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 Berlin to Basel will cost around £ 73 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 44.
Find all the dates and times for this journey
6 h 54 m
7 h 43 m
Trains per day
Of the 30 trains that leave Berlin for Basel every day 8 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
These direct trains cover the 691 km distance in an average of 7 h 43 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 6 h 54 m .
The slowest trains will take 10 h 26 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||428 miles (691 km)|
|Average train duration||8 h 54 min|
|Average train ticket price||£58 (€66)|
|Train frequency||8 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there are 8 direct trains a day|
|Train providers||Deutsche Bahn, ÖBB | Nightjet or FlixTrain|
Trains from Berlin to Basel cover the 428 miles (691 km) long journey taking on average 8 h 54 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn, ÖBB | Nightjet or FlixTrain. Normally, there are 8 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around £58, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £17. Travellers depart most frequently from Berlin Hbf and arrive in Basel SBB.
Find the best trains between Berlin and Basel with Omio's travel partners Deutsche Bahn from £17. We can find you the best deals, timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the best route.
Deutsche Bahn (DB) trains take you between Berlin and Basel in comfort. Find the DB train timetable for your journey from Berlin to Basel on Omio and book cheap DB tickets online. The distance between Berlin and Basel is 428 miles (691 km) by DB and prices for a Deutsche Bahn ticket from Berlin to Basel start at £17.
Deutsche Bahn is Germany’s main operator of train services and makes on average about 40, 000 domestic and international train journeys every day. DB is well-known for its wide range of ticket types, savings offers such as the Super Saver fares and discount cards like the Bahncard 25, 50 and 100, which you can also use at Omio.
Travel on different types of DB trains, including the ICE (Intercity Express), IC (Intercity), EC (Eurocity), IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional Express) and RB (Regionalbahn), on its routes, which differ in terms of comfort and the time needed to travel. For example, while WCs are standard, services like onboard restaurants or free WiFi are only available on certain trains.
Operator ticket policies for COVID
Travel between Berlin, Germany and Basel, Switzerland by train is: Partially open.
International entry status: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany
Conditions of entry:
All travellers in Switzerland must observe these coronavirus safety measures:
The information above was last checked on 28/11/2021. Remember to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train from Berlin to Basel as this information can change.
Return travel from Switzerland to Germany is: Partially open.
Entry into Germany is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland
Requirements for reentering:
The government of Germany has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
Last checked on 28/11/2021. Please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations closer to the travel date of your train to Berlin from Basel.
When taking a train from Berlin, you have a couple of train stations you can depart from including Berlin Hbf, Berlin Spandau and Berlin Südkreuz. When you arrive in Basel, your train can arrive in train stations including Basel SBB, Basel Bad Bhf and Basel, Birmannsgasse.
Omio customers travelling this route book their trains from Berlin Hbf to Basel SBB.
The most popular departure train station with passengers for this route, called Berlin Hbf, is located 1 mile (s) / 2 km from the city centre of Berlin.
The most popular arrival train station, Basel SBB, is located 1 mile (s) / 1 km away from the city centre of Basel.
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