There are 7 ways to get from Geneva to Basel by train, bus, rideshare, car or plane

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

Recommended option

Train  •  2 h 40 min

  1. Take the train from Genève to Olten 5 / ...

$78 - $138

Cheapest option

Bus  •  5 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Geneva - Bus station to Basel City Center Ouibus

$13 - $19

5 alternative options

Train via Biel/Bienne  •  3 h 11 min

  1. Take the train from Genève to Biel/Bienne 5 / ...
  2. Take the train from Biel/Bienne to Basel SBB 51

$71 - $129

Rideshare  •  3 h 12 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Genève to Basel 158.3 miles

$23

Drive  •  2 h 34 min

  1. Drive from Geneva to Basel 158.4 miles

$30 - $50

Fly to Zurich, train  •  3 h 29 min

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

$93 - $227

Fly to Basel  •  4 h 22 min

  1. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Basel (BSL) GVA - BSL

$68 - $272

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Geneva to Basel is to bus which costs SFr 13 - SFr 19 and takes 5 h 30 min.

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The quickest way to get from Geneva to Basel is to drive which takes 2 h 34 min and costs SFr 30 - SFr 50.

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The distance between Geneva and Basel is 186 km. The road distance is 253 km.

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It takes approximately 2 h 40 min to get from Geneva to Basel, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Geneva - Bus station and arriving at Basel City Center. Services depart hourly, and operate Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 5 h 30 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Geneva to Basel. However, there are services departing from Genève and arriving at Basel SBB via Olten. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 40 min.

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What companies run services between Geneva, Switzerland and Basel, Switzerland?

Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) operates a train from Geneva to Basel hourly. Tickets cost $65 - $120 and the journey takes 2 h 3 min. Alternatively, Ouibus operates a bus from Geneva to Basel hourly. Tickets cost $13 - $19 and the journey takes 5 h 30 min.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Geneva to Zurich
Ave. Duration
51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $320
Flights from Geneva to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Geneva to Basel via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Geneva to Basel via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Flights from Geneva to Basel via Brussels
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $360
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Geneva to Zurich
Ave. Duration
51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $320
Flights from Geneva to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Geneva to Basel via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Geneva to Basel via Nice
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$55 - $250
Flights from Geneva to Basel via Ajaccio
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $320
Flights from Geneva to Basel via Olbia
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$75 - $360
Flights from Geneva to Basel via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $290
Flights from Geneva to Basel via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
4 h 52 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $360
Flights from Geneva to Basel via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $480
Flights from Geneva to Basel via Hamburg
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $390
Flights from Geneva to Basel via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$70 - $340
Flights from Geneva to Basel via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $370
Flights from Geneva to Basel via Alicante
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $550
Flights from Geneva to Basel via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $500
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Geneva to Basel via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $450
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Geneva to Basel via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Royal Jordanian
Website
rj.com
Flights from Geneva to Zurich
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $390
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Geneva to Basel via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $480
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Geneva to Basel via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Geneva to Basel via Brussels
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $360
Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Genève to Olten
Ave. Duration
2 h 3 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$65 - $120
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Genève to Biel/Bienne
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $90
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Biel/Bienne to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $40
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
tgv.com
Train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $27
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$22 - $27
1st Class
$40 - $41
Bus operators
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Geneva - Bus station to Basel City Center
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Website
Ouibus
Other operators
BlaBlaCar
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Genève to Basel
Ave. Duration
3 h 12 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$23
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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