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There are 8 ways to get from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Basel, Schifflände by plane, train, bus, bus and ferry, 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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Fly to Basel  •  4h 56m

  1. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Basel (BSL) STN - BSL

SFr 23 - SFr 104

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Fly to Karlsruhe/Baden Baden, train  •  4h 58m

  1. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Karlsruhe/Baden Baden (FKB) STN - FKB
  2. Take the train from Baden-Baden to Basel Sbb

SFr 41 - SFr 187

Train via Strasbourg  •  9h 41m

  1. Take the train from Stansted Airport to Tottenham Hale
  2. Take the train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Marne La Vallee Chessy Eil
  3. Take the train from Marne-la-Vallée-Chessy TGV to Strasbourg Tgv
  4. Take the train from Strasbourg to Basel Sbb Ter

SFr 271 - SFr 615

Train  •  11h 56m

  1. Take the train from Stansted Airport to London Liverpool Street
  2. Take the train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Paris Nord Eil
  3. Take the train from Paris-Est to Bâle Saint-Jean

SFr 313 - SFr 732

Bus  •  19h 30m

  1. Take the bus from London Stansted Airport Coach Station to London Victoria Coach Station
  2. Take the bus from London, Victoria Green Line Station to Luxembourg, P+R Bouillon
  3. Take the bus from Luxembourg, P+R Bouillon to Basel SBB

SFr 46 - SFr 65

Bus, bus and ferry, train  •  20h 55m

  1. Take the bus from London Stansted Airport Coach Station to London Victoria Coach Station
  2. Take the bus and ferry from London to Karlsruhe
  3. Take the train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Basel Bad Bf Ice / ...

SFr 65 - SFr 146

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  8h 48m

  1. Drive from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Folkestone
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
  3. Drive from Calais-Fréthun to Basel, Schifflände

SFr 271 - SFr 324

Drive, car ferry  •  10h 5m

  1. Drive from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Dover
  2. Take the car ferry from Dover to Calais
  3. Drive from Calais to Basel, Schifflände

SFr 127 - SFr 193

London Stansted Airport (STN) to Basel, Schifflände by train, subway and tram

The journey time between London Stansted Airport (STN) and Basel, Schifflände is around 9h 49m and covers a distance of around 1110 km. The fastest journey normally takes 9h 24m. Operated by Stansted Express, Greater Anglia, London Underground (Tube) and others, the London Stansted Airport (STN) to Basel, Schifflände service departs from Stansted Airport and arrives in Basel, Schifflände. Typically seven services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
9h 49m
Fastest journey time:
9h 24m
Services per week:
7
Cheapest price:
SFr 295
Carbon emissions:
58 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
08:57
Last service departs at:
09:15

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

London Stansted Airport (STN) to Basel, Schifflände train, subway and tram schedules

Train services typically run at the following times each day These schedules are estimated
Estimated schedules: These schedules are estimated and based on typical services on an average day. Please check times and availability with the operator before travelling.
United Kingdom → Switzerland
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International entry into Switzerland from United Kingdom

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Conditions of entry into Switzerland from United Kingdom

  • 10-day mandatory quarantine and a negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
This applies to arrivals from United Kingdom
  • Pre-departure COVID-19 test (with a negative test result) taken 3 days before boarding for all arrivals by air
This applies to all arrivals by air
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 7
  • Health declaration required
  • Entry is dependent on the visitor residing at least 10 days in a non high-risk area
  • Arrivals vaccinated against COVID-19 are exempted from compulsory quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempted from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Proof of a negative test is not required if the traveller has recovered from COVID-19 in the past 6 months (certificate needed)
  • Quarantine is not required if the traveller has recovered from COVID-19 in the past 6 months (certificate needed)
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  • 10-day mandatory quarantine and a negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
This also applies to arrivals from the following regions:
France: Paris, Centre-Val de Loire, Hauts-de-France, Normandy, Pays de la Loire

This applies to arrivals from Andorra, Argentina, Bahrain, Belgium, Brazil, Cabo Verde, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Egypt, Estonia, Georgia, India, Kuwait, Latvia, Lithuania, Maldives, Mexico, Mongolia, Nepal, Netherlands, Paraguay, Seychelles, Slovenia, South Africa, Sweden, Tanzania, United Kingdom and Uruguay
  • Pre-departure COVID-19 test (with a negative test result) taken 3 days before boarding for all arrivals by air
This applies to all arrivals by air
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 7
  • Health declaration required
  • Entry is dependent on the visitor residing at least 10 days in a non high-risk area
  • Arrivals vaccinated against COVID-19 are exempted from compulsory quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempted from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Proof of a negative test is not required if the traveller has recovered from COVID-19 in the past 6 months (certificate needed)
  • Quarantine is not required if the traveller has recovered from COVID-19 in the past 6 months (certificate needed)
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Considerations leaving from United Kingdom

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, but conditions apply when entering Switzerland from United Kingdom.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 2 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Basel, Schifflände is 0041 58 463 00 00.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Basel, Schifflände is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Basel, Schifflände is 2 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 0041 58 463 00 00.

No, but conditions apply when returning to United Kingdom from Switzerland.

See options for return travel.

Last updated: 14 Jun 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Basel, Schifflände is to bus which costs £35 - £55 and takes 19h 30m.

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The fastest way to get from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Basel, Schifflände is to fly. Taking this option will cost £17 - £85 and takes 4h 56m.

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No, there is no direct bus from London Stansted Airport (STN) station to Basel, Schifflände. However, there are services departing from London Stansted Airport Coach Station and arriving at Basel SBB via London, Victoria Green Line Station and Luxembourg, P+R Bouillon. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 19h 30m.

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No, there is no direct train from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Basel, Schifflände. However, there are services departing from Stansted Airport and arriving at Basel, Schifflände via Tottenham Hale station, London St Pancras Eurostar, Marne-la-Vallée-Chessy TGV, Strasbourg and Basel, Bahnhof SBB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 41m.

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The distance between London Stansted Airport (STN) and Basel, Schifflände is 713 km.

The best way to get from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Basel, Schifflände without a car is to train via Strasbourg which takes 9h 41m and costs £210 - £480.

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It takes approximately 4h 56m to get from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Basel, Schifflände, including transfers.

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London Stansted Airport (STN) to Basel, Schifflände bus services, operated by Airport Bus Express, depart from London Stansted Airport Coach Station.

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London Stansted Airport (STN) to Basel, Schifflände train services, operated by Stansted Express, depart from Stansted Airport station.

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The best way to get from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Basel, Schifflände is to fly which takes 4h 56m and costs £17 - £85. Alternatively, you can train via Strasbourg, which costs £210 - £480 and takes 9h 41m, you could also bus, which costs £35 - £55 and takes 19h 30m.

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Map of how to get from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Basel, Schifflände.
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  • Distance: 712.9 km
  • Duration: 4h 56m

What companies run services between London Stansted Airport (STN), England and Basel, Schifflände, Switzerland?

easyJet, Ryanair and three other airlines fly from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Basel, Schifflände every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Basel, Schifflände via Tottenham Hale, Tottenham Hale station, King's Cross St. Pancras station, London St Pancras Eurostar, Marne La Vallee Chessy, Marne-la-Vallée-Chessy TGV, Strasbourg, Basel Sbb, and Basel, Bahnhof SBB in around 9h 41m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Stansted to Basel via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 60 - SFr 220
Flights from London Stansted to Basel via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 45 - SFr 180
Flights from London Stansted to Basel via Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 45 - SFr 210
Flights from London Stansted to Basel via Budapest
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
SFr 24 - SFr 120
Flights from London Stansted to Basel via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 75 - SFr 380
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from London Stansted to Basel via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
SFr 20 - SFr 100
Flights from London Stansted to Karlsruhe/Baden Baden
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 17 - SFr 110
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It 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 (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Baden-Baden to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 55
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Basel Bad Bf
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 60
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Baden-Baden to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 22 - SFr 35
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Basel Bad Bf
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 25 - SFr 35
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Deutsche Bahn Regional

Deutsche Bahn’s regional network is made up of IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional-Express), RB (Regionalbahn) and S-Bahn trains. Ticket prices are fixed and there’s no seat reservations – just turn up, buy a ticket and jump on the next train. All regional trains depart regularly and connect to local and long-distance services.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Baden-Baden to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 29 - SFr 45
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Basel Bad Bf
Ave. Duration
2h 43m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 50
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Deutsche Bahn Intercity

Deutsche Bahn’s high-speed InterCity (IC) trains connect cities within Germany. They’re a popular way to travel as they’re faster than Deutsche Bahn’s regional trains and offer a frequent, fast service. All IC trains have first and second class carriages, power sockets and toilets, and most have a bistro cafe or restaurant. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Baden-Baden to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
1h 42m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
SFr 55 - SFr 80
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Basel Bad Bf
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 55 - SFr 80
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Stansted Express
Phone
0345 600 7245
Email
customerrelations@abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Website
stanstedexpress.com
Train from Stansted Airport to Tottenham Hale
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 21 - SFr 35
Website
Stansted Express
Standard
SFr 22
First
SFr 32
Business
SFr 31
Train from Stansted Airport to London Liverpool Street
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 23 - SFr 35
Website
Stansted Express
Standard
SFr 24
First
SFr 35
Business
SFr 34
Greater Anglia
Website
greateranglia.co.uk
Train from Stansted Airport to Tottenham Hale
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
SFr 17 - SFr 26
Website
greateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Stansted Airport to London Liverpool Street
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
SFr 20 - SFr 30
Website
greateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Eurostar
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Contact Details
Phone
+44 343 218 6186
Website
eurostar.com
Train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Marne La Vallee Chessy
Ave. Duration
2h 49m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 130 - SFr 390
Website
Eurostar
Business Premier
SFr 340 - SFr 390
Standard
SFr 130 - SFr 170
Standard Premier
SFr 190 - SFr 240
Train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Paris Nord
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
SFr 120 - SFr 390
Website
Eurostar
Business Premier
SFr 340 - SFr 390
Standard
SFr 120 - SFr 160
Standard Premier
SFr 180 - SFr 230
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.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Marne-la-Vallée-Chessy TGV to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 120 - SFr 220
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Strasbourg to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 45 - SFr 85
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Paris-Est to Bâle Saint-Jean
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
SFr 170 - SFr 300
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Marne La Vallee Chessy to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 75 - SFr 100
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
SFr 75 - SFr 90
1st Class
SFr 80 - SFr 100
SNCF

France’s state-owned railway company is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country, with over 14,000 trains operating daily. SNCF runs the country’s extensive rail network, including the high-speed TGV network, regional TER trains and local Intercités. It also operates international routes including Eurostar and Thalys, as well as the low-cost, long-distance Ouigo services that run on limited routes across France. Book up to 3 months in advance for the cheapest fares. 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 17m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 20 - SFr 45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
SFr 20 - SFr 29
Rail 1st Class
SFr 30 - SFr 45
DB Regio AG Baden-Württemberg
Phone
0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.de
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Basel Bad Bf
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Website
DB Regio AG Baden-Württemberg
Schedules at
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Basel Bad Bf
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 22 - SFr 50
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
SFr 22 - SFr 30
1st Class
SFr 35 - SFr 50
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 169
Website
Eurotunnel
Bus operators
Airport Bus Express
Phone
0044 (0) 1279681984
Email
info@airportbusexpress.co.uk
Website
airportbusexpress.co.uk
Bus from London Stansted Airport Coach Station to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 10 - SFr 13
Website
Airport Bus Express
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 Stansted Airport London to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
SFr 6 - SFr 9
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, P+R Bouillon
Ave. Duration
10h 30m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 18 - SFr 26
Website
RegioJet
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Luxembourg, P+R Bouillon to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
SFr 21 - SFr 26
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus and ferry from London to Karlsruhe
Ave. Duration
15h 52m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 50
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
Ferry operators

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There is no direct flight from London Stansted Airport to Basel Airport. The quickest flight takes 4h 25m and has one stopover.

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London Stansted Airport (STN) to Basel, Schifflände bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Basel SBB station.

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Basel, Schifflände is 1h ahead of London Stansted Airport (STN). It is currently 6:49 PM in London Stansted Airport (STN) and 7:49 PM in Basel, Schifflände.

London Stansted Airport (STN) to Basel, Schifflände train services, operated by SNCF, arrive at Basel Sbb station.

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British Airways, Jet2.com, Ryanair and easyJet offer flights from London Stansted Airport to Basel Airport.

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There are 143+ hotels available in Basel, Schifflände. Prices start at SFr 87 per night.

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