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

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Fly to Basel

  1. Fly from Nice (NCE) to Basel (BSL)

Fly to Zurich, train

  1. Fly from Nice (NCE) to Zurich (ZRH)
  2. Take the train from Zuerich Hb to Basel Sbb

Fly to Strasbourg, drive

  1. Fly from Nice (NCE) to Strasbourg (SXB)
  2. Drive from Strasbourg to Basel

Train

  1. Take the train from Nice Ville to Mulhouse Ville

Bus, train

  1. Take the bus from Nice to Turin
  2. Take the bus from Turin C Vittorio to Lucerne Inselquai
  3. Take the train from Luzern to Basel SBB

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Nice Airport to Basel SBB

Drive

  1. Drive from Nice to Basel

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The cheapest way to get from Nice to Basel is to bus which costs €30 - €45 and takes 11h 43m.

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The quickest way to get from Nice to Basel is to fly which costs €30 - €160 and takes 3h 50m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Nice to Basel. However, there are services departing from Albert 1er / Verdun and arriving at Basel SBB via Nice Airport. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11h 43m.

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No, there is no direct train from Nice to Basel. However, there are services departing from Nice Ville and arriving at Basel St Johann via Mulhouse Ville. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 58m.

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The distance between Nice and Basel is 429 km. The road distance is 650.3 km.

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The best way to get from Nice to Basel without a car is to train which takes 8h 58m and costs €140 - €210.

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It takes approximately 3h 50m to get from Nice to Basel, including transfers.

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

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Nice to Basel train services, operated by TGV inOui, depart from Nice Ville station.

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The best way to get from Nice to Basel is to fly which takes 3h 50m and costs €30 - €160. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €140 - €210 and takes 8h 58m, you could also bus, which costs €30 - €45 and takes 11h 43m.

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Map of how to get from Nice to Basel.
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  • Distance: 429.3 km
  • Duration: 3h 50m

What companies run services between Nice, France and Basel, Switzerland?

easyJet and Lufthansa fly from Nice to Basel 3 times a day. Alternatively, TGV inOui operates a train from Nice Ville to Mulhouse Ville twice daily. Tickets cost SFr 130 - SFr 180 and the journey takes 7h 55m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Nice to Basel
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 190
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Nice to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 180 - SFr 650
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Nice to Strasbourg via Lyon
Ave. Duration
2h 53m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 130 - SFr 650
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Nice to Basel via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 140 - SFr 700
Flights from Nice to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 210 - SFr 850
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Nice to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 55 - SFr 430
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 Zuerich Hb to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
SFr 23 - SFr 35
Website
Deutsche Bahn
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 Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 60
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Luzern to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 60
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
sncf-connect.com
Train from Zuerich Hb to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
SFr 24 - SFr 35
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
SFr 29 - SFr 34
1st Class
SFr 24 - SFr 28
Train from Nice Ville to Mulhouse Ville
Ave. Duration
7h 55m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
SFr 130 - SFr 180
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
SFr 130 - SFr 160
1st Class
SFr 150 - SFr 180
SBB GmbH
Phone
+49 (0) 7531 915109
Email
info@sbb-deutschland.de
Website
sbb-deutschland.de
Train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Website
SBB GmbH
Südostbahn
Phone
+41 58 580 70 70
Email
info@sob.ch
Website
sob.ch
Train from Luzern to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Website
Südostbahn
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Trenitalia EuroCity

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Luzern to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
SFr 26 - SFr 70
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
SFr 26 - SFr 35
1st Class
SFr 50 - SFr 70
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 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Nice to Turin
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 15 - SFr 18
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Nice Airport to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
10h 25m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
For more information, please visit this page
Marino Autolinee
Phone
+39 080 3112335
Email
info@marinobus.it
Website
marinobus.it
Bus from Turin C Vittorio to Lucerne Inselquai
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 45
Website
Marino Autolinee

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The quickest flight from Nice Airport to Basel Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 10m.

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

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Nice to Basel train services, operated by TGV inOui, arrive at Mulhouse Ville station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Nice to Basel is 650 km. It takes approximately 6h 42m to drive from Nice to Basel.

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Lufthansa and easyJet offer flights from Nice Airport to Basel Airport.

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There are 134+ hotels available in Basel. Prices start at SFr 100 per night.

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The best way to get from Nice to Nice Airport is to tram which takes 27 min and costs €2.

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