There are 3 ways to get from Basel to Engelberg by train, bus or car

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Train  •  2 h 36 min

  1. Take the train from Basel SBB to Luzern 27 / ...
  2. Take the train from Luzern to Engelberg 8-Y

$49 - $80

Cheapest option

Bus  •  4 h

  1. Take the bus from Basel, Basel central station to Stans K188 / ...

$14 - $23

1 alternative option

Drive  •  1 h 32 min

  1. Drive from Basel to Engelberg 83.5 miles

$17 - $26

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No, there is no direct train from Basel to Engelberg. However, there are services departing from Basel SBB and arriving at Engelberg via Luzern. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 36 min.

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The distance between Basel and Engelberg is 103 km. The road distance is 133.6 km.

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The best way to get from Basel to Engelberg without a car is to train which takes 2 h 36 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 2 h 36 min to get from Basel to Engelberg, including transfers.

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Basel to Engelberg 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 Engelberg is to train which takes 2 h 36 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 4 h.

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Basel to Engelberg train services, operated by Zentralbahn, arrive at Engelberg station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Basel to Engelberg is 134 km. It takes approximately 1 h 32 min to drive from Basel to Engelberg.

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There are 423+ hotels available in Engelberg. Prices start at $80 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Basel to Engelberg.
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  • Distance: 64.5 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 36 min

What companies run services between Basel, Switzerland and Engelberg, Obwalden, Switzerland?

You can take a train from Basel to Engelberg via Luzern in around 2 h 36 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Basel to Engelberg twice daily. Tickets cost $6 - $11 and the journey takes 2 h 45 min.

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 Luzern
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
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 Luzern
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Zentralbahn
Website
zentralbahn.ch
Train from Luzern to Engelberg
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $20
Website
zentralbahn.ch
Schedule at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Bus operators
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Basel, Basel central station to Stans
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$6 - $11
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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