There are 6 ways to get from Vilnius to Basel by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly to Basel  •  6 h 15 min

  1. Fly from Vilnius (VNO) to Basel (BSL) VNO - BSL

$93 - $205

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Bus  •  32 h 22 min

  1. Take the bus from Vilnius to Białystok 846009
  2. Take the bus from Bialystok to Basel

$81 - $118

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Fly to Zurich, train  •  7 h 29 min

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

$115 - $190

Train  •  31 h 34 min

  1. Take the train from Vilnius(LT) to Minsk-Passajirskii D
  2. Take the train from Minsk-Passajirskii to Karlsruhe Hbf En
  3. Take the train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Basel Bad Bf Ice / ...

$199 - $301

Bus, train  •  36 h 39 min

  1. Take the bus from Vilnius to Lida
  2. Take the bus from Lida to Karlsruhe
  3. Take the train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Basel SBB Ice / ...

$129 - $195

Drive  •  17 h 46 min

  1. Drive from Vilnius to Basel 1116.6 miles

$230 - $340

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No, there is no direct bus from Vilnius to Basel. However, there are services departing from Vilnius and arriving at Basel via Bialystok. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 32 h 22 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Vilnius to Basel. However, there are services departing from Vilnius(LT) and arriving at Basel Bad Bf via Minsk-Passajirskii and Karlsruhe Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 31 h 34 min.

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The distance between Vilnius and Basel is 1462 km. The road distance is 1786.6 km.

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The best way to get from Vilnius to Basel without a car is to train which takes 31 h 34 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 6 h 15 min to get from Vilnius to Basel, including transfers.

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Vilnius to Basel bus services, operated by Ecolines, depart from Vilnius station.

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Vilnius to Basel train services, operated by Lithuanian Railways (LG), depart from Vilnius(LT) station.

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The best way to get from Vilnius to Basel is to fly which takes 6 h 15 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 31 h 34 min, you could also bus, which costs and takes 32 h 22 min.

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There is no direct flight from Vilnius Airport to Basel Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 55 min and has one stopover.

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Vilnius to Basel bus services, operated by Autokar Polska, arrive at Basel station.

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Map of how to get from Vilnius to Basel.
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  • Distance: 913.7 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 15 min

What companies run services between Vilnius, Lithuania and Basel, Switzerland?

Lufthansa, Austrian Airlines and eight other airlines fly from Vilnius to Basel hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Vilnius to Basel via Minsk-Passajirskii and Karlsruhe Hbf in around 31 h 34 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Vilnius to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $600
Flights from Vilnius to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $330
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Vilnius to Basel via Copenhagen, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $1,700
Flights from Vilnius to Zurich via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
4 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $320
Flights from Vilnius to Zurich via Stockholm
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $500
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Vilnius to Basel via Vienna
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $700
Flights from Vilnius to Zurich via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $550
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Vilnius to Zurich via Warsaw
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $280
Air Baltic
Website
airbaltic.com
Flights from Vilnius to Zurich via Riga
Ave. Duration
4 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $280
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Vilnius to Basel via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $300
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Vilnius to Basel via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $290
Finnair
Website
finnair.com
Flights from Vilnius to Zurich via Helsinki
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $430
Ukraine International Airlines
Website
flyuia.com
Flights from Vilnius to Zurich via Boryspil
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $230
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Vilnius to Zurich via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $360
Aeroflot Russian Airlines
Website
aeroflot.ru
Flights from Vilnius to Zurich via Moscow Sheremetyevo
Ave. Duration
8 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $480
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 Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $28
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$22 - $28
1st Class
$41 - $42
Lithuanian Railways (LG)
Phone
(+370) 700 55111
Email
nuomone@litrail.lt
Website
litrail.lt
Train from Vilnius(LT) to Minsk-Passajirskii
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
traukiniobilietas.lt
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 Karlsruhe Hbf to Basel Bad Bf
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $75
Website
bahn.de
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Website
bahn.de
Bus operators
Ecolines
Phone
+371 67214512
Email
info@ecolines.lv
Website
ecolines.net
Bus from Vilnius to Białystok
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$15 - $23
Schedules at
ecolines.net
Bus from Lida to Karlsruhe
Ave. Duration
30 h 10 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$75 - $120
Schedules at
ecolines.net
Autokar Polska
Phone
48/796 473 308
Email
biuro@autokarpolska.com.pl
Website
autokarpolska.com.pl
Bus from Bialystok to Basel
Ave. Duration
27 h 2 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Schedules at
autokarpolska.com.pl
Baranavichy Bus Terminal
Website
barautopark.by
Bus from Vilnius to Lida
Ave. Duration
2 h 11 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
barautopark.by
Intaks
Website
intaks.by
Bus from Vilnius to Lida
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Schedules at
intaks.by

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Basel is 1 h behind Vilnius. It is currently 6:40 AM in Vilnius and 5:40 AM in Basel.

Vilnius to Basel train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, arrive at Basel Bad Bf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Vilnius to Basel is 1787 km. It takes approximately 17 h 46 min to drive from Vilnius to Basel.

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Air France, KLM, Austrian Airlines and three other airlines offer flights from Vilnius Airport to Basel Airport.

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There are 499+ hotels available in Basel. Prices start at $70 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Vilnius to Vilnius Airport is to train which takes 7 min and costs .

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