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There are 3 ways to get from Basel to Wassen by train or car

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Train  •  3h 23m

  1. Take the train from Basel SBB to Erstfeld Ir26

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Train via Arth  •  3h 34m

  1. Take the train from Basel SBB to Arth-Goldau Ic21 / ...

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Drive  •  1h 40m

  1. Drive from Basel to Wassen 158.6 km
Basel → Wassen
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Wassen is 0041 58 463 00 00.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Wassen is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Wassen is 1.5 metres.

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The cheapest way to get from Basel to Wassen is to drive which costs SFr 18 - SFr 28 and takes 1h 40m.

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The quickest way to get from Basel to Wassen is to drive which costs SFr 18 - SFr 28 and takes 1h 40m.

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It is 122 km from Basel to Wassen. It is approximately 158.6 km to drive.

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The best way to get from Basel to Wassen without a car is to train which takes 3h 23m and costs .

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It takes approximately 3h 23m to get from Basel to Wassen, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between Basel to Wassen is 159 km. It takes approximately 1h 40m to drive from Basel to Wassen.

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There are 79+ hotels available in Wassen. Prices start at SFr 87 per night.

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  • Distance: 122.4 km
  • Duration: 3h 23m

What companies run services between Basel, Switzerland and Wassen, Switzerland?

Südostbahn operates a train from Basel SBB to Erstfeld every 4 hours, and the journey takes 2h 21m.

Train operators
Südostbahn
Phone
+41 58 580 70 70
Email
info@sob.ch
Website
sob.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Erstfeld
Ave. Duration
2h 21m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Website
Südostbahn
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Arth-Goldau
Ave. Duration
1h 42m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Website
Südostbahn
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
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.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Arth-Goldau
Ave. Duration
1h 42m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 75
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Basel Sbb to Arth-Goldau
Ave. Duration
1h 42m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
SFr 17 - SFr 25
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de

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