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There are 11 ways to get from Basel to Birmingham by train, bus, car, car ferry 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 Paris Gare De Lyon  •  9 h 12 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

$232 - $487

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Fly Basel to Birmingham  •  6 h 32 min

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

$51 - $274

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Train  •  9 h 53 min

  1. Take the train from Mulhouse Ville to Lille Europe Tgv
  2. Take the train from Gare de Lille Europe to London St. Pancras International
  3. Take the train from London Euston to Birmingham New Street

$237 - $417

Bus RegioJet  •  18 h 24 min

  1. Take the bus from Basel EuroAirport, EuroAirport Basel to Luxembourg, Luxembourg central station
  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

$59 - $91

Bus Ouibus  •  21 h 8 min

  1. Take the bus from Basel to Paris
  2. Take the bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy to London
  3. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth

$93 - $133

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

Train to Zurich, fly to Birmingham  •  5 h 53 min

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

$126 - $368

Fly Basel to Manchester, train  •  6 h 24 min

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

$86 - $297

Fly Basel to London Gatwick, train  •  6 h 1 min

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

$95 - $363

Fly Basel to London Heathrow, train  •  6 h 32 min

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

$147 - $377

Fly Basel to London Luton, train  •  6 h 59 min

  1. Fly from Basel (BSL) to London Luton (LTN) BSL - LTN
  2. Take the train from Luton Airport Parkway to Leicester
  3. Take the train from Leicester to Birmingham New Street

$84 - $249

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The cheapest way to get from Basel to Birmingham is to bus which costs SFr 55 - SFr 95 and takes 18 h 24 min.

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The quickest way to get from Basel to Birmingham is to train and fly which costs SFr 120 - SFr 370 and takes 5 h 53 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Basel to Birmingham station. However, there are services departing from Basel, Brausebad and arriving at Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth via Basel EuroAirport, EuroAirport Basel, Luxembourg, Central station CFL - Gare Routière and London Victoria Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 18 h 24 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 12 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 12 min and costs SFr 230 - SFr 490.

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It takes approximately 9 h 12 min to get from Basel to Birmingham, including transfers.

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Basel to Birmingham bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Basel EuroAirport, EuroAirport Basel station.

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

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The best way to get from Basel to Birmingham is to train which takes 9 h 12 min and costs SFr 230 - SFr 490. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 55 - SFr 95 and takes 18 h 24 min, you could also fly, which costs SFr 50 - SFr 280 and takes 6 h 32 min.

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Map of how to get from Basel to Birmingham.
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  • Distance: 543.3 miles
  • Duration: 9 h 12 min

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

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 12 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Basel to Birmingham via Basel EuroAirport, Basel EuroAirport, EuroAirport Basel, Luxembourg, Luxembourg central station, Luxembourg, Central station CFL - Gare Routière, London, Victoria Green Line Station, and London Victoria Coach Station in around 18 h 24 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Basel to Birmingham via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Basel to Birmingham via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Flights from Basel to Birmingham via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$75 - $320
Flights from Zurich to Birmingham via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $650
Flights from Zurich to Birmingham via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $650
Flights from Zurich to Birmingham via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $700
Flights from Basel to Manchester via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Basel to Manchester via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Basel to London Heathrow via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Basel to London Heathrow via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Basel to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $360
Flights from Basel to Manchester via Hamburg
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $360
Flights from Basel to Manchester via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $360
Flights from Basel to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $300
Flights from Basel to London Gatwick via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$40 - $300
Flights from Basel to London Luton
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $270
Flights from Basel to London Luton via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $270
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Basel to Birmingham via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Zurich to Birmingham via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Basel to Manchester via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Basel to London Heathrow via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $650
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Basel to Manchester via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from Basel to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $420
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Basel to Birmingham via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $430
Flights from Zurich to Birmingham via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,000
Flights from Basel to Manchester via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Basel to London Heathrow via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Basel to Birmingham via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$75 - $320
Flights from Zurich to Birmingham via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
4 h 12 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $700
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Zurich to Birmingham via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,000
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Basel to Birmingham via Brussels
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $350
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Basel to Birmingham via Dublin
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$45 - $230
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Basel to Birmingham via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $340
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Zurich to Birmingham via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,000
Train operators
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
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
Train from Mulhouse Ville to Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
4 h 16 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$130 - $150
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$130 - $150
1st Class
$180 - $260
Eurostar
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Contact Details
Website
eurostar.com
Train from Paris Nord Eurostar to London St. Pancras International
Ave. Duration
2 h 26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $240
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$75 - $240
Premier
$180 - $280
Train from Gare de Lille Europe to London St. Pancras International
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $140
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$50 - $140
Premier
$120 - $170
Virgin West Coast Trains
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
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $75
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Single
$45 - $75
Off-Peak Single
$35 - $60
Train from Leicester to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$25 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $55
Off-Peak Single
$21 - $35
Chiltern Railways
Phone
+44 345 600 5165
Website
chilternrailways.co.uk
Train from London Marylebone to Birmingham Moor Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$65 - $100
Website
chilternrailways.co.uk
Advance Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Day Single
$65 - $100
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Luton Airport Parkway to Leicester
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$16 - $23
Off-Peak Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Single
$45 - $70
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 EuroAirport, EuroAirport Basel to Luxembourg, Luxembourg central station
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Website
flixbus.co.uk
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Luxembourg, Central station CFL - Gare Routière to London, Victoria Green Line Station
Ave. Duration
8 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Website
regiojet.com
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 Paris
Ave. Duration
6 h 57 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $70
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 Paris City Centre - Bercy to London
Ave. Duration
9 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$29 - $40
Website
Ouibus
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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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Birmingham is 1 h behind Basel. It is currently 1:57 AM in Basel and 12:57 AM in Birmingham.

Basel to Birmingham train services, operated by Virgin West Coast Trains, arrive at Birmingham New Street station.

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Flybe, Brussels Airlines, Ryanair and five other airlines offer flights from Basel Airport to Birmingham Airport.

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There are 601+ hotels available in Birmingham. Prices start at $58 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Basel to Basel Airport is to line 50 bus which takes 8 min and costs SFr 2 - SFr 4.

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