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There are 11 ways to get from Basel to Villach by bus, train, night train, car, plane or shuttle

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Bus  •  10h

  1. Take the bus from Basel, Basel SBB to Zurich K188
  2. Take the bus from Zurich to Villach N953

34€ - 62€

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Train via Salzburg  •  11h 3m

  1. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB 36 / ...
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Salzburg Hbf Rj
  3. Take the train from Salzburg Hbf to Villach Hbf Ec / ...

105€ - 200€

Train  •  13h 44m

  1. Take the train from Basel SBB to Sargans 3 / ...
  2. Take the train from Sargans to Jesenice

84€ - 139€

Train, night train  •  11h 37m

  1. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB 36 / ...
  2. Take the night train from Zürich HB to Villach Hbf En

109€ - 190€

Drive  •  7h

  1. Drive from Basel to Villach 444.6 miles

80€ - 120€

Train to Zurich, fly to Ljubljana, shuttle  •  6h 33m

  1. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB
  2. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Ljubljana (LJU) ZRH - LJU
  3. Take a shuttle bus from Ljubljana Airport to Villach

156€ - 362€

Fly Basel to Klagenfurt  •  7h 56m

  1. Fly from Basel (BSL) to Klagenfurt (KLU) BSL - KLU

80€ - 346€

Fly Basel to Venice, train  •  7h 49m

  1. Fly from Basel (BSL) to Venice (VCE) BSL - VCE
  2. Take the train from Venezia Mestre to Villach Hbf

61€ - 345€

Train to Zurich, fly to Venice, train  •  9h 4m

  1. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB
  2. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Venice (VCE) ZRH - VCE
  3. Take the train from Venezia Mestre to Villach Hbf

94€ - 389€

Train to Zurich, fly to Graz, train  •  9h 6m

  1. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB
  2. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Graz (GRZ) ZRH - GRZ
  3. Take the train from Graz Hbf (Europaplatz) to Klagenfurt Hbf (Busbahnhof)

158€ - 421€

Fly Basel to Munich, train  •  9h 40m

  1. Fly from Basel (BSL) to Munich (MUC) BSL - MUC
  2. Take the train from München Hbf to Salzburg Hbf
  3. Take the train from Salzburg Hbf to Villach Hbf

89€ - 309€

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The cheapest way to get from Basel to Villach is to bus which costs SFr 35 - SFr 75 and takes 10h.

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The quickest way to get from Basel to Villach is to train and fly and shuttle which costs SFr 170 - SFr 420 and takes 6h 33m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Basel to Villach. However, there are services departing from Basel, Basel SBB and arriving at Villach via Zurich. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10h.

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No, there is no direct train from Basel to Villach. However, there are services departing from Basel SBB and arriving at Villach Hbf via Zürich HB and Salzburg Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11h 3m.

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The distance between Basel and Villach is 487 km. The road distance is 711.3 km.

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The best way to get from Basel to Villach without a car is to bus which takes 10h and costs SFr 35 - SFr 75.

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It takes approximately 10h to get from Basel to Villach, including transfers.

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Basel to Villach bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Basel, Basel SBB station.

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Basel to Villach 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 Villach is to bus which takes 10h and costs SFr 35 - SFr 75. Alternatively, you can train via Salzburg, which costs SFr 120 - SFr 230 and takes 11h 3m, you could also fly, which costs SFr 90 - SFr 400 and takes 7h 56m.

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Map of how to get from Basel to Villach.
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  • Distance: 304.4 miles
  • Duration: 10h

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

You can take a bus from Basel to Villach via Zurich in around 10h. Alternatively, you can take a train from Basel to Villach via Zürich HB and Salzburg Hbf in around 11h 3m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Basel to Klagenfurt via Frankfurt, Vienna
Ave. Duration
6h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
180€ - 800€
Flights from Basel to Klagenfurt via Munich, Vienna
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
170€ - 750€
Flights from Basel to Klagenfurt via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
70€ - 330€
Flights from Basel to Venice via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
170€ - 950€
Flights from Basel to Venice via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
170€ - 950€
Flights from Zurich to Venice via Munich
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 250€
Flights from Zurich to Graz via Munich
Ave. Duration
2h 58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
170€ - 500€
Flights from Basel to Munich
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
95€ - 440€
Flights from Basel to Munich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
95€ - 440€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 410€
Flights from Zurich to Venice
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 600€
Flights from Zurich to Graz
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
130€ - 440€
Flights from Zurich to Graz via Vienna
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
180€ - 600€
Flights from Basel to Munich
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
95€ - 440€
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Basel to Klagenfurt via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 600€
Flights from Zurich to Graz
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
130€ - 440€
Flights from Zurich to Graz via Vienna
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
180€ - 600€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Basel to Venice
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 340€
Flights from Zurich to Venice
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
30€ - 200€
Adria Airways
Website
adria.si
Flights from Zurich to Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 410€
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
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
28€ - 50€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Zürich HB to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
5h 23m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
65€ - 110€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Basel SBB to Sargans
Ave. Duration
1h 59m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
50€ - 90€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Night train from Zürich HB to Villach Hbf
Ave. Duration
9h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
80€ - 140€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

The national railway system of Austria, the OBB carried 209 million passengers on local and regional trains, and 35 million on long-distance trains in 2016 alone. The OBB’s 4865 km network covers 570 trains simultaneously at peak times, with one train leaving every 12 seconds, making it a supremely efficient way to travel around the country and surrounding region. The company’s extensive network connects cities in Austria, and adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia.

Contact Details
Website
oebb.at
Train from Salzburg Hbf to Villach Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 31m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
23€ - 40€
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
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Raileurope.com
Train from Graz Hbf (Europaplatz) to Klagenfurt Hbf (Busbahnhof)
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
28€ - 45€
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Trenitalia

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 Salzburg Hbf. to Villach Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 17m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
11€ - 25€
Website
trenitalia.com
1st Class
21€ - 25€
Train from Venezia Mestre to Villach Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 4m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
17€ - 35€
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Muenchen Hbf to Salzburg Hbf.
Ave. Duration
1h 42m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
9€ - 21€
Website
trenitalia.com
1st Class
17€ - 21€
Croatian Railways (HŽPP)
Website
hzpp.hr
Train from Sargans to Jesenice
Ave. Duration
9h 4m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
28€ - 40€
Website
hzpp.hr
Purchase a
eurail.com
2nd Class
28€ - 40€
1st Class
40€ - 60€
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 München Hbf to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
30€ - 45€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
WESTbahn Gmbh
Phone
+43 1 89900
Email
meinenachricht@westbahn.at
Website
westbahn.at
Train from München Hauptbahnhof to Salzburg
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
14€ - 16€
Schedules at
westbahn.at
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 Basel, Basel SBB to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
4€ - 7€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Zurich to Villach
Ave. Duration
7h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
30€ - 55€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Touristik Kärnten Transfer
Phone
+43 660 9030012
Email
office@touristik-kaernten-transfer.at
Website
touristik-kaernten-transfer.at
Shuttle from Ljubljana Airport to Villach
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
45€
Schedules at
touristik-kaernten-transfer.at

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The quickest flight from Zurich Airport to Ljubljana Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 5m.

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

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Basel to Villach train services, operated by Austrian Railways (ÖBB), arrive at Villach Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Basel to Villach is 711 km. It takes approximately 7h to drive from Basel to Villach.

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Adria Airways offers flights from Zurich Airport to Ljubljana Airport.

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

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There are 1618+ hotels available in Villach. Prices start at 57€ per night.

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The best way to get from Basel to Basel Airport is to line 50 bus which takes 9m and costs SFr 2 - SFr 4.

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