There are 3 ways to get from Basel to Airolo by train, bus or car
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Train • 3 h 45 min
$62 - $111
Bus • 4 h 20 min
$11 - $19
1 alternative option
Drive • 2 h 4 min
$24 - $40
Questions & Answers
The cheapest way to get from Basel to Airolo is to bus which costs SFr 11 - SFr 19 and takes 4 h 20 min.
The quickest way to get from Basel to Airolo is to drive which costs SFr 24 - SFr 40 and takes 2 h 4 min.
Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Basel, Basel central station station and arriving at Airolo. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4 h 20 min.
No, there is no direct train from Basel to Airolo. However, there are services departing from Basel SBB and arriving at Airolo via Erstfeld. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 45 min.
The distance between Basel and Airolo is 139 km. The road distance is 188.9 km.
The best way to get from Basel to Airolo without a car is to train which takes 3 h 45 min and costs SFr 60 - SFr 120.
It takes approximately 3 h 45 min to get from Basel to Airolo, including transfers.
Basel to Airolo bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Basel, Basel central station.
Basel to Airolo train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from Basel SBB station.
The best way to get from Basel to Airolo is to train which takes 3 h 45 min and costs SFr 60 - SFr 120. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 11 - SFr 19 and takes 4 h 20 min.
What companies run services between Basel, Switzerland and Airolo, Switzerland?
You can take a train from Basel to Airolo via Erstfeld in around 3 h 45 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Basel to Airolo twice daily. Tickets cost $11 - $19 and the journey takes 4 h 20 min.
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.
Train from Basel SBB to Erstfeld
- Ave. Duration
- 2 h 20 min
- Every 3 hours
- Estimated price
- $50 - $90
- Schedules at
Train from Erstfeld to Airolo
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.
Bus from Basel, Basel central station to Airolo
- Ave. Duration
- 4 h 20 min
- Twice daily
- Estimated price
- $11 - $19
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More Questions & Answers
Basel to Airolo bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Airolo station.
Basel to Airolo train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Airolo station.
Yes, the driving distance between Basel to Airolo is 189 km. It takes approximately 2 h 4 min to drive from Basel to Airolo.
Book your Basel to Airolo bus tickets online with FlixBus.
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