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There are 3 ways to get from Basel to Gimmelwald by train or bus

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train

  1. Take the train from Basel SBB to Interlaken Ost

Cheapest option

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Basel SBB to Bern
  2. Take the bus from Bern to Interlaken Station East

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Train via Basel Bad Bf

  1. Take the train from Basel Bad Bf to Interlaken Ost

Basel to Gimmelwald by train and bus

The journey time between Basel and Gimmelwald is around 3h 4m and covers a distance of around 177 km. This includes an average layover time of around 32 min. The fastest journey normally takes 2h 49m. Operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, Deutsche Bahn Eurocity and others, the Basel to Gimmelwald service departs from Basel SBB and arrives in Stechelberg, Schilthornbahn. Typically 154 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
2h 32m
Layover time:
32 min
Total time:
3h 4m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
2h 49m
Journey distance:
177 km
Services per week:
154
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
9 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
05:22
Last service departs at:
22:28

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Basel to Gimmelwald train and bus schedules

Departing Saturday, September 18, 2021

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Basel to Gimmelwald is to bus which costs SFr 13 - SFr 23 and takes 4h 25m.

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The quickest way to get from Basel to Gimmelwald is to train which costs SFr 24 - SFr 55 and takes 3h 10m.

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It is approximately 115 km to get from Basel to Gimmelwald.

The best way to get from Basel to Gimmelwald without a car is to train which takes 3h 10m and costs SFr 24 - SFr 55.

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It takes approximately 3h 10m to get from Basel to Gimmelwald, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Basel to Gimmelwald is to train which takes 3h 10m and costs SFr 24 - SFr 55. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 13 - SFr 23 and takes 4h 25m.

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There are 1471+ hotels available in Gimmelwald. Prices start at SFr 87 per night.

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Map of how to get from Basel to Gimmelwald.
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  • Distance: 115.1 km
  • Duration: 3h 10m

What companies run services between Basel, Switzerland and Gimmelwald, Switzerland?

Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) operates a train from Basel SBB to Interlaken Ost hourly. Tickets cost SFr 50 - SFr 95 and the journey takes 2h. Three other operators also service this route. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Basel to Gimmelwald via Bern, Interlaken Station East, Interlaken Ost, Lauterbrunnen, and Lauterbrunnen, Bahnhof in around 4h 25m.

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 Interlaken Ost
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 50 - SFr 95
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Basel Bad Bf to Interlaken Ost
Ave. Duration
2h 18m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 50 - SFr 100
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 Interlaken Ost
Ave. Duration
2h 1m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 55
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Basel Bad Bf to Interlaken Ost
Ave. Duration
2h 19m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 55
Website
Deutsche Bahn
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 Interlaken Ost
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 22 - SFr 30
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Basel Bad Bf to Interlaken Ost
Ave. Duration
2h 32m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 22 - SFr 35
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Sbb
Website
delfi.de
Train from Basel SBB to Interlaken Ost
Ave. Duration
2h 2m
Frequency
4 times a day
Schedules at
delfi.de
Bus operators
FlixBus-de
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from Basel SBB to Bern
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
5 times a week
Schedules at
flixbus.com
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Basel SBB to Bern
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 8 - SFr 11
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Bern to Interlaken Station East
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 7 - SFr 9
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
For more information, please visit this page
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Basel, Meret Oppenheim-Strasse to Bern, Car-Terminal Neufeld
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
SFr 4 - SFr 6
Website
RegioJet

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