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

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Bus  •  3 h 51 min

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

$77 - $92

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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 / ...

$75 - $107

1 alternative option

Drive  •  1 h 56 min

  1. Drive from Basel to Rigi 86.6 miles

$18 - $27

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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.

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The distance between Basel and Rigi is 89 km. The road distance is 138.6 km.

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The best way to get from Basel to Rigi without a car is to bus which takes 3 h 51 min and costs .

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

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Basel to Rigi train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from Basel SBB station.

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The best way to get from Basel to Rigi is to bus which takes 3 h 51 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 3 h 19 min.

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Basel to Rigi train services, operated by Rigi-Bahnen, arrive at Rigi Kulm station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Basel to Rigi is 139 km. It takes approximately 1 h 56 min to drive from Basel to Rigi.

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There are 394+ hotels available in Rigi. Prices start at $90 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Basel to Rigi.
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  • Distance: 55.3 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 51 min

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 $13 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)

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 Arth-Goldau
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $75
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 Sbb to Arth-Goldau
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$27 - $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
$13
Schedules at
ventrebus.com

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