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Train  •  3h 41m

  1. Take the train from Neckarsulm to Mannheim Hbf Re / ...
  2. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Basel Bad Bf Ice / ...

SFr 37 - SFr 110

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Bus  •  4h

  1. Take the bus from Neckarsulm station west to Basel SBB 015

SFr 17 - SFr 22

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Train via Karlsruhe  •  4h 39m

  1. Take the train from Heilbronn Rathaus to Karlsruhe Hauptbahnhof S4
  2. Take the train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Basel Sbb Ice / ...

Drive  •  2h 26m

  1. Drive from Neckarsulm to Basel 278.1 km

SFr 30 - SFr 50

Train, train to Frankfurt, fly  •  4h 8m

  1. Take the train from Neckarsulm to Mannheim Hbf
  2. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
  3. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Basel (BSL) FRA - BSL

SFr 85 - SFr 245

Train to Stuttgart, fly  •  6h 40m

  1. Take the train from Neckarsulm to Stuttgart Hbf
  2. Fly from Stuttgart (STR) to Basel (BSL) STR - BSL

SFr 64 - SFr 227

Neckarsulm to Basel by train

The train journey time between Neckarsulm and Basel is around 3h 46m and covers a distance of around 341 km. The fastest train normally takes 3h 25m. Operated by Abellio, Verkehrs- und Tarifverbund Stuttgart (VVS), Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express and others, the Neckarsulm to Basel train service departs from Neckarsulm and arrives in Basel Bad Bf. Typically 82 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
3h 46m
Fastest train time:
3h 25m
Train distance:
341 km
Trains per week:
82
Cheapest price:
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Carbon emissions:
17 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
04:41
Last train departs at:
22:10

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Neckarsulm to Basel train schedules

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The cheapest way to get from Neckarsulm to Basel is to bus which costs €16 - €20 and takes 4h.

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The fastest way to get from Neckarsulm to Basel is to drive. Taking this option will cost €30 - €45 and takes 2h 26m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Neckarsulm station west station and arriving at Basel SBB. Services depart five times a week, and operate Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 4h.

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No, there is no direct train from Neckarsulm to Basel. However, there are services departing from Neckarsulm and arriving at Basel Bad Bf via Mannheim Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 41m.

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The distance between Neckarsulm and Basel is 219 km. The road distance is 278.1 km.

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The best way to get from Neckarsulm to Basel without a car is to train which takes 3h 41m and costs €30 - €100.

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It takes approximately 3h 41m to get from Neckarsulm to Basel, including transfers.

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

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Neckarsulm to Basel train services, operated by Abellio, depart from Neckarsulm station.

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The best way to get from Neckarsulm to Basel is to train which takes 3h 41m and costs €30 - €100. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €16 - €20 and takes 4h.

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Map of how to get from Neckarsulm to Basel.
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  • Distance: 218.6 km
  • Duration: 3h 41m

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

You can take a train from Neckarsulm to Basel via Mannheim Hbf in around 3h 41m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Neckarsulm station west to Basel SBB 5 times a week. Tickets cost SFr 17 - SFr 22 and the journey takes 4h.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Basel
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 75 - SFr 390
Flights from Stuttgart to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 80 - SFr 410
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Basel via Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 50 - SFr 200
Flights from Stuttgart to Basel via Hamburg
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
SFr 55 - SFr 200
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Basel via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 110 - SFr 300
Train operators
Abellio
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Neckarsulm to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio
Train from Neckarsulm to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio
Verkehrs- und Tarifverbund Stuttgart (VVS)
Phone
0711 19449
Website
vvs.de
Train from Neckarsulm to Mannheim Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 11 - SFr 16
Website
Verkehrs- und Tarifverbund Stuttgart (VVS)
Train from Neckarsulm to Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 7 - SFr 11
Website
Verkehrs- und Tarifverbund Stuttgart (VVS)
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 Mannheim Hbf to Basel Bad Bf
Ave. Duration
2h 1m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 50 - SFr 75
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 60
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 23 - SFr 35
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 Mannheim Hbf to Basel Bad Bf
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 45
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 25 - SFr 35
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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 Mannheim Hbf to Basel Bad Bf
Ave. Duration
1h 59m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 26 - SFr 65
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
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Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
SFr 26 - SFr 40
1st Class
SFr 40 - SFr 65
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 Mannheim Hbf to Basel Bad Bf
Ave. Duration
2h 28m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 65 - SFr 95
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 55 - SFr 85
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Albtal-Verkehrs-Gesellschaft mbH
Phone
+49 721 61075885
Email
info@avg.karlsruhe.de
Website
avg.info
Train from Heilbronn Rathaus to Karlsruhe Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 54m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Website
Albtal-Verkehrs-Gesellschaft mbH
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 Karlsruhe Hbf to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 50
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Neckarsulm to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
SFr 11 - SFr 16
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Railjet

Railjet trains operate domestically within Austria and also connect to major cities in Germany, Czech Republic, Italy, Switzerland and Hungary. This premium service runs at speeds of up to 230km/h and offers three travel classes (economy, first and business), all with free Wi-Fi and power sockets. Other amenities include a bistro-restaurant car and family zones. Seat reservations can be made up to 90 days prior to the train's departure (compulsory for all cross-border trains but not for domestic routes).

Contact Details
Phone
+43 51717
Website
oebb.at
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
SFr 16 - SFr 25
Website
Railjet
Go Ahead BW
Phone
+49 711 400 534 44
Website
go-ahead-bw.de
Train from Neckarsulm to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Go Ahead BW
Bus operators
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Neckarsulm station west to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 17 - SFr 22
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Frankfurt Airport to Basel Airport is the direct flight which takes 50 min.

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Neckarsulm to Basel bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Basel SBB station.

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Neckarsulm to Basel train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, arrive at Basel Bad Bf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Neckarsulm to Basel is 278 km. It takes approximately 2h 26m to drive from Neckarsulm to Basel.

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