There are 5 ways to get from Basel to Rust by train, bus or car

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Train via Freiburg im Breisgau  •  1h 56m

  1. Take the train from Basel Sbb to Freiburg(Breisgau) Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Freiburg to Ringsheim 2-Y / ...

29€ - 88€

Cheapest option

Train, line 008 bus  •  2h 12m

  1. Take the train from Basel Sbb to Freiburg(Breisgau) Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the line 008 bus from Freiburg to Rust 008 / ...

18€ - 66€

3 alternative options

Train  •  2h 17m

  1. Take the train from Basel Sbb to Orschweier Re

30€ - 60€

Train #2  •  2h 31m

  1. Take the train from Basel Bad Bf to Orschweier 7-Y / ...

30€ - 60€

Drive  •  55 min

  1. Drive from Basel to Rust 96.8 km

11€ - 17€

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The cheapest way to get from Basel to Rust is to drive which costs SFr 12 - SFr 18 and takes 55 min.

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The quickest way to get from Basel to Rust is to drive which costs SFr 12 - SFr 18 and takes 55 min.

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The distance between Basel and Rust is 79 km. The road distance is 96.8 km.

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The best way to get from Basel to Rust without a car is to train via Freiburg im Breisgau which takes 1h 56m and costs SFr 30 - SFr 95.

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It takes approximately 1h 56m to get from Basel to Rust, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between Basel to Rust is 97 km. It takes approximately 55 min to drive from Basel to Rust.

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There are 976+ hotels available in Rust. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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Map of how to get from Basel to Rust.
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  • Distance: 79.5 km
  • Duration: 1h 56m

What companies run services between Basel, Switzerland and Rust, Germany?

You can take a train from Basel to Rust via Freiburg, Ringsheim, and Ringsheim Bahnhof in around 1h 56m.

Train operators
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It 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 (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Basel Sbb to Freiburg(Breisgau) Hbf
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
19€ - 27€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
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.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Basel Sbb to Freiburg(Breisgau) Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
24€ - 45€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Freiburg to Ringsheim
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
16€ - 29€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Basel Sbb to Orschweier
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
30€ - 60€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Basel Bad Bf to Orschweier
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
30€ - 60€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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 Freiburg(Breisgau) Hbf
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
21€ - 60€
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
21€ - 29€
1st Class
40€ - 60€
Deutsche Bahn Intercity

Deutsche Bahn’s high-speed InterCity (IC) trains connect cities within Germany. They’re a popular way to travel as they’re faster than Deutsche Bahn’s regional trains and offer a frequent, fast service. All IC trains have first and second class carriages, power sockets and toilets, and most have a bistro cafe or restaurant. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel.

Contact Details
Website
bahn.com
Train from Basel Sbb to Freiburg(Breisgau) Hbf
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
35€ - 55€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Website
bahn.com
Train from Basel Sbb to Freiburg(Breisgau) Hbf
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
12€ - 18€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Deutsche Bahn Regional

Deutsche Bahn’s regional network is made up of IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional-Express), RB (Regionalbahn) and S-Bahn trains. Ticket prices are fixed and there’s no seat reservations – just turn up, buy a ticket and jump on the next train. All regional trains depart regularly and connect to local and long-distance services.

Contact Details
Website
bahn.com
Train from Freiburg(Breisgau) Hbf to Ringsheim
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
6€ - 9€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Freiburg to Rust
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
5€ - 7€
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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