There are 9 ways to get from Linz to Basel by train, bus, night train, car or plane

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Train  •  7 h 44 min

  1. Take the train from Linz Hbf to Zürich HB Rj
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB 3 / ...

$130 - $223

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Bus FlixBus  •  9 h 56 min

  1. Take the bus from Linz to Innsbruck
  2. Take the bus from Innsbruck, Innsbruck Südbahnstraße to Basel, Basel central station N391

$50 - $69

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Bus Eurolines FR  •  11 h 17 min

  1. Take the bus from Linz to Strasbourg
  2. Take the bus from Strasbourg to Basel

$98 - $182

Night train, train  •  8 h 27 min

  1. Take the night train from Linz Hbf to Zürich HB En / ...
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB 3 / ...

$141 - $243

Drive  •  6 h 24 min

  1. Drive from Linz to Basel 404.6 miles

$80 - $130

Fly Linz to Basel  •  5 h 47 min

  1. Fly from Linz (LNZ) to Basel (BSL) LNZ - BSL

$159 - $663

Train, train to Munich, fly to Basel  •  5 h 37 min

  1. Take the train from Linz Hbf to Plattling
  2. Take the train from Plattling to Freising
  3. Fly from Munich (MUC) to Basel (BSL) MUC - BSL

$122 - $331

Fly Linz to Zurich, train  •  6 h 49 min

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

$169 - $639

Train to Vienna, fly to Basel  •  5 h 45 min

  1. Take the train from Linz Hbf to Flughafen Wien
  2. Fly from Vienna (VIE) to Basel (BSL) VIE - BSL

$122 - $359

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The cheapest way to get from Linz to Basel is to bus which costs 40€ - 60€ and takes 9 h 56 min.

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The quickest way to get from Linz to Basel is to train and fly which costs 100€ - 290€ and takes 5 h 37 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Linz to Basel station. However, there are services departing from Linz and arriving at Basel, Basel central station via Innsbruck, Innsbruck Südbahnstraße. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 56 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Linz to Basel. However, there are services departing from Linz Hbf and arriving at Basel SBB via Zürich HB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 44 min.

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The distance between Linz and Basel is 507 km. The road distance is 647.4 km.

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The best way to get from Linz to Basel without a car is to train which takes 7 h 44 min and costs 110€ - 200€.

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It takes approximately 7 h 44 min to get from Linz to Basel, including transfers.

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Linz to Basel bus services, operated by Eurolines FR, depart from Linz station.

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Linz to Basel train services, operated by Austrian Railways (ÖBB), depart from Linz Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Linz to Basel is to train which takes 7 h 44 min and costs 110€ - 200€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 40€ - 60€ and takes 9 h 56 min, you could also fly, which costs 130€ - 600€ and takes 5 h 47 min.

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There is no direct flight from Linz Airport to Basel Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 5 min and has one stopover.

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Linz to Basel bus services, operated by Eurolines FR, arrive at Basel station.

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Map of how to get from Linz to Basel.
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  • Distance: 316.8 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 44 min

What companies run services between Linz, Austria and Basel, Switzerland?

You can take a train from Linz to Basel via Zürich HB in around 7 h 44 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Linz to Basel via Innsbruck and Innsbruck, Innsbruck Südbahnstraße in around 9 h 56 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Linz to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Linz to Basel via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from Munich to Basel
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $500
Flights from Munich to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $500
Flights from Linz to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Linz to Zurich via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Linz to Zurich via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Linz to Zurich via Frankfurt, Nuremberg
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Linz to Zurich via Frankfurt, Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Vienna to Basel via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Flights from Vienna to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Linz to Basel via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Linz to Zurich via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Vienna to Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $700
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Vienna to Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $850
Flights from Vienna to Basel via Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $850
Cairo Aviation
Website
cairoaviation.com.eg
Flights from Linz to Zurich via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Sky Work Airlines
Website
flyskywork.com
Flights from Vienna to Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Train operators
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)
Website
oebb.at
Train from Linz Hbf to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
6 h 34 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$100 - $170
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Train from Linz Hbf to Plattling
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Train from Linz Hbf to Flughafen Wien
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
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
sncf.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
Deutsche Bahn
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Plattling to Freising
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
bahn.de
Bus operators
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Linz to Innsbruck
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$29 - $35
Book at
eurolines.ch
FlixBus
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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Innsbruck, Innsbruck Südbahnstraße to Basel, Basel central station
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Linz to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
7 h 33 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$65 - $120
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
Bus from Strasbourg to Basel
Ave. Duration
2 h 44 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $65
Schedules at
eurolines.fr

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