The cheapest trains from Basel to Zurich

Showing times and prices for 25 Oct

Cheapest

£33

Average

£34

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.

Cheapest
17:33Basel SBB0h53 18:26Zürich HB
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£331One-way
Cheapest
18:06Basel SBB0h54 19:00Zürich HB
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£331One-way
Cheapest
17:43Basel SBB1h09 18:52Zürich HB
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£331One-way
Cheapest
18:11Basel SBB1h13 19:24Zürich HB
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£331One-way
Cheapest
17:22Basel, Johanniterbrücke1h27 18:49Zürich HB
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£331One-way

Timetable Basel to Zurich

Showing trains for tomorrow, Mon, 25 Oct
08:23Basel, Johanniterbrücke1h26 09:49Zürich HB
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08:33Basel SBB0h53 09:26Zürich HB
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08:43Basel SBB1h09 09:52Zürich HB
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09:06Basel SBB0h54 10:00Zürich HB
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09:11Basel SBB1h13 10:24Zürich HB
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15:33Basel SBB0h53 16:26Zürich HB
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15:43Basel SBB1h09 16:52Zürich HB
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15:43Basel SBB1h13 16:56Zürich HB
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16:11Basel SBB1h13 17:24Zürich HB
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16:22Basel, Johanniterbrücke1h27 17:49Zürich HB
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16:33Basel SBB0h53 17:26Zürich HB
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16:43Basel SBB1h09 17:52Zürich HB
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17:06Basel SBB0h54 18:00Zürich HB
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17:22Basel, Johanniterbrücke1h27 18:49Zürich HB
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17:33Basel SBB0h53 18:26Zürich HB
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17:43Basel SBB1h09 18:52Zürich HB
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18:06Basel SBB0h54 19:00Zürich HB
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18:11Basel SBB1h13 19:24Zürich HB
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18:23Basel, Johanniterbrücke1h26 19:49Zürich HB
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18:33Basel SBB0h53 19:26Zürich HB
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18:43Basel SBB1h09 19:52Zürich HB
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19:06Basel SBB0h54 20:00Zürich HB
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19:11Basel SBB1h13 20:24Zürich HB
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24 Oct
£33SBB
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25 Oct
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26 Oct
£33SBB
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27 Oct
£33SBB
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28 Oct
£33SBB
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29 Oct
£33SBB
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£33SBB
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The fastest trains from Basel to Zurich

Showing times and prices for 25 Oct

Fastest Journey

53 m

Average

1 h 6 m

Trains per day

23

Distance

76 km

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.

Fastest
17:33Basel SBB0h53 18:26Zürich HB
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£331One-way
Fastest
15:33Basel SBB0h53 16:26Zürich HB
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£371One-way
Fastest
18:33Basel SBB0h53 19:26Zürich HB
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£331One-way
Fastest
16:33Basel SBB0h53 17:26Zürich HB
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£331One-way
Fastest
08:33Basel SBB0h53 09:26Zürich HB
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£331One-way

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Train Information to Zurich from Basel

distanceDistance47 miles (76 km)
durationAverage train duration54 min
priceAverage train ticket price£33 (€38)
frequencyTrain frequency25 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 25 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesSBB 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.

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Basel to Zurich with SBB

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

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!

  • Average Price: £33

These are SBB 's ticket policies for COVID-19 for the train between Basel and Zurich:

  • Normal conditions apply
  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended

Trains from Basel to Zurich: Journey Details

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.

Taking the Train from Basel

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.

Getting into Zurich by Train

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.

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FAQs
What is the cost of cheap trains between Basel and Zurich?
Omio customers have found cheap train tickets to Zurich from Basel for as low as £33  for the next 7 days.
How much does the train from Basel to Zurich cost on average?
If you’re looking to buy tickets for this trip in the next 7 days, you’ll find that Basel to Zurich train prices are on average £33  one way.
How many miles is it from Basel to Zurich by train?
The distance to Zurich from Basel by train is approximately 47 miles (76 km).
How long does it take from Basel to Zurich by train?
While the time it takes to travel 47 miles (76 km) to Zurich from Basel can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays, the train duration from Basel to Zurich is on average 54 min.
What is the departure train station in Basel and arrival train station in Zurich?

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.

Where is the train station in Basel? Where is the train station in Zurich?

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.

Which train providers should I travel with from Basel to Zurich?
When taking a train from Basel to Zurich, you can count on SBB or SNCF | TGV Lyria for the best way to get you to Zurich. You can also check all possible train providers who offer a service from Basel to Zurich and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.
Are there any Basel to Zurich direct train services?
Yes, there are 25 direct trains per day from Basel to Zurich. You can look to travel with SBB  without needing to change in between. Taking a direct train tends to save you time getting you to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to this when booking a ticket for this trip.
How many train services are there to Zurich from Basel a day?
On average, there are 25 trains a day from Basel to Zurich. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
When is the earliest train from Basel to Zurich? When is the last train from Basel to Zurich?
The earliest train for this route departs from Basel at 05: 18. The last train leaves from Basel at 11: 37. Check Omio for the latest train schedule from Basel to Zurich and book the best time to depart on your chosen travel date.
How early should I book train tickets between Basel and Zurich to score the best deals?
The price of a one way train ticket from Basel to Zurich is on average £33 if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend booking tickets before your planned travel date to find the best prices for trains from all possible train companies offering this journey. In general, you can find train tickets from Basel to Zurich available a few months in advance.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Basel
Zurich
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 Zurich.