There are 4 ways to get from Basel to Titlis by train, bus, cable car 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 Luzern  •  2 h 32 min

  1. Take the train from Basel SBB to Luzern 26 / ...
  2. Take the train from Luzern to Grafenort 8-Y

$110 - $156

Cheapest option

Bus, train, gondola  •  4 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Basel City Center to Zurich
  2. Take the bus from Zurich to Lucerne
  3. Take the train from Luzern to Engelberg 8-Y
  4. Take the gondola from Engelberg to Stand

$31 - $48

2 alternative options

Train  •  3 h 16 min

  1. Take the train from Basel SBB to Erstfeld 26

$290 - $388

Drive  •  1 h 51 min

  1. Drive from Basel to Titlis 87.6 miles

$18 - $27

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The cheapest way to get from Basel to Titlis is to drive which costs SFr 18 - SFr 27 and takes 1 h 51 min.

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The quickest way to get from Basel to Titlis is to drive which takes 1 h 51 min and costs SFr 18 - SFr 27.

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The distance between Basel and Titlis is 109 km. The road distance is 140 km.

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It takes approximately 2 h 32 min to get from Basel to Titlis, including transfers.

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What companies run services between Basel, Switzerland and Titlis, Obwalden, Switzerland?

You can take a train from Basel to Titlis via Luzern and Grafenort in around 2 h 32 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 Luzern
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.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
Cable car from Engelberg to Stand
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $17
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
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 Luzern
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Zentralbahn
Website
zentralbahn.ch
Train from Luzern to Grafenort
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Website
zentralbahn.ch
Schedule at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Luzern to Engelberg
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $20
Website
zentralbahn.ch
Schedule at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Bus operators
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Basel City Center to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Zurich to Lucerne
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Website
Ouibus

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