There are 11 ways to get from Basel to Birmingham by plane, train, bus, car or car ferry

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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Fly Basel to Birmingham  •  5 h 54 min

  1. Fly from Basel (BSL) to Birmingham (BHX) BSL - BHX

$51 - $274

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Train to Zurich, fly to Birmingham  •  5 h 18 min

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

$120 - $370

Fly Basel to Manchester, train  •  6 h 14 min

  1. Fly from Basel (BSL) to Manchester (MAN) BSL - MAN
  2. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Birmingham New Street

$87 - $297

Fly Basel to London Heathrow, train  •  6 h 5 min

  1. Fly from Basel (BSL) to London Heathrow (LHR) BSL - LHR
  2. Take the train from London Euston to Birmingham New Street

$146 - $388

Fly Basel to London Gatwick, train  •  5 h 58 min

  1. Fly from Basel (BSL) to London Gatwick (LGW) BSL - LGW
  2. Take the train from London Euston to Birmingham New Street

$115 - $368

Fly Basel to London Stansted, train  •  6 h 20 min

  1. Fly from Basel (BSL) to London Stansted (STN) BSL - STN
  2. Take the train from London Euston to Birmingham New Street

$113 - $363

Train to Frankfurt, fly to Birmingham  •  6 h 44 min

  1. Take the train from Basel Bad Bf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
  2. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Birmingham (BHX) FRA - BHX

$147 - $390

Train  •  9 h 11 min

  1. Take the train from Mulhouse Ville to Paris Gare de Lyon Tgv
  2. Take the train from Paris Nord Eurostar to London St. Pancras International Est
  3. Take the train from London Euston to Birmingham New Street

$253 - $488

Bus RegioJet  •  18 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Basel, Basel central station to Luxembourg, Luxembourg, P+R Bouillon
  2. Take the bus from Luxembourg, Central station CFL - Gare Routière to London, Victoria Green Line Station
  3. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth

$57 - $87

Bus  •  20 h 59 min

  1. Take the bus from Basel to Brussels North
  2. Take the bus from Brussels City Center - Midi Train station to London
  3. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth

$85 - $127

Drive, car ferry  •  11 h 39 min

  1. Drive from Basel to Calais
  2. Take the car ferry from Calais to Dover
  3. Drive from Dover to Birmingham

$162 - $241

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Basel to Birmingham is to bus which costs SFr 55 - SFr 85 and takes 18 h 20 min.

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The quickest way to get from Basel to Birmingham is to train and fly which costs SFr 110 - SFr 360 and takes 5 h 18 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Basel station to Birmingham station. However, there are services departing from Basel, Basel central station and arriving at Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth via Hollerich, P+R Bouillon, Luxembourg, Central station CFL - Gare Routière and London Victoria Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 18 h 20 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Basel to Birmingham. However, there are services departing from Basel SBB and arriving at Birmingham New Street via Mulhouse Ville, Paris Gare De Lyon, Paris Nord Eurostar and London Euston. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 11 min.

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The distance between Basel and Birmingham is 869 km.

The best way to get from Basel to Birmingham without a car is to train which takes 9 h 11 min and costs SFr 240 - SFr 470.

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It takes approximately 5 h 54 min to get from Basel to Birmingham, including transfers.

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

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Basel to Birmingham train services, operated by TGV, depart from Mulhouse Ville station.

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The best way to get from Basel to Birmingham is to fly which takes 5 h 54 min and costs SFr 45 - SFr 270. Alternatively, you can train, which costs SFr 240 - SFr 470 and takes 9 h 11 min, you could also bus, which costs SFr 55 - SFr 85 and takes 18 h 20 min.

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There is no direct flight from Basel Airport to Birmingham Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 55 min and has one stopover.

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Basel to Birmingham bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth.

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Map of how to get from Basel to Birmingham.
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  • Distance: 543.3 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 54 min

What companies run services between Basel, Switzerland and Birmingham, England?

KLM, Lufthansa and 10 other airlines fly from Basel to Birmingham hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Basel to Birmingham via Mulhouse Ville, Paris Gare de Lyon, Paris Gare De Lyon, Paris Nord, Paris Nord Eurostar, London St. Pancras International, and London Euston in around 9 h 11 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Basel to Birmingham via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Flights from Basel to Birmingham via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Zurich to Birmingham via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $650
Flights from Zurich to Birmingham via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $650
Flights from Basel to Manchester via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Basel to Manchester via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Basel to London Heathrow via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Basel to London Heathrow via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Basel to London Stansted via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $700
Flights from Frankfurt to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Frankfurt to Birmingham via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Frankfurt to Birmingham via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3 h 22 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $500
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Basel to Birmingham via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Zurich to Birmingham via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Basel to Manchester via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Basel to London Heathrow via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Frankfurt to Birmingham via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Basel to Birmingham via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $410
Flights from Zurich to Birmingham via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Flights from Basel to Manchester via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $390
Flights from Basel to London Heathrow via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Frankfurt to Birmingham via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $330
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Basel to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $360
Flights from Basel to Manchester via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $360
Flights from Basel to Manchester via Berlin Schoenefeld
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $360
Flights from Basel to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $300
Flights from Basel to London Gatwick via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$40 - $300
Flights from Basel to London Stansted via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $360
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Basel to Manchester via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from Basel to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $420
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Basel to Birmingham via Brussels
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $350
Flights from Zurich to Birmingham via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Basel to Manchester via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $750
Flights from Frankfurt to Birmingham via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3 h 22 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $500
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Zurich to Birmingham via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Basel to Birmingham via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$45 - $230
Flights from Basel to London Stansted
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$23 - $220
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Basel to Birmingham via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $340
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Zurich to Birmingham via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$120 - $700
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 Basel Bad Bf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 43 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Virgin West Coast Trains
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Mulhouse Ville to Paris Gare de Lyon
Ave. Duration
2 h 43 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$95 - $110
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$95 - $110
1st Class
$130 - $190
Eurostar
Bus operators
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, Basel central station to Luxembourg, Luxembourg, P+R Bouillon
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Website
flixbus.co.uk
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.sk
Bus from Luxembourg, Central station CFL - Gare Routière to London, Victoria Green Line Station
Ave. Duration
8 h 20 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Schedules at
regiojet.sk
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Website
nationalexpress.com
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Basel to Brussels North
Ave. Duration
9 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Book at
eurolines.ch
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Brussels City Center - Midi Train station to London
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Website
Ouibus
Ferry operators

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