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There are 2 ways to get from Basel to Büsingen by train or car

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Train  •  1h 40m

  1. Take the train from Basel Bad Bf to Schaffhausen 3 / ...

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Drive  •  1h 25m

  1. Drive from Basel to Büsingen 98.6 km

Basel to Büsingen by train and bus

The journey time between Basel and Büsingen is around 1h 40m and covers a distance of around 101 km. This includes an average layover time of around 22 min. Operated by DB ZugBus RAB GmbH, Deutsche Bahn Regional and Verkehrsbetriebe Schaffhausen, the Basel to Büsingen service departs from Basel Bad Bf and arrives in Büsingen, Bürgerhaus. Typically 229 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

229 Weekly Services
1h 40m Average Duration
€15 Cheapest Price
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Switzerland → Germany
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International entry into Germany from Switzerland

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland
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Allowed for: Citizens and permanent residents of Germany, as well as residents from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Bahrain, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Kuwait, Macau, Monaco, New Zealand, Peru, Qatar, Rwanda, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Taiwan, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay and Vatican

Restricted for: Foreign nationals from outside Germany with the above exceptions

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Conditions of entry into Germany from Switzerland

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory quarantine
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from compulsory quarantine (certificate needed)
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 5 in quarantine
This applies to arrivals from Switzerland
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Bahrain, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Kuwait, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Rwanda, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States and Uruguay
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory quarantine
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from compulsory quarantine (certificate needed)
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 5 in quarantine
This applies to arrivals from Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Bahrain, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Kuwait, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Rwanda, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States and Uruguay
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions

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Rules to follow in Germany

1.5m

Mandatory

Mandatory

Considerations leaving from Switzerland

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, but conditions apply when entering Germany from Switzerland.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Büsingen is 116 117.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Büsingen is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Büsingen is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 116 117.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Switzerland from Germany.

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Last updated: 15 Jan 2022
Exceptions may apply, for full details: Robert Koch Institute.

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Basel to Büsingen is to drive which costs SFr 11 - SFr 18 and takes 1h 25m.

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The quickest way to get from Basel to Büsingen is to drive which costs SFr 11 - SFr 18 and takes 1h 25m.

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The distance between Basel and Büsingen is 85 km. The road distance is 98.6 km.

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The best way to get from Basel to Büsingen without a car is to train which takes 1h 40m and costs SFr 16 - SFr 23.

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It takes approximately 1h 40m to get from Basel to Büsingen, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between Basel to Büsingen is 99 km. It takes approximately 1h 25m to drive from Basel to Büsingen.

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There are 56+ hotels available in Büsingen. Prices start at €87 per night.

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  • Distance: 85.1 km
  • Duration: 1h 40m

What companies run services between Basel, Switzerland and Büsingen, Germany?

DB ZugBus RAB GmbH operates a train from Basel Bad Bf to Schaffhausen hourly, and the journey takes 1h 9m. Deutsche Bahn Regional also services this route hourly.

Train operators
DB ZugBus RAB GmbH
Website
zugbus-rab.de
Train from Basel Bad Bf to Schaffhausen
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
DB ZugBus RAB
Deutsche Bahn Regional

Deutsche Bahn’s regional network is made up of IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional-Express), RB (Regionalbahn) and S-Bahn trains. Ticket prices are fixed and there’s no seat reservations – just turn up, buy a ticket and jump on the next train. All regional trains depart regularly and connect to local and long-distance services.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 311682904
Website
bahn.com
Train from Basel Bad Bf to Schaffhausen
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€15 - €22
Website
Deutsche Bahn Regional

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