The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.
The average ticket from Basel to Zurich will cost around £ 34 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 33.
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Of the 23 trains that leave Basel for Zurich every day 18 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
These direct trains cover the 76 km distance in an average of 1 h 6 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 53 m .
The slowest trains will take 1 h 27 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.
|Distance||47 miles (76 km)|
|Average train duration||54 min|
|Average train ticket price||£33 (€38)|
|Train frequency||25 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there are 25 direct trains a day|
|Train companies||SBB or SNCF | TGV Lyria|
Trains from Basel to Zurich cover the 47 miles (76 km) long journey taking on average 54 min with our travel partners like SBB or SNCF | TGV Lyria. Normally, there are 25 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this trip for as low as £33, but the average price of train tickets is £33. Travellers depart most frequently from Basel SBB and arrive in Zürich HB.
You can travel by train from Basel to Zurich with SBB for as low as £33. When you search for timetables and tickets, Omio will show you the best trip.
SBB is Switzerland's main train company and for your next train trip between Basel and Zurich, SBB offers these ticket types: Round-trip Standard Ticket or First Class.
Omio helps you compare and book the perfect train with SBB between Basel and Zurich for a smooth and relaxing journey. Check the latest SBB train timetables for the ideal departure and arrival times, take a look at the travel information for the Basel to Zurich train with SBB (such as baggage allowance and amenities offered onboard), compare the best connections for your Basel - Zurich trip and then book a cheap train ticket with ease. The distance from Basel to Zurich by train is 47 miles (76 km). You can book tickets for this SBB train for as low as £33 one-way if you book in advance. When you search for SBB tickets between Basel and Zurich in the Omio app, you can also check whether they are mobile tickets quickly and easily. If they are mobile tickets, then you can go paperless when taking a train. Book that perfect SBB Basel - Zurich train ticket online and enjoy your trip!
These are SBB 's ticket policies for COVID-19 for the train between Basel and Zurich:
There are regular direct trains from Basel to Zurich every day, with a journey time of just under 1 hour. The service is provided by SBB, owned by Switzerland, Germany and Italy. The first departure is at around 5:30 a.m., with departures then every hour or two hours, until just after 11:00 p.m.
Trains from Basel to Zurich depart from Basel SBB Station, just South of the city centre. The station is on the tram and bus routes, which provide an efficient network of transport around the small city of Basel. Ferry boats also operate across the Rhine. Taxis are available at Basel Station.
Zurich is Switzerland's largest city, sitting on the shores of Lake Zurich, with a backdrop formed by the Swiss Alps. Zurich has become increasingly popular as a city-break destination and is known for its nightlife and gastronomic delights. The city has over a hundred galleries and museums, as well as a full programme of opera, theatre and concerts. Its historic attractions are in the Old Town, spread along the lakefront. Zurich is also a good base for skiing holidays. Trains from Basel to Zurich arrive at Zurich Hauptbahnhof, conveniently located in the heart of the Old Town with immediate access to Zurich's efficient network of buses, S-Bahn and regional trains. Also part of the network are trams, cable cars, boats, and buses. Zurich's transport system is fully integrated for fares and timetables, making getting around the city stress-free. Taxis are available at Zurich Hauptbahnhof and the city has weekend night bus services.
Some of the Basel train stations to Zurich you can start your journey from include Basel SBB, Basel Bad Bhf and Basel, Birmannsgasse. Similarly, some of the arrival train stations in Zurich include Zürich HB, Zürich Stadelhofen and Zürich, Central Bus Station.
When travelling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from Basel SBB and arriving in Zürich HB.
Passengers board the train most frequently from Basel SBB, which is located around 1 mile (s) / 1 km away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Zürich HB, located 1 mile (s) / 1 km away from the city centre.
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