There are 3 ways to get from Basel to Bavarian Alps by train, bus or car

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Train  •  6h 46m

  1. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB 36 / ...
  2. Take the train from Zuerich Hb to St. Anton Am Arlberg Rjx / ...

101€ - 177€

Cheapest option

Bus  •  6h 29m

  1. Take the bus from Basel, Meret Oppenheim-Strasse to Bregenz, Staatsgrenze

20€ - 27€

1 alternative option

Drive  •  3h 49m

  1. Drive from Basel to Bavarian Alps 284.9 km

30€ - 50€

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The cheapest way to get from Basel to Bavarian Alps is to bus which costs SFr 20 - SFr 29 and takes 6h 29m.

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The quickest way to get from Basel to Bavarian Alps is to drive which costs SFr 35 - SFr 55 and takes 3h 49m.

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The distance between Basel and Bavarian Alps is 211 km. The road distance is 284.9 km.

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It takes approximately 6h 46m to get from Basel to Bavarian Alps, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Basel to Bavarian Alps is to train which takes 6h 46m and costs SFr 100 - SFr 190. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 20 - SFr 29 and takes 6h 29m.

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Yes, the driving distance between Basel to Bavarian Alps is 285 km. It takes approximately 3h 49m to drive from Basel to Bavarian Alps.

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There are 1883+ hotels available in Bavarian Alps. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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Map of how to get from Basel to Bavarian Alps.
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  • Distance: 211.1 km
  • Duration: 6h 46m

What companies run services between Basel, Switzerland and Bavarian Alps, Austria?

You can take a train from Basel to Bavarian Alps via Zürich HB, Zuerich Hb, and St. Anton Am Arlberg in around 6h 46m. Alternatively, Eurobus SK operates a bus from Basel to Bavarian Alps 3 times a week. Tickets cost 10€ - 13€ and the journey takes 3h 5m.

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.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
30€ - 55€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Zuerich Hb to St. Anton Am Arlberg
Ave. Duration
2h 21m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
55€ - 100€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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 Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
23€ - 35€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
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
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
24€ - 35€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
30€ - 35€
1st Class
24€ - 29€
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
Website
bahn.com
Train from Basel Sbb to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
14€ - 20€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Bus operators
Eurobus SK
Phone
+421 55 680 73 06
Email
onlinepredaj@eurobus.sk
Website
eurobus.sk
Bus from Basel, Meret Oppenheim-Strasse to Bregenz, Staatsgrenze
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
10€ - 13€
Schedules at
eurobus.sk

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