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There are 10 ways to get from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Basel by train, bus, night train, rideshare, car or plane

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Train

  1. Take the train from Berlin Hbf to Basel Sbb

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Fly to Basel

  1. Fly from Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) to Basel (BSL)

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Train via Berlin Suedkreuz

  1. Take the train from Berlin Suedkreuz to Basel Sbb

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Berlin ZOB [Fernbus] to Basel SBB

Night train

  1. Take the night train from Berlin Hbf to Basel Bad Bf

Rideshare

  1. Take the rideshare from Berlin to Basel

Drive

  1. Drive from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Basel

Fly to Zurich, train

  1. Fly from Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) to Zurich (ZRH)
  2. Take the train from Zuerich Hb to Basel Sbb

Fly to Frankfurt, train

  1. Fly from Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) to Frankfurt (FRA)
  2. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Mannheim Hbf
  3. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Basel Bad Bf

Fly to Stuttgart, train

  1. Fly from Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) to Stuttgart (STR)
  2. Take the train from Stuttgart Hbf to Karlsruhe Hbf
  3. Take the train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Basel Sbb

Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Basel by train

The train journey time between Berlin Hauptbahnhof and Basel is around 7h 18m and covers a distance of around 899 km. The fastest train normally takes 7h 17m. Operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express and DB Fernverkehr AG, the Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Basel train service departs from Berlin Hbf and arrives in Basel Sbb. Typically 53 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Train route information

Average train time:
7h 18m
Fastest train time:
7h 17m
Train distance:
899 km
Trains per week:
53
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
47 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
04:30
Last train departs at:
16:30

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Basel train schedules

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The cheapest way to get from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Basel is to rideshare which costs €62 and takes 10h 30m.

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The quickest way to get from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Basel is to fly which costs €30 - €180 and takes 4h 22m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Berlin Hbf and arriving at Basel Sbb. Services depart every two hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7h 17m.

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The distance between Berlin Hauptbahnhof and Basel is 690 km. The road distance is 865 km.

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The best way to get from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Basel without a car is to train which takes 7h 17m and costs €140 - €210.

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The train from Berlin Hbf to Basel Sbb takes 7h 17m including transfers and departs every two hours.

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Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Basel train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, depart from Berlin Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Basel is to train which takes 7h 17m and costs €140 - €210. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 13h 25m, you could also fly, which costs €30 - €180 and takes 4h 22m.

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The quickest flight from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport to Basel Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 30m.

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Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Basel train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, arrive at Basel Sbb station.

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Map of how to get from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Basel.
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  • Distance: 689.7 km
  • Duration: 7h 17m

What companies run services between Berlin Hauptbahnhof, Germany and Basel, Switzerland?

Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express operates a train from Berlin Hbf to Basel Sbb every 4 hours. Tickets cost SFr 160 - SFr 220 and the journey takes 7h 17m. DB Fernverkehr AG also services this route every 3 hours. Alternatively, FlixBus-de operates a bus from Berlin ZOB [Fernbus] to Basel SBB 5 times a week, and the journey takes 12h.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 110 - SFr 360
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Basel via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 110 - SFr 360
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 140 - SFr 350
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 150 - SFr 360
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 75 - SFr 400
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Frankfurt via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 75 - SFr 400
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Frankfurt via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
SFr 120 - SFr 330
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 100 - SFr 370
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Stuttgart via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 150 - SFr 430
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Zurich via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
SFr 95 - SFr 460
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 100 - SFr 370
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Basel
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 65 - SFr 200
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Basel via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Friday
Estimated price
SFr 65 - SFr 200
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 45 - SFr 300
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 140 - SFr 350
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Basel via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 150 - SFr 490
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Zurich via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Friday
Estimated price
SFr 230 - SFr 550
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Frankfurt via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
SFr 120 - SFr 330
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It offers many different types of rail transportation, including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Berlin Hbf to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
7h 17m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 160 - SFr 220
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Berlin Suedkreuz to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
8h 14m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 150 - SFr 220
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Zuerich Hb to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 25 - SFr 35
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 22 - SFr 35
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Basel Bad Bf
Ave. Duration
2h 1m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 50 - SFr 75
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 24 - SFr 35
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 60
Website
Deutsche Bahn
DB Fernverkehr AG
Website
delfi.de
Train from S+U Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
7h 17m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Schedules at
delfi.de
Train from Frankfurt to Mannheim, Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
delfi.de
Train from Mannheim, Hauptbahnhof to Basel Bad Bf
Ave. Duration
2h 1m
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
delfi.de
Train from Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof to Karlsruhe Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
delfi.de
Train from Karlsruhe Hauptbahnhof to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
delfi.de
DB Fernverkehr
Website
delfi.de
Night train from S+U Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Basel Bad Bf
Ave. Duration
10h 3m
Frequency
3 times a day
Schedules at
delfi.de
Train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
delfi.de
Österreichische Bundesbahnen
Website
delfi.de
Night train from S+U Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Basel Bad Bf
Ave. Duration
10h 3m
Frequency
Once a week
Schedules at
delfi.de
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 Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 60
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Sbb
Website
delfi.de
Train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
delfi.de
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Zuerich Hb to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 26 - SFr 40
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
SFr 33 - SFr 38
1st Class
SFr 26 - SFr 32
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 25 - SFr 40
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
SFr 31 - SFr 37
1st Class
SFr 25 - SFr 30
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 12 - SFr 29
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
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Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
SFr 12 - SFr 18
1st Class
SFr 20 - SFr 29
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Basel Bad Bf
Ave. Duration
1h 59m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 26 - SFr 60
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
SFr 26 - SFr 40
1st Class
SFr 40 - SFr 60
Railjet

Railjet trains operate domestically within Austria and also connect to major cities in Germany, Czech Republic, Italy, Switzerland and Hungary. This premium service runs at speeds of up to 230km/h and offers three travel classes (economy, first and business), all with free Wi-Fi and power sockets. Other amenities include a bistro-restaurant car and family zones. Seat reservations can be made up to 90 days prior to the train's departure (compulsory for all cross-border trains but not for domestic routes).

Contact Details
Phone
+43 51717
Website
oebb.at
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
SFr 16 - SFr 24
Website
Railjet
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 Mannheim Hbf to Basel Bad Bf
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 29 - SFr 40
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 24 - SFr 35
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
DB/SBB/TI Eurocity Milano
Website
delfi.de
Train from Mannheim, Hauptbahnhof to Basel Bad Bf
Ave. Duration
1h 58m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
delfi.de
Deutsche Bahn Intercity

Deutsche Bahn’s high-speed InterCity (IC) trains connect cities within Germany. They’re a popular way to travel as they’re faster than Deutsche Bahn’s regional trains and offer a frequent, fast service. All IC trains have first and second class carriages, power sockets and toilets, and most have a bistro cafe or restaurant. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Basel Bad Bf
Ave. Duration
2h 28m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 65 - SFr 90
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 60
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 55 - SFr 80
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Go Ahead BW
Phone
+49 711 400 534 44
Website
go-ahead-bw.de
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Go Ahead BW
ÖBB Intercity
Website
oebb.at
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 22 - SFr 35
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Abellio
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
Once daily
Website
Abellio
Deutsche Bahn Regional

Deutsche Bahn’s regional network is made up of IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional-Express), RB (Regionalbahn) and S-Bahn trains. Ticket prices are fixed and there’s no seat reservations – just turn up, buy a ticket and jump on the next train. All regional trains depart regularly and connect to local and long-distance services.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 50
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Bus operators
FlixBus-de
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from Berlin ZOB [Fernbus] to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
12h
Frequency
5 times a week
Schedules at
flixbus.com
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility, you’ll get to your destination often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait to be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Berlin to Basel
Ave. Duration
10h 5m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
SFr 67
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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