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There are 6 ways to get from Vienna to Basel by plane, train, bus, night bus or car

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Fly to Basel  •  4 h 4 min

  1. Fly from Vienna (VIE) to Basel (BSL) VIE - BSL

$106 - $327

Cheapest option

Night bus  •  13 h 22 min

  1. Take the night bus from Vienna, Vienna Erdberg to Basel, Basel central station N391

$48 - $88

4 alternative options

Fly to Zurich, train  •  5 h 3 min

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

$113 - $332

Train  •  9 h 2 min

  1. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Zürich HB Rj
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB 37 / ...

$153 - $260

Bus  •  11 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Wien to Basel

$60 - $90

Drive  •  7 h 59 min

  1. Drive from Vienna to Basel 506.9 miles

$100 - $160

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The cheapest way to get from Vienna to Basel is to night bus which costs 40€ - 80€ and takes 13 h 22 min.

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The quickest way to get from Vienna to Basel is to fly which costs 90€ - 290€ and takes 4 h 4 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Wien and arriving at Basel. Services depart three times a week, and operate Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 11 h 30 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Vienna to Basel. However, there are services departing from Wien Hbf and arriving at Basel SBB via Zürich HB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 2 min.

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The distance between Vienna and Basel is 660 km. The road distance is 811.1 km.

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The best way to get from Vienna to Basel without a car is to train which takes 9 h 2 min and costs 130€ - 230€.

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It takes approximately 4 h 4 min to get from Vienna to Basel, including transfers.

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Vienna to Basel bus services, operated by Eurolines CH, depart from Wien station.

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Vienna to Basel train services, operated by Austrian Railways (ÖBB), depart from Wien Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Vienna to Basel is to fly which takes 4 h 4 min and costs 90€ - 290€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 130€ - 230€ and takes 9 h 2 min, you could also bus, which costs 50€ - 80€ and takes 11 h 30 min.

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Map of how to get from Vienna to Basel.
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  • Distance: 412.3 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 4 min

What companies run services between Vienna, Austria and Basel, Switzerland?

Austrian Airlines, easyJet and two other airlines fly from Vienna to Basel hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Vienna to Basel via Zürich HB in around 9 h 2 min.

Airlines
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Vienna to Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Vienna to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $420
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Vienna to Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Vienna to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $420
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Vienna to Basel via Munich
Ave. Duration
2 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Flights from Vienna to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Flights from Vienna to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Vienna to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Vienna to Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $850
Flights from Vienna to Basel via Berlin Schoenefeld
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $850
Flights from Vienna to Basel via Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $850
Train operators
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 15 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
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

The national railway system of Austria, the OBB carried 209 million passengers on local and regional trains, and 35 million on long-distance trains in 2016 alone. The OBB’s 4865 km network covers 570 trains simultaneously at peak times, with one train leaving every 12 seconds, making it a supremely efficient way to travel around the country and surrounding region. The company’s extensive network connects cities in Austria, and adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia.

Contact Details
Website
oebb.at
Train from Wien Hbf to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$120 - $200
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
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Bus operators
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Wien to Basel
Ave. Duration
11 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Book at
eurolines.ch
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
Night bus from Vienna, Vienna Erdberg to Basel, Basel central station
Ave. Duration
12 h 15 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $85
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Vienna Airport to Basel Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 35 min.

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Vienna to Basel bus services, operated by Eurolines CH, arrive at Basel station.

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Vienna to Basel train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Basel SBB station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Vienna to Basel is 811 km. It takes approximately 7 h 59 min to drive from Vienna to Basel.

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Austrian Airlines, easyJet and Lufthansa offer flights from Vienna Airport to Basel Airport.

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There are 506+ hotels available in Basel. Prices start at $70 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Vienna to Vienna Airport is to train which takes 16 min and costs 11€.

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