There are 5 ways to get from Basel to Flaine by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  5 h 40 min

  1. Take the train from Basel SBB to Visp 6 / ...
  2. Take the train from Visp to Martigny 90
  3. Take the train from Martigny to Vallorcine

$111 - $198

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Bus  •  8 h 14 min

  1. Take the bus from Basel City Centre to Geneva - Bus station Ouibus

$80 - $109

3 alternative options

Train, bus  •  6 h 8 min

  1. Take the train from Olten to Genève-Aéroport 5 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Geneva - Airport to Sallanches Ouibus

$151 - $238

Drive  •  3 h 36 min

  1. Drive from Basel to Flaine 207.8 miles

$40 - $65

Train, fly, bus  •  5 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB
  2. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Geneva (GVA) ZRH - GVA
  3. Take the bus from Geneva - Airport to Sallanches

$154 - $294

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The cheapest way to get from Basel to Flaine is to drive which costs SFr 40 - SFr 65 and takes 3 h 36 min.

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The quickest way to get from Basel to Flaine is to drive which costs SFr 40 - SFr 65 and takes 3 h 36 min.

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The distance between Basel and Flaine is 185 km. The road distance is 332.5 km.

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The best way to get from Basel to Flaine without a car is to train and bus which takes 6 h 8 min and costs SFr 140 - SFr 230.

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It takes approximately 5 h 40 min to get from Basel to Flaine, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Basel to Flaine is to train which takes 5 h 40 min and costs SFr 100 - SFr 190. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 75 - SFr 110 and takes 8 h 14 min.

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The quickest flight from Zurich Airport to Geneva Airport is the direct flight which takes 45 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Basel to Flaine is 333 km. It takes approximately 3 h 36 min to drive from Basel to Flaine.

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Royal Jordanian and Swiss offer flights from Zurich Airport to Geneva Airport.

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There are 2828+ hotels available in Flaine. Prices start at $83 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Basel to Flaine.
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  • Distance: 115.7 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 40 min

What companies run services between Basel, Switzerland and Flaine, France?

You can take a train from Basel to Flaine via Visp, Martigny, and Vallorcine in around 5 h 40 min. Alternatively, Ouibus operates a bus from Basel to Flaine 3 times a week. Tickets cost $13 - $19 and the journey takes 5 h 25 min.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Geneva
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $320
Royal Jordanian
Website
rj.com
Flights from Zurich to Geneva
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $400
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 Visp
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$65 - $120
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Visp to Martigny
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $40
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Martigny to Vallorcine
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $25
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Olten to Genève-Aéroport
Ave. Duration
2 h 14 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$65 - $120
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Swiss Railways Mont-Blanc Express
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Martigny to Vallorcine
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $25
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Bus operators
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Geneva - Airport to Sallanches
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Basel City Centre to Geneva - Bus station
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Website
Ouibus

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