There are 8 ways to get from Grenoble to Basel by train, bus, car or plane

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Train via Bern  •  5h 27m

  1. Take the train from Grenoble to Geneve Ter / ...
  2. Take the train from Genève to Bern 15 / ...
  3. Take the train from Bern to Basel SBB 61 / ...

SFr 107 - SFr 193

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Bus  •  7h 5m

  1. Take the bus from Grenoble to Geneva 1789 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Geneve, Gare Routiere, pl. Dorciere to Basel, Meret Oppenheim-Strasse RegioJet

SFr 19 - SFr 25

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Train  •  5h 28m

  1. Take the train from Grenoble to Geneve Ter / ...
  2. Take the train from Genève to Olten 5 / ...

SFr 105 - SFr 188

Train, bus  •  7h 54m

  1. Take the train from Gare de Grenoble U.-Gières to Gare de Genève Geneve - Evian - Annecy - Valence - Avignon / ...
  2. Take the bus from Genėve, Gare Routiėre Place Dorciėre to Basel, Meret Oppenheim-Strasse

SFr 40 - SFr 61

Drive  •  3h 57m

  1. Drive from Grenoble to Basel 395.8 km

SFr 50 - SFr 80

Train to Geneva, fly to Zurich, train  •  5h 24m

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

SFr 108 - SFr 266

Train to Lyon, fly to Strasbourg, train  •  5h 11m

  1. Take the train from Grenoble to Lyon-Saint Exupery Tgv
  2. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Strasbourg (SXB) LYS - SXB
  3. Take the train from Gare de Strasbourg to Gare de Basel-SBB

SFr 103 - SFr 456

Train to Lyon, fly to Zurich, train  •  5h 22m

  1. Take the train from Grenoble to Lyon-Saint Exupery Tgv
  2. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Zurich (ZRH) LYS - ZRH
  3. Take the train from Zuerich Hb to Basel Sbb

SFr 111 - SFr 312

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The cheapest way to get from Grenoble to Basel is to bus which costs 17€ - 23€ and takes 7h 5m.

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The quickest way to get from Grenoble to Basel is to drive which costs 45€ - 70€ and takes 3h 57m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Grenoble to Basel. However, there are services departing from Grenoble and arriving at Basel, Meret Oppenheim-Strasse via Geneve, Gare Routiere, pl. Dorciere. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 5m.

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No, there is no direct train from Grenoble to Basel. However, there are services departing from Grenoble and arriving at Basel SBB via Genève and Bern. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 27m.

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The distance between Grenoble and Basel is 301 km. The road distance is 395.8 km.

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The best way to get from Grenoble to Basel without a car is to train via Bern which takes 5h 27m and costs 95€ - 180€.

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It takes approximately 5h 27m to get from Grenoble to Basel, including transfers.

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Grenoble to Basel bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Grenoble station.

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Grenoble to Basel train services, operated by SNCF, depart from Grenoble station.

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The best way to get from Grenoble to Basel is to train via Bern which takes 5h 27m and costs 95€ - 180€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 17€ - 23€ and takes 7h 5m.

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  • Distance: 301 km
  • Duration: 5h 27m

What companies run services between Grenoble, France and Basel, Switzerland?

You can take a train from Grenoble to Basel via Genève and Bern in around 5h 27m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Grenoble to Basel via Geneve, Gare Routiere, pl. Dorciere in around 7h 5m.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Geneva to Zurich
Ave. Duration
52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 75 - SFr 320
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Lyon to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 95 - SFr 550
Twin Jet
Website
twinjet.fr
Flights from Lyon to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
SFr 200 - SFr 410
Royal Jordanian
Website
rj.com
Flights from Geneva to Zurich
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
SFr 100 - SFr 380
Tunisair
Website
tunisair.com
Flights from Geneva to Zurich
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
SFr 150 - SFr 450
Train operators
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.

Rome2rio's guide to SNCF
Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Grenoble to Geneve
Ave. Duration
2h 2m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
SFr 28 - SFr 50
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
SFr 28 - SFr 33
1st Class
SFr 45 - SFr 48
Train from Gare de Grenoble U.-Gières to Gare de Genève
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
SFr 27 - SFr 45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
SFr 27 - SFr 31
1st Class
SFr 42 - SFr 45
Train from Gare de Strasbourg to Gare de Basel-SBB
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 24 - SFr 45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
SFr 24 - SFr 28
1st Class
SFr 39 - SFr 41
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 Grenoble to Genève
Ave. Duration
2h 3m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
SFr 55 - SFr 100
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Genève to Bern
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 50 - SFr 95
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Bern to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 28 - SFr 50
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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 Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
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
55 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 17 - SFr 24
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Zuerich Hb to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
53 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
3 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 20 - SFr 45
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
SFr 20 - SFr 28
1st Class
SFr 30 - SFr 45
TGV inOui
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Bern to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 13 - SFr 21
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
SFr 13 - SFr 16
1st Class
SFr 17 - SFr 21
Train from Zuerich Hb to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 27 - SFr 40
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
SFr 33 - SFr 39
1st Class
SFr 27 - SFr 32
Train from Grenoble to Lyon-Saint Exupery Tgv
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 45
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
SFr 35 - SFr 45
1st Class
SFr 32 - SFr 37
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity
Website
bahn.com
Train from Zuerich Hb to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 16 - SFr 22
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
ÖBB EuroCity
Website
oebb.at
Train from Zuerich Hb to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 50
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Grenoble to Geneva
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 11 - SFr 14
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
Once a week
Estimated price
SFr 8 - SFr 11
Website
RegioJet
Eurobus SK
Phone
+421 55 680 73 06
Email
onlinepredaj@eurobus.sk
Website
eurobus.sk
Bus from Genėve, Gare Routiėre Place Dorciėre to Basel, Meret Oppenheim-Strasse
Ave. Duration
3h 36m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 13 - SFr 16
Schedules at
eurobus.sk

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The quickest flight from Geneva Airport to Zurich Airport is the direct flight which takes 45 min.

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Grenoble to Basel bus services, operated by RegioJet, arrive at Basel, Meret Oppenheim-Strasse station.

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Grenoble to Basel train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Basel SBB station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Grenoble to Basel is 396 km. It takes approximately 3h 57m to drive from Grenoble to Basel.

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Royal Jordanian, Tunisair and Swiss offer flights from Geneva Airport to Zurich Airport.

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There are 603+ hotels available in Basel. Prices start at SFr 65 per night.

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