There are 11 ways to get from Liverpool to Basel by train, plane, bus, car, car train or car ferry

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Train to Manchester, fly to Basel  •  5 h 8 min

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

$54 - $236

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Train to Manchester, fly to Zurich, train  •  6 h 30 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

$124 - $322

Fly Liverpool to Basel  •  7 h 24 min

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

$91 - $432

Train to Birmingham, fly to Zurich, train  •  7 h 18 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

$151 - $419

Train via Strasbourg  •  9 h 26 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
  3. Take the train from Paris Est to Strasbourg Tgv / ...
  4. Take the train from Strasbourg to Basel SBB

$304 - $595

Train  •  9 h 53 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
  3. Take the train from Paris Est to Colmar Tgv
  4. Take the train from Colmar to Basel SBB

$310 - $565

Train #2  •  11 h 2 min

  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

$307 - $494

Train, bus  •  19 h 6 min

  1. Take the train from Liverpool Lime Street to Nottingham
  2. Take the train from Nottingham to London St Pancras International
  3. Take the train from London St. Pancras Int. to Brussel-Zuid/Midi
  4. Take the bus from Brussels North to Basel

$172 - $450

Bus  •  22 h 42 min

  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 central station to Basel EuroAirport, EuroAirport Basel

$63 - $89

Drive, Eurotunnel, train  •  13 h 10 min

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

$444 - $563

Drive, car ferry  •  12 h 15 min

  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 22 h 42 min.

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The quickest way to get from Liverpool to Basel is to train and fly which costs £40 - £180 and takes 5 h 8 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Liverpool station to Basel. However, there are services departing from Liverpool One Bus Station, Canning Place and arriving at Basel, Brausebad via London, Victoria Green Line Station, Luxembourg, Luxembourg central station and Basel EuroAirport. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 22 h 42 min.

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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 9 h 26 min.

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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 9 h 26 min and costs £230 - £460.

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It takes approximately 5 h 8 min 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 7 h 24 min and costs £65 - £330. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £230 - £460 and takes 9 h 26 min, you could also bus, which costs £45 - £70 and takes 22 h 42 min.

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Map of how to get from Liverpool to Basel.
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  • Distance: 617.8 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 8 min

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 Est, and Strasbourg in around 9 h 26 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 42 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
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$45 - $360
Flights from Liverpool to Basel via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $420
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 Naples
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $850
Flights from Liverpool to Basel via Nice
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $600
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 Isle Of Man, London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
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 56 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
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
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
$23 - $28
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$23 - $28
1st Class
$41 - $42
Train from Paris Est to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$85 - $100
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$85 - $100
1st Class
$120 - $170
Train from Paris Est to Colmar
Ave. Duration
2 h 18 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$100 - $115
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$100 - $115
1st Class
$130 - $200
Train from Lille Flandres to Mulhouse Ville
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$130 - $150
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$130 - $150
1st Class
$180 - $270
Train from Calais-Fréthun to Paris Nord
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $75
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$65 - $75
1st Class
$95 - $130
Virgin West Coast Trains
Eurostar
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Website
eurostar.com
Train from London St. Pancras International to Paris Nord Eurostar
Ave. Duration
2 h 16 min
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
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $150
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$50 - $150
Premier
$120 - $170
Train from London St. Pancras Int. to Brussel-Zuid/Midi
Ave. Duration
1 h 48 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$65 - $200
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$65 - $200
Premier
$160 - $230
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
1 h 46 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$90 - $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
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Colmar to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
en.oui.sncf
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Liverpool Lime Street to Nottingham
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$27 - $40
Off-Peak Single
$50 - $85
Anytime Day Single
$55 - $80
Anytime Single
$75 - $120
Train from Nottingham to London St Pancras International
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$29 - $45
Off-Peak Single
$55 - $90
Anytime Day Single
$60 - $85
Anytime Single
$80 - $120
Merseyrail Electrics
Phone
0151 330 1000
Website
merseyrail.org
Train from Liverpool Lime Street to Nottingham
Ave. Duration
2 h 41 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
merseyrail.org
Train from Nottingham to London St Pancras International
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
merseyrail.org
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
$173
Website
eurotunnel.com
Bus operators
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Brussels North to Basel
Ave. Duration
9 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$50 - $80
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
5 h 20 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$19 - $25
Website
nationalexpress.com
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.sk
Bus from London, Victoria Green Line Station to Luxembourg, Central station CFL - Gare Routière
Ave. Duration
10 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$20 - $25
Schedules at
regiojet.sk
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 central station to Basel EuroAirport, EuroAirport Basel
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $35
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ferry operators

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The quickest flight from Manchester Airport to Basel Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 45 min.

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

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Basel is 1 h ahead of Liverpool. It is currently 12:56 PM in Liverpool and 1:56 PM in Basel.

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

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

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There are 505+ hotels available in Basel. Prices start at $72 USD per night.

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