There are 8 ways to get from Basel to Munich by train, bus, night bus, car or plane

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Train via Ulm Hbf  •  5 h 20 min

  1. Take the train from Basel Bad Bf to Ulm Hbf Ire / ...
  2. Take the train from Ulm Hbf to München Hbf Re / ...

$94 - $145

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Bus  •  5 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Basel, Basel central station to Munich, Munich central bus station 206

$21 - $40

6 alternative options

Train  •  6 h

  1. Take the train from Basel SBB to München Hbf Ec

$110 - $200

Train, night bus  •  6 h 15 min

  1. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich Altstetten 36
  2. Take the night bus from Zürich, Carparkplatz Sihlquai to Munich, ZOB RegioJet

$44 - $74

Drive  •  3 h 56 min

  1. Drive from Basel to Munich 248.2 miles

$50 - $80

Train to Zurich, fly to Munich  •  4 h 9 min

  1. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB
  2. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Munich (MUC) ZRH - MUC

$141 - $391

Fly Basel to Munich  •  3 h 58 min

  1. Fly from Basel (BSL) to Munich (MUC) BSL - MUC

$76 - $257

Train to Zurich, fly to Nuremberg, train  •  6 h 51 min

  1. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB
  2. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Nuremberg (NUE) ZRH - NUE
  3. Take the train from Nürnberg Hbf to München Hbf

$150 - $396

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Basel, Basel central station station and arriving at Munich, Munich central bus station station. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5 h 45 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Basel SBB and arriving at München Hbf. Services depart once daily. The journey takes approximately 6 h.

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The distance between Basel and Munich is 305 km. The road distance is 397.1 km.

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The best way to get from Basel to Munich without a car is to train which takes 5 h 20 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 20 min to get from Basel to Munich, including transfers.

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Basel to Munich bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Basel, Basel central station.

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

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The best way to get from Basel to Munich is to train which takes 5 h 20 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 5 h 45 min, you could also fly, which costs and takes 3 h 58 min.

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The quickest flight from Zurich Airport to Munich Airport is the direct flight which takes 50 min.

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Basel to Munich bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Munich, Munich central bus station.

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Map of how to get from Basel to Munich.
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  • Distance: 190.9 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 20 min

What companies run services between Basel, Switzerland and Munich, Germany?

You can take a train from Basel to Munich via Ulm Hbf in around 5 h 20 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Basel to Munich once daily. Tickets cost $21 - $40 and the journey takes 5 h 45 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zurich to Munich
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Basel to Munich
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $500
Flights from Basel to Munich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $500
Flights from Zurich to Nuremberg
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $440
Flights from Zurich to Nuremberg via Munich
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Zurich to Nuremberg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $500
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Munich
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Basel to Munich
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $500
Flights from Zurich to Nuremberg
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $440
FlexFlight ApS
Website
flexflight.dk
Flights from Zurich to Munich
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$95 - $370
Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

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. Swiss Railways codeshares with American Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines out of Zurich International Airport.

Contact Details
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Basel Bad Bf to Ulm Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 11 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $95
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$110 - $200
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Zürich Altstetten
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and 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.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Ulm Hbf to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 58 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
bahn.de
Train from Nürnberg Hbf to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
bahn.de
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Ulm Hbf to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$30 - $40
1st Class
$50 - $65
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Basel, Basel central station to Munich, Munich central bus station
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Night bus from Zürich, Carparkplatz Sihlquai to Munich, ZOB
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Website
regiojet.com

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Basel to Munich train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, arrive at München Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Basel to Munich is 397 km. It takes approximately 3 h 56 min to drive from Basel to Munich.

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FlexFlight ApS, Swiss and Lufthansa offer flights from Zurich Airport to Munich Airport.

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Book your Basel to Munich bus tickets online with FlixBus.

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There are 764+ hotels available in Munich. Prices start at $67 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Basel to Basel Airport is to line 50 bus which takes 8 min and costs .

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