There are 4 ways to get from Winterthur to Basel by train, bus or car

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Recommended option

Line 12 train, train  •  1 h 31 min

  1. Take the line 12 train from Winterthur to Zürich HB 12 / ...
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB 3 / ...

$39 - $71

Cheapest option

Bus  •  2 h 24 min

  1. Take the bus from Winterthur to Zurich Ouibus
  2. Take the bus from Zurich to Basel City Center Ouibus

$5 - $7

2 alternative options

Train  •  1 h 45 min

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

$40 - $75

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 bus which costs SFr 4 - SFr 8 and takes 2 h 24 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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The distance between Winterthur and Basel is 87 km. The road distance is 106.1 km.

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It takes approximately 1 h 31 min to get from Winterthur to Basel, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Winterthur to Basel. However, there are services departing from Winterthur and arriving at Basel City Center via Zurich. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 24 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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What companies run services between Winterthur, Switzerland and Basel, Switzerland?

You can take a train from Winterthur to Basel via Zürich HB in around 1 h 31 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Winterthur to Basel via Zurich in around 2 h 24 min.

Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Winterthur to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $27
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $45
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.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
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
tgv.com
Train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $18
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$16 - $18
1st Class
$20 - $35
Bus operators
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Winterthur to Zurich
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Zurich to Basel City Center
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
Ouibus

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