There are 4 ways to get from Basel to Aarau by train, bus, taxi or car

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Train  •  35 min

  1. Take the train from Basel SBB to Aarau 37 / ...

$22 - $40

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Bus  •  1 h

  1. Take the bus from Basel to Aarau

$6

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Taxi  •  46 min

  1. Take a taxi from Basel to Aarau 34.9 miles

$240 - $300

Drive  •  46 min

  1. Drive from Basel to Aarau 34.9 miles

$7 - $11

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The cheapest way to get from Basel to Aarau is to bus which costs SFr 6 and takes 1 h.

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The quickest way to get from Basel to Aarau is to train which costs SFr 21 - SFr 40 and takes 35 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Basel and arriving at Aarau. Services depart once a week, and operate Tuesday and Friday. The journey takes approximately 1 h.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Basel SBB and arriving at Aarau. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 35 min.

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The distance between Basel and Aarau is 40 km. The road distance is 55.8 km.

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The best way to get from Basel to Aarau without a car is to train which takes 35 min and costs SFr 21 - SFr 40.

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The train from Basel SBB to Aarau takes 35 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Basel to Aarau bus services, operated by Autolinee Ventre, depart from Basel station.

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Basel to Aarau train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from Basel SBB station.

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The best way to get from Basel to Aarau is to train which takes 35 min and costs SFr 21 - SFr 40. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 6 and takes 1 h.

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  • Distance: 24.9 miles
  • Duration: 35 min

What companies run services between Basel, Switzerland and Aarau, Switzerland?

Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) operates a train from Basel to Aarau hourly. Tickets cost $22 - $40 and the journey takes 35 min. Alternatively, Autolinee Ventre operates a bus from Basel to Aarau once a week. Tickets cost $6 and the journey takes 1 h.

Train operators
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 Basel SBB to Aarau
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $40
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Bus operators
Autolinee Ventre
Phone
0975 343195
Email
info@ventrebus.com
Website
ventrebus.com
Bus from Basel to Aarau
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
ventrebus.com
Other operators
Taxi from Basel to Aarau
Ave. Duration
46 min
Estimated price
$240 - $300
Mini Cab AG
Phone
+41 61 777 77 77
Website
mini-cab.ch
Taxi-Zentrale AG Basel
Phone
+41 61 222 22 22
Website
taxi-zentrale.ch
33er Taxi AG
Phone
+41 61 333 33 33
Website
33ertaxi.ch

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Basel to Aarau bus services, operated by Autolinee Ventre, arrive at Aarau station.

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Basel to Aarau train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Aarau station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Basel to Aarau is 56 km. It takes approximately 46 min to drive from Basel to Aarau.

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