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There are 5 ways to get from Basel to Alsace by train, bus or car

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Train  •  3h 53m

  1. Take the train from Basel SBB to Colmar
  2. Take the train from Colmar to Metz Ville Tgv
  3. Take the train from Metz Ville to St Avold

$80 - $108

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Bus  •  7h 54m

  1. Take the bus from Basel, Basel central station to Metz 775 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Metz to Saint Avold 2 / ...

$23 - $38

3 alternative options

Train, line 24 bus  •  5h 42m

  1. Take the train from Basel SBB to Strasbourg
  2. Take the train from Strasbourg to Sarreguemines
  3. Take the line 24 bus from Sarreguemines to Saint Avold 24

$52 - $80

Train, line 24 bus #2  •  5h 42m

  1. Take the train from Gare de Basel-SBB to Gare de Strasbourg
  2. Take the train from Strasbourg to Sarreguemines
  3. Take the line 24 bus from Sarreguemines to Saint Avold 24

$48 - $72

Drive  •  2h 28m

  1. Drive from Basel to Lachambre 145.3 miles

$30 - $45

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The cheapest way to get from Basel to Alsace is to bus which costs SFr 23 - SFr 40 and takes 7h 54m.

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The quickest way to get from Basel to Alsace is to drive which costs SFr 30 - SFr 45 and takes 2h 28m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Basel station to Alsace. However, there are services departing from Basel, Basel central station and arriving at Lachambre - Village via Metz and St.Avold - Gare Routière. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 54m.

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No, there is no direct train from Basel to Alsace. However, there are services departing from Basel SBB and arriving at St Avold via Colmar and Metz Ville. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 53m.

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The distance between Basel and Alsace is 71 km. The road distance is 232.5 km.

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The best way to get from Basel to Alsace without a car is to train which takes 3h 53m and costs SFr 75 - SFr 110.

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It takes approximately 3h 53m to get from Basel to Alsace, including transfers.

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Basel to Alsace bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Basel, Basel central station.

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Basel to Alsace 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 Alsace is to train which takes 3h 53m and costs SFr 75 - SFr 110. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 23 - SFr 40 and takes 7h 54m.

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Map of how to get from Basel to Alsace.
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  • Distance: 44.4 miles
  • Duration: 3h 53m

What companies run services between Basel, Switzerland and Alsace, France?

You can take a train from Basel to Lachambre via Colmar and Metz Ville in around 3h 53m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Basel to Lachambre via Metz and St.Avold - Gare Routière in around 7h 54m.

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 Colmar
Ave. Duration
44m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $35
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Colmar to Metz Ville
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $55
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$45 - $55
1st Class
$65 - $85
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Metz Ville to St Avold
Ave. Duration
31m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$14 - $21
1st Class
$18 - $28
Train from Strasbourg to Sarreguemines
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$20 - $29
1st Class
$26 - $40
Train from Gare de Basel-SBB to Gare de Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$25 - $40
1st Class
$35 - $55
Bus operators
Info TIM - ATRIV 57
Phone
0 820 050 057
Email
webmestre@moselle.fr
Website
infotim57.fr
Bus from Sarreguemines to Saint Avold
Ave. Duration
45m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $6
Schedules at
infotim57.fr
Bus from Metz to Saint Avold
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
infotim57.fr
FlixBus

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.

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 Metz
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $30
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Basel to Alsace bus services, operated by Info TIM - ATRIV 57, arrive at Saint Avold station.

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Basel to Alsace train services, operated by SNCF, arrive at St Avold station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Basel to Alsace is 232 km. It takes approximately 2h 28m to drive from Basel to Alsace.

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There are 1240+ hotels available in Alsace. Prices start at $67 USD per night.

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