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Cheap train tickets from Basel to Zurich

Showing times and prices for 14 Apr

Cheapest

The best way to find a cheap train ticket from Basel to Zurich is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid travelling at rush hour.

Cheapest
SBB
10:141h16
Basel SBB
11:30Zürich Hbf
£271One-way
1 change
Cheapest
SBB
09:010h59
Basel SBB
10:00Zürich Hbf
£271One-way
0 changes
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SBB
13:010h59
Basel SBB
14:00Zürich Hbf
£271One-way
0 changes
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SBB
08:371h12
Basel SBB
09:49Zürich Hbf
£271One-way
0 changes
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SBB
09:111h13
Basel SBB
10:24Zürich Hbf
£271One-way
0 changes

Train timetableBasel to Zurich

Showing trains for tomorrow, Sunday, 14 April
SBB
08:111h13
Basel SBB
09:24Zürich Hbf
0 changes
SBB
08:141h16
Basel SBB
09:30Zürich Hbf
1 change
SBB
08:371h12
Basel SBB
09:49Zürich Hbf
0 changes
SBB
09:010h59
Basel SBB
10:00Zürich Hbf
0 changes
SBB
09:111h13
Basel SBB
10:24Zürich Hbf
0 changes
SBB
09:371h12
Basel SBB
10:49Zürich Hbf
0 changes
SBB
10:010h59
Basel SBB
11:00Zürich Hbf
0 changes
SBB
10:111h13
Basel SBB
11:24Zürich Hbf
0 changes
SBB
10:141h16
Basel SBB
11:30Zürich Hbf
1 change
SBB
10:321h06
Basel SBB
11:38Zürich Hbf
0 changes
SBB
10:551h11
Basel SBB
12:06Zürich Hbf
1 change
SBB
11:010h59
Basel SBB
12:00Zürich Hbf
0 changes
SBB
11:111h13
Basel SBB
12:24Zürich Hbf
0 changes
SBB
11:141h16
Basel SBB
12:30Zürich Hbf
1 change
SBB
11:371h12
Basel SBB
12:49Zürich Hbf
0 changes
SBB
12:010h59
Basel SBB
13:00Zürich Hbf
0 changes
SBB
12:111h13
Basel SBB
13:24Zürich Hbf
0 changes
SBB
12:141h16
Basel SBB
13:30Zürich Hbf
1 change
SBB
12:371h12
Basel SBB
13:49Zürich Hbf
0 changes
SBB
13:010h59
Basel SBB
14:00Zürich Hbf
0 changes

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Train times from Basel to Zurich

Showing times and prices for 14 Apr

Fastest Journey

59 m

Average

1 h 9 m

Trains per day

20

Distance

76 km

Of the 20 trains that leave Basel for Zurich every day 15 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Fastest
SBB
09:010h59
Basel SBB
10:00Zürich Hbf
£271One-way
0 changes
Fastest
SBB
13:010h59
Basel SBB
14:00Zürich Hbf
£271One-way
0 changes
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SBB
10:010h59
Basel SBB
11:00Zürich Hbf
£391One-way
0 changes
Fastest
SBB
11:010h59
Basel SBB
12:00Zürich Hbf
£391One-way
0 changes
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SBB
12:010h59
Basel SBB
13:00Zürich Hbf
£271One-way
0 changes

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I enjoyed this journey very much, the scenery is unique from Basel to Zurich. The staff is very courteous and friendly. You are in very good hands here on the train to Zurich. There is nothing safe, but the train arrives safely, on time, just as it should according to the Swiss clock.
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The train journey from Basel to Zurich Airport by Interregio was a pleasant experience overall, despite some minor compromises. The trains were noticeably clean and well maintained, which contributed to a pleasant travel experience. Thanks to the direct connection without changing trains, time and effort were saved. The route also offered scenic views that pleasantly shortened the time on the train. The opportunity to enjoy the view during the journey helped to make the extra 15 minutes of travel time less of an issue compared to the fastest intercity connections.

Overview: Train from Basel to Zurich

distanceDistance47 miles
durationAverage train duration53 min
priceAverage train ticket price£33 (€37)
changesDirect trainNo
carriersTrain providersSBB, SNCF | TGV Lyria or Deutsche Bahn

Trains from Basel to Zurich cover the 47 miles long journey taking on average 53 min with our travel partners like SBB, SNCF | TGV Lyria or Deutsche Bahn. While the average ticket price for this route costs around £33, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £23. Travellers depart most frequently from Basel SBB and arrive in Zürich Hbf.

Train companies: SBB, SNCF | TGV Lyria and Deutsche Bahn trains Basel to Zurich

Buy your official SBB, SNCF | TGV Lyria and Deutsche Bahn train tickets between Basel and Zurich from £14 with Omio. Find train times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies to compare and book the most popular route.

TGV Lyria is a high-speed train service that operates between France and Switzerland. It is operated by SNCF in France and SBB in Switzerland. The TGV Lyria offers two types of trains: the TGV Duplex and the TGV POS. The TGV Duplex is a double-decker train with a capacity of up to 574 passengers, while the TGV POS is a single-level train with a capacity of up to 468 passengers. Both trains offer comfortable seating, air-conditioning, power sockets, and free Wi-Fi. The TGV Lyria offers a variety of ticket types, including Standard, Comfort, and Business. Standard tickets are the most economical, while Comfort and Business tickets offer additional benefits such as priority boarding and access to the TGV Lyria Lounge. Onboard facilities include a bar, restaurant, and a selection of newspapers and magazines. Passengers can also enjoy a selection of hot and cold meals, snacks, and drinks. The most popular routes for TGV Lyria are Paris to Geneva, Paris to Lausanne, and Paris to Basel. These routes offer travelers a convenient and comfortable way to travel between France and Switzerland.

Basel to Zurich train information with SNCF | TGV Lyria:

  • Average Duration: 53 min
  • Cheapest Price: £32

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.

FAQs: Basel to Zurich train

FAQs: Travel by train from Basel to Zurich easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Basel to Zurich.
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Cheap train tickets from Basel to Zurich can start from as little as £23 when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for Basel to Zurich is £33; however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
The average journey time by train from Basel to Zurich is 53 min   to travel the 47 mile long route. Journey times can vary on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner to search for a specific date.
The first train from Basel to Zurich leaves at 07: 06. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last train from Basel to Zurich leaves at 22: 31.
Yes, there's a high-speed train to Zurich. Take the fast train with SNCF | TGV Lyria from Basel to Zurich.
For the route from Basel to Zurich you can take a train with SBB, SNCF | TGV Lyria or Deutsche Bahn. Be sure to check out all possible train companies that offer services to Zurich from Basel on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.
No, there are no night trains, the latest train for this route is 22: 31.

When departing from Basel, you have various train station options to start your route from including Basel SBB, Basel Bad Bhf and Basel St. Johann. When arriving in Zurich, you can end your trip in train stations like Zürich Hbf, Zurich Airport and Zürich Stadelhofen.

Passengers board the train most frequently from Basel SBB, which is located around 1.3 miles (2.1 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Zürich Hbf, located 1.4 miles (2.2 km) away from the city centre.

The cheapest month to travel from Basel to Zurich by train is April.
You have options as you can travel between Basel and Zurich 2 different ways: coach or train.

Important Stations and Airports in Basel and Zurich

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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.
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