There are 5 ways to get from Basel to Canton of St. Gallen by train, bus or car

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 via Zürich HB  •  2 h 15 min

  1. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB 3 / ...
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to St. Gallen 5 / ...

$57 - $103

Cheapest option

Bus  •  3 h 57 min

  1. Take the bus from Basel EuroAirport, EuroAirport Basel to St. Gallen N391

$13 - $21

3 alternative options

Train  •  2 h 31 min

  1. Take the train from Basel SBB to St. Gallen 37 / ...

$55 - $110

Train via Schaffhausen  •  4 h 3 min

  1. Take the train from Basel Bad Bf to Schaffhausen Ire
  2. Take the train from Schaffhausen to St. Gallen 8

$46 - $87

Drive  •  1 h 45 min

  1. Drive from Basel to Sankt Gallen 104.3 miles

$21 - $35

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Basel to Canton of St. Gallen is to bus which costs SFr 13 - SFr 21 and takes 3 h 57 min.

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The quickest way to get from Basel to Canton of St. Gallen is to drive which costs SFr 21 - SFr 35 and takes 1 h 45 min.

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The distance between Basel and Canton of St. Gallen is 140 km. The road distance is 166.9 km.

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It takes approximately 2 h 15 min to get from Basel to Canton of St. Gallen, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Basel to Canton of St. Gallen. However, there are services departing from Basel, Brausebad and arriving at St. Gallen via Basel EuroAirport, EuroAirport Basel. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 57 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Basel SBB and arriving at St. Gallen. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 31 min.

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What companies run services between Basel, Switzerland and Canton of St. Gallen, Switzerland?

You can take a train from Basel to Sankt Gallen via Zürich HB in around 2 h 15 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Basel to Sankt Gallen twice daily. Tickets cost $10 - $17 and the journey takes 2 h 45 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 Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to St. Gallen
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$24 - $45
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to St. Gallen
Ave. Duration
2 h 31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $110
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Basel Bad Bf to Schaffhausen
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $65
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Thurbo
Phone
+41 71 554 00 00
Website
thurbo.ch
Train from Schaffhausen to St. Gallen
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $19
Schedules at
thurbo.ch
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 EuroAirport, EuroAirport Basel to St. Gallen
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10 - $17
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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