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There are 10 ways to get from Linz to Basel by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  7 h 46 min

  1. Take the train from Linz Hbf to Zürich HB Rj
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB 37 / ...

$130 - $223

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Bus  •  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, train  •  9 h 33 min

  1. Take the bus from Linz to Strasbourg
  2. Take the train from Gare de Strasbourg to Gare de Basel-SBB Basel-SBB - Strasbourg / ...

Drive  •  6 h 24 min

  1. Drive from Linz to Basel 404.6 miles

$80 - $130

Fly Linz to Basel  •  5 h 32 min

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

$159 - $663

Train, train to Munich, fly to Basel  •  5 h 34 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 55 min

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

$176 - $638

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

Train, train to Munich, fly to Zurich  •  6 h 48 min

  1. Take the train from Linz Hbf to Plattling
  2. Take the train from Plattling to Freising
  3. Fly from Munich (MUC) to Zurich (ZRH) MUC - ZRH
  4. Take the train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB

$184 - $466

Train to Vienna, fly to Zurich, train  •  6 h 44 min

  1. Take the train from Linz Hbf to Flughafen Wien
  2. Fly from Vienna (VIE) to Zurich (ZRH) VIE - ZRH
  3. Take the train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB

$129 - $364

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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 fly which costs 130€ - 600€ and takes 5 h 32 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 46 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 46 min and costs 110€ - 200€.

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It takes approximately 7 h 46 min to get from Linz to Basel, including transfers.

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Linz to Basel bus services, operated by Eurolines CH, 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 46 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 32 min.

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  • Distance: 316.8 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 46 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 46 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 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Linz to Basel via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 6 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 Linz to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Linz to Zurich via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
4 h 57 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Linz to Zurich via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Linz to Zurich via Frankfurt, Geneva
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Linz to Zurich via Frankfurt, Nuremberg
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Vienna to Basel via Munich
Ave. Duration
2 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Flights from Vienna to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Flights from Munich to Zurich
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Vienna to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Vienna to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Munich to Basel
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $500
Flights from Vienna to Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Munich to Zurich
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Vienna to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $420
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Vienna to Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Vienna to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $420
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Vienna to Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $850
Flights from Vienna to Basel via Berlin Schoenefeld
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $850
Flights from Vienna to Basel via Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $850
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Linz to Basel via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Monday and Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Train operators
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

The national railway system of Austria, the OBB carried 209 million passengers on local and regional trains, and 35 million on long-distance trains in 2016 alone. The OBB’s 4865 km network covers 570 trains simultaneously at peak times, with one train leaving every 12 seconds, making it a supremely efficient way to travel around the country and surrounding region. The company’s extensive network connects cities in Austria, and adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia.

Contact Details
Website
oebb.at
Train from Linz Hbf to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
6 h 34 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$95 - $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)

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
1 h 5 min
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
53 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $28
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$22 - $28
1st Class
$41 - $42
Sncf
Website
bretagne.prod.navitia.com
Train from Gare de Strasbourg to Gare de Basel-SBB
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
bretagne.prod.navitia.com
Sncf Ter
Website
bretagne.prod.navitia.com
Train from Gare de Strasbourg to Gare de Basel-SBB
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
bretagne.prod.navitia.com
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 Plattling to Freising
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
bahn.de
Bus operators
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
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
$28 - $35
Book at
eurolines.ch
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
Bus from Innsbruck, Innsbruck Südbahnstraße to Basel, Basel central station
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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There is no direct flight from Linz Airport to Basel Airport. The quickest flight takes 2 h 50 min and has one stopover.

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Linz to Basel bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Basel, Basel central station.

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Linz 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 Linz to Basel is 647 km. It takes approximately 6 h 24 min to drive from Linz to Basel.

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Turkish Airlines and Lufthansa offer flights from Linz Airport to Basel Airport.

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There are 506+ hotels available in Basel. Prices start at $70 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Linz to Linz Airport is to train which takes 10 min and costs 4€ - 8€.

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