There are 3 ways to get from Basel to Airolo by train, bus or car

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Train  •  3 h 45 min

  1. Take the train from Basel SBB to Erstfeld 26
  2. Take the train from Erstfeld to Airolo 59-Y / ...

$62 - $112

Cheapest option

Bus  •  4 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Basel, Basel central station to Airolo K188

$11 - $19

1 alternative option

Drive  •  2 h 4 min

  1. Drive from Basel to Airolo 118.1 miles

$24 - $40

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The cheapest way to get from Basel to Airolo is to bus which costs SFr 11 - SFr 19 and takes 4 h 20 min.

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The quickest way to get from Basel to Airolo is to drive which takes 2 h 4 min and costs SFr 24 - SFr 40.

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The distance between Basel and Airolo is 139 km. The road distance is 189 km.

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It takes approximately 3 h 45 min to get from Basel to Airolo, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Basel, Basel central station and arriving at Airolo. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4 h 20 min.

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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.

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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.

Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Erstfeld
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $90
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Erstfeld to Airolo
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $23
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Bus operators
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Basel, Basel central station to Airolo
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11 - $19
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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