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There are 4 ways to get from Basel to Saig by train, bus or car

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Train  •  2h 36m

  1. Take the train from Basel Sbb to Freiburg(Breisgau) Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Freiburg to Titisee S10 / ...

25€ - 61€

3 alternative options

Train, bus  •  3h

  1. Take the train from Basel Bad Bf to Zell(Wiesental) Re / ...
  2. Take the bus from Zell to Titisee, Bahnhof 7300

Train, bus via Titisee Bahnhof  •  3h 53m

  1. Take the train from Basel Bad Bf to Zell(Wiesental) Re / ...
  2. Take the bus from Zell to Titisee Bahnhof 300

Drive  •  1h 8m

  1. Drive from Basel to Saig 79.7 km

8€ - 13€

Switzerland → Germany
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International entry into Germany from Switzerland

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland
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Conditions of entry into Germany from Switzerland

  • 10-day mandatory self-quarantine
This applies to arrivals from Switzerland
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 5
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state
  • Pre-arrival health declaration
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
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  • 10-day mandatory self-quarantine
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  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 5
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state
  • Pre-arrival health declaration
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days prior to boarding is required for all arrivals by air
This applies to all arrivals by air

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Rules to follow in Germany

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Considerations leaving from Switzerland

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

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Yes, but conditions apply when entering Germany from Switzerland.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Saig is 116 117.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Saig is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Saig is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 116 117.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Switzerland from Germany.

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Last updated: 20 Apr 2021
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Questions & Answers

The most affordable way to get from Basel to Saig is to drive, which costs SFr 9 - SFr 14 and takes 1h 8m.

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The quickest way to get from Basel to Saig is to drive which costs SFr 9 - SFr 14 and takes 1h 8m.

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The distance between Basel and Saig is 59 km. The road distance is 79.7 km.

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The best way to get from Basel to Saig without a car is to train which takes 2h 36m and costs SFr 27 - SFr 70.

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It takes approximately 2h 36m to get from Basel to Saig, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between Basel to Saig is 80 km. It takes approximately 1h 8m to drive from Basel to Saig.

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There are 541+ hotels available in Saig. Prices start at 75€ per night.

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  • Distance: 58.6 km
  • Duration: 2h 36m

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

You can take a train from Basel to Saig via Freiburg, Titisee, and Titisee Bahnhof in around 2h 36m.

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
58 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
23€ - 45€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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
53 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
35€ - 55€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
DB Regio AG Baden-Württemberg
Phone
0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.de
Train from Freiburg to Titisee
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Website
DB Regio AG Baden-Württemberg
Schedules at
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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 Titisee
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
5€ - 9€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
SBB GmbH
Phone
+49 (0) 7531 915109
Email
info@sbb-deutschland.de
Website
sbb-deutschland.de
Train from Basel Bad Bf to Zell(Wiesental)
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Website
SBB GmbH
Bus operators
Swiss PostAuto
Sonstige
Website
suedbadenbus.de
Bus from Zell to Titisee Bahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
suedbadenbus.de

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