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There are 10 ways to get from Basel to Germany by plane, subway, train, bus or car

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Fly to Frankfurt  •  2 h 35 min

  1. Fly from Basel (BSL) to Frankfurt (FRA) BSL - FRA

$87 - $293

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Bus  •  14 h 2 min

  1. Take the bus from Basel, Basel central station to Freiburg 299 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Freiburg to Berlin, Berlin central bus station 015 / ...

$42 - $90

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Fly to Munich, subway  •  3 h 58 min

  1. Fly from Basel (BSL) to Munich (MUC) BSL - MUC
  2. Take the subway from München Nordfriedhof to München Marienplatz

$77 - $260

Fly to Berlin Tegel  •  4 h 18 min

  1. Fly from Basel (BSL) to Berlin Tegel (TXL) BSL - TXL

$51 - $219

Fly to Dusseldorf  •  4 h 8 min

  1. Fly from Basel (BSL) to Dusseldorf (DUS) BSL - DUS

$56 - $226

Fly to Hamburg  •  4 h 13 min

  1. Fly from Basel (BSL) to Hamburg (HAM) BSL - HAM

$49 - $244

Train  •  7 h 19 min

  1. Take the train from Basel Bad Bf to Berlin Hbf Ice

$177 - $257

Train, bus  •  16 h 18 min

  1. Take the train from Gare de Basel-SBB to Gare de Strasbourg Strasbourg - Mulhouse - Bâle / ...
  2. Take the bus from Strasbourg to Berlin Kaiserdamm

$125 - $182

Train, drive  •  9 h 3 min

  1. Take the train from Basel Bad Bf to Göttingen Ice
  2. Drive from Göttingen to Berlin

$153 - $247

Drive  •  7 h 34 min

  1. Drive from Basel to Berlin 543.8 miles

$110 - $170

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The cheapest way to get from Basel to Germany is to bus which costs SFr 40 - SFr 90 and takes 14 h 2 min.

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The quickest way to get from Basel to Germany is to fly which costs SFr 85 - SFr 300 and takes 2 h 35 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Basel station to Germany. However, there are services departing from Basel, Basel central station and arriving at Berlin, S+U Alexanderplatz Bhf/Memhardstr. via Freiburg, Berlin, Masurenallee/ZOB and S+U Zoologischer Garten Bhf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14 h 2 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Basel to Germany. However, there are services departing from Basel Bad Bf and arriving at S+U Alexanderplatz Bhf via S+U Berlin Hauptbahnhof. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 19 min.

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The distance between Basel and Germany is 443 km. The road distance is 870.1 km.

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The best way to get from Basel to Germany without a car is to train which takes 7 h 19 min and costs SFr 170 - SFr 260.

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It takes approximately 2 h 35 min to get from Basel to Germany, including transfers.

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Basel to Germany bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Basel, Basel central station.

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Basel to Germany train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from Basel Bad Bf station.

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The best way to get from Basel to Germany is to fly which takes 2 h 35 min and costs SFr 85 - SFr 300. Alternatively, you can train, which costs SFr 170 - SFr 260 and takes 7 h 19 min, you could also bus, which costs SFr 40 - SFr 90 and takes 14 h 2 min.

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Map of how to get from Basel to Germany.
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  • Distance: 276.9 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 35 min

What companies run services between Basel, Switzerland and Germany?

Lufthansa flies from Basel to Frankfurt am Main 4 times a day. Alternatively, Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) operates a train from Basel to Berlin every 4 hours. Tickets cost $170 - $260 and the journey takes 7 h 10 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Basel to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $380
Flights from Basel to Munich
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $500
Flights from Basel to Munich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $500
Flights from Basel to Berlin Tegel via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $500
Flights from Basel to Berlin Tegel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $480
Flights from Basel to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$55 - $420
Flights from Basel to Dusseldorf via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Basel to Dusseldorf via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Basel to Hamburg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Flights from Basel to Hamburg via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Flights from Basel to Hamburg via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $750
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Basel to Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $210
Flights from Basel to Dusseldorf via Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $300
Flights from Basel to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $460
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Basel to Berlin Tegel via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from Basel to Dusseldorf via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Basel to Hamburg via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Basel to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $420
Flights from Basel to Hamburg via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $750
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Basel to Berlin Tegel via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Basel to Hamburg via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Train operators
MVV
Phone
+49 89 41 42 43 44
Website
mvv-muenchen.de
Subway from München Nordfriedhof to München Marienplatz
Ave. Duration
9 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
mvv-muenchen.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. Swiss Railways codeshares with American Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines out of Zurich International Airport.

Contact Details
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Basel Bad Bf to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$170 - $260
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Basel Bad Bf to Göttingen
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$100 - $160
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Gare de Basel-SBB to Gare de Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$25 - $40
1st Class
$35 - $55
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.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Basel, Basel central station to Freiburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Freiburg to Berlin, Berlin central bus station
Ave. Duration
11 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $75
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Strasbourg to Berlin Kaiserdamm
Ave. Duration
13 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$95 - $140
Schedules at
eurolines.fr

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The quickest flight from Basel Airport to Frankfurt Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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Basel to Germany bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Berlin, Berlin central bus station.

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Basel to Germany train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Berlin Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Basel to Germany is 870 km. It takes approximately 7 h 34 min to drive from Basel to Germany.

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Lufthansa offers flights from Basel Airport to Frankfurt Airport.

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There are 237+ hotels available in Germany. Prices start at $51 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Basel to Basel Airport is to line 50 bus which takes 8 min and costs SFr 2 - SFr 4.

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