There are 2 ways to get from Basel to Grindelwald by train or car

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Train  •  2h 53m

  1. Take the train from Basel SBB to Interlaken Ost 61 / ...

SFr 50 - SFr 95

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Drive  •  1h 54m

  1. Drive from Basel to Grindelwald 168.8 km

SFr 21 - SFr 35

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The cheapest way to get from Basel to Grindelwald is to drive which costs SFr 21 - SFr 35 and takes 1h 54m.

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The quickest way to get from Basel to Grindelwald is to drive which costs SFr 21 - SFr 35 and takes 1h 54m.

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No, there is no direct train from Basel to Grindelwald. However, there are services departing from Basel SBB and arriving at Grindelwald via Interlaken Ost. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 53m.

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The distance between Basel and Grindelwald is 110 km. The road distance is 168.8 km.

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The best way to get from Basel to Grindelwald without a car is to train which takes 2h 53m and costs SFr 50 - SFr 95.

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It takes approximately 2h 53m to get from Basel to Grindelwald, including transfers.

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

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Basel to Grindelwald train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Interlaken Ost station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Basel to Grindelwald is 169 km. It takes approximately 1h 54m to drive from Basel to Grindelwald.

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There are 1122+ hotels available in Grindelwald. Prices start at SFr 100 per night.

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  • Distance: 109.6 km
  • Duration: 2h 53m

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

Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) operates a train from Basel to Grindelwald hourly. Tickets cost SFr 50 - SFr 95 and the journey takes 1h 58m. Two other operators also service this route.

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.

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Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Interlaken Ost
Ave. Duration
1h 58m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 50 - SFr 95
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).

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Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Basel Sbb to Interlaken Ost
Ave. Duration
1h 58m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 55
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity
Website
bahn.com
Train from Basel Sbb to Interlaken Ost
Ave. Duration
1h 58m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
SFr 22 - SFr 35
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de

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