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There are 5 ways to get from Basel to Konstanz by train, bus, rideshare or car

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Train  •  1 h 53 min

  1. Take the train from Basel Bad Bf to Singen(Hohentwiel) Ire
  2. Take the train from Singen(Hohentwiel) to Konstanz Regional / ...

$46 - $70

Cheapest option

Bus  •  2 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Basel City Center to Zürich Ouibus
  2. Take the bus from Zurich to Constance, Constance Döbeleplatz 006 / ...

$6 - $12

3 alternative options

Train via Zürich HB  •  2 h 40 min

  1. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB 36 / ...
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Konstanz Interregio / ...

$56 - $98

Rideshare  •  2 h 4 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Basel to Konstanz 94.2 miles

$12

Drive  •  1 h 36 min

  1. Drive from Basel to Konstanz 94.2 miles

$19 - $29

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The cheapest way to get from Basel to Konstanz is to bus which costs SFr 6 - SFr 12 and takes 2 h 55 min.

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The quickest way to get from Basel to Konstanz is to drive which costs SFr 19 - SFr 29 and takes 1 h 36 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Basel to Konstanz. However, there are services departing from Basel City Center and arriving at Constance, Constance Döbeleplatz via Zurich. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 55 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Basel to Konstanz. However, there are services departing from Basel Bad Bf and arriving at Konstanz via Singen(Hohentwiel). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 53 min.

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The distance between Basel and Konstanz is 121 km. The road distance is 150.7 km.

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The best way to get from Basel to Konstanz without a car is to train which takes 1 h 53 min and costs SFr 45 - SFr 70.

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It takes approximately 1 h 53 min to get from Basel to Konstanz, including transfers.

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Basel to Konstanz bus services, operated by Ouibus, depart from Basel City Center station.

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Basel to Konstanz 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 Konstanz is to train which takes 1 h 53 min and costs SFr 45 - SFr 70. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 6 - SFr 12 and takes 2 h 55 min.

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Map of how to get from Basel to Konstanz.
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  • Distance: 75.4 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 53 min

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

You can take a train from Basel to Konstanz via Singen(Hohentwiel) in around 1 h 53 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Basel to Konstanz via Zürich and Zurich in around 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.

Contact Details
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Basel Bad Bf to Singen(Hohentwiel)
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Singen to Konstanz
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $30
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
Train from Zürich HB to Konstanz
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$23 - $40
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 Singen(Hohentwiel) to Konstanz
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Website
bahn.de
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.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Basel City Center to Zürich
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
Ouibus
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 Zurich to Constance, Constance Döbeleplatz
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$3 - $7
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Basel to Konstanz
Ave. Duration
2 h 4 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$12
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Basel to Konstanz bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Constance, Constance Döbeleplatz station.

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Basel to Konstanz train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, arrive at Konstanz station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Basel to Konstanz is 151 km. It takes approximately 1 h 36 min to drive from Basel to Konstanz.

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There are 899+ hotels available in Konstanz. Prices start at $74 USD per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Basel and Konstanz. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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