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There are 9 ways to get from Bristol Airport (BRS) to Basel by plane, train, bus, bus and ferry, car, car train or car ferry

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Fly to Zurich, train  •  4h 40m

  1. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Zurich (ZRH) BRS - ZRH
  2. Take the train from Zuerich Hb to Basel Sbb

SFr 117 - SFr 358

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Bus  •  21h 32m

  1. Take the bus from Bristol Bus & Coach Station to London Victoria Coach Station
  2. Take the bus from London, Victoria Green Line Station to Luxembourg, P+R Bouillon
  3. Take the bus from Luxembourg, P+R Bouillon to Basel SBB 299

SFr 56 - SFr 70

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Fly to Geneva, train  •  5h 8m

  1. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Geneva (GVA) BRS - GVA
  2. Take the train from Genève-Aéroport to Olten

SFr 139 - SFr 442

Fly to Basel  •  1h 48m

  1. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Basel (BSL) BRS - BSL

SFr 71 - SFr 190

Train  •  10h 12m

  1. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to London Paddington
  2. Take the train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Paris Nord Eil
  3. Take the train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Basel St. Johann Tgv

SFr 335 - SFr 749

Bus, bus and ferry, train  •  15h 1m

  1. Take the bus from Bristol Bus & Coach Station to London Victoria Coach Station
  2. Take the bus and ferry from London to Lille
  3. Take the train from Lille Europe to Strasbourg Tgv
  4. Take the train from Strasbourg to Basel Sbb Ter

SFr 173 - SFr 261

Bus via Paris  •  23h 37m

  1. Take the bus from Bristol Bus & Coach Station to London Victoria Coach Station
  2. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Paris Gare de Bercy Seine
  3. Take the bus from Paris to Basel SBB N99

SFr 103 - SFr 116

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  10h 46m

  1. Drive from Bristol Airport (BRS) to Folkestone
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
  3. Drive from Calais-Fréthun to Basel

SFr 289 - SFr 351

Drive, car ferry  •  11h 54m

  1. Drive from Bristol Airport (BRS) to Dover
  2. Take the car ferry from Dover to Calais
  3. Drive from Calais to Basel

SFr 148 - SFr 223

Bristol Airport (BRS) to Basel by bus, train and subway

The journey time between Bristol Airport (BRS) and Basel is around 10h 32m and covers a distance of around 1179 km. The fastest journey normally takes 10h 32m. Operated by First, First Great Western Service, London Underground (Tube) and others, the Bristol Airport (BRS) to Basel service departs from Bristol Airport, Airport Terminal and arrives in Basel St. Johann. Typically only one service runs weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
10h 32m
Fastest journey time:
10h 32m
Journey distance:
1179 km
Services per week:
1
Cheapest price:
SFr 335
Carbon emissions:
63 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
09:50
Last service departs at:
09:50

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Bristol Airport (BRS) to Basel bus, train and subway schedules

United Kingdom → Switzerland
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International entry into Switzerland from United Kingdom

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of United Kingdom
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Allowed for: All visitors

Restricted for: There are no current restrictions

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Conditions of entry into Switzerland from United Kingdom

  • 10-day mandatory quarantine and a negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
This applies to arrivals from United Kingdom
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival (certificate required)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Health declaration required
  • Health declaration required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
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  • 10-day mandatory quarantine and a negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
This also applies to arrivals from the following regions:
France: Paris, Centre-Val de Loire, Hauts-de-France, Normandy, Pays de la Loire

This applies to arrivals from India, Nepal and United Kingdom
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before boarding for all arrivals by air
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: India, Nepal and United Kingdom
  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: EU Schengen Area, Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei, Canada, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Macau, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Qatar, Rwanda, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, United States and Vatican
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival (certificate required)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Health declaration required
  • Health declaration required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions

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Rules to follow in Switzerland

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Mandatory

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Considerations leaving from United Kingdom

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

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Yes, but conditions apply when entering Switzerland from United Kingdom.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Regional restriction measures in place

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Basel is 0041 58 463 00 00.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Basel is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Basel is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 0041 58 463 00 00.

No, but conditions apply when returning to United Kingdom from Switzerland.

See options for return travel.

Last updated: 29 Jul 2021
Exceptions may apply, for full details: Swiss Federal Office of Public Health.

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Bristol Airport (BRS) to Basel is to bus which costs £40 - £60 and takes 21h 32m.

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The quickest way to get from Bristol Airport (BRS) to Basel is to fly which costs £55 - £160 and takes 1h 48m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bristol Airport (BRS) to Basel. However, there are services departing from Bristol Airport, Airport Terminal and arriving at Basel SBB via Bristol Bus & Coach Station, London, Victoria Green Line Station and Luxembourg, P+R Bouillon. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 21h 32m.

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It is approximately 855 km to get from Bristol Airport (BRS) to Basel.

The best way to get from Bristol Airport (BRS) to Basel without a car is to train which takes 10h 12m and costs £260 - £600.

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It takes approximately 4h 40m to get from Bristol Airport (BRS) to Basel, including transfers.

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Bristol Airport (BRS) to Basel bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Bristol Bus & Coach Station.

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The best way to get from Bristol Airport (BRS) to Basel is to fly which takes 1h 48m and costs £55 - £160. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £260 - £600 and takes 10h 12m, you could also bus, which costs £40 - £60 and takes 21h 32m.

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There is no direct flight from Bristol Airport to Zurich Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 25m and has one stopover.

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Bristol Airport (BRS) to Basel bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Basel SBB station.

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Map of how to get from Bristol Airport (BRS) to Basel.
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  • Distance: 855.3 km
  • Duration: 4h 40m

What companies run services between Bristol Airport (BRS), England and Basel, Switzerland?

easyJet flies from Bristol Airport (BRS) to Basel once a week. Alternatively, you can take a train from Bristol Airport (BRS) to Basel via Temple Meads Stn, Bristol Temple Meads, London Paddington, Paddington, King's Cross St. Pancras station, London St Pancras Eurostar, Paris Nord, Paris Gare De Lyon, and Paris Gare de Lyon in around 10h 12m.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Bristol to Zurich via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 120 - SFr 360
Flights from Bristol to Geneva via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 57m
When
Monday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 150 - SFr 320
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Bristol to Zurich via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Friday
Estimated price
SFr 90 - SFr 350
Flights from Bristol to Zurich via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 110 - SFr 390
Flights from Bristol to Zurich via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Monday
Estimated price
SFr 80 - SFr 280
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Bristol to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
SFr 95 - SFr 310
Flights from Bristol to Basel
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 80 - SFr 290
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Bristol to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
SFr 100 - SFr 490
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 Zuerich Hb to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 25 - SFr 35
Website
Deutsche Bahn
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)
Train from Genève-Aéroport to Olten
Ave. Duration
2h 13m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 65 - SFr 120
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Basel St. Johann
Ave. Duration
2h 59m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
SFr 150 - SFr 280
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Strasbourg to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 45 - SFr 85
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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 32 - SFr 38
1st Class
SFr 26 - SFr 31
Train from Lille Europe to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
3h 4m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
SFr 100 - SFr 140
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
SFr 100 - SFr 120
1st Class
SFr 110 - SFr 140
First Great Western Service
Phone
+44 3457 000 125
Email
gwr.feedback@gwr.com
Website
gwr.com
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to London Paddington
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 50 - SFr 70
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
SFr 50 - SFr 70
Anytime Day 1st Class
SFr 90 - SFr 130
SNCF

France’s state-owned railway company is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country, with over 14,000 trains operating daily. SNCF runs the country’s extensive rail network, including the high-speed TGV network, regional TER trains and local Intercités. It also operates international routes including Eurostar and Thalys, as well as the low-cost, long-distance Ouigo services that run on limited routes across France. Book up to 3 months in advance for the cheapest fares. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Strasbourg to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 19 - SFr 45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
SFr 19 - SFr 28
Rail 1st Class
SFr 29 - SFr 45
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 166
Website
Eurotunnel
Bus operators
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Bristol Bus & Coach Station to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 8 - SFr 11
Website
National Express
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus and ferry from London to Lille
Ave. Duration
4h 19m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
SFr 9 - SFr 14
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from London, Victoria Green Line Station to Luxembourg, P+R Bouillon
Ave. Duration
10h 30m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 18 - SFr 25
Website
RegioJet
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Luxembourg, P+R Bouillon to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 19 - SFr 23
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Paris to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
8h 50m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Traveleuro
Website
bustickets.distribusion.com
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Paris Gare de Bercy Seine
Ave. Duration
9h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
SFr 54
Schedules at
bustickets.distribusion.com
Ferry operators

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Basel is 1h ahead of Bristol Airport (BRS). It is currently 6:25 PM in Bristol Airport (BRS) and 7:25 PM in Basel.

Aer Lingus, Lufthansa, easyJet and two other airlines offer flights from Bristol Airport to Zurich Airport.

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