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There are 8 ways to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Basel SBB Station by plane, train, night train, night bus or car

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Fly to Basel  •  1h 12m

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

$77 - $269

Cheapest option

Night bus  •  5h 25m

  1. Take the night bus from Frankfurt, Frankfurt Airport to Basel, Basel central station N122

$27 - $35

6 alternative options

Fly to Zurich, train  •  2h 17m

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

$126 - $332

Train  •  2h 55m

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

$75 - $120

Train via Mannheim Hbf  •  3h 5m

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

$67 - $109

Night train  •  4h 7m

  1. Take the night train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Basel SBB Ic

$75 - $120

Train, night train  •  4h 9m

  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

$45 - $64

Drive  •  2h 47m

  1. Drive from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Basel SBB Station 201.9 miles

$40 - $65

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The cheapest way to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Basel SBB Station is to night bus which costs 24€ - 30€ and takes 5h 25m.

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The quickest way to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Basel SBB Station is to fly which costs 65€ - 240€ and takes 1h 12m.

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Yes, there is an overnight bus departing from Frankfurt, Frankfurt Airport and arriving at Basel, Basel central station station. This bus operates Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 5h 25m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf and arriving at Basel SBB. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 55m.

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The distance between Frankfurt Airport (FRA) and Basel SBB Station is 288 km. The road distance is 323 km.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Basel SBB Station without a car is to train which takes 2h 55m and costs 65€ - 100€.

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It takes approximately 1h 12m to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Basel SBB Station, including transfers.

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

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Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Basel SBB Station train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf station.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Basel SBB Station is to fly which takes 1h 12m and costs 65€ - 240€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 65€ - 100€ and takes 2h 55m.

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Map of how to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Basel SBB Station.
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  • Distance: 179.8 miles
  • Duration: 1h 12m

What companies run services between Frankfurt Airport (FRA), Germany and Basel SBB Station, Switzerland?

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

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Basel
Ave. Duration
50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $380
Flights from Frankfurt to Zurich
Ave. Duration
51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Basel
Ave. Duration
50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $380
Flights from Frankfurt to Zurich
Ave. Duration
51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
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 Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
53m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $28
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$22 - $28
1st Class
$41 - $42
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
2h 55m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$75 - $120
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
31m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $29
Website
bahn.de
Second Class
$21 - $25
Standard
$21 - $29
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
2h 11m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $80
Website
bahn.de
Standard
$45 - $80
First
$55 - $130
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
2h 8m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $80
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Standard
$45 - $80
First
$55 - $130
Nightjet
Phone
+43 51717
Website
nightjet.com
Night train from Mannheim Hauptbahnhof to Basel SBB Station
Ave. Duration
2h 38m
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.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Night bus from Frankfurt, Frankfurt Airport to Basel, Basel central station
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$27 - $35
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Frankfurt Airport to Basel Airport is the direct flight which takes 50m.

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Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Basel SBB Station bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Basel, Basel central station.

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Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Basel SBB Station train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, arrive at Basel SBB station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Basel SBB Station is 323 km. It takes approximately 2h 47m to drive from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Basel SBB Station.

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Lufthansa offers flights from Frankfurt Airport to Basel Airport.

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Book your Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Basel SBB Station train tickets online with Rome2rio.

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Book your Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Basel SBB Station bus tickets online with FlixBus.

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There are 530+ hotels available in Basel SBB Station. Prices start at $69 USD per night.

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