There are 3 ways to get from Basel Airport (BSL) to Zürich by train, bus or car

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Train  •  1 h 27 min

  1. Take the train from St-Louis-la-Chaussee to Basel SBB 5-Y
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB 3 / ...

$41 - $77

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Bus  •  1 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Basel EuroAirport, EuroAirport Basel to Zurich 108 / ...

$5 - $9

1 alternative option

Drive  •  1 h 3 min

  1. Drive from Basel Airport (BSL) to Zürich 57.8 miles

$12 - $18

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The cheapest way to get from Basel Airport (BSL) to Zürich is to bus which costs 4€ - 8€ and takes 1 h 35 min.

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The quickest way to get from Basel Airport (BSL) to Zürich is to drive which costs 10€ - 15€ and takes 1 h 3 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Basel EuroAirport, EuroAirport Basel and arriving at Zurich. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 35 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Basel Airport (BSL) to Zürich. However, there are services departing from St-Louis-la-Chaussee and arriving at Zürich HB via Basel SBB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 27 min.

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The distance between Basel Airport (BSL) and Zürich is 81 km. The road distance is 92.5 km.

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The best way to get from Basel Airport (BSL) to Zürich without a car is to train which takes 1 h 27 min and costs 30€ - 70€.

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It takes approximately 1 h 27 min to get from Basel Airport (BSL) to Zürich, including transfers.

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Basel Airport (BSL) to Zürich bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Basel EuroAirport, EuroAirport Basel station.

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Basel Airport (BSL) to Zürich train services, operated by SNCF, depart from St-Louis-la-Chaussee station.

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The best way to get from Basel Airport (BSL) to Zürich is to train which takes 1 h 27 min and costs 30€ - 70€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 4€ - 8€ and takes 1 h 35 min.

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Map of how to get from Basel Airport (BSL) to Zürich.
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  • Distance: 50.5 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 27 min

What companies run services between Basel Airport (BSL), France and Zürich, Switzerland?

You can take a train from Basel Airport (BSL) to Zürich via Basel SBB in around 1 h 27 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Basel Airport (BSL) to Zürich every 4 hours. Tickets cost $5 - $9 and the journey takes 1 h 35 min.

Train operators
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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Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from St-Louis-la-Chaussee to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
11 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $17
Website
en.oui.sncf
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 St-Louis-la-Chaussée to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
11 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$11 - $20
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
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.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Basel EuroAirport, EuroAirport Basel to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Basel Airport (BSL) to Zürich bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Zurich station.

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Basel Airport (BSL) to Zürich train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Zürich HB station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Basel Airport (BSL) to Zürich is 93 km. It takes approximately 1 h 3 min to drive from Basel Airport (BSL) to Zürich.

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