There are 7 ways to get from Vienna to Basel by plane, train, bus, night train, night bus 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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Fly to Basel  •  4 h 4 min

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

$105 - $326

Cheapest option

Night bus  •  13 h 22 min

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

$48 - $83

5 alternative options

Fly to Zurich, train  •  5 h 1 min

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

$105 - $331

Train  •  9 h

  1. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Zürich HB Rj
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB 3 / ...

$153 - $259

Bus  •  11 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Wien to Basel

$60 - $90

Night train, train  •  10 h 5 min

  1. Take the night train from Wien Hbf to Zürich HB En / ...
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB 3 / ...

$161 - $274

Drive  •  7 h 59 min

  1. Drive from Vienna to Basel 506.9 miles

$100 - $160

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Vienna to Basel is to night bus which costs 40€ - 75€ 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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The distance between Vienna and Basel is 660 km. The road distance is 811.1 km.

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

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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.

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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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Vienna to Basel train services, operated by Austrian Railways (ÖBB), arrive at Zürich HB station.

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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 every 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Vienna to Basel via Zürich HB in around 9 h.

Airlines
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Vienna to Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Vienna to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $420
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Vienna to Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Vienna to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $420
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Vienna to Basel via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Flights from Vienna to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flights from Vienna to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Vienna to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Vienna to Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $850
Flights from Vienna to Basel via Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $850
Sky Work Airlines
Website
flyskywork.com
Flights from Vienna to Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $27
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$22 - $27
1st Class
$40 - $41
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)
Website
oebb.at
Train from Wien Hbf to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$120 - $200
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
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
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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
5 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $80
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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