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.

Recommended option

Train to Manchester, fly to Basel  •  4 h 59 min

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

$53 - $235

9 alternative options

Fly Liverpool to Basel  •  6 h 36 min

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

$93 - $429

Train to Manchester, fly to Zurich, train  •  6 h 22 min

  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

$123 - $321

Train to Birmingham, fly to Zurich, train  •  7 h 19 min

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

$152 - $419

Train  •  9 h 47 min

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

$292 - $549

Train via Colmar  •  10 h 2 min

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

$306 - $560

Bus  •  21 h 32 min

  1. Take the bus from LIVERPOOL, Liverpool One Bus Station to London Victoria Coach Station
  2. Take the bus from London to Paris - Roissy CDG Airport
  3. Take the bus from Paris - Roissy CDG Airport to Strasbourg
  4. Take the bus from Strasbourg to Basel Mulhouse Freiburg - Airport

$61 - $86

Train, bus  •  27 h 26 min

  1. Take the train from Liverpool Lime Street to Manchester Oxford Road
  2. Take the bus from Manchester to Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station
  3. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Basel SBB Ice / ...

$156 - $262

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  11 h 56 min

  1. Drive from Liverpool to Folkestone
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais
  3. Drive from Calais to Basel

$331 - $413

Drive, car ferry  •  13 h

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

$183 - $277

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

easyJet, Air France and Ryanair fly from Liverpool to Basel every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Liverpool to Basel via London Euston, London St. Pancras International, Paris Nord Eurostar, Paris Nord RER, Paris Lyon Banlieue, and Paris Gare de Lyon in around 9 h 47 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Manchester to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Manchester to Basel via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Manchester to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $700
Flights from Manchester to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $700
Flights from Birmingham to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $650
Flights from Birmingham to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $650
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Manchester to Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $360
Flights from Manchester to Basel via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $360
Flights from Liverpool to Basel via Nantes
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$100 - $490
Flights from Liverpool to Basel via Nice
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Liverpool to Basel via Krakow
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $750
Flights from Liverpool to Basel via Berlin Schoenefeld
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Liverpool to Basel via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $420
Flights from Liverpool to Basel via Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from Liverpool to Basel via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
8 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $800
Flights from Liverpool to Basel via Isle Of Man, London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$95 - $460
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Manchester to Basel via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Manchester to Zurich via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Flights from Birmingham to Zurich via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Manchester to Basel via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4 h 17 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from Manchester to Zurich via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $480
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Manchester to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Birmingham to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Manchester to Basel via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Manchester to Zurich via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from Birmingham to Zurich via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Manchester to Zurich via Cologne/Bonn Apt
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $450
Train operators
Northern Rail
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Liverpool Lime Street to Manchester Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $22
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Liverpool Lime Street to Manchester Oxford Road
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
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
tgv.com
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
Train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
3 h 11 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$100 - $120
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$100 - $120
1st Class
$140 - $200
Train from Paris Est to Colmar
Ave. Duration
2 h 18 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$100 - $110
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$100 - $110
1st Class
$130 - $190
Virgin West Coast Trains
Eurostar
SNCF
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Colmar to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $20
Website
en.oui.sncf
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Liverpool Lime Street to Manchester Oxford Road
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$8 - $12
Off-Peak Day Single
$14 - $20
Anytime Day Single
$13 - $19
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Liverpool Lime Street to Manchester Oxford Road
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$7 - $11
Off-Peak Single
$14 - $23
Anytime Day Single
$15 - $22
Anytime Single
$21 - $30
Deutsche Bahn
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$175
Website
eurotunnel.com
Bus operators
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from London to Paris - Roissy CDG Airport
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Paris - Roissy CDG Airport to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Strasbourg to Basel Mulhouse Freiburg - Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
Ouibus
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Manchester to Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station
Ave. Duration
22 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$70 - $120
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ferry operators

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Liverpool and Basel is 989 km.

The cheapest way to get from Liverpool to Basel is to bus which costs £45 - £65 and takes 21 h 32 min.

The quickest way to get from Liverpool to Basel is to train and fly which takes 4 h 59 min and costs £35 - £180.

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 Nord RER and Paris Gare de Lyon. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 47 min.

No, there is no direct bus from Liverpool to Basel. However, there are services departing from LIVERPOOL, Liverpool One Bus Station and arriving at Basel, Brausebad via London, Paris - Roissy CDG Airport, Strasbourg and Basel EuroAirport. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 21 h 32 min.

It takes approximately 4 h 59 min to get from Liverpool to Basel, including transfers.