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Bus, train  •  2h 36m

  1. Take the bus from Basel SBB to Zurich Bus Station N524 / ...
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Wädenswil S8 / ...

SFr 22 - SFr 36

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Train  •  2h 42m

  1. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB Ir36 / ...
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Wädenswil S8 / ...

SFr 22 - SFr 50

Drive  •  1h 23m

  1. Drive from Basel to Einsiedeln Abbey 124.3 km

SFr 14 - SFr 22

Basel to Einsiedeln Abbey by bus, walk and train

The journey time between Basel and Einsiedeln Abbey is around 2h 59m and covers a distance of around 123 km. The fastest journey normally takes 2h 44m. Operated by FlixBus, Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) and Südostbahn, the Basel to Einsiedeln Abbey service departs from Basel SBB and arrives in Einsiedeln Abbey. Typically 27 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
2h 59m
Fastest journey time:
2h 44m
Services per week:
27
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
12 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
02:50
Last service departs at:
21:15

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Basel to Einsiedeln Abbey bus, walk and train schedules

Basel → Einsiedeln Abbey
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Einsiedeln Abbey is 0041 58 463 00 00.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Einsiedeln Abbey is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Einsiedeln Abbey is 2 metres.

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Last updated: 17 Jun 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Basel to Einsiedeln Abbey is to drive which costs SFr 14 - SFr 22 and takes 1h 23m.

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The quickest way to get from Basel to Einsiedeln Abbey is to drive which costs SFr 14 - SFr 22 and takes 1h 23m.

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No, there is no direct train from Basel to Einsiedeln Abbey. However, there are services departing from Basel SBB and arriving at Einsiedeln via Zürich HB and Wädenswil. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 42m.

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It is 101 km from Basel to Einsiedeln Abbey. It is approximately 124.3 km to drive.

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The best way to get from Basel to Einsiedeln Abbey without a car is to bus and train which takes 2h 36m and costs SFr 22 - SFr 40.

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It takes approximately 2h 36m to get from Basel to Einsiedeln Abbey, including transfers.

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

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Basel to Einsiedeln Abbey train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Wädenswil station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Basel to Einsiedeln Abbey is 124 km. It takes approximately 1h 23m to drive from Basel to Einsiedeln Abbey.

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There are 63+ hotels available in Einsiedeln Abbey. Prices start at SFr 87 per night.

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  • Distance: 100.9 km
  • Duration: 2h 36m

What companies run services between Basel, Switzerland and Einsiedeln Abbey, Switzerland?

You can take a train from Basel to Einsiedeln Abbey via Zürich HB, Wädenswil, and Einsiedeln in around 2h 42m.

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 Zürich HB to Wädenswil
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 14 - SFr 26
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 60
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 26 - SFr 40
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
SFr 27 - SFr 40
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
SFr 33 - SFr 39
1st Class
SFr 27 - SFr 32
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
SFr 16 - 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 SBB to Zurich Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 8 - SFr 10
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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