There are 3 ways to get from Basel to Swiss Alps 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.
Train • 5 h 5 min
$68 - $121
Bus • 6 h 8 min
$28 - $48
1 alternative option
Drive • 2 h 18 min
$26 - $40
Questions & Answers
The cheapest way to get from Basel to Swiss Alps is to drive which costs SFr 26 - SFr 40 and takes 2 h 18 min.
The quickest way to get from Basel to Swiss Alps is to drive which costs SFr 26 - SFr 40 and takes 2 h 18 min.
The distance between Basel and Swiss Alps is 134 km. The road distance is 203.7 km.
The best way to get from Basel to Swiss Alps without a car is to train which takes 5 h 5 min and costs SFr 65 - SFr 130.
It takes approximately 5 h 5 min to get from Basel to Swiss Alps, including transfers.
The best way to get from Basel to Swiss Alps is to train which takes 5 h 5 min and costs SFr 65 - SFr 130. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 28 - SFr 50 and takes 6 h 8 min.
Yes, the driving distance between Basel to Swiss Alps is 204 km. It takes approximately 2 h 18 min to drive from Basel to Swiss Alps.
There are 142+ hotels available in Swiss Alps. Prices start at $75 USD per night.
What companies run services between Basel, Switzerland and Swiss Alps, Switzerland?
You can take a train from Basel to Swiss Alps via Erstfeld, Airolo, and Airolo, Stazione in around 5 h 5 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Basel to Swiss Alps twice a week. Tickets cost $10 - $17 and the journey takes 3 h 50 min.
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.
Train from Basel SBB to Erstfeld
- Ave. Duration
- 2 h 20 min
- Every 3 hours
- Estimated price
- $50 - $90
- Schedules at
Train from Erstfeld to Airolo
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.
Bus from Basel, Basel central station to Göschenen
- Ave. Duration
- 3 h 50 min
- Twice a week
- Estimated price
- $10 - $17
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