There are 6 ways to get from Basel to Tübingen by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  3 h 45 min

  1. Take the train from Basel Bad Bf to Singen(Hohentwiel) Ire
  2. Take the train from Singen(Hohentwiel) to Horb Ic

$75 - $112

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Bus  •  4 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Basel, Basel central station to Freiburg 299 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Freiburg to Tübingen 101

$13 - $23

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Train, bus  •  4 h 12 min

  1. Take the train from Basel SBB to Freiburg(Breisgau) Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the bus from Freiburg to Tübingen 101

$33 - $57

Drive  •  2 h 24 min

  1. Drive from Basel to Tübingen 130.4 miles

$27 - $40

Train to Zurich, fly to Stuttgart  •  4 h 22 min

  1. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB
  2. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Stuttgart (STR) ZRH - STR

$87 - $280

Fly Basel to Frankfurt, train  •  4 h 58 min

  1. Fly from Basel (BSL) to Frankfurt (FRA) BSL - FRA
  2. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Stuttgart Hbf
  3. Take the train from Stuttgart Hbf to Tübingen Hbf

$135 - $369

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The cheapest way to get from Basel to Tübingen is to bus which costs SFr 12 - SFr 23 and takes 4 h 40 min.

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The quickest way to get from Basel to Tübingen is to drive which costs SFr 26 - SFr 40 and takes 2 h 24 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Basel station to Tübingen. However, there are services departing from Basel, Basel central station and arriving at Tübingen via Freiburg. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 40 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Basel to Tübingen. However, there are services departing from Basel Bad Bf and arriving at Tübingen Hbf via Singen(Hohentwiel) and Horb. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 45 min.

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The distance between Basel and Tübingen is 154 km. The road distance is 208.6 km.

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The best way to get from Basel to Tübingen without a car is to train which takes 3 h 45 min and costs SFr 70 - SFr 110.

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It takes approximately 3 h 45 min to get from Basel to Tübingen, including transfers.

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Basel to Tübingen bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Basel, Basel central station.

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Basel to Tübingen train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from Basel Bad Bf station.

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The best way to get from Basel to Tübingen is to train which takes 3 h 45 min and costs SFr 70 - SFr 110. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 12 - SFr 23 and takes 4 h 40 min.

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  • Distance: 96 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 45 min

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

You can take a train from Basel to Tübingen via Singen(Hohentwiel) and Horb in around 3 h 45 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Basel to Tübingen via Freiburg in around 4 h 40 min.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $270
Flights from Basel to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $380
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zurich to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $270
Flights from Basel to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $380
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 Bad Bf to Singen(Hohentwiel)
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Freiburg(Breisgau) Hbf
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $45
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.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
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and 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.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Singen(Hohentwiel) to Horb
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
bahn.de
Train from Basel SBB to Freiburg
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $30
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
bahn.de
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Tübingen Hbf
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
bahn.de
Trenitalia Eurocity

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Basel Sbb to Freiburg
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $28
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Verkehrs- und Tarifverbund Stuttgart (VVS)
Phone
0711 19449
Website
vvs.de
Train from Hauptbahnhof to Tübingen Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Schedules at
vvs.de
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 Freiburg to Tübingen
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$9 - $16
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Basel, Basel central station to Freiburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Zurich Airport to Stuttgart Airport is the direct flight which takes 40 min.

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Basel to Tübingen bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Tübingen station.

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Basel to Tübingen train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, arrive at Horb station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Basel to Tübingen is 209 km. It takes approximately 2 h 24 min to drive from Basel to Tübingen.

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Swiss offers flights from Zurich Airport to Stuttgart Airport.

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Book your Basel to Tübingen bus tickets online with FlixBus and FlixBus.

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There are 299+ hotels available in Tübingen. Prices start at $69 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Basel to Basel Airport is to line 50 bus which takes 8 min and costs SFr 2 - SFr 4.

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