There are 3 ways to get from Basel to Nancy by bus, train or car

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Bus  •  3 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Basel, Basel central station to Nancy N836

$12 - $21

2 alternative options

Train  •  3 h 43 min

  1. Take the train from Basel SBB to Strasbourg
  2. Take the train from Strasbourg to Nancy Ville Tgv

$57 - $85

Drive  •  2 h 24 min

  1. Drive from Basel to Nancy 132.5 miles

$28 - $45

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Basel to Nancy is to bus which costs SFr 11 - SFr 20 and takes 3 h 5 min.

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The quickest way to get from Basel to Nancy is to drive which costs SFr 27 - SFr 40 and takes 2 h 24 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Basel, Basel central station station and arriving at Nancy. Services depart five times a week, and operate Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 3 h 5 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Basel to Nancy. However, there are services departing from Basel SBB and arriving at Nancy Ville via Strasbourg. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 43 min.

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The distance between Basel and Nancy is 162 km. The road distance is 212 km.

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The best way to get from Basel to Nancy without a car is to bus which takes 3 h 5 min and costs SFr 11 - SFr 20.

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The bus from Basel, Basel central station to Nancy takes 3 h 5 min including transfers and departs five times a week.

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

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Map of how to get from Basel to Nancy.
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  • Distance: 101.3 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 5 min

What companies run services between Basel, Switzerland and Nancy, France?

FlixBus operates a bus from Basel to Nancy 5 times a week. Tickets cost $12 - $21 and the journey takes 3 h 5 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Basel to Nancy via Strasbourg in around 3 h 43 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 SBB to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

Rome2rio's guide to SNCF
Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Strasbourg to Nancy Ville
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$27 - $40
1st Class
$35 - $55
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Strasbourg to Nancy Ville
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$30 - $40
1st Class
$55 - $65
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 Nancy
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$12 - $21
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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