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Train Information to Birmingham from Basel

distanceDistance539 miles (869 km)
frequencyTrain frequency3 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 3 direct trains a day

Trains from Basel to Birmingham cover the 539 miles (869 km) long trip taking on average 20 h 36 min with our travel partners like. Normally, there are 3 trains operating per day, including direct services available. Travellers depart most frequently from Basel SBB and arrive in Birmingham New Street.

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FAQs
Are there any COVID-19 restrictions for international travel by train between Basel and Birmingham?

Travel between Basel, Switzerland and Birmingham, United Kingdom by train is: Partially open.

What is the status of international entry into United Kingdom from Switzerland?

International entry status: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland

Do I need to self-quarantine on arrival in United Kingdom from Basel?

Conditions of entry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival for unvaccinated travellers
  • Prebook and pay for day 2 and day 8 COVID-19 PCR tests for unvaccinated travellers
  • 10-day mandatory monitored quarantine for arrivals without a COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate
  • Prebook and pay for a COVID-19 test, to be taken on the end of day 2 for vaccinated travellers
  • 2-day mandatory monitored quarantine for arrivals with a COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required

What are the safety rules to follow in Birmingham, United Kingdom?

When travelling in United Kingdom, you must follow these COVID-19 safety rules:

  • Physical distance requirement: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Regional advice

The information above was last checked on 07/12/2021. This can change before your date of travel so please review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train between Basel and Birmingham before travelling.

Do I need to quarantine when I return to Switzerland from Birmingham, United Kingdom?

The restriction level for your return train to Basel, Switzerland from Birmingham is: Partially open.

Is my return train into Basel from Birmingham restricted?

International entry is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of United Kingdom

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Switzerland from Birmingham?

Conditions of reentry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
  • Tests performed on days 4 and 7 of quarantine
  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Health declaration required
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival

What are the safety rules to follow in Basel, Switzerland?

The government of Switzerland has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Social distancing required: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask required: Mandatory

Last checked on 29/11/2021. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train to Basel from Birmingham closer to your date of departure here.

How many miles is it from Basel to Birmingham by train?
The distance to Birmingham from Basel by train is approximately 539 miles (869 km).
How long does it take from Basel to Birmingham by train?
The train time to Birmingham from Basel is on average 20 h 36 min  for the 539 miles (869 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go to Birmingham from Basel by train can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and holidays.
Which train station in Basel goes to Birmingham? Which train station do I come into Birmingham from Basel?

When departing from Basel, you have various train station options to start your route from including Basel SBB, Basel Bad Bhf and Basel, Birmannsgasse. When arriving in Birmingham, you can end your journey in train stations like Birmingham New Street and Birmingham Moor Street.

Omio customers book a train from Basel SBB   to Birmingham New Street   most frequently for this route.

Where is the departure train station in Basel located? Where is the arrival train station in Birmingham located?

Passengers booking this journey most frequently board their trains from Basel SBB and need to travel around 1.1 miles (1.7 km) from the city centre to get to this train station.

Passengers arriving in Birmingham most often arrive at Birmingham New Street and need to travel around 0.2 miles (399 m) from this train station to the city centre.

How many train services are there from Basel to Birmingham a day?
On average, there are 3 trains a day from Basel to Birmingham. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Basel
Birmingham
Basel SBB is the most popular Basel railway station for Omio travellers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Basel for your journey to Birmingham.