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

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

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Train to Manchester, fly to Basel  •  5h 27m

  1. Take the train from Liverpool Lime Street to Manchester Airport
  2. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Basel (BSL) MAN - BSL

$53 - $235

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Fly Liverpool to Basel  •  6h 12m

  1. Fly from Liverpool (LPL) to Basel (BSL) LPL - BSL

$66 - $328

Train to Manchester, fly to Zurich, train  •  6h 46m

  1. Take the train from Liverpool Lime Street to Manchester Airport
  2. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Zurich (ZRH) MAN - ZRH
  3. Take the train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB

$130 - $320

Train to Birmingham, fly to Zurich, train  •  7h 24m

  1. Take the train from Liverpool Lime Street to Birmingham International
  2. Fly from Birmingham (BHX) to Zurich (ZRH) BHX - ZRH
  3. Take the train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB

$158 - $382

Train via Paris Est  •  9h 27m

  1. Take the train from Liverpool Lime Street to London Euston
  2. Take the train from London St. Pancras International to Paris Nord Eurostar
  3. Take the train from Paris Est to Strasbourg Tgv / ...
  4. Take the train from Strasbourg to Basel SBB

$266 - $588

Train  •  10h 45m

  1. Take the train from Liverpool Lime Street to London Euston
  2. Take the train from London St. Pancras International to Lille Europe Eurostar Est
  3. Take the train from Lille Flandres to Mulhouse Ville Tgv

$269 - $486

Train, bus  •  18h 2m

  1. Take the train from Liverpool Lime Street to Hemel Hempstead
  2. Take the train from London St. Pancras International to Marne-la-Vallée - Chessy
  3. Take the bus from Paris Disneyland to Basel

$205 - $432

Bus  •  22h 57m

  1. Take the bus from Liverpool One Bus Station, Canning Place to London Victoria Coach Station
  2. Take the bus from London, Victoria Green Line Station to Luxembourg, Central station CFL - Gare Routière
  3. Take the bus from Luxembourg, Luxembourg, P+R Bouillon to Basel, Basel central station

$60 - $87

Drive, Eurotunnel, train  •  12h 58m

  1. Drive from Liverpool to Folkestone
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
  3. Take the train from Calais-Fréthun to Paris Nord Tgv
  4. Take the train from Paris Est to Strasbourg Tgv / ...
  5. Take the train from Strasbourg to Basel SBB

$424 - $535

Drive, car ferry  •  12h 15m

  1. Drive from Liverpool to Dover
  2. Take the car ferry from Dover to Calais
  3. Drive from Calais to Basel

$182 - $277

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The cheapest way to get from Liverpool to Basel is to bus which costs £45 - £70 and takes 22h 57m.

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The quickest way to get from Liverpool to Basel is to train and fly which costs £40 - £180 and takes 5h 27m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Liverpool station to Basel station. However, there are services departing from Liverpool One Bus Station, Canning Place and arriving at Basel, Basel central station via London, Victoria Green Line Station, Luxembourg, Gare Centrale and Luxembourg, Luxembourg, P+R Bouillon. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 22h 57m.

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No, there is no direct train from Liverpool to Basel. However, there are services departing from Liverpool Lime Street and arriving at Basel SBB via London St. Pancras International, Paris Est and Strasbourg. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 27m.

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The distance between Liverpool and Basel is 618 miles.

The best way to get from Liverpool to Basel without a car is to train which takes 9h 27m and costs £200 - £460.

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

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Liverpool to Basel bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Liverpool One Bus Station, Canning Place.

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Liverpool to Basel train services, operated by Virgin West Coast Trains, depart from Liverpool Lime Street station.

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The best way to get from Liverpool to Basel is to fly which takes 6h 12m and costs £50 - £260. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £200 - £460 and takes 9h 27m, you could also bus, which costs £45 - £70 and takes 22h 57m.

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Map of how to get from Liverpool to Basel.
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  • Distance: 617.8 miles
  • Duration: 5h 27m

What companies run services between Liverpool, England and Basel, Switzerland?

easyJet, Ryanair and Air France fly from Liverpool to Basel 3 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a train from Liverpool to Basel via London Euston, London St. Pancras International, Paris Nord Eurostar, Paris Est, and Strasbourg in around 9h 27m.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Manchester to Basel via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Liverpool to Basel via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $400
Flights from Manchester to Zurich via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Flights from Birmingham to Zurich via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Manchester to Basel via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Manchester to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $700
Flights from Manchester to Zurich via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $450
Flights from Birmingham to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $650
Flights from Birmingham to Zurich via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $700
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Manchester to Basel
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $360
Flights from Liverpool to Basel via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $420
Flights from Liverpool to Basel via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Flights from Liverpool to Basel via Berlin Schoenefeld
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Liverpool to Basel via Belfast (Aldergrove), Bristol
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Liverpool to Basel via Belfast (Aldergrove), London Luton
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Manchester to Basel via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $500
Flights from Manchester to Zurich via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
4h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $450
Flights from Birmingham to Zurich via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $700
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Manchester to Basel via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
3h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from Manchester to Zurich via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $480
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Manchester to Basel via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Liverpool to Basel via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $400
Flights from Manchester to Zurich via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from Birmingham to Zurich via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Manchester to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Birmingham to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Manchester to Basel via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$80 - $180
Flights from Liverpool to Basel via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$60 - $320
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Manchester to Basel via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $750
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. 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
1h 5m
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
53m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $28
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$22 - $28
1st Class
$41 - $42
Train from Paris Est to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$85 - $100
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$85 - $100
1st Class
$120 - $170
Train from Lille Flandres to Mulhouse Ville
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$130 - $150
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$130 - $150
1st Class
$180 - $260
Train from Calais-Fréthun to Paris Nord
Ave. Duration
1h 42m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $75
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$65 - $75
1st Class
$90 - $130
West Midlands
Phone
+44 121 634 2040
Email
comments@londonmidland.com
Website
londonmidland.com
Train from Liverpool Lime Street to Birmingham International
Ave. Duration
1h 59m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
wmtrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$22 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $55
Train from Liverpool Lime Street to London Euston
Ave. Duration
4h 12m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Website
wmtrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $65
Anytime Day Single
$75 - $110
Train from Liverpool Lime Street to Hemel Hempstead
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$70 - $100
Website
wmtrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Day Single
$70 - $100
Virgin West Coast Trains
Eurostar
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Website
eurostar.com
Train from London St. Pancras International to Paris Nord Eurostar
Ave. Duration
2h 16m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $240
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$75 - $240
Premier
$180 - $280
Train from London St. Pancras International to Lille Europe Eurostar
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $140
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$50 - $140
Premier
$120 - $170
Train from London St. Pancras International to Marne-la-Vallée - Chessy
Ave. Duration
2h 49m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$80 - $260
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$80 - $260
Premier
$200 - $300
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 Paris Est to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$85 - $130
Website
bahn.de
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Strasbourg to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
25m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$171
Website
eurotunnel.com
Bus operators
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Paris Disneyland to Basel
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$45 - $60
Book at
eurolines.ch
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Liverpool One Bus Station, Canning Place to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$19 - $25
Website
National Express
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from London, Victoria Green Line Station to Luxembourg, Central station CFL - Gare Routière
Ave. Duration
10h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $25
Website
regiojet.com
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Luxembourg, Luxembourg, P+R Bouillon to Basel, Basel central station
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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The quickest flight from Manchester Airport to Basel Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 45m.

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

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Basel is 1h ahead of Liverpool. It is currently 10:12 AM in Liverpool and 11:12 AM in Basel.

Liverpool to Basel train services, operated by SNCF, arrive at Basel SBB station.

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easyJet, KLM, Air France and five other airlines offer flights from Manchester Airport to Basel Airport.

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There are 522+ hotels available in Basel. Prices start at $70 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Liverpool to Liverpool Airport is to night bus which takes 34m and costs £2 - £3.

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