There are 3 ways to get from Basel to Effretikon / Watt by train, bus or car

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Train, line 7 train  •  1h 41m

  1. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB 36 / ...
  2. Take the line 7 train from Zürich HB to Effretikon 7 / ...

SFr 38 - SFr 68

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Bus, line 7 train  •  1h 47m

  1. Take the bus from Basel, Basel SBB to Zurich 108 / ...
  2. Take the line 7 train from Zürich HB to Effretikon 7 / ...

SFr 21 - SFr 45

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Drive  •  1h 8m

  1. Drive from Basel to Effretikon / Watt 101.5 km

SFr 13 - SFr 19

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The cheapest way to get from Basel to Effretikon / Watt is to drive which costs SFr 13 - SFr 19 and takes 1h 8m.

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The quickest way to get from Basel to Effretikon / Watt is to drive which costs SFr 13 - SFr 19 and takes 1h 8m.

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No, there is no direct train from Basel to Effretikon / Watt. However, there are services departing from Basel SBB and arriving at Effretikon via Zürich HB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1h 41m.

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The distance between Basel and Effretikon / Watt is 86 km. The road distance is 101.5 km.

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The best way to get from Basel to Effretikon / Watt without a car is to train and line 7 train which takes 1h 41m and costs SFr 35 - SFr 70.

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It takes approximately 1h 41m to get from Basel to Effretikon / Watt, including transfers.

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

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Basel to Effretikon / Watt train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Effretikon station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Basel to Effretikon / Watt is 101 km. It takes approximately 1h 8m to drive from Basel to Effretikon / Watt.

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There are 600+ hotels available in Effretikon / Watt. Prices start at SFr 100 per night.

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Map of how to get from Basel to Effretikon / Watt.
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  • Distance: 85.8 km
  • Duration: 1h 41m

What companies run services between Basel, Switzerland and Effretikon / Watt, Switzerland?

You can take a train from Basel to Effretikon / Watt via Zürich HB in around 1h 41m.

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 12m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 60
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Zürich HB to Effretikon
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 5 - SFr 10
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
SFr 25 - SFr 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
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 26 - SFr 40
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
SFr 32 - SFr 37
1st Class
SFr 26 - SFr 31
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
Website
bahn.com
Train from Basel Sbb to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
SFr 15 - SFr 22
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Bus operators
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 Basel, Basel SBB to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 7 - SFr 10
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines FR

Eurolines is a network of coach companies that operate throughout Europe plus Morocco. It’s an affordable way to travel around the continent, with tickets starting at €5. All coaches have Wi-Fi, plug sockets and USBs, reclining chairs and toilets, and a standard ticket includes up to two medium suitcases plus carry-on luggage. Within France, Eurolines serves 69 destinations; including Paris, Lyon, Versailles, Nice and Bordeaux.

Contact Details
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Bale to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 14 - SFr 21
Website
Eurolines FR

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