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There are 10 ways to get from Antwerp to Basel by train, 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.

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Train via Paris Est  •  6h 12m

  1. Take the train from Antwerpen-Centraal to Paris-Nord
  2. Take the train from Paris Est to Strasbourg Tgv / ...
  3. Take the train from Strasbourg to Basel SBB

$212 - $302

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Bus  •  11h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Antwerp to Brussels, Brussels-North station 817 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to Basel, Basel central station 299 / ...

$33 - $65

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Train  •  10h 7m

  1. Take the train from Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal to Brux.-Nord/Brus.-Noord Ic / ...
  2. Take the train from Brux.-Nord/Brus.-Noord to Luxembourg Ic / ...
  3. Take the train from Gare de Luxembourg to Gare de Metz-Ville Ter
  4. Take the train from Metz Ville to Strasbourg
  5. Take the train from Strasbourg to Basel SBB

$87 - $153

Train, bus  •  11h 14m

  1. Take the train from Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal to Brux.-Nord/Brus.-Noord Ic / ...
  2. Take the bus from Brussels North to Basel

$52 - $85

Drive  •  5h 37m

  1. Drive from Antwerp to Basel 361.2 miles

$75 - $110

Fly Brussels to Basel  •  3h 44m

  1. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Basel (BSL) BRU - BSL

$58 - $266

Fly Brussels to Zurich, train  •  5h 8m

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

$125 - $371

Train to Amsterdam Schiphol, fly to Basel  •  5h

  1. Take the train from Antwerpen-Centraal to Schiphol Airport
  2. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Basel (BSL) AMS - BSL

$62 - $224

Fly Brussels to Strasbourg, train  •  4h 29m

  1. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Strasbourg (SXB) BRU - SXB
  2. Take the train from Strasbourg to Basel SBB

$128 - $371

Train to Amsterdam Schiphol, fly to Zurich, train  •  6h 24m

  1. Take the train from Antwerpen-Centraal to Schiphol Airport
  2. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Zurich (ZRH) AMS - ZRH
  3. Take the train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB

$104 - $369

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The cheapest way to get from Antwerp to Basel is to bus which costs 28€ - 60€ and takes 11h 30m.

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The quickest way to get from Antwerp to Basel is to fly which costs 50€ - 240€ and takes 3h 44m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Antwerp to Basel station. However, there are services departing from Antwerp and arriving at Basel, Basel central station via Brussels, Brussels-North station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11h 30m.

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No, there is no direct train from Antwerp to Basel. However, there are services departing from Antwerpen-Centraal and arriving at Basel SBB via Paris Est and Strasbourg. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 12m.

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The distance between Antwerp and Basel is 467 km. The road distance is 577.9 km.

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The best way to get from Antwerp to Basel without a car is to train which takes 6h 12m and costs 180€ - 270€.

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It takes approximately 6h 12m to get from Antwerp to Basel, including transfers.

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Antwerp to Basel bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Antwerp station.

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Antwerp to Basel train services, operated by Thalys, depart from Antwerpen-Centraal station.

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The best way to get from Antwerp to Basel is to train which takes 6h 12m and costs 180€ - 270€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 28€ - 60€ and takes 11h 30m, you could also fly, which costs 50€ - 240€ and takes 3h 44m.

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  • Distance: 292 miles
  • Duration: 6h 12m

What companies run services between Antwerp, Belgium and Basel, Switzerland?

You can take a train from Antwerp to Basel via Paris-Nord, Paris Est, and Strasbourg in around 6h 12m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Antwerp to Basel via Brussels, Brussels-North station in around 11h 30m.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Brussels to Basel
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$70 - $1,000
Flights from Brussels to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Flights from Brussels to Zurich via Geneva
Ave. Duration
3h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,400
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $490
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Brussels to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Brussels to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Basel via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 22m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $900
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Basel
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $440
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Basel via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$85 - $1,200
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Basel
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$70 - $1,000
Flights from Brussels to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Flights from Brussels to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
57m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $700
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Brussels to Basel
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $290
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Basel
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $270
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $480
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Basel
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $440
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Basel via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$85 - $1,200
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Zurich via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $650
FlexFlight ApS
Website
flexflight.dk
Flights from Brussels to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $360
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Brussels to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
55m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Train operators
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Antwerpen-Centraal to Paris-Nord
Ave. Duration
2h 2m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$95 - $130
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$95 - $130
1st Class
$130 - $180
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Paris Est to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$85 - $100
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$85 - $100
1st Class
$120 - $170
Train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
53m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $28
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$22 - $28
1st Class
$41 - $42
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 Paris Est to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$85 - $130
Website
bahn.de
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Strasbourg to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Gare de Luxembourg to Gare de Metz-Ville
Ave. Duration
58m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$16 - $23
1st Class
$20 - $35
Train from Metz Ville to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$27 - $40
1st Class
$35 - $60
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
belgiantrain.be
Train from Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal to Brux.-Nord/Brus.-Noord
Ave. Duration
44m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Website
belgiantrain.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$7 - $10
1st Class
$10 - $16
Train from Brux.-Nord/Brus.-Noord to Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
3h 6m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
belgiantrain.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$21 - $35
1st Class
$30 - $50
Luxembourg Railways (CFL)
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
1h 5m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Antwerpen-Centraal to Schiphol Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $45
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Bus operators
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Brussels North to Basel
Ave. Duration
9h 30m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $75
Book at
eurolines.ch
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 Antwerp to Brussels, Brussels-North station
Ave. Duration
50m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to Basel, Basel central station
Ave. Duration
9h 40m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Brussels Airport to Basel Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h.

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

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Antwerp to Basel train services, operated by SNCF, arrive at Basel SBB station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Antwerp to Basel is 578 km. It takes approximately 5h 37m to drive from Antwerp to Basel.

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easyJet, Brussels Airlines and Lufthansa offer flights from Brussels Airport to Basel Airport.

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The best way to get from Antwerp to Brussels Airport is to train which takes 31m and costs 17€ - 20€.

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