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There are 6 ways to get from Basel to Bratislava by plane, bus, train or car

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 from Basel, bus  •  4h 31m

  1. Fly from Basel (BSL) to Vienna (VIE) BSL - VIE
  2. Take the bus from Vienna, Schwechat Airport Bbf. to Bratislava, Most SNP

€51 - €231

Cheapest option

Bus via Munich  •  15h 5m

  1. Take the bus from Basel SBB to Munich central bus station N887
  2. Take the bus from München to Bratislava 802855

€38 - €46

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Train to Zurich, fly, bus  •  5h 45m

  1. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB
  2. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Vienna (VIE) ZRH - VIE
  3. Take the bus from Vienna, Schwechat Airport Bbf. to Bratislava, Most SNP

€85 - €281

Train  •  11h 24m

  1. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB Ir36 / ...
  2. Take the train from Zuerich Hb to Bratislava Hlavna Stanica Rjx

€235 - €435

Bus  •  12h 25m

  1. Take the bus from Basel to Bratislava

Drive  •  8h 21m

  1. Drive from Basel to Bratislava 892.7 km

€95 - €140

Basel to Bratislava by train

The train journey time between Basel and Bratislava is around 10h 18m and covers a distance of around 958 km. The fastest train normally takes 10h 18m. Operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, TGV inOui and others, the Basel to Bratislava train service departs from Basel SBB and arrives in Bratislava Hlavna Stanica. Typically seven trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
10h 18m
Fastest train time:
10h 18m
Trains per week:
7
Cheapest price:
€250
Carbon emissions:
50 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
11:33
Last train departs at:
11:33

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Basel to Bratislava train schedules

Switzerland → Slovakia
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International entry into Slovakia from Switzerland

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Conditions of entry into Slovakia from Switzerland

  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
  • Arrivals vaccinated against COVID-19 are exempted from compulsory quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival
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Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, but conditions apply when entering Slovakia 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 2 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Regional restriction measures in place
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Bratislava is 917 222 682.

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

The social distance requirement in Bratislava is 2 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 917 222 682.

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

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Last updated: 14 Jun 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Basel to Bratislava is to bus via Munich which costs SFr 40 - SFr 55 and takes 15h 5m.

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The fastest way to get from Basel to Bratislava is to fly and bus. Taking this option will cost SFr 55 - SFr 260 and takes 4h 31m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Basel and arriving at Bratislava. Services depart twice a week, and operate Thursday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 12h 25m.

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No, there is no direct train from Basel to Bratislava. However, there are services departing from Basel SBB and arriving at Bratislava Hlavna Stanica via Zuerich Hb. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11h 24m.

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The distance between Basel and Bratislava is 714 km. The road distance is 892.7 km.

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The best way to get from Basel to Bratislava without a car is to train which takes 11h 24m and costs SFr 250 - SFr 480.

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It takes approximately 4h 31m to get from Basel to Bratislava, including transfers.

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Basel to Bratislava bus services, operated by Turancar, depart from Basel station.

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Basel to Bratislava train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from Basel SBB station.

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The best way to get from Basel to Bratislava is to train which takes 11h 24m and costs SFr 250 - SFr 480. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 12h 25m.

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Map of how to get from Basel to Bratislava.
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  • Distance: 713.9 km
  • Duration: 4h 31m

What companies run services between Basel, Switzerland and Bratislava, Slovakia?

You can take a train from Basel to Bratislava via Zuerich Hb in around 11h 24m. Alternatively, Turancar operates a bus from Basel to Bratislava twice a week, and the journey takes 12h 25m.

Airlines
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Basel to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€95 - €240
Flights from Zurich to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €400
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Basel to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€95 - €240
Flights from Zurich to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €400
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Basel to Vienna via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €220
Flights from Zurich to Vienna via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€190 - €550
Flights from Zurich to Vienna via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€160 - €480
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Basel to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€100 - €160
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 13m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
€29 - €55
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Zuerich Hb to Bratislava Hlavna Stanica
Ave. Duration
9h 11m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€220 - €400
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
5 times a day
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
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
Bus operators
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Vienna, Schwechat Airport Bbf. to Bratislava, Most SNP
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€3 - €5
Website
RegioJet
Slovak Lines
Phone
+421 2 55422734
Email
info@slovaklines.sk
Website
slovaklines.sk
Bus from Vienna Airport to Bratislava, Most SNP
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€3 - €5
Website
Slovak Lines
Slovak Lines Express a.s.
Website
bustickets.distribusion.com
Bus from Vienna Airport to Bratislava Most SNP
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€10
Schedules at
bustickets.distribusion.com
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 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Vienna International Airport to Bratislava,,Most SNP
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€6 - €8
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Basel SBB to Munich central bus station
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€22 - €27
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurobus SK
Phone
+421 55 680 73 06
Email
onlinepredaj@eurobus.sk
Website
eurobus.sk
Bus from München to Bratislava
Ave. Duration
7h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€16 - €20
Schedules at
eurobus.sk
Book at
eurobus.sk

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The quickest flight from Basel Airport to Vienna Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 25m.

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Basel to Bratislava bus services, operated by Turancar, arrive at Bratislava station.

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Basel to Bratislava train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Bratislava Hlavna Stanica station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Basel to Bratislava is 893 km. It takes approximately 8h 21m to drive from Basel to Bratislava.

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easyJet, Austrian Airlines and Lufthansa offer flights from Basel Airport to Vienna Airport.

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There are 127+ hotels available in Bratislava. Prices start at €75 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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