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There are 5 ways to get from Basel to Winterthur by train, bus or car

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Train  •  1 h 48 min

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

$40 - $75

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Bus  •  2 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Basel City Center to Zürich Ouibus
  2. Take the bus from Zurigo to Winterthur MarinoBus / ...

$4 - $8

3 alternative options

Train, line 7 train  •  1 h 50 min

  1. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB 36 / ...
  2. Take the line 7 train from Zürich HB to Winterthur 7 / ...

$41 - $73

Train via Waldshut  •  3 h 18 min

  1. Take the train from Basel Bad Bf to Waldshut Rb / ...
  2. Take the train from Waldshut to Winterthur 41 / ...

$30 - $43

Drive  •  1 h 10 min

  1. Drive from Basel to Winterthur 66.5 miles

$13 - $21

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The cheapest way to get from Basel to Winterthur is to bus which costs SFr 4 - SFr 8 and takes 2 h 30 min.

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

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No, there is no direct bus from Basel to Winterthur. However, there are services departing from Basel City Center and arriving at Winterthur via Zurigo. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 30 min.

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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.

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The distance between Basel and Winterthur is 87 km. The road distance is 106.4 km.

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The best way to get from Basel to Winterthur without a car is to train which takes 1 h 48 min and costs SFr 40 - SFr 75.

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The train from Basel SBB to Winterthur takes 1 h 48 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Basel to Winterthur bus services, operated by Ouibus, depart from Basel City Center station.

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Basel to Winterthur 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 Winterthur is to train which takes 1 h 48 min and costs SFr 40 - SFr 75. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 4 - SFr 8 and takes 2 h 30 min.

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Map of how to get from Basel to Winterthur.
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  • Distance: 54.1 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 48 min

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

Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) operates a train from Basel to Winterthur hourly. Tickets cost $40 - $75 and the journey takes 1 h 48 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Basel to Winterthur via Zürich and Zurigo in around 2 h 30 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 Winterthur
Ave. Duration
1 h 48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $75
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.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 Winterthur
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $15
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Basel Bad Bf to Waldshut
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$19 - $28
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Thurbo
Phone
+41 71 554 00 00
Website
thurbo.ch
Train from Waldshut to Winterthur
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $12
Schedules at
thurbo.ch
S-Bahn
Website
bahn.de
Train from Waldshut to Winterthur
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Schedules at
bahn.de
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 Zürich
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Zürich to Winterthur
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Website
Ouibus
Marino Autolinee
Phone
+39 080 3112335
Email
info@marinobus.it
Website
marinobus.it
Bus from Zurigo to Winterthur
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
marinobus.it

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Basel to Winterthur bus services, operated by Marino Autolinee, arrive at Winterthur station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Basel to Winterthur is 106 km. It takes approximately 1 h 10 min to drive from Basel to Winterthur.

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There are 477+ hotels available in Winterthur. Prices start at $82 USD per night.

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