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There are 8 ways to get from Basel to Neuschwanstein Castle by train, bus, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train  •  6 h 7 min

  1. Take the train from Basel Bad Bf to Lindau Hbf Ire
  2. Take the train from Lindau Hbf to Kaufbeuren Re
  3. Take the train from Kaufbeuren to Füssen Rb / ...

$110 - $165

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Bus  •  9 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Basel, Basel central station to Munich, Munich central bus station 206
  2. Take the bus from Munich, Munich central bus station to Schwangau Neuschwanstein 163

$28 - $48

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Train via Zürich HB  •  7 h 49 min

  1. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB 36 / ...
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Kempten(Allgäu)Hbf Ec
  3. Take the train from Kempten(Allgäu)Hbf to Pflach Rb

$104 - $179

Train via Kempten(Allgäu)Hbf  •  8 h 8 min

  1. Take the train from Basel Bad Bf to Friedrichshafen Stadt Ire
  2. Take the train from Lindau Hbf to Kempten(Allgäu)Hbf Re / ...
  3. Take the train from Kempten(Allgäu)Hbf to Pflach Rb

$100 - $153

Drive  •  3 h 28 min

  1. Drive from Basel to Neuschwanstein Castle 201.7 miles

$40 - $65

Fly Basel to Innsbruck, drive  •  6 h 32 min

  1. Fly from Basel (BSL) to Innsbruck (INN) BSL - INN
  2. Drive from Innsbruck to Neuschwanstein Castle

$102 - $496

Train to Zurich, fly to Munich, bus  •  7 h 49 min

  1. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB
  2. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Munich (MUC) ZRH - MUC
  3. Take the bus from Munich, Munich central bus station to Schwangau Neuschwanstein

$148 - $405

Fly Basel to Munich, bus  •  7 h 33 min

  1. Fly from Basel (BSL) to Munich (MUC) BSL - MUC
  2. Take the bus from Munich, Munich central bus station to Schwangau Neuschwanstein

$83 - $271

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Basel to Neuschwanstein Castle is to bus which costs SFr 27 - SFr 50 and takes 9 h 20 min.

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The quickest way to get from Basel to Neuschwanstein Castle is to drive which costs SFr 40 - SFr 65 and takes 3 h 28 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Basel station to Neuschwanstein Castle. However, there are services departing from Basel, Basel central station and arriving at Schwangau Neuschwanstein via Munich, Munich central bus station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 20 min.

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The distance between Basel and Neuschwanstein Castle is 238 km. The road distance is 322.7 km.

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The best way to get from Basel to Neuschwanstein Castle without a car is to train which takes 6 h 7 min and costs SFr 100 - SFr 170.

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It takes approximately 6 h 7 min to get from Basel to Neuschwanstein Castle, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Basel to Neuschwanstein Castle is to train which takes 6 h 7 min and costs SFr 100 - SFr 170. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 27 - SFr 50 and takes 9 h 20 min.

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There is no direct flight from Basel Airport to Innsbruck Airport. The quickest flight takes 2 h 55 min and has one stopover.

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Basel to Neuschwanstein Castle bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Schwangau Neuschwanstein station.

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Map of how to get from Basel to Neuschwanstein Castle.
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  • Distance: 149 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 7 min

What companies run services between Basel, Switzerland and Neuschwanstein Castle, Germany?

You can take a train from Basel to Neuschwanstein Castle via Lindau Hbf, Kaufbeuren, and Füssen in around 6 h 7 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Basel to Neuschwanstein Castle via Munich, Munich central bus station and Schwangau Neuschwanstein in around 9 h 20 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Basel to Innsbruck via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Flights from Basel to Innsbruck via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Flights from Zurich to Munich
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Basel to Munich
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $500
Flights from Basel to Munich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $500
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Munich
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Basel to Munich
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $500
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Basel to Innsbruck via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Basel to Innsbruck via Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$100 - $490
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Basel to Innsbruck via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Monday and Tuesday
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Basel to Innsbruck via Vienna
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $900
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Basel to Innsbruck via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $470
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 Lindau Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 16 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $75
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 Kempten(Allgäu)Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 13 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $95
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Basel Bad Bf to Friedrichshafen Stadt
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $70
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 Lindau Hbf to Kaufbeuren
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
bahn.de
Train from Kaufbeuren to Füssen
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $24
Website
bahn.de
Train from Kempten(Allgäu)Hbf to Pflach
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $23
Website
bahn.de
Train from Lindau Hbf to Kempten(Allgäu)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
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 Basel, Basel central station to Munich, Munich central bus station
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Munich, Munich central bus station to Schwangau Neuschwanstein
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$6 - $12
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Yes, the driving distance between Basel to Neuschwanstein Castle is 323 km. It takes approximately 3 h 28 min to drive from Basel to Neuschwanstein Castle.

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KLM, Transavia Holland, British Airways and three other airlines offer flights from Basel Airport to Innsbruck Airport.

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There are 1057+ hotels available in Neuschwanstein Castle. Prices start at $66 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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