There are 5 ways to get from Basel to Zürich by train, bus, night train, car or rideshare

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train  •  53 min

  1. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB 3 / ...

$30 - $60

Cheapest option

Bus  •  1 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Basel City Center to Zurich K188 / ...

$3 - $8

3 alternative options

Night train  •  1 h 45 min

  1. Take the night train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB Nj / ...

$30 - $60

Drive  •  1 h

  1. Drive from Basel to Zürich 53.8 miles

$11 - $17

Rideshare  •  1 h 18 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Basel to Zurich 53.4 miles

$6

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Basel to Zürich is to bus which costs SFr 3 - SFr 8 and takes 1 h 55 min.

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The quickest way to get from Basel to Zürich is to train which costs SFr 30 - SFr 60 and takes 53 min.

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The distance between Basel and Zürich is 76 km. The road distance is 86.1 km.

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The train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB takes 53 min including transfers and departs every 30 minutes.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Basel City Center and arriving at Zurich. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 55 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Basel SBB and arriving at Zürich HB. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 53 min.

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

Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) operates a train from Basel to Zürich hourly. Tickets cost $30 - $60 and the journey takes 53 min. TGV also services this route every 4 hours. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Basel to Zürich twice daily. Tickets cost $4 - $8 and the journey takes 1 h 55 min. Two other operators also service this route.

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
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $28
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$23 - $28
1st Class
$41 - $42
Nightjet
Phone
+43 51717
Website
nightjet.com
Night train from Basel SBB Station to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Schedules at
nightjet.com
Bus operators
FlixBus
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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Basel, Basel central station to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$4 - $8
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Autolinee Ventre
Phone
0975 343195
Email
info@ventrebus.com
Website
ventrebus.com
Bus from Basel to Zürich
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
ventrebus.com
Swiss PostAuto
Other operators
BlaBlaCar
Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Basel to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$6
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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