There are 4 ways to get from Basel to Winterthur by train, bus or car

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Recommended option

Train, line 12 train  •  1 h 22 min

  1. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB 3 / ...
  2. Take the line 12 train from Zürich HB to Winterthur 12 / ...

$40 - $71

3 alternative options

Train  •  1 h 48 min

  1. Take the train from Basel SBB to Winterthur 37 / ...

$40 - $75

Bus  •  1 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Basel City Center to Zurich Ouibus
  2. Take the bus from Zurich to Winterthur Ouibus

Drive  •  1 h 10 min

  1. Drive from Basel to Winterthur 66.5 miles

$13 - $21

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

You can take a train from Basel to Winterthur via Zürich HB in around 1 h 22 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Basel to Winterthur via Zurich in around 1 h 50 min.

Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
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
Train from Zürich HB to Winterthur
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $13
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Winterthur
Ave. Duration
1 h 48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $75
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Bus operators
Ouibus
Website
fr.ouibus.com
Bus from Basel City Center to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
fr.ouibus.com
Bus from Zurich to Winterthur
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Schedules at
fr.ouibus.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Basel and Winterthur is 87 km. The road distance is 106 km.

The cheapest way to get from Basel to Winterthur is to drive which costs SFr 13 - SFr 20 and takes 1 h 10 min.

The quickest way to get from Basel to Winterthur is to drive which takes 1 h 10 min and costs SFr 13 - SFr 20.

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Basel SBB and arriving at Winterthur. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 48 min.

No, there is no direct bus from Basel to Winterthur. However, there are services departing from Basel City Center and arriving at Winterthur via Zurich. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 50 min.

It takes approximately 1 h 22 min to get from Basel to Winterthur, including transfers.