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.

Recommended option

Train via Paris Est  •  6 h 14 min

  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

$216 - $310

Cheapest option

Train, bus  •  11 h 3 min

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

$57 - $90

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Bus  •  10 h 6 min

  1. Take the bus from Antwerpen to Brussels North
  2. Take the bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to Basel, Basel central station N836 / ...

$66 - $104

Train  •  10 h 8 min

  1. Take the train from Antwerpen-Centraal to Bru.-Noord / Brux.-Nord Ic
  2. Take the train from Bru.-Noord / Brux.-Nord to Luxembourg Ic
  3. Take the train from Luxembourg, Gare Centrale to Metz-Ville Ter
  4. Take the train from Metz Ville to Strasbourg
  5. Take the train from Strasbourg to Basel SBB

$90 - $139

Drive  •  5 h 37 min

  1. Drive from Antwerp to Basel 361.2 miles

$75 - $110

Fly Brussels to Basel  •  3 h 44 min

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

$59 - $267

Train to Amsterdam, fly to Basel  •  4 h 22 min

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

$83 - $249

Fly Brussels to Zurich, train  •  5 h 1 min

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

$119 - $373

Fly Antwerp to Zurich, train  •  5 h 16 min

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

$87 - $474

Train to Amsterdam, fly to Zurich, train  •  5 h 39 min

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

$118 - $395

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Antwerp to Basel is to train and bus which costs 45€ - 80€ and takes 11 h 3 min.

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The quickest way to get from Antwerp to Basel is to fly which costs 50€ - 230€ and takes 3 h 44 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Antwerp to Basel station. However, there are services departing from Antwerpen and arriving at Basel, Basel central station via Brussels, Brussels-North station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 6 min.

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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 6 h 14 min.

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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 6 h 14 min and costs 180€ - 270€.

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It takes approximately 6 h 14 min to get from Antwerp to Basel, including transfers.

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Antwerp to Basel bus services, operated by Eurolines DE, depart from Antwerpen 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 6 h 14 min and costs 180€ - 270€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 55€ - 90€ and takes 10 h 6 min, you could also fly, which costs 50€ - 230€ and takes 3 h 44 min.

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  • Distance: 292 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 14 min

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 6 h 14 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Antwerp to Basel via Brussels North and Brussels, Brussels-North station in around 10 h 6 min.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Brussels to Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $1,000
Flights from Brussels to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Flights from Amsterdam to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $490
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $440
Flights from Amsterdam to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Brussels to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Amsterdam to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Amsterdam to Basel via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Brussels to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Amsterdam to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Flights from Amsterdam to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $1,000
Flights from Brussels to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $750
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Brussels to Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $290
Flights from Amsterdam to Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $270
Flights from Amsterdam to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $480
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $440
Flights from Amsterdam to Zurich via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
VLM Airlines
Website
flyvlm.com
Flights from Antwerp to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$50 - $390
Transavia Holland
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $430
Train operators
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Antwerpen-Centraal to Paris-Nord
Ave. Duration
2 h 2 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$100 - $130
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$100 - $130
1st Class
$130 - $190
Train from Antwerpen-Centraal to Schiphol Airport
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$45 - $70
1st Class
$65 - $90
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Paris Est to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
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
53 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $28
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$23 - $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
1 h 46 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$90 - $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.

Rome2rio's guide to SNCF
Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Strasbourg to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Metz Ville to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
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
b-rail.be
Train from Antwerpen-Centraal to Bru.-Noord / Brux.-Nord
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$7 - $11
1st Class
$11 - $16
Train from Bru.-Noord / Brux.-Nord to Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
3 h 6 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$22 - $35
1st Class
$30 - $50
Luxembourg Railways (CFL)
Website
cfl.lu
Train from Luxembourg, Gare Centrale to Metz-Ville
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$4
Website
cfl.lu
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
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Bus operators
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Antwerpen to Brussels North
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
eurolines.de
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.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to Basel, Basel central station
Ave. Duration
8 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Brussels North to Basel
Ave. Duration
9 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Book at
eurolines.ch

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