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There are 10 ways to get from Basel to Bautzen by train, bus, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train via Frankfurt am Main

  1. Take the train from Basel Bad Bf to Frankfurt
  2. Take the train from Frankfurt to Dresden Bahnhof Neustadt
  3. Take the train from Dresden-Neustadt to Bautzen

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Basel to Bolesławiec
  2. Take the bus from Bolesławiec, Dworzec Autobusowy to Bautzen

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Train

  1. Take the train from Basel Sbb to Leipzig Hbf
  2. Take the train from Leipzig Hbf to Dresden-Neustadt
  3. Take the train from Dresden-Neustadt to Bautzen

Train, bus

  1. Take the train from Basel Bad Bf to Schaffhausen
  2. Take the bus from Schaffhausen station to Dresden central station
  3. Take the train from Dresden Hbf to Bautzen

Drive

  1. Drive from Basel to Bautzen

Fly Basel to Dresden, train

  1. Fly from Basel (BSL) to Dresden (DRS)
  2. Take the train from Dresden-Klotzsche to Bautzen

Train to Zurich, fly to Dresden, train

  1. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB
  2. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Dresden (DRS)
  3. Take the train from Dresden-Klotzsche to Bautzen

Train, train to Frankfurt, fly to Dresden

  1. Take the train from Basel Bad Bf to Mannheim Hbf
  2. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
  3. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Dresden (DRS)
  4. Take the train from Dresden-Klotzsche to Bautzen

Fly Basel to Berlin Brandenburg Apt, train

  1. Fly from Basel (BSL) to Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER)
  2. Take the train from Flughafen Ber - Terminal 1-2 to Dresden-Neustadt
  3. Take the train from Dresden-Neustadt to Bautzen

Train, train to Stuttgart, fly to Dresden

  1. Take the train from Basel Sbb to Karlsruhe Hbf
  2. Take the train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
  3. Fly from Stuttgart (STR) to Dresden (DRS)
  4. Take the train from Dresden-Klotzsche to Bautzen

Basel to Bautzen by train

The train journey time between Basel and Bautzen is around 9h 29m and covers a distance of around 868 km. This includes an average layover time of around 1h 48m. The fastest train normally takes 7h 55m. Operated by DB Fernverkehr AG, DB/SBB/TI Eurocity Milano, Die Länderbahn and others, the Basel to Bautzen train service departs from Basel Bad Bf and arrives in Bautzen. Typically 55 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average train journey times

Time on train:
7h 41m
Layover time:
1h 48m
Total time:
9h 29m

Train route information

Fastest train time:
7h 55m
Train distance:
868 km
Trains per week:
55
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
45 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
04:12
Last train departs at:
20:22

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Basel to Bautzen train schedules

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Basel to Bautzen is to bus which costs SFr 55 - SFr 80 and takes 14h 2m.

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The quickest way to get from Basel to Bautzen is to drive which costs SFr 95 - SFr 140 and takes 6h 39m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Basel to Bautzen. However, there are services departing from Basel and arriving at Bautzen via Bolesławiec, Dworzec Autobusowy. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14h 2m.

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No, there is no direct train from Basel to Bautzen. However, there are services departing from Basel Bad Bf and arriving at Bautzen via Frankfurt and Dresden-Neustadt. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 56m.

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It is 639 km from Basel to Bautzen. It is approximately 794.9 km to drive.

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The best way to get from Basel to Bautzen without a car is to train via Frankfurt am Main which takes 8h 56m and costs .

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It takes approximately 8h 56m to get from Basel to Bautzen, including transfers.

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Basel to Bautzen bus services, operated by Autokar Polska, depart from Basel station.

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Basel to Bautzen train services, operated by DB Fernverkehr AG, depart from Basel Bad Bf station.

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The best way to get from Basel to Bautzen is to train via Frankfurt am Main which takes 8h 56m and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 55 - SFr 80 and takes 14h 2m.

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Map of how to get from Basel to Bautzen.
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  • Distance: 639.1 km
  • Duration: 8h 56m

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

You can take a train from Basel to Bautzen via Frankfurt and Dresden-Neustadt in around 8h 56m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Basel to Bautzen via Bolesławiec and Bolesławiec, Dworzec Autobusowy in around 14h 2m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Basel to Dresden via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€260 - €430
Flights from Basel to Dresden via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€260 - €430
Flights from Basel to Dresden via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€260 - €430
Flights from Basel to Dresden via Frankfurt, Zurich
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€100 - €380
Flights from Zurich to Dresden
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€110 - €250
Flights from Zurich to Dresden via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€210 - €360
Flights from Frankfurt to Dresden
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€65 - €310
Flights from Basel to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €330
Flights from Basel to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €330
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Basel to Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€60 - €190
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Basel to Dresden via Frankfurt, Zurich
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€100 - €380
Flights from Zurich to Dresden
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€110 - €250
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Dresden
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
€60 - €310
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Basel to Dresden via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€160 - €280
Train operators
DB Fernverkehr AG
Website
delfi.de
Train from Basel Bad Bf to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2h 38m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Schedules at
delfi.de
Train from Frankfurt to Dresden Bahnhof Neustadt
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
delfi.de
Train from Leipzig Hbf to Dresden Bahnhof Neustadt
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Schedules at
delfi.de
Train from Basel Bad Bf to Mannheim, Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
delfi.de
Train from Mannheim, Hauptbahnhof to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
delfi.de
Train from Flughafen BER - Terminal 1-2 to Dresden Bahnhof Neustadt
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
delfi.de
Train from Basel SBB to Karlsruhe Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
delfi.de
Train from Karlsruhe Hauptbahnhof to Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
delfi.de
DB/SBB/TI Eurocity Milano
Website
delfi.de
Train from Basel Bad Bf to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2h 52m
Frequency
6 times a week
Schedules at
delfi.de
Train from Basel Bad Bf to Mannheim, Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
2h 6m
Frequency
6 times a week
Schedules at
delfi.de
Die Länderbahn
Phone
0 89 54 888 97 - 25
Email
info@laenderbahn.com
Website
laenderbahn.com
Train from Dresden-Neustadt to Bautzen
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Die Länderbahn
Train from Dresden Hbf to Bautzen
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Die Länderbahn
Train from Dresden-Klotzsche to Bautzen
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Die Länderbahn
trilex - Die Länderbahn GmbH DLB
Website
delfi.de
Train from Dresden Bahnhof Neustadt to Bautzen Bahnhof
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Schedules at
delfi.de
Train from Dresden Hauptbahnhof to Bautzen Bahnhof
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Schedules at
delfi.de
Train from Dresden Bahnhof Klotzsche to Bautzen Bahnhof
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Schedules at
delfi.de
trilex-express - Die Länderbahn GmbH DLB
Website
delfi.de
Train from Dresden Bahnhof Neustadt to Bautzen Bahnhof
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Schedules at
delfi.de
Train from Dresden Hauptbahnhof to Bautzen Bahnhof
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Schedules at
delfi.de
Train from Dresden Bahnhof Klotzsche to Bautzen Bahnhof
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Schedules at
delfi.de
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It 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 (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Basel Sbb to Leipzig Hbf
Ave. Duration
6h 57m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€110 - €170
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Leipzig Hbf to Dresden-Neustadt
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€27 - €40
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Basel Sbb to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€23 - €35
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Basel Bad Bf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€45 - €70
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€21 - €29
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Basel Sbb to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 48m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€40 - €55
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€22 - €35
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Deutsche Bahn Intercity

Deutsche Bahn’s high-speed InterCity (IC) trains connect cities within Germany. They’re a popular way to travel as they’re faster than Deutsche Bahn’s regional trains and offer a frequent, fast service. All IC trains have first and second class carriages, power sockets and toilets, and most have a bistro cafe or restaurant. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Leipzig Hbf to Dresden-Neustadt
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€40 - €65
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Basel Bad Bf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€60 - €85
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Flughafen Ber - Terminal 1-2 to Dresden-Neustadt
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€50 - €70
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Basel Sbb to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 13m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€50 - €75
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€40 - €55
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Leipzig Hbf to Dresden-Neustadt
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€18 - €26
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Basel Bad Bf to Schaffhausen
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€15 - €22
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
DB Regio AG Südost
Phone
01806 996633
Email
regio.suedost@deutschebahn.com
Website
bahn.de
Train from Leipzig Hbf to Dresden Bahnhof Neustadt
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
DB Regio AG Südost
DB ZugBus RAB GmbH
Website
zugbus-rab.de
Train from Basel Bad Bf to Schaffhausen
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Hourly
Website
DB ZugBus RAB
Schedules at
SBB
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.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
€30 - €55
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Basel Bad Bf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 4m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€70 - €130
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Basel Sbb to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€55 - €110
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Sbb
Website
delfi.de
Train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
delfi.de
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Basel Sbb to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€24 - €35
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€30 - €35
1st Class
€24 - €29
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€23 - €35
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€29 - €34
1st Class
€23 - €28
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Basel Sbb to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€14 - €20
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Basel Bad Bf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 4m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€27 - €40
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
DB Fernverkehr
Website
delfi.de
Train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
delfi.de
Trenitalia Eurocity

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Basel Bad Bf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 6m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€55 - €140
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
€55 - €75
1st Class
€95 - €140
Train from Basel Sbb to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€45 - €110
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
€45 - €65
1st Class
€80 - €110
Railjet

Railjet trains operate domestically within Austria and also connect to major cities in Germany, Czech Republic, Italy, Switzerland and Hungary. This premium service runs at speeds of up to 230km/h and offers three travel classes (economy, first and business), all with free Wi-Fi and power sockets. Other amenities include a bistro-restaurant car and family zones. Seat reservations can be made up to 90 days prior to the train's departure (compulsory for all cross-border trains but not for domestic routes).

Contact Details
Phone
+43 51717
Website
oebb.at
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€15 - €22
Website
Railjet
Go Ahead BW
Phone
+49 711 400 534 44
Website
go-ahead-bw.de
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Go Ahead BW
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.xom
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Schaffhausen station to Dresden central station
Ave. Duration
10h 30m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Bolesławiec, Dworzec Autobusowy to Bautzen
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€8 - €10
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
For more information, please visit this page
FlixBus-de
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from Schaffhausen station to Dresden Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
10h 30m
Frequency
5 times a week
Schedules at
flixbus.com
Bus from Bolesławiec, Dworzec Autobusowy to Bautzen August-Bebel-Pl
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
flixbus.com
Autokar Polska
Phone
48/796 473 308
Email
biuro@autokarpolska.com.pl
Website
autokarpolska.com.pl
Bus from Basel to Bolesławiec
Ave. Duration
11h 15m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€40 - €60
Schedules at
autokarpolska.com.pl

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There is no direct flight from Basel Airport to Dresden Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 20m and has one stopover.

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

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Basel to Bautzen train services, operated by Die Länderbahn, arrive at Bautzen station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Basel to Bautzen is 795 km. It takes approximately 6h 39m to drive from Basel to Bautzen.

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KLM, Swiss and Lufthansa offer flights from Basel Airport to Dresden Airport.

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There are 25+ hotels available in Bautzen. Prices start at €87 per night.

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The best way to get from Basel to Basel Airport is to line 50 bus which takes 9 min and costs SFr 2 - SFr 4.

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