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There are 7 ways to get from Basel to Prague by plane, train, bus, night train or car

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Fly from Basel  •  3h 57m

  1. Fly from Basel (BSL) to Prague (PRG) BSL - PRG

$60 - $257

Cheapest option

Bus RegioJet  •  12h 25m

  1. Take the bus from Basel, Basel central station to Freiburg 299 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Freiburg, Busbahnhof to Prague, Wilsonova RegioJet

$28 - $42

5 alternative options

Train to Zurich, fly  •  5h 8m

  1. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB
  2. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Prague (PRG) ZRH - PRG

$110 - $311

Train  •  11h 20m

  1. Take the train from Basel Bad Bf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Dresden Hbf Ice
  3. Take the train from Dresden Hbf to Praha hl.n. Ec

$187 - $275

Bus via Munich, Munich central bus station  •  11h 30m

  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 Prague, Prague Main station 083 / ...

$35 - $76

Train, night train  •  15h 29m

  1. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB 36 / ...
  2. Take the night train from Zürich HB to Praha hl.n. En

Drive  •  6h 13m

  1. Drive from Basel to Prague 446.6 miles

$90 - $140

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The cheapest way to get from Basel to Prague is to bus which costs SFr 28 - SFr 45 and takes 12h 25m.

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The quickest way to get from Basel to Prague is to fly which costs SFr 55 - SFr 260 and takes 3h 57m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Basel station to Prague station. However, there are services departing from Basel, Basel central station and arriving at Prague, Prague Main station via Munich, Munich central bus station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11h 30m.

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No, there is no direct train from Basel to Prague. However, there are services departing from Basel Bad Bf and arriving at Praha hl.n. via Frankfurt(Main)Hbf and Dresden Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11h 20m.

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The distance between Basel and Prague is 574 km. The road distance is 714.5 km.

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The best way to get from Basel to Prague without a car is to train which takes 11h 20m and costs SFr 180 - SFr 280.

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It takes approximately 3h 57m to get from Basel to Prague, including transfers.

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

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Basel to Prague 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 Prague is to fly which takes 3h 57m and costs SFr 55 - SFr 260. Alternatively, you can train, which costs SFr 180 - SFr 280 and takes 11h 20m, you could also bus, which costs SFr 35 - SFr 80 and takes 11h 30m.

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Map of how to get from Basel to Prague.
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  • Distance: 359.1 miles
  • Duration: 3h 57m

What companies run services between Basel, Switzerland and Prague, Czech Republic?

easyJet and Lufthansa fly from Basel to Prague every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Basel to Prague via Frankfurt(Main)Hbf and Dresden Hbf in around 11h 20m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Basel to Prague via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Flights from Basel to Prague via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Flights from Zurich to Prague via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Prague
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $460
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Zurich to Prague via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h 7m
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $850
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Basel to Prague
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $480
Sichuan Airlines
Website
ch.com
Flights from Zurich to Prague
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$70 - $320
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 Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Basel Bad Bf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$70 - $110
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 Bad Bf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 7m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
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 Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Dresden Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 16m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$95 - $140
Website
bahn.de
Train from Dresden Hbf to Praha hl.n.
Ave. Duration
2h 14m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$19 - $28
Website
bahn.de
EuroNight
Website
cd.cz
Night train from Zürich HB to Praha hl.n.
Ave. Duration
13h 17m
Frequency
Once daily
Website
cd.cz
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
5h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Munich, Munich central bus station to Prague, Prague Main station
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Basel, Basel central station to Freiburg
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Arriva Stredni Cechy
Website
arriva-strednicechy.cz
Bus from München to Praha hl. n.
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$20 - $24
Schedules at
arriva.cz
LEO Express
Phone
+420 220 311 700
Email
info@le.cz
Website
leoexpress.com
Bus from München ZOB to Praha hl. n.
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$13 - $17
Schedules at
leoexpress.com
Economy
$13 - $17
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Freiburg, Busbahnhof to Prague, Wilsonova
Ave. Duration
10h 15m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
regiojet.com

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The quickest flight from Basel Airport to Prague Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 20m.

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Basel to Prague bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Prague, Prague Main station.

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Basel to Prague train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, arrive at Praha hl.n. station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Basel to Prague is 715 km. It takes approximately 6h 13m to drive from Basel to Prague.

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easyJet and Lufthansa offer flights from Basel Airport to Prague Airport.

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Book your Basel to Prague bus tickets online with FlixBus and FlixBus.

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There are 3714+ hotels available in Prague. Prices start at $43 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Basel to Basel Airport is to line 50 bus which takes 8m and costs SFr 2 - SFr 4.

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