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

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Recommended option

Train  •  4 h 23 min

  1. Take the train from Basel SBB to Strasbourg
  2. Take the train from Strasbourg to Sarreguemines

$50 - $74

Cheapest option

Bus  •  4 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Basel, Basel central station to Saarbrücken 299 / ...

$16 - $27

1 alternative option

Drive  •  2 h 27 min

  1. Drive from Basel to Saarbrücken 141.4 miles

$29 - $45

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Basel to Saarbrücken is to bus which costs SFr 15 - SFr 26 and takes 4 h 50 min.

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The quickest way to get from Basel to Saarbrücken is to drive which costs SFr 28 - SFr 45 and takes 2 h 27 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Basel, Basel central station station and arriving at Saarbrücken. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4 h 50 min.

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The distance between Basel and Saarbrücken is 191 km. The road distance is 226.2 km.

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The best way to get from Basel to Saarbrücken without a car is to train which takes 4 h 23 min and costs SFr 45 - SFr 75.

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It takes approximately 4 h 23 min to get from Basel to Saarbrücken, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Basel to Saarbrücken is to train which takes 4 h 23 min and costs SFr 45 - SFr 75. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 15 - SFr 26 and takes 4 h 50 min.

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Map of how to get from Basel to Saarbrücken.
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  • Distance: 119.2 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 23 min

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

You can take a train from Basel to Saarbrücken via Strasbourg and Sarreguemines in around 4 h 23 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Basel to Saarbrücken twice daily. Tickets cost $16 - $27 and the journey takes 4 h 50 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 Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

Rome2rio's guide to SNCF
Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Strasbourg to Sarreguemines
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$20 - $29
1st Class
$27 - $45
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.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Basel, Basel central station to Saarbrücken
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$16 - $27
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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