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There are 9 ways to get from Basel to Antwerp by train, bus, car or plane

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Train via Paris Est  •  6h 56m

  1. Take the train from Basel SBB to Strasbourg
  2. Take the train from Strasbourg to Paris Est Tgv / ...
  3. Take the train from Paris-Nord to Antwerpen-Centraal

$210 - $304

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Bus  •  10h 47m

  1. Take the bus from Basel EuroAirport, EuroAirport Basel to Luxembourg, Luxembourg central station N831
  2. Take the bus from Luxembourg, Luxembourg central station to Antwerp N36 / ...

$37 - $64

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Train  •  6h 58m

  1. Take the train from Basel SBB to Strasbourg
  2. Take the train from Strasbourg to Bruxelles Midi Tgv
  3. Take the train from Brux.-Midi/Brus.-Zuid to Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal Ic / ...

$167 - $215

Bus, train  •  10h 24m

  1. Take the bus from Basel to Brussels North
  2. Take the train from Brux.-Nord/Brus.-Noord to Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal Ic / ...

$56 - $84

Drive  •  5h 35m

  1. Drive from Basel to Antwerp 360.9 miles

$75 - $110

Fly Basel to Brussels  •  4h 13m

  1. Fly from Basel (BSL) to Brussels (BRU) BSL - BRU

$58 - $266

Train to Strasbourg, fly to Brussels  •  4h 24m

  1. Take the train from Basel SBB to Strasbourg
  2. Fly from Strasbourg (SXB) to Brussels (BRU) SXB - BRU

$129 - $370

Train to Zurich, fly to Brussels  •  5h 39m

  1. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB
  2. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Brussels (BRU) ZRH - BRU

$128 - $370

Fly Basel to Amsterdam Schiphol, train  •  5h 10m

  1. Fly from Basel (BSL) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) BSL - AMS
  2. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Antwerpen-Centraal

$78 - $249

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Basel to Antwerp is to bus which costs SFr 35 - SFr 65 and takes 10h 47m.

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The quickest way to get from Basel to Antwerp is to fly which costs SFr 55 - SFr 270 and takes 4h 13m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Basel to Antwerp. However, there are services departing from Basel, Brausebad and arriving at Antwerp via Basel EuroAirport, EuroAirport Basel and Luxembourg, Luxembourg central station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10h 47m.

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No, there is no direct train from Basel to Antwerp. However, there are services departing from Basel SBB and arriving at Antwerpen-Centraal via Strasbourg and Paris-Nord. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 56m.

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The distance between Basel and Antwerp is 467 km. The road distance is 577.4 km.

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The best way to get from Basel to Antwerp without a car is to train which takes 6h 56m and costs SFr 200 - SFr 310.

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It takes approximately 6h 56m to get from Basel to Antwerp, including transfers.

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Basel to Antwerp bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Basel EuroAirport, EuroAirport Basel station.

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Basel to Antwerp 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 Antwerp is to train which takes 6h 56m and costs SFr 200 - SFr 310. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 35 - SFr 65 and takes 10h 47m, you could also fly, which costs SFr 55 - SFr 270 and takes 4h 13m.

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Map of how to get from Basel to Antwerp.
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  • Distance: 292 miles
  • Duration: 6h 56m

What companies run services between Basel, Switzerland and Antwerp, Belgium?

You can take a train from Basel to Antwerp via Strasbourg, Paris Est, and Paris-Nord in around 6h 56m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Basel to Antwerp via Basel EuroAirport, Basel EuroAirport, EuroAirport Basel, and Luxembourg, Luxembourg central station in around 10h 47m.

Airlines
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Basel to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$70 - $1,000
Flights from Strasbourg to Brussels
Ave. Duration
55m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Zurich to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Basel to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$70 - $1,000
Flights from Zurich to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Flights from Zurich to Brussels via Geneva
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,400
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Basel to Brussels via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Zurich to Brussels via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Zurich to Brussels via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Basel to Amsterdam Schiphol via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Zurich to Brussels via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $500
Flights from Basel to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $440
Flights from Basel to Amsterdam Schiphol via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$85 - $1,200
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Basel to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $290
Flights from Basel to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $270
Flights from Basel to Amsterdam Schiphol via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $270
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Basel to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $440
Flights from Basel to Amsterdam Schiphol via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$85 - $1,200
FlexFlight ApS
Website
flexflight.dk
Flights from Zurich to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$95 - $370
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Strasbourg to Brussels
Ave. Duration
50m
When
Monday
Estimated price
$190 - $800
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 Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Strasbourg to Paris Est
Ave. Duration
1h 48m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$85 - $100
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$85 - $100
1st Class
$120 - $170
Train from Strasbourg to Bruxelles Midi
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$130 - $160
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$130 - $160
1st Class
$180 - $270
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and offers many different types of rail transportation including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Strasbourg to Paris Est
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$85 - $130
Website
bahn.de
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Paris-Nord to Antwerpen-Centraal
Ave. Duration
2h 2m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$95 - $130
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$95 - $130
1st Class
$130 - $180
Train from Schiphol Airport to Antwerpen-Centraal
Ave. Duration
56m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$40 - $65
1st Class
$65 - $90
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
belgiantrain.be
Train from Brux.-Midi/Brus.-Zuid to Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal
Ave. Duration
57m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
belgiantrain.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$7 - $11
1st Class
$11 - $16
Train from Brux.-Nord/Brus.-Noord to Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal
Ave. Duration
46m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Website
belgiantrain.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$7 - $10
1st Class
$10 - $16
Bus operators
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Basel to Brussels North
Ave. Duration
9h 30m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $75
Book at
eurolines.ch
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Basel EuroAirport, EuroAirport Basel to Luxembourg, Luxembourg central station
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Luxembourg, Luxembourg central station to Antwerp
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$15 - $25
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Basel Airport to Brussels Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 10m.

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

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Basel to Antwerp train services, operated by Thalys, arrive at Antwerpen-Centraal station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Basel to Antwerp is 577 km. It takes approximately 5h 35m to drive from Basel to Antwerp.

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easyJet, Brussels Airlines and Lufthansa offer flights from Basel Airport to Brussels Airport.

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There are 473+ hotels available in Antwerp. Prices start at $73 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Basel to Basel Airport is to line 50 bus which takes 8m and costs SFr 2 - SFr 4.

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