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

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  •  35 min

  1. 37 / ...

$21 - $40

Cheapest option

Bus  •  1 h

$6

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  46 min

  1. 34.9 miles

$240 - $290

Drive  •  46 min

  1. 34.9 miles

$7 - $11

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 $21 - $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)
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Aarau
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $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 - $290
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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Questions & Answers

The distance between Basel and Aarau is 40 km. The road distance is 56 km.

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

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

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.

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.

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