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

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Bus  •  3 h

  1. Take the bus from Basel City Center to Zurich Ouibus
  2. Take the bus from Zurich to Lucerne Ouibus

$76 - $99

Cheapest option

Train  •  2 h 58 min

  1. Take the train from Basel SBB to Luzern 26 / ...
  2. Take the train from Alpnachstad PB to Pilatus Kulm 164-Y

$48 - $85

1 alternative option

Drive  •  1 h 33 min

  1. Drive from Basel to Pilatus 69.9 miles

$14 - $22

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The cheapest way to get from Basel to Pilatus is to drive which costs SFr 14 - SFr 21 and takes 1 h 33 min.

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The quickest way to get from Basel to Pilatus is to drive which costs SFr 14 - SFr 21 and takes 1 h 33 min.

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The distance between Basel and Pilatus is 82 km. The road distance is 111.9 km.

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It takes approximately 3 h to get from Basel to Pilatus, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct train from Basel to Pilatus. However, there are services departing from Basel SBB and arriving at Pilatus Kulm via Luzern and Alpnachstad PB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 58 min.

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

You can take a bus from Basel to Pilatus via Zurich and Lucerne in around 3 h. Alternatively, you can take a train from Basel to Pilatus via Luzern, Alpnachstad, and Alpnachstad PB in around 2 h 58 min.

Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Luzern
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Alpnachstad PB to Pilatus Kulm
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $16
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Trenitalia Eurocity
Bus operators
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Basel City Center to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Zurich to Lucerne
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Website
Ouibus

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