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There are 4 ways to get from Saarbrücken to Basel by train, bus, rideshare 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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Train  •  4h 21m

  1. Take the train from Sarreguemines to Strasbourg Ter / ...
  2. Take the train from Gare de Strasbourg to Gare de Basel-SBB Strasbourg - Mulhouse - Bâle / ...

SFr 45 - SFr 77

Cheapest option

Bus  •  5h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Saarbrücken to Basel, Basel SBB 299

SFr 15 - SFr 26

2 alternative options

Rideshare  •  3h 10m

  1. Take the rideshare from Saarbrücken to Basel 143.3 miles

SFr 17

Drive  •  2h 26m

  1. Drive from Saarbrücken to Basel 142.9 miles

SFr 30 - SFr 45

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The cheapest way to get from Saarbrücken to Basel is to rideshare which costs 15€ and takes 3h 10m.

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The quickest way to get from Saarbrücken to Basel is to drive which costs 26€ - 40€ and takes 2h 26m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Saarbrücken and arriving at Basel, Basel SBB. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5h 20m.

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The distance between Saarbrücken and Basel is 191 km. The road distance is 228.6 km.

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The best way to get from Saarbrücken to Basel without a car is to train which takes 4h 21m and costs 35€ - 70€.

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It takes approximately 4h 21m to get from Saarbrücken to Basel, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Saarbrücken to Basel is to train which takes 4h 21m and costs 35€ - 70€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 13€ - 23€ and takes 5h 20m.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Saarbrücken to Basel is 229 km. It takes approximately 2h 26m to drive from Saarbrücken to Basel.

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  • Distance: 119.2 miles
  • Duration: 4h 21m

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

You can take a train from Saarbrücken to Basel via Sarreguemines, Sarreguemines, Strasbourg, and Gare de Strasbourg in around 4h 21m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Saarbrücken to Basel once daily. Tickets cost SFr 15 - SFr 26 and the journey takes 5h 20m.

Train operators
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Sarreguemines to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 20 - SFr 29
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
SFr 20 - SFr 29
1st Class
SFr 26 - SFr 40
Train from Gare de Strasbourg to Gare de Basel-SBB
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 25 - SFr 40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
SFr 25 - SFr 40
1st Class
SFr 35 - SFr 55
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 Sarreguemines to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
SFr 26 - SFr 40
Website
Deutsche Bahn
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.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Saarbrücken to Basel, Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 15 - SFr 26
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.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Saarbrücken to Basel
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 17
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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

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