There are 10 ways to get from Basel to Austria by plane, train, bus, night train 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

Fly Basel to Vienna  •  4 h 7 min

  1. Fly from Basel (BSL) to Vienna (VIE) BSL - VIE

$106 - $327

Cheapest option

Bus FlixBus  •  12 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Basel, Basel central station to Vienna, Vienna Erdberg N391

$53 - $85

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Train to Zurich, fly to Vienna  •  4 h 56 min

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

$109 - $331

Fly Basel to Munich, train  •  6 h 16 min

  1. Fly from Basel (BSL) to Munich (MUC) BSL - MUC
  2. Take the train from München Hbf to Salzburg Hbf

$111 - $307

Train to Zurich, fly to Ljubljana  •  5 h 44 min

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

$137 - $478

Train to Zurich, fly to Graz  •  5 h 29 min

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

$150 - $431

Train  •  9 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB 3 / ...
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Wien Meidling Rj

$158 - $267

Bus Eurolines CH  •  11 h 43 min

  1. Take the bus from Basel to Wien

$68 - $97

Train, night train  •  11 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB 3 / ...
  2. Take the night train from Zürich HB to Wien Meidling En / ...

$163 - $278

Drive  •  8 h

  1. Drive from Basel to Vienna 507.2 miles

$100 - $160

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Basel to Austria is to bus which costs SFr 50 - SFr 85 and takes 12 h 30 min.

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The quickest way to get from Basel to Austria is to fly which costs SFr 100 - SFr 330 and takes 4 h 7 min.

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The distance between Basel and Austria is 425 km. The road distance is 811.4 km.

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It takes approximately 4 h 7 min to get from Basel to Austria, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct train from Basel to Austria. However, there are services departing from Basel SBB and arriving at Wien Mitte via Zürich HB and Wien Meidling. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 55 min.

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What companies run services between Basel, Switzerland and Austria?

Sky Work Airlines, Austrian Airlines and three other airlines fly from Basel to Vienna every 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Basel to Vienna via Zürich HB and Wien Meidling in around 9 h 55 min.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Basel to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Zurich to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $420
Flights from Basel to Munich
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $500
Flights from Zurich to Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $480
Flights from Zurich to Graz
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $500
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Basel to Vienna via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $700
Flights from Basel to Vienna via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $700
Flights from Zurich to Vienna via Munich
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Zurich to Vienna via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Basel to Munich
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $500
Flights from Basel to Munich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $500
Flights from Zurich to Graz via Munich
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $600
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Basel to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Zurich to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $420
Flights from Zurich to Graz
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $500
Flights from Zurich to Graz via Vienna
Ave. Duration
2 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $700
Adria Airways
Website
adria.si
Flights from Zurich to Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $480
Sky Work Airlines
Website
flyskywork.com
Flights from Basel to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $600
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Basel to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $850
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Basel to Vienna via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $600
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 Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Wien Meidling
Ave. Duration
7 h 43 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$120 - $200
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
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 München Hbf to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
bahn.de
Bus operators
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Basel to Wien
Ave. Duration
11 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$60 - $90
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.

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 Vienna, Vienna Erdberg
Ave. Duration
12 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $85
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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