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There are 5 ways to get from Winterthur to Basel by train, bus or car

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Train  •  1 h 45 min

  1. Take the train from Winterthur to Basel SBB 37 / ...

$40 - $75

Cheapest option

Bus  •  2 h 22 min

  1. Take the bus from Winterthur to Lörrach 206

$18 - $31

3 alternative options

Line 7 train, train  •  1 h 47 min

  1. Take the line 7 train from Winterthur to Zürich HB 7 / ...
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB 37 / ...

$41 - $73

Train via Waldshut  •  2 h 46 min

  1. Take the train from Winterthur to Waldshut S 83103 / ...
  2. Take the train from Waldshut to Basel Bad Bf Rb / ...

$30 - $70

Drive  •  1 h 9 min

  1. Drive from Winterthur to Basel 66.3 miles

$13 - $20

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The cheapest way to get from Winterthur to Basel is to drive which costs SFr 13 - SFr 20 and takes 1 h 9 min.

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The quickest way to get from Winterthur to Basel is to drive which costs SFr 13 - SFr 20 and takes 1 h 9 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Winterthur and arriving at Basel SBB. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 45 min.

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The distance between Winterthur and Basel is 87 km. The road distance is 106.1 km.

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The best way to get from Winterthur to Basel without a car is to train which takes 1 h 45 min and costs SFr 40 - SFr 75.

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The train from Winterthur to Basel SBB takes 1 h 45 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Winterthur to Basel train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from Winterthur station.

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The best way to get from Winterthur to Basel is to train which takes 1 h 45 min and costs SFr 40 - SFr 75. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 17 - SFr 35 and takes 2 h 22 min.

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Winterthur 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 Winterthur to Basel is 106 km. It takes approximately 1 h 9 min to drive from Winterthur to Basel.

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Map of how to get from Winterthur to Basel.
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  • Distance: 54.1 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 45 min

What companies run services between Winterthur, Switzerland and Basel, Switzerland?

Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) operates a train from Winterthur to Basel hourly. Tickets cost $40 - $75 and the journey takes 1 h 45 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Winterthur to Basel once daily. Tickets cost $6 - $11 and the journey takes 1 h 50 min.

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 Winterthur to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $75
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Winterthur to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $29
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$25 - $45
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Winterthur to Waldshut
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $40
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 4 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $18
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$16 - $18
1st Class
$20 - $35
Thurbo
Phone
+41 71 554 00 00
Website
thurbo.ch
Train from Winterthur to Waldshut
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $12
Schedules at
thurbo.ch
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 Waldshut to Basel Bad Bf
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$19 - $28
Website
bahn.de
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Winterthur to Lörrach
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $11
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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