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There are 13 ways to get from Maastricht to Basel by train, bus, night bus, car or plane

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Train  •  6 h 43 min

  1. Take the train from Maastricht to Aachen Hbf
  2. Take the train from Aachen Hbf to Köln, Dom / Hbf Re1 / ...
  3. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Basel Bad Bf Ice / ...

$121 - $200

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Night bus  •  8 h 5 min

  1. Take the night bus from Maastricht to Basel, Basel central station N831

$30 - $55

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Train via Basel SBB  •  7 h

  1. Take the train from Aachen Hbf to Köln, Dom / Hbf Re1 / ...
  2. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Basel SBB Ice / ...

$127 - $222

Bus, train  •  8 h 54 min

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

$82 - $142

Bus  •  9 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Liege to Basel

$42 - $73

Drive  •  5 h 7 min

  1. Drive from Maastricht to Basel 358.9 miles

$85 - $130

Bus to Luxembourg, fly to Zurich, train  •  6 h 33 min

  1. Take the bus from Maastricht to Luxembourg, Luxembourg central station
  2. Fly from Luxembourg (LUX) to Zurich (ZRH) LUX - ZRH
  3. Take the train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB

$118 - $361

Train, train to Brussels, fly to Basel  •  5 h 13 min

  1. Take the train from Maastricht to Liege-Guillemins
  2. Take the train from Liège-Guillemins / Luik-Guillemins to Louvain / Leuven
  3. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Basel (BSL) BRU - BSL

$72 - $287

Train, train to Frankfurt, fly to Basel  •  5 h 31 min

  1. Take the train from Maastricht to Aachen Hbf
  2. Take the train from Aachen Hbf to Köln, Dom / Hbf
  3. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
  4. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Basel (BSL) FRA - BSL

$129 - $374

Train, train to Dusseldorf, fly to Basel  •  6 h 57 min

  1. Take the train from Maastricht to Aachen Hbf
  2. Take the train from Aachen Hbf to Düsseldorf Hbf
  3. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Basel (BSL) DUS - BSL

$83 - $275

Train, train to Cologne Bonn, fly to Zurich  •  7 h 1 min

  1. Take the train from Maastricht to Aachen Hbf
  2. Take the train from Aachen Hbf to Köln, Dom / Hbf
  3. Fly from Cologne Bonn (CGN) to Zurich (ZRH) CGN - ZRH
  4. Take the train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB

$116 - $307

Train to Brussels, fly to Zurich, train  •  6 h 32 min

  1. Take the train from Liège-Guillemins / Luik-Guillemins to Louvain / Leuven
  2. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Zurich (ZRH) BRU - ZRH
  3. Take the train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB

$139 - $392

Train, train to Dusseldorf, fly to Zurich  •  7 h 56 min

  1. Take the train from Maastricht to Aachen Hbf
  2. Take the train from Aachen Hbf to Düsseldorf Hbf
  3. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Zurich (ZRH) DUS - ZRH
  4. Take the train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB

$110 - $280

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The cheapest way to get from Maastricht to Basel is to night bus which costs 27€ - 45€ and takes 8 h 5 min.

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The quickest way to get from Maastricht to Basel is to drive which costs 75€ - 110€ and takes 5 h 7 min.

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Yes, there is an overnight bus departing from Maastricht and arriving at Basel, Basel central station station. This bus operates Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 8 h 5 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Maastricht to Basel. However, there are services departing from Maastricht and arriving at Basel Bad Bf via Aachen Hbf and Köln Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 43 min.

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The distance between Maastricht and Basel is 391 km. The road distance is 574.2 km.

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The best way to get from Maastricht to Basel without a car is to train which takes 6 h 43 min and costs 100€ - 180€.

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It takes approximately 6 h 43 min to get from Maastricht to Basel, including transfers.

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Maastricht to Basel bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Maastricht station.

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Maastricht to Basel train services, operated by Arriva NL, depart from Maastricht station.

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The best way to get from Maastricht to Basel is to train which takes 6 h 43 min and costs 100€ - 180€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 35€ - 65€ and takes 9 h 10 min.

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Map of how to get from Maastricht to Basel.
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  • Distance: 244.1 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 43 min

What companies run services between Maastricht, Netherlands and Basel, Switzerland?

You can take a train from Maastricht to Basel via Aachen Hbf, Köln, Dom / Hbf, and Köln Hbf in around 6 h 43 min. Alternatively, Eurolines CH operates a bus from Maastricht to Basel 3 times a week. Tickets cost $40 - $70 and the journey takes 7 h 30 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Luxembourg to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Brussels to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Frankfurt to Basel
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $380
Flights from Dusseldorf to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Dusseldorf to Basel via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,100
Flights from Brussels to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Dusseldorf to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $310
Flights from Dusseldorf to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $410
Flights from Dusseldorf to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $410
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Luxembourg to Zurich
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $900
Flights from Brussels to Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $1,000
Flights from Frankfurt to Basel
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $380
Flights from Dusseldorf to Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $420
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $310
Flights from Brussels to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Flights from Brussels to Zurich via Geneva
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,400
Flights from Dusseldorf to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $320
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $420
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $310
Flights from Dusseldorf to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $270
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $1,000
Flights from Brussels to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $750
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Basel via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Basel via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flairjet
Website
flair-jet.com
Flights from Luxembourg to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$27 - $230
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Brussels to Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $290
Train operators
Arriva NL
Website
arriva.nl
Train from Maastricht to Aachen Hbf
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
arriva.nl
Bahn DE
Website
bahn.de
Train from Aachen Hbf to Köln, Dom / Hbf
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $27
Schedules at
bahn.de
Train from Aachen Hbf to Düsseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $34
Schedules at
bahn.de
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 Aachen Central Station to Köln Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Basel Bad Bf
Ave. Duration
3 h 39 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$100 - $160
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
3 h 52 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$100 - $170
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
bahn.de
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Aachen Central Station to Köln Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$24 - $45
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$24 - $45
1st Class
$40 - $55
Train from Aachen Central Station to Düsseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$30 - $55
1st Class
$55 - $70
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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Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Gare de Strasbourg to Gare de Basel-SBB
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$25 - $40
1st Class
$35 - $55
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
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
b-rail.be
Train from Maastricht to Liege-Guillemins
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$6 - $9
1st Class
$9 - $14
Train from Liège-Guillemins / Luik-Guillemins to Louvain / Leuven
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$9 - $13
1st Class
$14 - $20
Bus operators
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Liege to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$50 - $90
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Liege to Basel
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$40 - $70
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Night bus from Maastricht to Basel, Basel central station
Ave. Duration
8 h 5 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Maastricht to Luxembourg, Luxembourg central station
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$11 - $19
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Luxembourg Airport to Zurich Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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

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Maastricht to Basel train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, arrive at Basel Bad Bf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Maastricht to Basel is 574 km. It takes approximately 5 h 7 min to drive from Maastricht to Basel.

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Flairjet, Lufthansa and Swiss offer flights from Luxembourg Airport to Zurich Airport.

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