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

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Train  •  16 min

  1. Take the train from Basel SBB to Liestal 3 / ...

$12 - $22

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Line 81 bus  •  36 min

  1. Take the line 81 bus from Basel, Aeschenplatz to Liestal, Bahnhof 81 / ...

$7 - $12

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  18 min

  1. Take a taxi from Basel to Liestal 11.6 miles

$80 - $100

Drive  •  18 min

  1. Drive from Basel to Liestal 11.6 miles

$2 - $4

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Basel, Aeschenplatz and arriving at Liestal, Bahnhof. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 36 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Basel SBB and arriving at Liestal. Services depart every 15 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 16 min.

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The distance between Basel and Liestal is 15 km. The road distance is 18.5 km.

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The best way to get from Basel to Liestal without a car is to train which takes 16 min and costs .

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The train from Basel SBB to Liestal takes 16 min including transfers and departs every 15 minutes.

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Basel to Liestal bus services, operated by Swiss PostAuto, depart from Basel, Aeschenplatz station.

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Basel to Liestal 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 Liestal is to train which takes 16 min and costs . Alternatively, you can line 81 bus, which costs and takes 36 min.

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Basel to Liestal bus services, operated by Swiss PostAuto, arrive at Liestal, Bahnhof station.

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

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Map of how to get from Basel to Liestal.
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  • Distance: 9.2 miles
  • Duration: 16 min

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

Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) operates a train from Basel to Liestal every 15 minutes. Tickets cost $12 - $22 and the journey takes 16 min. Trenitalia Eurocity also services this route 3 times a week. Alternatively, Swiss PostAuto operates a bus from Basel to Liestal every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $7 - $12 and the journey takes 36 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 Liestal
Ave. Duration
16 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$12 - $22
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
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 Sbb to Liestal
Ave. Duration
9 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$14 - $19
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Bus operators
Swiss PostAuto
Email
info@postauto.ch
Website
postauto.ch
Bus from Basel, Aeschenplatz to Liestal, Bahnhof
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $12
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Other operators
Taxi from Basel to Liestal
Ave. Duration
18 min
Estimated price
$80 - $100
Mini Cab AG
Phone
+41 61 777 77 77
Website
mini-cab.ch
Taxi-Zentrale AG Basel
Phone
+41 61 222 22 22
Website
taxi-zentrale.ch
33er Taxi AG
Phone
+41 61 333 33 33
Website
33ertaxi.ch

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Yes, the driving distance between Basel to Liestal is 19 km. It takes approximately 18 min to drive from Basel to Liestal.

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