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There are 3 ways to get from Basel to Gstaad by train, bus or car

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Train  •  3 h 49 min

  1. Take the train from Basel SBB to Spiez Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Spiez to Zweisimmen 43-Y / ...

$67 - $111

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Bus  •  6 h 13 min

  1. Take the bus from Basel City Center to Fribourg Ouibus

$33 - $49

1 alternative option

Drive  •  2 h 11 min

  1. Drive from Basel to Gstaad 114.7 miles

$24 - $35

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The cheapest way to get from Basel to Gstaad is to drive which costs SFr 23 - SFr 35 and takes 2 h 11 min.

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The quickest way to get from Basel to Gstaad is to drive which costs SFr 23 - SFr 35 and takes 2 h 11 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Basel to Gstaad. However, there are services departing from Basel SBB and arriving at Gstaad via Spiez and Zweisimmen. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 49 min.

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The distance between Basel and Gstaad is 123 km. The road distance is 183.5 km.

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The best way to get from Basel to Gstaad without a car is to train which takes 3 h 49 min and costs SFr 65 - SFr 120.

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It takes approximately 3 h 49 min to get from Basel to Gstaad, including transfers.

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Basel to Gstaad 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 Gstaad is to train which takes 3 h 49 min and costs SFr 65 - SFr 120. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 30 - SFr 50 and takes 6 h 13 min.

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Basel to Gstaad train services, operated by BLS AG, arrive at Zweisimmen station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Basel to Gstaad is 184 km. It takes approximately 2 h 11 min to drive from Basel to Gstaad.

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  • Distance: 76.6 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 49 min

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

You can take a train from Basel to Gstaad via Spiez and Zweisimmen in around 3 h 49 min. Alternatively, Ouibus operates a bus from Basel to Gstaad 3 times a week. Tickets cost $8 - $12 and the journey takes 2 h 55 min.

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.

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Website
sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Spiez
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$45 - $85
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
BLS AG
Phone
+41 58 327 32 71
Website
bls.ch
Train from Spiez to Zweisimmen
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Website
bls.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
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.

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Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Basel City Center to Fribourg
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
Ouibus

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