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

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Train  •  5 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from Basel SBB to Erstfeld 26
  2. Take the train from Erstfeld to Airolo 59-Y / ...

$68 - $121

Cheapest option

Bus  •  6 h 8 min

  1. Take the bus from Basel, Basel central station to Göschenen K188

$28 - $48

1 alternative option

Drive  •  2 h 18 min

  1. Drive from Basel to Swiss Alps 127.3 miles

$26 - $40

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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.

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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.

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The distance between Basel and Swiss Alps is 134 km. The road distance is 203.7 km.

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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.

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It takes approximately 5 h 5 min to get from Basel to Swiss Alps, including transfers.

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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.

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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.

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There are 142+ hotels available in Swiss Alps. Prices start at $75 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Basel to Swiss Alps.
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  • Distance: 83.7 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 5 min

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.

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 Erstfeld
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $90
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Erstfeld to Airolo
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $23
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.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, Basel central station to Göschenen
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$10 - $17
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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