There are 6 ways to get from Munich to Basel by subway, plane, train, bus or car

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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  •  5 h 45 min

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

$21 - $40

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Fly to Zurich, train  •  4 h 4 min

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

$140 - $394

Train  •  5 h 8 min

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

$100 - $160

Train via Ulm Hbf  •  6 h 11 min

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

$95 - $145

Drive  •  3 h 55 min

  1. Drive from Munich to Basel 247.6 miles

$50 - $75

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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 once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5 h 45 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, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5 h 8 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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The best way to get from Munich to Basel without a car is to train which takes 5 h 8 min and costs .

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

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

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Munich to Basel train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from München Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Munich to Basel is to train which takes 5 h 8 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 5 h 45 min.

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The quickest flight from Munich Airport to Basel Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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

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  • Distance: 190.9 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 55 min

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, FlixBus operates a bus from Munich to Basel once daily. Tickets cost $21 - $40 and the journey takes 5 h 45 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
FlexFlight ApS
Website
flexflight.dk
Flights from Munich to Zurich
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $340
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
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 20 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
$40 - $41
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
2 h
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 - $95
Website
bahn.de
Bus operators
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
5 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Munich to Basel is 396 km. It takes approximately 3 h 55 min to drive from Munich to Basel.

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Lufthansa offers flights from Munich Airport to Basel Airport.

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Book your Munich to Basel train tickets online with Loco2.

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Book your Munich to Basel bus tickets online with FlixBus.

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There are 499+ hotels available in Basel. Prices start at $70 USD per night.

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