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

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

Recommended option

Bus  •  3 h 51 min

  1. Take the bus from Basel to Arth-Goldau Station

$78 - $93

Cheapest option

Train  •  3 h 19 min

  1. Take the train from Basel SBB to Arth-Goldau 26 / ...
  2. Take the train from Arth-Goldau RB to Rigi Kulm 99-Y / ...

$76 - $108

1 alternative option

Drive  •  1 h 56 min

  1. Drive from Basel to Rigi 86.6 miles

$18 - $27

What companies run services between Basel, Switzerland and Rigi, Schwyz, Switzerland?

Autolinee Ventre operates a bus from Basel to Rigi once a week. Tickets cost $14 and the journey takes 3 h 10 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Basel to Rigi via Arth-Goldau and Arth-Goldau RB in around 3 h 19 min.

Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Arth-Goldau
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $75
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Deutsche Bahn
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Basel SBB to Arth-Goldau
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
bahn.de
Trenitalia Eurocity
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Basel Sbb to Arth-Goldau
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$29 - $40
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Rigi-Bahnen
Website
rigi.ch
Train from Arth-Goldau RB to Rigi Kulm
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$34
Website
rigi.ch
Bus operators
Autolinee Ventre
Phone
0975 343195
Email
info@ventrebus.com
Website
ventrebus.com
Bus from Basel to Arth-Goldau Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$14
Schedules at
ventrebus.com

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Basel to Rigi?

The distance between Basel and Rigi is 89 km. The road distance is 139 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Basel to Rigi?

The cheapest way to get from Basel to Rigi is to drive which costs SFr 17 - SFr 26 and takes 1 h 56 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Basel to Rigi?

The quickest way to get from Basel to Rigi is to drive which takes 1 h 56 min and costs SFr 17 - SFr 26.

Is there a direct train between Basel and Rigi?

No, there is no direct train from Basel to Rigi. However, there are services departing from Basel SBB and arriving at Rigi Kulm via Arth-Goldau RB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 19 min.

How long does it take to get from Basel to Rigi?

It takes approximately 3 h 51 min to get from Basel to Rigi, including transfers.