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

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Train  •  2h 55m

  1. Take the train from Basel SBB to Interlaken Ost Ic61 / ...

SFr 22 - SFr 55

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Drive  •  1h 53m

  1. Drive from Basel to Grindelwald 167.2 km

SFr 19 - SFr 29

Basel to Grindelwald by train

The train journey time between Basel and Grindelwald is around 3h 2m and covers a distance of around 178 km. The fastest train normally takes 2h 40m. Operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, Deutsche Bahn Eurocity and others, the Basel to Grindelwald train service departs from Basel SBB and arrives in Grindelwald. Typically 116 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Basel to Grindelwald train schedules

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Grindelwald is 0041 58 463 00 00.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Grindelwald is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Grindelwald is 2 metres.

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Last updated: 9 May 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Basel to Grindelwald is to drive which costs SFr 19 - SFr 29 and takes 1h 53m.

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The fastest way to get from Basel to Grindelwald is to drive. Taking this option will cost SFr 19 - SFr 29 and takes 1h 53m.

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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 55m.

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The distance between Basel and Grindelwald is 110 km. The road distance is 167.2 km.

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The best way to get from Basel to Grindelwald without a car is to train which takes 2h 55m and costs SFr 22 - SFr 55.

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It takes approximately 2h 55m 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 167 km. It takes approximately 1h 53m to drive from Basel to Grindelwald.

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  • Distance: 109.6 km
  • Duration: 2h 55m

What companies run services between Basel, Switzerland and Grindelwald, 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. Two other operators also service this route.

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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
2h
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
2h
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.

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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 35
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de

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