There are 10 ways to get from Basel to Aachen 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  •  4 h 45 min

  1. Take the train from Basel Bad Bf to Köln Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Köln, Dom / Hbf to Aachen Hbf Re1 / ...

$125 - $198

Cheapest option

Bus  •  9 h

  1. Take the bus from Basel, Basel central station to Aachen, Aachen Hüls 211

$30 - $55

8 alternative options

Bus, train  •  8 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Basel to Liege
  2. Take the train from Liège-Guillemins to Aachen Central Station Ice

$60 - $100

Drive  •  4 h 45 min

  1. Drive from Basel to Aachen 338.5 miles

$70 - $110

Fly Basel to Dusseldorf, train  •  5 h 31 min

  1. Fly from Basel (BSL) to Dusseldorf (DUS) BSL - DUS
  2. Take the train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Aachen West

$78 - $251

Fly Basel to Frankfurt, train  •  4 h 31 min

  1. Fly from Basel (BSL) to Frankfurt (FRA) BSL - FRA
  2. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Köln Hbf
  3. Take the train from Köln, Dom / Hbf to Aachen Hbf

$129 - $379

Train to Zurich, fly to Cologne/Bonn Apt, train  •  5 h 34 min

  1. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB
  2. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Cologne/Bonn Apt (CGN) ZRH - CGN
  3. Take the train from Köln, Dom / Hbf to Aachen Hbf

$108 - $310

Fly Basel to Brussels, train  •  5 h 36 min

  1. Fly from Basel (BSL) to Brussels (BRU) BSL - BRU
  2. Take the train from Brusel Nord to Aachen Central Station

$77 - $320

Train to Zurich, fly to Dusseldorf, train  •  6 h 25 min

  1. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB
  2. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Dusseldorf (DUS) ZRH - DUS
  3. Take the train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Aachen West

$101 - $253

Train to Friedrichshafen, fly to Dusseldorf, train  •  6 h 20 min

  1. Take the train from Basel Bad Bf to Friedrichshafen Flughafen
  2. Fly from Friedrichshafen (FDH) to Dusseldorf (DUS) FDH - DUS
  3. Take the train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Aachen West

$166 - $545

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Basel to Aachen is to bus which costs SFr 30 - SFr 55 and takes 9 h.

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The quickest way to get from Basel to Aachen is to fly and train which costs SFr 120 - SFr 380 and takes 4 h 31 min.

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The distance between Basel and Aachen is 374 km. The road distance is 541.5 km.

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It takes approximately 4 h 45 min to get from Basel to Aachen, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Basel, Basel central station station and arriving at Aachen, Aachen Hüls. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 9 h.

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No, there is no direct train from Basel to Aachen. However, there are services departing from Basel Bad Bf and arriving at Aachen Hbf via Köln, Dom / Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 45 min.

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What companies run services between Basel, Switzerland and Aachen, Germany?

You can take a train from Basel to Aachen via Köln Hbf and Köln, Dom / Hbf in around 4 h 45 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Basel to Aachen once daily. Tickets cost $30 - $55 and the journey takes 9 h.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Basel to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$55 - $420
Flights from Basel to Dusseldorf via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Basel to Dusseldorf via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Basel to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $380
Flights from Zurich to Cologne/Bonn Apt via Munich
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,100
Flights from Basel to Brussels via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Zurich to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $310
Flights from Zurich to Dusseldorf via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $410
Flights from Zurich to Dusseldorf via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $410
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Basel to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $420
Flights from Basel to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $380
Flights from Zurich to Cologne/Bonn Apt
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $310
Flights from Basel to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$70 - $1,000
Flights from Zurich to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $290
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Basel to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $420
Flights from Zurich to Cologne/Bonn Apt
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $310
Flights from Zurich to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $270
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Basel to Dusseldorf via Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $300
Flights from Basel to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $290
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Basel to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $1,000
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Friedrichshafen to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $440
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Basel to Dusseldorf via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Basel Bad Bf to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$100 - $160
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
Train from Basel Bad Bf to Friedrichshafen Flughafen
Ave. Duration
2 h 12 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Deutsche Bahn
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Basel Bad Bf to Koln Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 41 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$95 - $140
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Aachen Hbf
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
bahn.de
Train from Liège-Guillemins to Aachen Central Station
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $26
Website
bahn.de
Train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Aachen West
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
bahn.de
Train from Brusel Nord to Aachen Central Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
bahn.de
Bahn DE
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln, Dom / Hbf to Aachen Hbf
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $27
Schedules at
bahn.de
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Köln Hauptbahnhof to Aachen Central Station
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$24 - $45
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$24 - $45
1st Class
$40 - $55
Train from Liege-Guillemins to Aachen Central Station
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$18 - $35
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$18 - $35
1st Class
$35 - $45
Bus operators
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Basel to Liege
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Book at
eurolines.ch
FlixBus
Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Basel, Basel central station to Aachen, Aachen Hüls
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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