There are 7 ways to get from Basel to Graz by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly Basel to Graz  •  5 h 32 min

  1. Fly from Basel (BSL) to Graz (GRZ) BSL - GRZ

$142 - $434

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Bus  •  12 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Basel City Center to Zürich Ouibus
  2. Take the bus from Zurich to Graz, Graz Webling N998

$44 - $75

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Train to Zurich, fly to Graz  •  5 h 18 min

  1. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB
  2. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Graz (GRZ) ZRH - GRZ

$153 - $418

Fly Basel to Vienna, train  •  7 h 32 min

  1. Fly from Basel (BSL) to Vienna (VIE) BSL - VIE
  2. Take the train from Flughafen Wien to Graz Hbf

$123 - $364

Train  •  11 h 46 min

  1. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB 36 / ...
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Graz Hbf Ec

$128 - $218

Bus, train  •  13 h 13 min

  1. Take the bus from Basel to Salzburg
  2. Take the train from Salzburg Hbf to Graz Hbf Ic / ...

$84 - $145

Drive  •  8 h

  1. Drive from Basel to Graz 509.3 miles

$100 - $160

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Basel to Graz. However, there are services departing from Basel City Center and arriving at Graz, Graz Webling via Zurich. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 5 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Basel to Graz. However, there are services departing from Basel SBB and arriving at Graz Hbf via Zürich HB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 46 min.

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The distance between Basel and Graz is 596 km. The road distance is 814.9 km.

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The best way to get from Basel to Graz without a car is to train which takes 11 h 46 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 32 min to get from Basel to Graz, including transfers.

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Basel to Graz bus services, operated by Ouibus, depart from Basel City Center station.

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Basel to Graz 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 Graz is to fly which takes 5 h 32 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 11 h 46 min, you could also bus, which costs and takes 12 h 5 min.

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There is no direct flight from Basel Airport to Graz Airport. The quickest flight takes 2 h 45 min and has one stopover.

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Basel to Graz bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Graz, Graz Webling station.

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Map of how to get from Basel to Graz.
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  • Distance: 372.5 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 32 min

What companies run services between Basel, Switzerland and Graz, Austria?

Lufthansa, Austrian Airlines and three other airlines fly from Basel to Graz hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Basel to Graz via Zürich HB in around 11 h 46 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Basel to Graz via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $600
Flights from Basel to Graz via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $700
Flights from Basel to Graz via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $600
Flights from Zurich to Graz via Munich
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $600
Flights from Basel to Vienna via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $700
Flights from Basel to Vienna via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $700
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Basel to Graz via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 33 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $700
Flights from Zurich to Graz
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $500
Flights from Zurich to Graz via Vienna
Ave. Duration
2 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $700
Flights from Basel to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Graz
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $500
Flights from Basel to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Basel to Graz via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $750
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Basel to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $850
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 Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Graz Hbf
Ave. Duration
9 h 34 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$95 - $160
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

The national railway system of Austria, the OBB carried 209 million passengers on local and regional trains, and 35 million on long-distance trains in 2016 alone. The OBB’s 4865 km network covers 570 trains simultaneously at peak times, with one train leaving every 12 seconds, making it a supremely efficient way to travel around the country and surrounding region. The company’s extensive network connects cities in Austria, and adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia.

Contact Details
Website
oebb.at
Train from Flughafen Wien to Graz Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Train from Salzburg Hbf to Graz Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 59 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
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 Basel City Center to Zürich
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
Ouibus
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 Zurich to Graz, Graz Webling
Ave. Duration
9 h 55 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$40 - $70
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Basel to Salzburg
Ave. Duration
8 h 14 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $80
Book at
eurolines.ch

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Basel to Graz is 815 km. It takes approximately 8 h to drive from Basel to Graz.

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KLM, Austrian Airlines and Lufthansa offer flights from Basel Airport to Graz Airport.

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There are 310+ hotels available in Graz. Prices start at $54 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 .

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