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There are 7 ways to get from Basel to Checkpoint Charlie by train, bus, night train, car 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

  1. Take the train from Basel Bad Bf to Berlin-Spandau

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Fly from Basel

  1. Fly from Basel (BSL) to Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER)

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Basel SBB to Berlin ZOB [Fernbus]

Night train

  1. Take the night train from Basel SBB to S Ostbahnhof

Drive

  1. Drive from Basel to Checkpoint Charlie

Train to Zurich, fly

  1. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB
  2. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER)

Train, train to Stuttgart, fly

  1. Take the train from Basel Sbb to Karlsruhe Hbf
  2. Take the train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
  3. Fly from Stuttgart (STR) to Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER)

Basel to Checkpoint Charlie by train and walk

The journey time between Basel and Checkpoint Charlie is around 8h 23m and covers a distance of around 897 km. This includes an average layover time of around 1h 15m. The fastest journey normally takes 7h 25m. Operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, DB Fernverkehr AG, Deutsche Bahn Intercity and others, the Basel to Checkpoint Charlie service departs from Basel Bad Bf and arrives in Checkpoint Charlie. Typically 41 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
7h 7m
Layover time:
1h 15m
Total time:
8h 23m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
7h 25m
Journey distance:
897 km
Services per week:
41
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
47 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
04:12
Last service departs at:
18:23

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Basel to Checkpoint Charlie train and walk schedules

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The cheapest way to get from Basel to Checkpoint Charlie is to bus which costs SFr 45 - SFr 60 and takes 12h 40m.

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The quickest way to get from Basel to Checkpoint Charlie is to fly which costs SFr 35 - SFr 150 and takes 4h 34m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Basel to Checkpoint Charlie. However, there are services departing from Basel SBB and arriving at U Stadtmitte via S Messe Nord/ICC and S+U Zoologischer Garten Bhf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12h 40m.

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No, there is no direct train from Basel to Checkpoint Charlie. However, there are services departing from Basel Bad Bf and arriving at S+U Potsdamer Platz Bhf via S Spandau Bhf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 35m.

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The distance between Basel and Checkpoint Charlie is 689 km. The road distance is 867.3 km.

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The best way to get from Basel to Checkpoint Charlie without a car is to train which takes 7h 35m and costs SFr 150 - SFr 230.

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It takes approximately 7h 35m to get from Basel to Checkpoint Charlie, including transfers.

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Basel to Checkpoint Charlie bus services, operated by FlixBus-de, depart from Basel SBB station.

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Basel to Checkpoint Charlie train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, depart from Basel Bad Bf station.

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The best way to get from Basel to Checkpoint Charlie is to train which takes 7h 35m and costs SFr 150 - SFr 230. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 45 - SFr 60 and takes 12h 40m, you could also fly, which costs SFr 35 - SFr 150 and takes 4h 34m.

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Map of how to get from Basel to Checkpoint Charlie.
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  • Distance: 689.1 km
  • Duration: 7h 35m

What companies run services between Basel, Switzerland and Checkpoint Charlie, Germany?

Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express operates a train from Basel Bad Bf to Berlin-Spandau every 4 hours. Tickets cost €140 - €200 and the journey takes 6h 50m. Two other operators also service this route. Alternatively, FlixBus-de operates a bus from Basel SBB to Berlin ZOB [Fernbus] 5 times a week, and the journey takes 11h 55m. FlixBus also services this route once a week.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Basel to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €330
Flights from Basel to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €330
Flights from Zurich to Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €320
Flights from Zurich to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Munich
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Monday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€140 - €330
Flights from Zurich to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €330
Flights from Stuttgart to Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€95 - €340
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Zurich to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
€85 - €420
Flights from Stuttgart to Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€95 - €340
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Basel to Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€60 - €190
Flights from Zurich to Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€40 - €270
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €320
Train operators
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 Bad Bf to Berlin-Spandau
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€140 - €200
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Basel Sbb to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€23 - €35
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Basel Sbb to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 48m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€40 - €55
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€22 - €35
Website
Deutsche Bahn
DB Fernverkehr AG
Website
delfi.de
Train from Basel Bad Bf to S Spandau Bhf
Ave. Duration
6h 49m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
delfi.de
Night train from Basel SBB to S Ostbahnhof
Ave. Duration
7h 34m
Frequency
Once a week
Schedules at
delfi.de
Train from Basel SBB to Karlsruhe Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
delfi.de
Train from Karlsruhe Hauptbahnhof to Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
delfi.de
Deutsche Bahn Intercity

Deutsche Bahn’s high-speed InterCity (IC) trains connect cities within Germany. They’re a popular way to travel as they’re faster than Deutsche Bahn’s regional trains and offer a frequent, fast service. All IC trains have first and second class carriages, power sockets and toilets, and most have a bistro cafe or restaurant. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Basel Bad Bf to Berlin-Spandau
Ave. Duration
8h 17m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€130 - €190
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Basel Sbb to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 13m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€50 - €75
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€40 - €55
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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
€30 - €55
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Basel Sbb to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€55 - €110
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Sbb
Website
delfi.de
Train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
delfi.de
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
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€23 - €35
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€29 - €34
1st Class
€23 - €28
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
DB Fernverkehr
Website
delfi.de
Train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
delfi.de
Trenitalia Eurocity

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Basel Sbb to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€45 - €110
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
€45 - €65
1st Class
€80 - €110
Go Ahead BW
Phone
+49 711 400 534 44
Website
go-ahead-bw.de
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Go Ahead BW
Bus operators
FlixBus-de
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from Basel SBB to Berlin ZOB [Fernbus]
Ave. Duration
11h 55m
Frequency
5 times a week
Schedules at
flixbus.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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Basel SBB to Berlin central bus station
Ave. Duration
11h 55m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€40 - €50
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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The quickest flight from Basel Airport to Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 35m.

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Basel to Checkpoint Charlie bus services, operated by FlixBus-de, arrive at Berlin ZOB [Fernbus] station.

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Basel to Checkpoint Charlie train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, arrive at Berlin-Spandau station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Basel to Checkpoint Charlie is 867 km. It takes approximately 7h 14m to drive from Basel to Checkpoint Charlie.

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easyJet and Lufthansa offer flights from Basel Airport to Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport.

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There are 1362+ hotels available in Checkpoint Charlie. Prices start at €87 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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