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There are 5 ways to get from Basel to Innsbruck by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus  •  5 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Basel, Basel central station to Innsbruck, Innsbruck Südbahnstraße N391

$21 - $35

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Train  •  5 h 43 min

  1. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB 36 / ...
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Innsbruck Hbf Rj / ...

$78 - $143

Train, bus  •  7 h 12 min

  1. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB 36 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Zürich to Innsbruck

$60 - $91

Drive  •  3 h 58 min

  1. Drive from Basel to Innsbruck 234.3 miles

$45 - $75

Fly  •  6 h 26 min

  1. Fly from Basel (BSL) to Innsbruck (INN) BSL - INN

$93 - $482

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The cheapest way to get from Basel to Innsbruck is to bus which costs SFr 21 - SFr 35 and takes 5 h 25 min.

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The quickest way to get from Basel to Innsbruck is to drive which costs SFr 45 - SFr 75 and takes 3 h 58 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Basel, Basel central station station and arriving at Innsbruck, Innsbruck Südbahnstraße. Services depart four times a week, and operate Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 5 h 25 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Basel to Innsbruck. However, there are services departing from Basel SBB and arriving at Innsbruck Hbf via Zürich HB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 43 min.

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The distance between Basel and Innsbruck is 289 km. The road distance is 374.8 km.

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The best way to get from Basel to Innsbruck without a car is to bus which takes 5 h 25 min and costs SFr 21 - SFr 35.

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The bus from Basel, Basel central station to Innsbruck, Innsbruck Südbahnstraße takes 5 h 25 min including transfers and departs four times a week.

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Basel to Innsbruck bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Basel, Basel central station.

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Basel to Innsbruck 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 Innsbruck is to bus which takes 5 h 25 min and costs SFr 21 - SFr 35. Alternatively, you can train, which costs SFr 75 - SFr 150 and takes 5 h 43 min, you could also fly, which costs SFr 90 - SFr 490 and takes 6 h 26 min.

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Map of how to get from Basel to Innsbruck.
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  • Distance: 180.9 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 25 min

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

FlixBus operates a bus from Basel to Innsbruck 4 times a week. Tickets cost $21 - $35 and the journey takes 5 h 25 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Basel to Innsbruck via Zürich HB in around 5 h 43 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Basel to Innsbruck via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Flights from Basel to Innsbruck via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $900
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Basel to Innsbruck via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Basel to Innsbruck via Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$100 - $490
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Basel to Innsbruck via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5 h 47 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Basel to Innsbruck via Vienna
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $900
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Basel to Innsbruck via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $470
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Basel to Innsbruck via Hamburg
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$140 - $600
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 Innsbruck Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 31 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $85
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Bus operators
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.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Basel, Basel central station to Innsbruck, Innsbruck Südbahnstraße
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Zürich to Innsbruck
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$27 - $33
Book at
eurolines.ch

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There is no direct flight from Basel Airport to Innsbruck Airport. The quickest flight takes 2 h 55 min and has one stopover.

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Basel to Innsbruck bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Innsbruck, Innsbruck Südbahnstraße station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Basel to Innsbruck is 375 km. It takes approximately 3 h 58 min to drive from Basel to Innsbruck.

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KLM, Transavia Holland, Eurowings and four other airlines offer flights from Basel Airport to Innsbruck Airport.

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Book your Basel to Innsbruck bus tickets online with FlixBus.

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There are 1300+ hotels available in Innsbruck. Prices start at $69 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 SFr 2 - SFr 4.

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