There are 8 ways to get from Basel to Grenoble by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  6h 3m

  1. Take the train from Mulhouse Ville to Lyon Part Dieu Tgv
  2. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Grenoble Ter

39€ - 149€

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Bus  •  7h 55m

  1. Take the bus from Basel, Basel SBB to Bern N122 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Bern to Grenoble N1156 / ...

25€ - 31€

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Train via Geneva  •  6h 5m

  1. Take the train from Basel SBB to Bern 61 / ...
  2. Take the train from Bern to Genève 1 / ...
  3. Take the train from Geneve to Grenoble Ter

119€ - 215€

Bus via Geneva  •  7h 25m

  1. Take the bus from Basel, Meret Oppenheim-Strasse to Genėve, Gare Routiėre Place Dorciėre
  2. Take the bus from Saint-Julien-en-Genevois to Grenoble-Eugène-Chavant Re02

26€ - 33€

Drive  •  3h 57m

  1. Drive from Basel to Grenoble 395.8 km

45€ - 75€

Train to Zurich, fly to Geneva, train  •  6h 39m

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

163€ - 415€

Train to Strasbourg, fly to Lyon, train  •  5h 55m

  1. Take the train from Basel Sbb to Strasbourg
  2. Fly from Strasbourg (SXB) to Lyon (LYS) SXB - LYS
  3. Take the train from Lyon-Saint Exupery Tgv to Grenoble

126€ - 338€

Fly Basel to Lyon, train  •  7h 17m

  1. Fly from Basel (BSL) to Lyon (LYS) BSL - LYS
  2. Take the train from Lyon-Saint Exupery Tgv to Grenoble

107€ - 293€

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The cheapest way to get from Basel to Grenoble is to bus which costs SFr 26 - SFr 35 and takes 7h 55m.

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The quickest way to get from Basel to Grenoble is to drive which costs SFr 50 - SFr 75 and takes 3h 57m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Basel to Grenoble. However, there are services departing from Basel, Meret Oppenheim-Strasse and arriving at Grenoble-Eugène-Chavant via Genève, Bel-Air and Saint-Julien-en-Genevois. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 25m.

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No, there is no direct train from Basel to Grenoble. However, there are services departing from Basel Sbb and arriving at Grenoble via Mulhouse Ville and Lyon Part Dieu. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 3m.

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The distance between Basel and Grenoble is 301 km. The road distance is 395.8 km.

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The best way to get from Basel to Grenoble without a car is to train which takes 6h 3m and costs SFr 40 - SFr 160.

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It takes approximately 6h 3m to get from Basel to Grenoble, including transfers.

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Basel to Grenoble bus services, operated by Eurobus SK, depart from Basel, Meret Oppenheim-Strasse station.

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Basel to Grenoble train services, operated by TGV inOui, depart from Mulhouse Ville station.

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

You can take a train from Basel to Grenoble via Mulhouse Ville and Lyon Part Dieu in around 6h 3m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Basel to Grenoble via Genėve, Gare Routiėre Place Dorciėre, Genève, Bel-Air, and Saint-Julien-en-Genevois in around 7h 25m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zurich to Geneva
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
90€ - 250€
Flights from Basel to Lyon via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Every day
Estimated price
220€ - 700€
Flights from Basel to Lyon via Munich
Ave. Duration
6h 6m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
220€ - 700€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Basel to Lyon via Nantes
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
75€ - 310€
Flights from Basel to Lyon via Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
4h 17m
When
Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
75€ - 310€
Flights from Basel to Lyon via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
75€ - 310€
Flights from Basel to Lyon via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
75€ - 310€
Flights from Basel to Lyon via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
75€ - 310€
Flights from Basel to Lyon via Sevilla
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
75€ - 310€
Flights from Basel to Lyon via Ajaccio
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
75€ - 310€
Flights from Basel to Lyon via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
75€ - 310€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Geneva
Ave. Duration
51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
90€ - 250€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Strasbourg to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
70€ - 290€
Flights from Basel to Lyon via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 320€
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Basel to Lyon via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
160€ - 750€
Royal Jordanian
Website
rj.com
Flights from Zurich to Geneva
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
95€ - 320€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Basel to Lyon via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 460€
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Basel to Lyon via Brussels
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
150€ - 1100€
Train operators
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Mulhouse Ville to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
2h 47m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
65€ - 85€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
65€ - 80€
1st Class
70€ - 85€
Train from Basel Sbb to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
24€ - 35€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
30€ - 35€
1st Class
24€ - 29€
Train from Lyon-Saint Exupery Tgv to Grenoble
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
29€ - 40€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
33€ - 39€
1st Class
29€ - 34€
Luxembourg Railways (CFL)
SNCF

France’s state-owned railway company is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country, with over 14,000 trains operating daily. SNCF runs the country’s extensive rail network, including the high-speed TGV network, regional TER trains and local Intercités. It also operates international routes including Eurostar and Thalys, as well as the low-cost, long-distance Ouigo services that run on limited routes across France. Book up to 3 months in advance for the cheapest fares. 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 Lyon Part Dieu to Grenoble
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
20€ - 35€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
20€ - 24€
1st Class
33€ - 34€
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 Bern
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
30€ - 60€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Bern to Genève
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
40€ - 75€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Geneve to Grenoble
Ave. Duration
2h 3m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
45€ - 80€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
30€ - 55€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Basel Sbb to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
45€ - 80€
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 Bern
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
25€ - 35€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Basel Sbb to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
23€ - 35€
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
Website
bahn.com
Train from Basel Sbb to Bern
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
15€ - 22€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Basel Sbb to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
14€ - 20€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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 Bern to Geneve
Ave. Duration
1h 49m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
29€ - 65€
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
29€ - 40€
1st Class
45€ - 65€
Bus operators
Eurobus SK
Phone
+421 55 680 73 06
Email
onlinepredaj@eurobus.sk
Website
eurobus.sk
Bus from Basel, Meret Oppenheim-Strasse to Genėve, Gare Routiėre Place Dorciėre
Ave. Duration
3h 37m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
11€ - 15€
Schedules at
eurobus.sk
Swiss PostAuto
Email
info@postauto.ch
Website
postauto.ch
Bus from Saint-Julien-en-Genevois to Grenoble-Eugène-Chavant
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
10€ - 14€
Website
Swiss PostAuto
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
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, Basel SBB to Bern
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
7€ - 10€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Bern to Grenoble
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
17€ - 22€
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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The best way to get from Basel to Grenoble is to train which takes 6h 3m and costs SFr 40 - SFr 160. Alternatively, you can bus via Geneva, which costs SFr 27 - SFr 35 and takes 7h 25m.

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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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Basel to Grenoble bus services, operated by Swiss PostAuto, arrive at Grenoble-Eugène-Chavant station.

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Basel to Grenoble train services, operated by SNCF, arrive at Grenoble station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Basel to Grenoble is 396 km. It takes approximately 3h 57m to drive from Basel to Grenoble.

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

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There are 679+ hotels available in Grenoble. Prices start at 87€ 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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