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Overview: Train from Duisburg to Basel

distanceDistance269 miles (434 km)
frequencyTrain frequency16 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 16 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersDeutsche Bahn

Trains from Duisburg to Basel cover the 269 miles (434 km) long route taking on average 5 h 7 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn. Normally, there are 16 trains operating per day, including direct services available. Travellers depart most frequently from Duisburg Hbf and arrive in Basel SBB.

Train providers: Deutsche Bahn trains Duisburg to Basel

Travel between Duisburg and Basel on Deutsche Bahn trains with Omio. When comparing timetables and tickets, we will also show you other options with multiple connections or other travel modes if they’re available.

Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn (DB) is the main operator of train services in Germany, making on average 40, 000 journeys per day. A special feature of Deutsche Bahn is its wide range of ticket types, savings offers including Super Saver, Saver, and Flexible fares and discount cards like the Bahncard 25, 50 and 100, which you can also use for your train between Duisburg and Basel. DB uses different types of trains such as 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 required to travel. For example, while toilets are standard amenities, services like an onboard restaurant or free WiFi are only available on certain trains.

Train information from Duisburg to Basel with Deutsche Bahn:

  • Average Duration: 5 h 2 min
  • Deutsche Bahn frequency: 13 a day

Deutsche Bahn has updated its ticket policies due to the coronavirus. Keep these in mind when booking your Deutsche Bahn tickets from Duisburg to Basel and when travelling by train:

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

Travel Tips: Trains from Duisburg to Basel

Travel by train to Basel 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 Duisburg to Basel.

Is travel by train currently allowed from Duisburg, Germany to Basel, Switzerland?

Travel between Duisburg, Germany and Basel, Switzerland by train is: Partially open.

What is the status of international entry into Switzerland from Germany?

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

Do I need to self-quarantine on arrival in Switzerland from Duisburg?

Conditions of entry:

  • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test as either a RT-PCR performed within 72 hours prior to arrival, or an Antigen test performed within 24 hours prior to arrival
  • COVID-19 test required after arrival, between day 4 and day 7
  • Health declaration required
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival

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

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

  • Physical distance requirement: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Mandatory

The information above was last checked on 20/01/2022. This can change before your date of travel so please review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train between Duisburg and Basel before travelling.

What COVID restrictions are there for my return journey by train to Duisburg, Germany from Basel, Switzerland?

Return travel from Switzerland to Germany is: Partially open.

Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to Duisburg from Basel?

Entry into Germany is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Germany from Basel?

Requirements for reentering:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory quarantine
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from compulsory quarantine (certificate needed)
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 5 in quarantine
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state

What are the safety rules to follow in Duisburg, Germany?

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

  • Physical distance requirement: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Mandatory

Last checked on 25/01/2022. Please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to the travel date of your train to Duisburg from Basel.

What is the distance by train from Duisburg to Basel?

You should expect to travel around 269 miles (434 km)  from Duisburg to Basel by train.

What is the average Duisburg to Basel train duration?

On average the train from Duisburg to Basel duration is 5 h 7 min  for the 269 miles (434 km) long journey, but the travel time can vary if you depart on weekends and holidays.

What is the departure train station in Duisburg and arrival train station in Basel?

When departing from Duisburg, you have various train station options to start your trip from including Duisburg Hbf, Duisburg-Buchholz and Duisburg-Meiderich Süd. When arriving in Basel, you can end your journey in train stations like Basel SBB, Basel Bad Bhf and Basel, Birmannsgasse.

Omio customers book a train from Duisburg Hbf   to Basel SBB   most frequently for this route.

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

Passengers board their train most frequently from Duisburg Hbf and travel around 0.5 miles (803 m) from the city centre to this train station.

Passengers travelling this route most often arrive at Basel SBB and need to travel approximately 1.1 miles (1.7 km) from the train station to the city centre in Basel.

Which train companies can take me to Basel from Duisburg?

When taking a train from Duisburg to Basel, you can count on Deutsche Bahn for the best way to get you to Basel. You can also check all possible train providers who offer a service to Basel from Duisburg and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.

How many train services per day are there to Basel from Duisburg?

The average number of trains departing Duisburg for Basel is 16 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Duisburg Hbf is the most popular Duisburg 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 Duisburg for your journey to Basel.

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