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

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

Train  •  4 h

  1. Take the train from Basel SBB to Strasbourg
  2. Take the train from Strasbourg to Saarbrücken Hbf Re

$53 - $80

Cheapest option

Bus  •  5 h

  1. Take the bus from Basel, Basel central station to Saarbrücken 211

$15 - $26

5 alternative options

Train via Mannheim Hbf  •  4 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from Basel Bad Bf to Mannheim Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Saarbrücken Hbf Re / ...

$90 - $140

Bus via Strasbourg  •  4 h 24 min

  1. Take the bus from Basel Mulhouse Freiburg - Airport to Strasbourg Ouibus
  2. Take the bus from Strasbourg to Saarbrücken 011 / ...

Drive  •  2 h 27 min

  1. Drive from Basel to Saarbrücken 141.4 miles

$29 - $45

Fly Basel to Frankfurt, train  •  5 h

  1. Fly from Basel (BSL) to Frankfurt (FRA) BSL - FRA
  2. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Mannheim Hbf
  3. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Saarbrücken Hbf

$125 - $359

Train to Zurich, fly to Luxembourg, bus  •  5 h 28 min

  1. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB
  2. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Luxembourg (LUX) ZRH - LUX
  3. Take the bus from Luxembourg, Gare Centrale to Saarbrücken Hbf

$106 - $346

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

You can take a train from Basel to Saarbrücken via Strasbourg in around 4 h. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Basel to Saarbrücken via Basel EuroAirport, Basel Mulhouse Freiburg - Airport, and Strasbourg in around 4 h 24 min.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Basel to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $380
Flights from Zurich to Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $900
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Basel to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $380
Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Basel Bad Bf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $90
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Deutsche Bahn
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Saarbrücken Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
bahn.de
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
tgv.com
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Saarbrücken Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $36
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$30 - $36
1st Class
$50 - $60
Bus operators
Ouibus
Website
fr.ouibus.com
Bus from Basel Mulhouse Freiburg - Airport to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Schedules at
fr.ouibus.com
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Strasbourg to Saarbrücken
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$7 - $12
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Basel, Basel central station to Saarbrücken
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $26
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Luxembourg Railways (CFL)
Website
cfl.lu
Bus from Luxembourg, Gare Centrale to Saarbrücken Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
cfl.lu
Rgtr
Website
mobiliteit.lu
Bus from Luxembourg, Gare routière to Saarbrücken Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
mobiliteit.lu

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Basel and Saarbrücken is 191 km. The road distance is 226 km.

The cheapest way to get from Basel to Saarbrücken is to bus which costs SFr 15 - SFr 26 and takes 5 h.

The quickest way to get from Basel to Saarbrücken is to drive which takes 2 h 27 min and costs SFr 29 - SFr 45.

No, there is no direct train from Basel to Saarbrücken. However, there are services departing from Basel SBB and arriving at Saarbrücken Hbf via Strasbourg. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h.

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Basel, Basel central station and arriving at Saarbrücken. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5 h.

It takes approximately 4 h to get from Basel to Saarbrücken, including transfers.