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There are 7 ways to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Basel Airport (BSL) by plane, train, bus, night train or car

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Fly  •  45 min

  1. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Basel (BSL) FRA - BSL

$70 - $270

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Bus via Karlsruhe  •  5 h 52 min

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt, Frankfurt Airport to Karlsruhe 108 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Karlsruhe to Freiburg 022 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Freiburg to Basel EuroAirport, EuroAirport Basel 208

$23 - $35

5 alternative options

Train  •  3 h 13 min

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Basel SBB Ice / ...

$79 - $120

Train via Mannheim Hbf  •  3 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Mannheim Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Basel SBB Ice / ...

$65 - $131

Bus  •  6 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt, Frankfurt Airport to Basel EuroAirport, EuroAirport Basel 108

$29 - $40

Train, night train  •  4 h 27 min

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Mannheim Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the night train from Mannheim Hauptbahnhof to Basel SBB Station Nj 401

$48 - $71

Drive  •  2 h 46 min

  1. Drive from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Basel Airport (BSL) 203.2 miles

$40 - $65

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Basel Airport (BSL) is to bus which costs 19€ - 30€ and takes 5 h 52 min.

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The quickest way to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Basel Airport (BSL) is to fly which costs 60€ - 230€ and takes 45 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Frankfurt, Frankfurt Airport and arriving at Basel EuroAirport, EuroAirport Basel. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6 h 15 min.

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The distance between Frankfurt Airport (FRA) and Basel Airport (BSL) is 283 km. The road distance is 325.1 km.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Basel Airport (BSL) without a car is to train which takes 3 h 13 min and costs 65€ - 110€.

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It takes approximately 45 min to fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Basel (BSL), including transfers and time at the airport.

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Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Basel Airport (BSL) bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Frankfurt, Frankfurt Airport station.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Basel Airport (BSL) is to fly which takes 45 min and costs 60€ - 230€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 65€ - 110€ and takes 3 h 13 min, you could also bus, which costs 19€ - 30€ and takes 5 h 52 min.

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The quickest flight from Frankfurt Airport to Basel Airport is the direct flight which takes 45 min.

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Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Basel Airport (BSL) bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Basel EuroAirport, EuroAirport Basel station.

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Map of how to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Basel Airport (BSL).
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  • Distance: 176.9 miles
  • Duration: 45 min

What companies run services between Frankfurt Airport (FRA), Germany and Basel Airport (BSL), France?

Lufthansa flies from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Basel Airport (BSL) 5 times a day. Alternatively, Deutsche Bahn operates a train from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Basel Airport (BSL) every 4 hours. Tickets cost $75 - $120 and the journey takes 2 h 55 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Basel
Ave. Duration
48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $380
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and 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.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$75 - $120
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
bahn.de
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
2 h 11 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $95
Website
bahn.de
Trenitalia Eurocity

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
2 h 8 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Nightjet
Phone
+43 51717
Website
nightjet.com
Night train from Mannheim Hauptbahnhof to Basel SBB Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 38 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
nightjet.com
Bus operators
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Frankfurt, Frankfurt Airport to Karlsruhe
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $15
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Karlsruhe to Freiburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $13
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Freiburg to Basel EuroAirport, EuroAirport Basel
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Frankfurt, Frankfurt Airport to Basel EuroAirport, EuroAirport Basel
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$29 - $40
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Yes, the driving distance between Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Basel Airport (BSL) is 325 km. It takes approximately 2 h 46 min to drive from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Basel Airport (BSL).

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Lufthansa offers flights from Frankfurt Airport to Basel Airport.

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Book your Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Basel Airport (BSL) bus tickets online with FlixBus, FlixBus and FlixBus.

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