There are 4 ways to get from Basel to Kloten by train, bus or car

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Train via Zürich HB  •  1 h 27 min

  1. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB 3 / ...

$45 - $80

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Bus  •  2 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Basel, Basel central station to Zurich, Zurich Airport K188

$9 - $15

2 alternative options

Train  •  1 h 37 min

  1. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich Flughafen 36 / ...

$39 - $69

Drive  •  59 min

  1. Drive from Basel to Kloten 55.2 miles

$11 - $17

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The cheapest way to get from Basel to Kloten is to bus which costs SFr 8 - SFr 15 and takes 2 h 20 min.

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The quickest way to get from Basel to Kloten is to drive which costs SFr 11 - SFr 17 and takes 59 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Basel station to Kloten. However, there are services departing from Basel, Basel central station and arriving at Kloten, Kirchgasse via Zürich Flughafen, Bahnhof. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 20 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Basel to Kloten. However, there are services departing from Basel SBB and arriving at Kloten via Zürich HB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 27 min.

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The distance between Basel and Kloten is 77 km. The road distance is 88.2 km.

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The best way to get from Basel to Kloten without a car is to train which takes 1 h 27 min and costs SFr 40 - SFr 80.

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It takes approximately 1 h 27 min to get from Basel to Kloten, including transfers.

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

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Basel to Kloten 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 Kloten is to train which takes 1 h 27 min and costs SFr 40 - SFr 80. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 8 - SFr 15 and takes 2 h 20 min.

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  • Distance: 48.1 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 27 min

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

Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) operates a train from Basel to Kloten hourly. Tickets cost $30 - $60 and the journey takes 53 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Basel to Kloten twice daily. Tickets cost $6 - $11 and the journey takes 2 h 10 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 Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Zürich Flughafen
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $65
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.

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Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Basel, Basel central station to Zurich, Zurich Airport
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$6 - $11
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Basel to Kloten bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Zurich, Zurich Airport station.

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Basel to Kloten train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Zürich HB station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Basel to Kloten is 88 km. It takes approximately 59 min to drive from Basel to Kloten.

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There are 462+ hotels available in Kloten. Prices start at $87 USD per night.

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