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There are 6 ways to get from Stuttgart to Basel by train, car or plane

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Train  •  2h 44m

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

$60 - $95

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Train via Karlsruhe Hbf  •  3h 22m

  1. Take the train from Stuttgart Hbf to Karlsruhe Hbf Re / ...
  2. Take the train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Basel Bad Bf Ice / ...

$68 - $106

Drive  •  2h 26m

  1. Drive from Stuttgart to Basel 165.4 miles

$35 - $50

Fly Stuttgart to Zurich, train  •  3h 29m

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

$92 - $284

Train to Frankfurt, fly to Basel  •  3h 18m

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

$114 - $332

Fly Stuttgart to Basel  •  5h 10m

  1. Fly from Stuttgart (STR) to Basel (BSL) STR - BSL

$65 - $289

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The cheapest way to get from Stuttgart to Basel is to drive which costs 30€ - 45€ and takes 2h 26m.

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The quickest way to get from Stuttgart to Basel is to drive which costs 30€ - 45€ and takes 2h 26m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Stuttgart Hbf and arriving at Basel Bad Bf. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 44m.

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The distance between Stuttgart and Basel is 181 km. The road distance is 264.6 km.

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The best way to get from Stuttgart to Basel without a car is to train which takes 2h 44m and costs 50€ - 80€.

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The train from Stuttgart Hbf to Basel Bad Bf takes 2h 44m including transfers and departs once daily.

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

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The best way to get from Stuttgart to Basel is to train which takes 2h 44m and costs 50€ - 80€. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs 55€ - 260€ and takes 5h 10m.

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The quickest flight from Stuttgart Airport to Zurich Airport is the direct flight which takes 35m.

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

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Map of how to get from Stuttgart to Basel.
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  • Distance: 113 miles
  • Duration: 2h 44m

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

Deutsche Bahn operates a train from Stuttgart to Basel once daily. Tickets cost $60 - $95 and the journey takes 2h 44m. Alternatively, Lufthansa, easyJet and nine other airlines fly from Stuttgart to Basel hourly.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Zurich
Ave. Duration
42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $270
Flights from Frankfurt to Basel
Ave. Duration
50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $380
Flights from Stuttgart to Basel via Munich
Ave. Duration
2h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Stuttgart to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $490
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Zurich
Ave. Duration
42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $270
Flights from Frankfurt to Basel
Ave. Duration
50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $380
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Basel via Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
3h 57m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $340
Flights from Stuttgart to Basel via Venice
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$60 - $280
TUIfly
Website
tuifly.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Basel via Mahon
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$100 - $400
Flights from Stuttgart to Basel via Corfu
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $400
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Basel via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Basel via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $490
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Basel via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$65 - $290
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 Stuttgart Hbf to Basel Bad Bf
Ave. Duration
2h 44m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $95
Website
bahn.de
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
bahn.de
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Basel Bad Bf
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
bahn.de
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
bahn.de
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
36m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$23 - $28
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$23 - $28
1st Class
$41 - $42
Train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
53m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $28
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$22 - $28
1st Class
$41 - $42
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
1h 5m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch

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Yes, the driving distance between Stuttgart to Basel is 265 km. It takes approximately 2h 26m to drive from Stuttgart to Basel.

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Swiss offers flights from Stuttgart Airport to Zurich Airport.

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There are 522+ hotels available in Basel. Prices start at $70 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Stuttgart to Stuttgart Airport is to train which takes 27m and costs 2€ - 5€.

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