There are 7 ways to get from Munich to Basel by subway, plane, train, bus or car

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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Subway, fly to Basel  •  2 h 55 min

  1. Take the subway from München Marienplatz to München Nordfriedhof
  2. Fly from Munich (MUC) to Basel (BSL) MUC - BSL

$78 - $259

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Bus FlixBus  •  7 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Munich, Munich central bus station to Basel, Basel central station 206 / ...

$21 - $35

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Fly to Zurich, train  •  4 h 8 min

  1. Fly from Munich (MUC) to Zurich (ZRH) MUC - ZRH
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB

$133 - $394

Train  •  5 h 8 min

  1. Take the train from München Hbf to Basel Bad Bf Ic

$100 - $160

Bus Swiss PostAuto  •  5 h 26 min

  1. Take the bus from München ZOB to Zürich, Sihlquai/HB 1-Y
  2. Take the bus from Zurich to Basel City Center Ouibus

$133 - $189

Train via Ulm Hbf  •  5 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from München Hbf to Ulm Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Ulm Hbf to Basel Bad Bf Ire / ...

$94 - $150

Drive  •  3 h 55 min

  1. Drive from Munich to Basel 247.6 miles

$50 - $75

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The cheapest way to get from Munich to Basel is to bus which costs 18€ - 35€ and takes 7 h 25 min.

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The quickest way to get from Munich to Basel is to subway and fly which costs 65€ - 230€ and takes 2 h 55 min.

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The distance between Munich and Basel is 305 km. The road distance is 396.2 km.

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It takes approximately 2 h 55 min to get from Munich to Basel, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Munich, Munich central bus station station and arriving at Basel, Basel central station station. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7 h 25 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from München Hbf and arriving at Basel Bad Bf. Services depart once daily. The journey takes approximately 5 h 8 min.

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What companies run services between Munich, Germany and Basel, Switzerland?

Deutsche Bahn operates a train from Munich to Basel once daily. Tickets cost $100 - $160 and the journey takes 5 h 8 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Munich to Basel via Zürich, Sihlquai/HB and Zurich in around 5 h 26 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Munich to Basel
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $500
Flights from Munich to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $500
Flights from Munich to Zurich
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Munich to Basel
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $500
Flights from Munich to Zurich
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Train operators
MVV
Phone
+49 89 41 42 43 44
Website
mvv-muenchen.de
Subway from München Marienplatz to München Nordfriedhof
Ave. Duration
9 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
mvv-muenchen.de
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
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
$40 - $41
Train from München Hbf to Ulm Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$30 - $40
1st Class
$50 - $65
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 München Hbf to Basel Bad Bf
Ave. Duration
5 h 8 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $160
Website
bahn.de
Train from München Hbf to Ulm Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
bahn.de
Train from Ulm Hbf to Basel Bad Bf
Ave. Duration
3 h 11 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $100
Website
bahn.de
Bus operators
Swiss PostAuto
Email
info@postauto.ch
Website
postauto.ch
Bus from München ZOB to Zürich, Sihlquai/HB
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$130 - $190
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Zurich to Basel City Center
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
Ouibus
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 Munich, Munich central bus station to Basel, Basel central station
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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