldorf to Zurich
Avg. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $290
Flights from Brussels to Zurich
Avg. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Flights from Brussels to Zurich via Geneva
Avg. Duration
3 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,400
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Zurich
Avg. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $310
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Basel
Avg. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $420
Flights from Dusseldorf to Zurich
Avg. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $270
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Zurich
Avg. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $310
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Basel
Avg. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $1,000
Flights from Brussels to Zurich
Avg. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $750
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Basel via Amsterdam
Avg. Duration
3 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Brussels to Basel
Avg. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $290
Train operators
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Liège-Guillemins to Köln Hbf
Avg. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$40 - $60
1st Class
$60 - $85
German Railways (DB)
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Köln Hbf to Basel Bad Bf
Avg. Duration
3 h 39 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$110 - $170
Website
bahn.de
Train from Aachen Hbf to Siegburg/Bonn
Avg. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
bahn.de
Train from Siegburg/Bonn to Basel SBB
Avg. Duration
3 h 36 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$100 - $160
Website
bahn.de
Train from Herzogenrath to Düsseldorf Hbf
Avg. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
bahn.de
Bahn DE
Website
bahn.de
Train from Aachen Hbf to Siegburg Bf
Avg. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $34
Schedules at
bahn.de
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
b-rail.be
Train from Liège-Guillemins to Leuven
Avg. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Website
belgianrail.be
2nd Class
$10 - $15
1st Class
$16 - $24
Train from Liège-Guillemins to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Avg. Duration
1 h 56 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Website
belgianrail.be
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Avg. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Bus operators
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Liege to Basel
Avg. Duration
7 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $75
Book at
eurolines.ch
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Night bus from Liège to Basel, Basel central station
Avg. Duration
7 h 20 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Maastricht to Basel?

The distance between Maastricht and Basel is 391 km. The road distance is 574 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Maastricht to Basel?

The cheapest way to get from Maastricht to Basel is to night bus which costs 40€ and takes 8 h 52 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Maastricht to Basel?

The quickest way to get from Maastricht to Basel is to drive which takes 5 h 7 min and costs 85€.

Is there a direct train between Maastricht and Basel?

No, there is no direct train from Maastricht to Basel. However, there are services departing from Maastricht and arriving at Basel Bad Bf via Liège-Guillemins and Köln Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 12 min.

Is there a direct bus between Maastricht and Basel?

No, there is no direct bus from Maastricht to Basel. However, there are services departing from Maastricht and arriving at Basel via Liege. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 10 min.

How long does it take to get from Maastricht to Basel?

It takes approximately 7 h 12 min to get from Maastricht to Basel, including transfers.