There are 10 ways to get from Nuremberg to Basel by train, bus, rideshare, car or plane

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Train  •  5 h 20 min

  1. Take the train from Nürnberg Hbf to Karlsruhe Hbf Ic
  2. Take the train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Basel SBB Ice / ...

$109 - $164

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Rideshare  •  5 h 17 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Nuremberg to Basel 276.3 miles

$28

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Train via Frankfurt(Main)Hbf  •  5 h 25 min

  1. Take the train from Nürnberg Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Basel Bad Bf Ice / ...

$99 - $180

Bus Eurolines FR  •  7 h 44 min

  1. Take the bus from Nuremberg to Strasbourg
  2. Take the bus from Strasbourg to Basel

$89 - $148

Bus FlixBus  •  8 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Nuremberg to Basel, Basel central station 221

$28 - $50

Drive  •  3 h 54 min

  1. Drive from Nuremberg to Basel 275.2 miles

$55 - $85

Fly Nuremberg to Zurich, train  •  3 h 33 min

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

$107 - $331

Fly Nuremberg to Basel  •  4 h 49 min

  1. Fly from Nuremberg (NUE) to Basel (BSL) NUE - BSL

$100 - $416

Train to Frankfurt, fly to Basel  •  4 h 20 min

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

$124 - $347

Train to Munich, fly to Basel  •  6 h 4 min

  1. Take the train from Nürnberg Hbf to München Hbf
  2. Fly from Munich (MUC) to Basel (BSL) MUC - BSL

$121 - $320

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Nuremberg and arriving at Basel, Basel central station station. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 8 h 5 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Nuremberg to Basel. However, there are services departing from Nürnberg Hbf and arriving at Basel SBB via Karlsruhe Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 20 min.

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The distance between Nuremberg and Basel is 333 km. The road distance is 440.3 km.

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The best way to get from Nuremberg to Basel without a car is to train which takes 5 h 20 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 20 min to get from Nuremberg to Basel, including transfers.

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Nuremberg to Basel bus services, operated by Eurolines FR, depart from Nuremberg station.

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Nuremberg to Basel train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Nürnberg Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Nuremberg to Basel is to train which takes 5 h 20 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 7 h 44 min, you could also fly, which costs and takes 4 h 49 min.

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

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Nuremberg to Basel bus services, operated by Eurolines FR, arrive at Basel station.

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Map of how to get from Nuremberg to Basel.
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  • Distance: 208.3 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 20 min

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

You can take a train from Nuremberg to Basel via Karlsruhe Hbf in around 5 h 20 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Nuremberg to Basel via Strasbourg in around 7 h 44 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Nuremberg to Zurich
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $440
Flights from Nuremberg to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Nuremberg to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Nuremberg to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,400
Flights from Nuremberg to Basel via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,400
Flights from Nuremberg to Basel via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,400
Flights from Nuremberg to Basel via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,400
Flights from Frankfurt to Basel
Ave. Duration
48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $380
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
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Nuremberg to Zurich
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $440
Flights from Frankfurt to Basel
Ave. Duration
48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $380
Flights from Munich to Basel
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $500
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Nuremberg to Basel via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Nuremberg to Basel via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,000
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Nuremberg to Basel via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$290 - $600
TUIfly
Website
tuifly.com
Flights from Nuremberg to Basel via Corfu
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $420
Train operators
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 Nürnberg Hbf to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Website
bahn.de
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Website
bahn.de
Train from Nürnberg Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 4 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Basel Bad Bf
Ave. Duration
2 h 48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Website
bahn.de
Train from Nürnberg Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
bahn.de
Train from Nürnberg Hbf to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
bahn.de
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 Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Basel Bad Bf
Ave. Duration
2 h 44 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
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
$41 - $42
Bus operators
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Nuremberg to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
Bus from Strasbourg to Basel
Ave. Duration
2 h 44 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $65
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
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 Nuremberg to Basel, Basel central station
Ave. Duration
8 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$28 - $50
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Nuremberg to Basel
Ave. Duration
5 h 17 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$28
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Nuremberg to Basel train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, arrive at Basel SBB station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Nuremberg to Basel is 440 km. It takes approximately 3 h 54 min to drive from Nuremberg to Basel.

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Swiss and Lufthansa offer flights from Nuremberg Airport to Zurich Airport.

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Book your Nuremberg to Basel train tickets online with Loco2 and Loco2.

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Book your Nuremberg to Basel bus tickets online with Busbud and Busbud.

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

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Nuremberg and Basel. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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The best way to get from Nuremberg to Nuremberg Airport is to subway which takes 11 min and costs .

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