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There are 10 ways to get from Basel SBB Station to Munich by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  5h 21m

  1. Take the train from Basel Sbb to Muenchen Hbf Ic

140€ - 250€

Cheapest option

Bus  •  7h 5m

  1. Take the bus from Basel SBB to Munich central bus station N887

22€ - 27€

8 alternative options

Train via Ulm  •  5h 32m

  1. Take the train from Basel Bad Bf to Ulm Hbf Ire / ...
  2. Take the train from Ulm Hbf to Muenchen Hbf Ice / ...

75€ - 202€

Train via Zürich  •  6h 14m

  1. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB Ir36 / ...
  2. Take the train from Zuerich Hb to Muenchen Hbf Gl.27-36 Ec

100€ - 185€

Drive  •  3h 47m

  1. Drive from Basel SBB Station to Munich 394.1 km

40€ - 65€

Train to Zurich, fly to Munich  •  4h 2m

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

83€ - 243€

Fly Basel to Munich  •  4h

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

74€ - 204€

Train to Strasbourg, fly to Munich  •  4h 28m

  1. Take the train from Basel Sbb to Strasbourg
  2. Fly from Strasbourg (SXB) to Munich (MUC) SXB - MUC

189€ - 334€

Train to Zurich, fly to Nuremberg, train  •  5h 1m

  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 Nuernberg Hbf to Muenchen Hbf

99€ - 397€

Train, train to Stuttgart, fly to Munich  •  5h 49m

  1. Take the train from Basel Sbb to Karlsruhe Hbf
  2. Take the train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
  3. Fly from Stuttgart (STR) to Munich (MUC) STR - MUC

123€ - 454€

Basel SBB Station to Munich by trains

The train journey time between Basel SBB Station and Munich is around 5h 21m and covers a distance of around 520 km. The fastest train normally takes 5h 21m. Operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity and Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), the Basel SBB Station to Munich train service departs from Basel Sbb and arrives in Muenchen Hbf. Typically six trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
5h 21m
Fastest train time:
5h 21m
Trains per week:
6
Cheapest price:
90€
Carbon emissions:
27 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
05:51
Last train departs at:
05:51

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Basel SBB Station to Munich train schedules

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  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 5
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Munich is 116 117.

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The most affordable way to get from Basel SBB Station to Munich is to bus, which costs SFr 24 - SFr 30 and takes 7h 5m.

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The quickest way to get from Basel SBB Station to Munich is to drive which costs SFr 45 - SFr 70 and takes 3h 47m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Basel SBB and arriving at Munich central bus station station. Services depart twice a week, and operate Monday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 7h 5m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Basel Sbb and arriving at Muenchen Hbf. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5h 21m.

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The distance between Basel SBB Station and Munich is 305 km. The road distance is 394.1 km.

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The best way to get from Basel SBB Station to Munich without a car is to train which takes 5h 21m and costs SFr 150 - SFr 280.

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The train from Basel Sbb to Muenchen Hbf takes 5h 21m including transfers and departs twice daily.

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Basel SBB Station to Munich bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Basel SBB station.

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Basel SBB Station to Munich train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity, depart from Basel Sbb station.

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The best way to get from Basel SBB Station to Munich is to train which takes 5h 21m and costs SFr 150 - SFr 280. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 24 - SFr 30 and takes 7h 5m, you could also fly, which costs SFr 80 - SFr 230 and takes 4h.

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  • Distance: 304.6 km
  • Duration: 5h 21m

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

Deutsche Bahn Intercity operates a train from Basel Sbb to Muenchen Hbf twice daily. Tickets cost 90€ - 130€ and the journey takes 5h 21m. Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) also services this route once a week. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Basel SBB to Munich central bus station twice a week. Tickets cost 22€ - 27€ and the journey takes 7h 5m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zurich to Munich
Ave. Duration
53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 450€
Flights from Basel to Munich
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 480€
Flights from Basel to Munich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
110€ - 500€
Flights from Strasbourg to Munich
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
139€
Flights from Zurich to Nuremberg
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
45€ - 250€
Flights from Zurich to Nuremberg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
55€ - 260€
Flights from Stuttgart to Munich
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
65€ - 310€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Munich
Ave. Duration
53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 450€
Flights from Basel to Munich
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 480€
Flights from Zurich to Nuremberg
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
45€ - 250€
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn Intercity

Deutsche Bahn’s high-speed InterCity (IC) trains connect cities within Germany. They’re a popular way to travel as they’re faster than Deutsche Bahn’s regional trains and offer a frequent, fast service. All IC trains have first and second class carriages, power sockets and toilets, and most have a bistro cafe or restaurant. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Basel Sbb to Muenchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
5h 21m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
90€ - 130€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Basel Bad Bf to Ulm Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 1m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
65€ - 90€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Ulm Hbf to Muenchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
45€ - 70€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Nuernberg Hbf to Muenchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
50€ - 70€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Basel Sbb to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 13m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
50€ - 75€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
40€ - 55€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
5h 21m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
140€ - 250€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
29€ - 55€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Zuerich Hb to Muenchen Hbf Gl.27-36
Ave. Duration
4h 1m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
85€ - 150€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Basel Sbb to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
40€ - 80€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Basel Sbb to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 49m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
55€ - 100€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
DB ZugBus RAB GmbH
Website
zugbus-rab.de
Train from Basel Bad Bf to Ulm Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 11m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Website
DB ZugBus RAB
Schedules at
SBB
Deutsche Bahn Regional

Deutsche Bahn’s regional network is made up of IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional-Express), RB (Regionalbahn) and S-Bahn trains. Ticket prices are fixed and there’s no seat reservations – just turn up, buy a ticket and jump on the next train. All regional trains depart regularly and connect to local and long-distance services.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Basel Bad Bf to Ulm Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 11m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
45€ - 65€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Ulm Hbf to Muenchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 58m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
23€ - 35€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Nuernberg Hbf to Muenchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 42m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
27€ - 40€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It 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 (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Ulm Hbf to Muenchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
30€ - 45€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Basel Sbb to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
23€ - 35€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Nuernberg Hbf to Muenchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
35€ - 50€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Basel Sbb to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
40€ - 55€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
22€ - 35€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Ulm Hbf to Muenchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
19€ - 27€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Basel Sbb to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
14€ - 20€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Ulm Hbf to Muenchen Hbf Gl.5-10
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
30€ - 45€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
35€ - 45€
1st Class
30€ - 40€
Train from Basel Sbb to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
24€ - 35€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
30€ - 35€
1st Class
24€ - 29€
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
23€ - 35€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
29€ - 34€
1st Class
23€ - 28€
Railjet

Railjet trains operate domestically within Austria and also connect to major cities in Germany, Czech Republic, Italy, Switzerland and Hungary. This premium service runs at speeds of up to 230km/h and offers three travel classes (economy, first and business), all with free Wi-Fi and power sockets. Other amenities include a bistro-restaurant car and family zones. Seat reservations can be made up to 90 days prior to the train's departure (compulsory for all cross-border trains but not for domestic routes).

Contact Details
Phone
+43 51717
Website
oebb.at
Train from Ulm Hbf to Muenchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
23€ - 35€
Website
Railjet
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Nuernberg Hbf to Muenchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
10€ - 13€
Website
Flixtrain
Go Ahead BW
Phone
+49 711 400 534 44
Website
go-ahead-bw.de
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Go Ahead BW
Verkehrs- und Tarifverbund Stuttgart (VVS)
Phone
0711 19449
Website
vvs.de
Train from Karlsruhe Hauptbahnhof to Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
9€ - 13€
Website
Verkehrs- und Tarifverbund Stuttgart (VVS)
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Basel SBB to Munich central bus station
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
22€ - 27€
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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

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Basel SBB Station to Munich train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity, arrive at Muenchen Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Basel SBB Station to Munich is 394 km. It takes approximately 3h 47m to drive from Basel SBB Station to Munich.

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