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There are 5 ways to get from Geneva to Basel, Hoffmann-La Roche by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  2h 57m

  1. Take the train from Genève to Olten Ic5 / ...

SFr 86 - SFr 177

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Bus  •  5h 2m

  1. Take the bus from Geneva to Basel SBB 122 / ...

SFr 9 - SFr 20

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Train via Bern  •  3h 19m

  1. Take the train from Genève to Bern Ic1 / ...
  2. Take the train from Bern to Basel SBB Ic61 / ...

SFr 70 - SFr 140

Drive  •  2h 31m

  1. Drive from Geneva to Basel, Hoffmann-La Roche 250.4 km

SFr 29 - SFr 45

Fly, train  •  3h 43m

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

SFr 128 - SFr 319

Geneva to Basel, Hoffmann-La Roche by train, tram and walk

The journey time between Geneva and Basel, Hoffmann-La Roche is around 3h and covers a distance of around 251 km. The fastest journey normally takes 2h 52m. Operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), Südostbahn, Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express and others, the Geneva to Basel, Hoffmann-La Roche service departs from Genève and arrives in Basel, Hoffmann-La Roche. Typically 132 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
3h
Fastest journey time:
2h 52m
Journey distance:
251 km
Services per week:
132
Cheapest price:
SFr 87
Carbon emissions:
13 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
06:12
Last service departs at:
21:12

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Geneva to Basel, Hoffmann-La Roche train, tram and walk schedules

Departing Monday, July 26, 2021

Geneva → Basel, Hoffmann-La Roche
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Basel, Hoffmann-La Roche is 0041 58 463 00 00.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Basel, Hoffmann-La Roche is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Basel, Hoffmann-La Roche is 1.5 metres.

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Last updated: 21 Jul 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Geneva to Basel, Hoffmann-La Roche is to bus which costs SFr 9 - SFr 20 and takes 5h 2m.

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The quickest way to get from Geneva to Basel, Hoffmann-La Roche is to drive which costs SFr 29 - SFr 45 and takes 2h 31m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Geneva and arriving at Basel SBB. Services depart six times a week, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4h 30m.

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No, there is no direct train from Geneva to Basel, Hoffmann-La Roche. However, there are services departing from Genève and arriving at Basel, Wettsteinplatz via Olten and Basel, Bahnhof SBB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 57m.

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The distance between Geneva and Basel, Hoffmann-La Roche is 187 km. The road distance is 250.4 km.

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The best way to get from Geneva to Basel, Hoffmann-La Roche without a car is to train which takes 2h 57m and costs SFr 85 - SFr 180.

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It takes approximately 2h 57m to get from Geneva to Basel, Hoffmann-La Roche, including transfers.

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Geneva to Basel, Hoffmann-La Roche bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Geneva station.

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Geneva to Basel, Hoffmann-La Roche train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from Genève station.

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The best way to get from Geneva to Basel, Hoffmann-La Roche is to train which takes 2h 57m and costs SFr 85 - SFr 180. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 9 - SFr 20 and takes 5h 2m.

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Map of how to get from Geneva to Basel, Hoffmann-La Roche.
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  • Distance: 187.3 km
  • Duration: 2h 57m

What companies run services between Geneva, Switzerland and Basel, Hoffmann-La Roche, Switzerland?

Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) operates a train from Genève to Olten hourly. Tickets cost SFr 65 - SFr 120 and the journey takes 2h 3m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Geneva to Basel SBB twice daily. Tickets cost SFr 16 - SFr 20 and the journey takes 4h 30m. RegioJet also services this route twice a week.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Geneva to Zurich
Ave. Duration
52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 90 - SFr 260
Tunisair
Website
tunisair.com
Flights from Geneva to Zurich
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
SFr 100 - SFr 270
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.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Genève to Olten
Ave. Duration
2h 3m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 65 - SFr 120
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Genève to Bern
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 50 - SFr 95
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Bern to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 28 - SFr 50
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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)
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 Bern to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 17 - SFr 24
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Zuerich Hb to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 26 - SFr 40
Website
Deutsche Bahn
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 Bern to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
SFr 20 - SFr 45
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
SFr 20 - SFr 28
1st Class
SFr 30 - SFr 45
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
5 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 27 - SFr 40
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
SFr 33 - SFr 39
1st Class
SFr 27 - SFr 32
Bus operators
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 Geneva to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
SFr 16 - SFr 20
Website
flixbus.co.uk
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Geneve, Gare Routiere, pl. Dorciere to Basel, Meret Oppenheim-Strasse
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
SFr 9 - SFr 13
Website
RegioJet

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The quickest flight from Geneva Airport to Zurich Airport is the direct flight which takes 50 min.

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Geneva to Basel, Hoffmann-La Roche bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Basel SBB station.

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Geneva to Basel, Hoffmann-La Roche train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Olten station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Geneva to Basel, Hoffmann-La Roche is 250 km. It takes approximately 2h 31m to drive from Geneva to Basel, Hoffmann-La Roche.

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Tunisair and Swiss offer flights from Geneva Airport to Zurich Airport.

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There are 145+ hotels available in Basel, Hoffmann-La Roche. Prices start at SFr 87 per night.

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The best way to get from Geneva to Geneva Airport is to train which takes 7 min and costs SFr 12 - SFr 45.

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