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

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Fly from Basel, bus  •  4h 43m

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

$95 - $320

Cheapest option

Bus Eurolines CZ  •  20h 10m

  1. Take the bus from Basel, Basel central station to Freiburg 299 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Freiburg to Bratislava

$59 - $87

4 alternative options

Train to Zurich, fly, bus  •  5h 49m

  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

$105 - $324

Train  •  11h 36m

  1. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB 36 / ...
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Wien Hbf Rj
  3. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Bratislava hl.st. Rex / ...

$153 - $274

Bus Eurolines CH  •  12h 45m

  1. Take the bus from Basel to Bratislava

$65 - $85

Drive  •  8h 42m

  1. Drive from Basel to Bratislava 560.8 miles

$110 - $170

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Basel to Bratislava is to bus which costs SFr 55 - SFr 90 and takes 20h 10m.

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The quickest way to get from Basel to Bratislava is to fly and bus which costs SFr 90 - SFr 320 and takes 4h 43m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Basel and arriving at Bratislava. Services depart four times a week, and operate Thursday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 12h 45m.

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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 hl.st. via Zürich HB and Wien Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11h 36m.

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The distance between Basel and Bratislava is 714 km. The road distance is 897.2 km.

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The best way to get from Basel to Bratislava without a car is to train which takes 11h 36m and costs SFr 150 - SFr 280.

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It takes approximately 4h 43m to get from Basel to Bratislava, including transfers.

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Basel to Bratislava bus services, operated by Eurolines CH, 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 36m and costs SFr 150 - SFr 280. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 65 - SFr 85 and takes 12h 45m.

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Map of how to get from Basel to Bratislava.
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  • Distance: 446.2 miles
  • Duration: 4h 43m

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

You can take a train from Basel to Bratislava via Zürich HB and Wien Hbf in around 11h 36m. Alternatively, Eurolines CH operates a bus from Basel to Bratislava 4 times a week. Tickets cost $65 - $85 and the journey takes 12h 45m.

Airlines
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Basel to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Zurich to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $420
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Basel to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Zurich to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $420
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Basel to Vienna via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flights from Basel to Vienna via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Flights from Zurich to Vienna via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Zurich to Vienna via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Basel to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $850
Flights from Basel to Vienna via Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $850
Flights from Basel to Vienna via Berlin Schoenefeld
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $850
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Basel to Vienna via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $600
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
1h 12m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
7h 50m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$110 - $200
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

The national railway system of Austria, the OBB carried 209 million passengers on local and regional trains, and 35 million on long-distance trains in 2016 alone. The OBB’s 4865 km network covers 570 trains simultaneously at peak times, with one train leaving every 12 seconds, making it a supremely efficient way to travel around the country and surrounding region. The company’s extensive network connects cities in Austria, and adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia.

Contact Details
Website
oebb.at
Train from Wien Hbf to Bratislava hl.st.
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $16
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
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
45m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Website
regiojet.com
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.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Vienna Airport to Bratislava, Bratislava Most SNP
Ave. Duration
50m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Basel, Basel central station to Freiburg
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Basel to Bratislava
Ave. Duration
12h 45m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$65 - $85
Book at
eurolines.ch
Eurolines CZ
Email
info@eurolines.cz
Website
elines.cz
Bus from Freiburg to Bratislava
Ave. Duration
18h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Schedules at
elines.cz

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The quickest flight from Basel Airport to Vienna Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 35m.

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

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Basel to Bratislava train services, operated by Austrian Railways (ÖBB), arrive at Bratislava hl.st. station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Basel to Bratislava is 897 km. It takes approximately 8h 42m to drive from Basel to Bratislava.

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

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There are 556+ hotels available in Bratislava. Prices start at $46 USD per night.

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

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