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

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Train  •  2 h 31 min

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

$55 - $110

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Bus  •  3 h 57 min

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

$12 - $21

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Train via Zürich HB  •  2 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB 36 / ...
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to St. Gallen 5 / ...

$57 - $103

Train via Schaffhausen  •  4 h 2 min

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

$47 - $128

Drive  •  1 h 45 min

  1. Drive from Basel to Sankt Gallen 104.3 miles

$21 - $35

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

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The best way to get from Basel to Canton of St. Gallen without a car is to train which takes 2 h 31 min and costs .

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The train from Basel SBB to St. Gallen takes 2 h 31 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Basel to Canton of St. Gallen bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Basel EuroAirport, EuroAirport Basel station.

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Basel to Canton of St. Gallen train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from Basel SBB station.

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The best way to get from Basel to Canton of St. Gallen is to train which takes 2 h 31 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 3 h 57 min.

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Basel to Canton of St. Gallen bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at St. Gallen station.

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Basel to Canton of St. Gallen train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at St. Gallen station.

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Map of how to get from Basel to Canton of St. Gallen.
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  • Distance: 87.7 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 31 min

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

Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) operates a train from Basel to Sankt Gallen hourly. Tickets cost $55 - $110 and the journey takes 2 h 31 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Basel to Sankt Gallen once daily. Tickets cost $9 - $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 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 SBB to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
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 Bad Bf to Schaffhausen
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $65
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Schaffhausen to St. Gallen
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $60
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.

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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
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $17
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Yes, the driving distance between Basel to Canton of St. Gallen is 167 km. It takes approximately 1 h 45 min to drive from Basel to Canton of St. Gallen.

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There are 345+ hotels available in Canton of St. Gallen. Prices start at $74 USD per night.

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