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There are 7 ways to get from Basel to Kaiserslautern by train, bus, night train, car or plane

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Train  •  4 h 3 min

  1. Take the train from Basel Bad Bf to Mannheim Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Kaiserslautern Hbf S 2 (15) / ...

$66 - $102

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Bus  •  7 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Basel, Basel central station to Karlsruhe 108 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Karlsruhe to Kaiserslautern N236

$20 - $35

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Train, bus  •  4 h 46 min

  1. Take the train from Basel Sbb to Karlsruhe Hbf Ec
  2. Take the bus from Karlsruhe to Kaiserslautern N236

$44 - $63

Train, night train  •  4 h 50 min

  1. Take the train from Basel SBB to Karlsruhe Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the night train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Kaiserslautern Hbf S 1 (22)

$67 - $110

Drive  •  2 h 48 min

  1. Drive from Basel to Kaiserslautern 199.8 miles

$40 - $65

Fly Basel to Frankfurt, train  •  4 h 58 min

  1. Fly from Basel (BSL) to Frankfurt (FRA) BSL - FRA
  2. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Mannheim Hbf
  3. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Kaiserslautern Hbf

$101 - $323

Train to Zurich, fly to Stuttgart, train  •  6 h 22 min

  1. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB
  2. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Stuttgart (STR) ZRH - STR
  3. Take the train from Stuttgart Hbf to Kaiserslautern Hbf

$130 - $344

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Basel to Kaiserslautern is to bus which costs SFr 20 - SFr 35 and takes 7 h 10 min.

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The quickest way to get from Basel to Kaiserslautern is to drive which costs SFr 40 - SFr 65 and takes 2 h 48 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Basel station to Kaiserslautern. However, there are services departing from Basel, Basel central station and arriving at Kaiserslautern via Karlsruhe. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 10 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Basel to Kaiserslautern. However, there are services departing from Basel Bad Bf and arriving at Kaiserslautern Hbf via Mannheim Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 3 min.

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The distance between Basel and Kaiserslautern is 210 km. The road distance is 319.6 km.

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The best way to get from Basel to Kaiserslautern without a car is to train which takes 4 h 3 min and costs SFr 65 - SFr 110.

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It takes approximately 4 h 3 min to get from Basel to Kaiserslautern, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Basel to Kaiserslautern is to train which takes 4 h 3 min and costs SFr 65 - SFr 110. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 20 - SFr 35 and takes 7 h 10 min.

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Map of how to get from Basel to Kaiserslautern.
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  • Distance: 131.3 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 3 min

What companies run services between Basel, Switzerland and Kaiserslautern, Germany?

You can take a train from Basel to Kaiserslautern via Mannheim Hbf in around 4 h 3 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Basel to Kaiserslautern via Karlsruhe in around 7 h 10 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Basel to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $380
Flights from Zurich to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $270
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Basel to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $380
Flights from Zurich to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $270
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 Bad Bf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $90
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $85
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.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
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and 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.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Basel Bad Bf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Website
bahn.de
Train from Basel SBB to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
bahn.de
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Kaiserslautern Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
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 Basel Bad Bf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 18 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Basel Sbb to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
S-Bahn
Website
bahn.de
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Kaiserslautern Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $14
Schedules at
bahn.de
Night train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Kaiserslautern Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$16 - $29
Schedules at
bahn.de
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Karlsruhe to Kaiserslautern
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $13
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Basel, Basel central station to Karlsruhe
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $22
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Basel Airport to Frankfurt Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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

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Basel to Kaiserslautern train services, operated by S-Bahn, arrive at Kaiserslautern Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Basel to Kaiserslautern is 320 km. It takes approximately 2 h 48 min to drive from Basel to Kaiserslautern.

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Lufthansa offers flights from Basel Airport to Frankfurt Airport.

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Book your Basel to Kaiserslautern bus tickets online with FlixBus and FlixBus.

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There are 144+ hotels available in Kaiserslautern. Prices start at $56 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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