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

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Fly from Basel  •  4 h 12 min

  1. Fly from Basel (BSL) to Vienna (VIE) BSL - VIE

$106 - $327

Cheapest option

Bus FlixBus  •  12 h 24 min

  1. Take the bus from Basel, Basel central station to Vienna, Vienna Erdberg N391

$52 - $84

4 alternative options

Train to Zurich, fly  •  5 h 18 min

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

$116 - $331

Train  •  10 h 2 min

  1. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB 36 / ...
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Wien Hbf Rj

$143 - $258

Bus Eurolines CH  •  11 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Basel to Wien

$60 - $90

Drive  •  8 h

  1. Drive from Basel to Vienna 507.2 miles

$100 - $160

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The cheapest way to get from Basel to Vienna is to bus which costs SFr 50 - SFr 85 and takes 12 h 24 min.

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The quickest way to get from Basel to Vienna is to fly which costs SFr 100 - SFr 330 and takes 4 h 12 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Basel and arriving at Wien. Services depart three times a week, and operate Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 11 h 30 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Basel to Vienna. However, there are services departing from Basel SBB and arriving at Wien Hbf via Zürich HB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 2 min.

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The distance between Basel and Vienna is 660 km. The road distance is 811.4 km.

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The best way to get from Basel to Vienna without a car is to train which takes 10 h 2 min and costs SFr 140 - SFr 260.

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It takes approximately 4 h 12 min to get from Basel to Vienna, including transfers.

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Basel to Vienna bus services, operated by Eurolines CH, depart from Basel station.

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Basel to Vienna 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 Vienna is to fly which takes 4 h 12 min and costs SFr 100 - SFr 330. Alternatively, you can train, which costs SFr 140 - SFr 260 and takes 10 h 2 min, you could also bus, which costs SFr 60 - SFr 90 and takes 11 h 30 min.

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Map of how to get from Basel to Vienna.
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  • Distance: 412.3 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 12 min

What companies run services between Basel, Switzerland and Vienna, Austria?

Austrian Airlines, easyJet and two other airlines fly from Basel to Vienna hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Basel to Vienna via Zürich HB in around 10 h 2 min.

Airlines
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Basel to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Zurich to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $420
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Basel to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Zurich to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $420
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Basel to Vienna via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Flights from Basel to Vienna via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Flights from Zurich to Vienna via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Zurich to Vienna via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Basel to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $850
Flights from Basel to Vienna via Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $850
Flights from Basel to Vienna via Berlin Schoenefeld
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $850
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Basel to Vienna via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $600
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 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 Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$110 - $200
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Bus operators
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Basel to Wien
Ave. Duration
11 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Book at
eurolines.ch
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 Vienna, Vienna Erdberg
Ave. Duration
12 h 15 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $85
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Basel Airport to Vienna Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 35 min.

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Basel to Vienna bus services, operated by Eurolines CH, arrive at Wien station.

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Basel to Vienna train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Wien Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Basel to Vienna is 811 km. It takes approximately 8 h to drive from Basel to Vienna.

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Brussels Airlines, Austrian Airlines, easyJet and Lufthansa offer flights from Basel Airport to Vienna Airport.

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There are 2089+ hotels available in Vienna. Prices start at $66 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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