There are 9 ways to get from Basel to Zagreb by plane, train, bus or car

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

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Fly Basel to Zagreb  •  5 h 41 min

  1. Fly from Basel (BSL) to Zagreb (ZAG) BSL - ZAG

$137 - $484

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Bus  •  15 h

  1. Take the bus from Basel Station Sbb to Zagreb Zob N953

$65 - $120

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Train to Zurich, fly to Zagreb  •  4 h 50 min

  1. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB
  2. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Zagreb (ZAG) ZRH - ZAG

$131 - $480

Fly Basel to Graz  •  8 h 12 min

  1. Fly from Basel (BSL) to Graz (GRZ) BSL - GRZ

$168 - $734

Train to Zurich, fly to Ljubljana  •  6 h 43 min

  1. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB
  2. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Ljubljana (LJU) ZRH - LJU

$157 - $650

Train to Zurich, fly to Graz  •  7 h 36 min

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

$172 - $720

Train, bus  •  15 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB 3 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Zurich to Zagreb

$89 - $145

Train  •  15 h 56 min

  1. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB 3 / ...
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Zagreb Glavni Kolod. En

$134 - $220

Drive  •  9 h 18 min

  1. Drive from Basel to Zagreb 591.6 miles

$120 - $180

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Basel to Zagreb is to bus which costs SFr 60 - SFr 110 and takes 15 h.

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The quickest way to get from Basel to Zagreb is to train and fly which costs SFr 120 - SFr 470 and takes 4 h 50 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Basel Station Sbb station and arriving at Zagreb Zob. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 15 h.

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No, there is no direct train from Basel to Zagreb. However, there are services departing from Basel SBB and arriving at Zagreb Glavni Kolod. via Zürich HB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15 h 56 min.

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The distance between Basel and Zagreb is 669 km. The road distance is 946.6 km.

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The best way to get from Basel to Zagreb without a car is to bus which takes 15 h and costs SFr 60 - SFr 110.

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It takes approximately 5 h 41 min to get from Basel to Zagreb, including transfers.

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Basel to Zagreb bus services, operated by Globtour, arrive at Basel Station Sbb.

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Basel to Zagreb 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 Zagreb is to fly which takes 5 h 41 min and costs SFr 130 - SFr 470. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 60 - SFr 110 and takes 15 h, you could also train, which costs SFr 120 - SFr 220 and takes 15 h 56 min.

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Map of how to get from Basel to Zagreb.
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  • Distance: 418.4 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 41 min

What companies run services between Basel, Switzerland and Zagreb, Croatia?

Lufthansa, Austrian Airlines and seven other airlines fly from Basel to Zagreb hourly. Alternatively, Globtour operates a bus from Basel to Zagreb twice daily. Tickets cost $75 - $120 and the journey takes 15 h. FlixBus also services this route 4 times a week.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Basel to Zagreb via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $700
Flights from Basel to Zagreb via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $700
Flights from Basel to Zagreb via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $800
Flights from Zurich to Zagreb via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $650
Flights from Zurich to Zagreb via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Flights from Basel to Graz via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $600
Flights from Basel to Graz via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $700
Flights from Basel to Graz via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $600
Flights from Zurich to Graz via Munich
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $600
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Basel to Zagreb via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 33 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$310 - $750
Flights from Zurich to Zagreb via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Flights from Basel to Graz via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 33 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $700
Flights from Zurich to Graz
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $500
Flights from Zurich to Graz via Vienna
Ave. Duration
2 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $700
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Zurich to Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $480
Flights from Zurich to Graz
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $500
Croatia Airlines
Website
croatiaairlines.com
Flights from Zurich to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Zurich to Zagreb via Split
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Adria Airways
Website
adria.si
Flights from Zurich to Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $480
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Basel to Zagreb via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Flights from Basel to Graz via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Basel to Zagreb via Brussels
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $700
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Basel to Zagreb via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
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 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 Zagreb Glavni Kolod.
Ave. Duration
14 h 3 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $160
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Bus operators
Globtour
Website
globtour.com
Bus from Basel Station Sbb to Zagreb Zob
Ave. Duration
15 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$75 - $120
Schedules at
globtour.com
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.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Basel, Basel central station to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
12 h 35 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$65 - $110
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Zurich to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
13 h 12 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Book at
eurolines.ch

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