Cheap train tickets from Hamburg to Basel

Showing times and prices for 29 Jan

Cheapest

£142

Average

£146

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 Hamburg to Basel will cost around £ 146 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 142.

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15:03Hamburg Landwehr7h52 22:55Basel SBB
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£1421One-way
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07:03Hamburg Landwehr7h47 14:50Basel SBB
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£1421One-way
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05:53Hamburg Landwehr7h02 12:55Basel SBB
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£1421One-way
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06:13Hamburg Landwehr7h34 13:47Basel SBB
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£1421One-way
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11:13Hamburg Landwehr7h34 18:47Basel SBB
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£1421One-way

Train schedule Hamburg to Basel

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02:53Hamburg Landwehr7h57 10:50Basel SBB
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02:53Hamburg Landwehr8h02 10:55Basel SBB
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04:53Hamburg Landwehr7h57 12:50Basel SBB
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05:53Hamburg Landwehr7h02 12:55Basel SBB
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06:13Hamburg Landwehr7h34 13:47Basel SBB
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07:03Hamburg Landwehr7h47 14:50Basel SBB
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07:13Hamburg Landwehr7h37 14:50Basel SBB
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08:03Hamburg Landwehr6h52 14:55Basel SBB
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08:13Hamburg Landwehr7h34 15:47Basel SBB
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09:03Hamburg Landwehr7h47 16:50Basel SBB
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10:03Hamburg Landwehr6h52 16:55Basel SBB
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10:13Hamburg Landwehr7h34 17:47Basel SBB
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11:03Hamburg Landwehr7h44 18:47Basel SBB
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11:13Hamburg Landwehr7h34 18:47Basel SBB
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12:03Hamburg Landwehr6h52 18:55Basel SBB
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12:13Hamburg Landwehr7h34 19:47Basel SBB
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13:03Hamburg Landwehr7h44 20:47Basel SBB
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14:03Hamburg Landwehr6h52 20:55Basel SBB
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14:13Hamburg Landwehr7h36 21:49Basel SBB
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15:03Hamburg Landwehr7h52 22:55Basel SBB
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16:03Hamburg Landwehr7h01 23:04Basel SBB
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19:43Hamburg Landwehr11h41 07:24Basel SBB
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20:33Hamburg Landwehr11h05 07:38Basel SBB
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22:13Hamburg Landwehr9h25 07:38Basel SBB
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22:13Hamburg Landwehr9h25 07:38Basel SBB
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22:13Hamburg Landwehr9h25 07:38Basel SBB
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22:33Hamburg Landwehr10h14 08:47Basel SBB
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Sat
29 Jan
£43Deutsche Bahn
£39Flixbus
£140Air France
Sun
30 Jan
£26Deutsche Bahn
£38Flixbus
£74easyJet
Mon
31 Jan
£26Deutsche Bahn
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£31easyJet
Tue
1 Feb
£26Deutsche Bahn
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£141Air France
Wed
2 Feb
£142ÖBB | ICE
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£140Air France
Thu
3 Feb
£26Deutsche Bahn
£36Flixbus
£27easyJet
Fri
4 Feb
£26Deutsche Bahn
£36Flixbus
£34easyJet
Sat
5 Feb
£26Deutsche Bahn
£26Flixbus
£140Air France
Sun
6 Feb
£21Deutsche Bahn
£36Flixbus
£68easyJet
Mon
7 Feb
£26Deutsche Bahn
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£24easyJet
Tue
8 Feb
£26Deutsche Bahn
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£137KLM
Wed
9 Feb
£26Deutsche Bahn
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£24easyJet
Thu
10 Feb
£21Deutsche Bahn
£30Flixbus
£33easyJet
Fri
11 Feb
£26Deutsche Bahn
£36Flixbus
£32easyJet
Sat
12 Feb
£26Deutsche Bahn
£26Flixbus
£92Air France
Sun
13 Feb
£26Deutsche Bahn
£34Flixbus
£40easyJet
Mon
14 Feb
£26Deutsche Bahn
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£24easyJet
Tue
15 Feb
£26Deutsche Bahn
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£137KLM

Fastest train times from Hamburg to Basel

Showing times and prices for 29 Jan

Fastest Journey

6 h 52 m

Average

8 h 5 m

Trains per day

27

Distance

691 km

It's difficult to get from Hamburg to Basel without changing at least once.

Fastest
08:03Hamburg Landwehr6h52 14:55Basel SBB
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£1421One-way
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12:03Hamburg Landwehr6h52 18:55Basel SBB
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£1421One-way
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10:03Hamburg Landwehr6h52 16:55Basel SBB
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£1421One-way
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14:03Hamburg Landwehr6h52 20:55Basel SBB
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£1421One-way
2nd Fastest
16:03Hamburg Landwehr7h01 23:04Basel SBB
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£1421One-way

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Overview: Train from Hamburg to Basel

distanceDistance428 miles (690 km)
durationAverage train duration6 h 35 min
priceAverage train ticket price£48 (€56)
frequencyTrain frequency8 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 8 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesDeutsche Bahn or ÖBB | Nightjet

Trains from Hamburg to Basel cover the 428 miles (690 km) long trip taking on average 6 h 35 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn or ÖBB | Nightjet. Normally, there are 8 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around £48, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £26. Travellers depart most frequently from Hamburg Hbf and arrive in Basel SBB.

Train providers: Deutsche Bahn trains Hamburg to Basel

Travel between Hamburg and Basel from £26 with Omio’s train partners Deutsche Bahn! You can find the best timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the most convenient route for you.

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 Hamburg 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.

Deutsche Bahn from Hamburg to Basel train information:

  • Average Duration: 7 h 19 min
  • Average Price: £26
  • Deutsche Bahn frequency: 6 a day

Please follow the recommendations outlined by Deutsche Bahn when booking your train tickets between Hamburg and Basel due to the coronavirus:

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

Travel Tips: Trains from Hamburg 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 Hamburg to Basel.
FAQs

Am I allowed to travel by train from Hamburg, Germany to Basel, Switzerland?

Travel between Hamburg, 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 Hamburg?

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 Hamburg and Basel before travelling.

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

The current restriction level for your return trip by train from Basel to Hamburg is: Partially open

Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to Germany from Switzerland?

Reentry to 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?

What are the entry requirements?

  • 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 Hamburg, Germany?

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

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

Last verified on 26/01/2022. We do our best to keep this information up to date, but regulations can change so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your Basel to Hamburg train here.

How much do cheap trains from Hamburg to Basel cost?

You can find a cheap train from Hamburg to Basel for some dates and times for as low as £26  one way in the next 7 days.

What is the average cost of a train from Hamburg to Basel?

If you’re looking to buy your train tickets in the next week, you can expect the Hamburg to Basel train price to come in at an average of £48  one way.

What is the distance between Hamburg and Basel by train?

When travelling this route you should expect the distance to Basel from Hamburg via train to be approximately 428 miles (690 km).

How long is the train journey from Hamburg to Basel?

On average the Hamburg to Basel train time is 6 h 35 min  covering the 428 miles (690 km) long route, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and bank holidays.

Which train station from Hamburg to Basel do I depart from? Which Basel train station from Hamburg do I arrive in?

When departing from Hamburg, you have various train station options to start your journey from including Hamburg Hbf, Hamburg-Altona and Hamburg-Harburg. 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 Hamburg Hbf   to Basel SBB   most frequently for this route.

Where is the departure train station in Hamburg located? Where is the arrival train station in Basel located?

Passengers board their train most frequently from Hamburg Hbf and travel around 1.6 miles (2.6 km) 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 should I travel with from Hamburg to Basel?

If you're looking for trains from Hamburg to Basel, you can rely on Deutsche Bahn or ÖBB | Nightjet to get you to Basel. It's also good to check out all possible train providers for the Hamburg to Basel journey to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.

Are there any direct trains from Hamburg to Basel?

Yes, there are 8 direct trains a day to Basel from Hamburg. If you’re looking for a direct train from Hamburg to Basel, consider travelling with Deutsche Bahn. Non-stop train services tend to offer more convenience and save you time getting you to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to this when booking your train tickets.

How many trains are there from Hamburg to Basel a day?

The average number of trains departing Hamburg for Basel is 8 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.

What are the first and last departure train times from Hamburg to Basel?

The earliest train for this trip departs from Hamburg at 05: 18. The last train leaves from Hamburg at 21: 46. Check Omio for the latest train schedule from Hamburg to Basel and book the best time to depart on your chosen travel date.

How early should I purchase train tickets between Hamburg and Basel to score the best deals?

You can find a train from Hamburg to Basel to cost on average £48 one way if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend buying train tickets in advance to score the best deals and save money on your trip. You’ll see tickets for the Hamburg to Basel train generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Hamburg
Basel
Hamburg Hbf is the most popular Hamburg 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 Hamburg for your journey to Basel.
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LockersLockers
ParkingParking
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AccessibilityAccessibility
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Mon - Fri: 06: 00 - 21: 30 | Sat - Sun: 08: 00 - 20: 15
Public transport options for Hamburg Hbf
U-Bahn lines: U1, U2, U3, U4
S-Bahn lines: S1, S2, S3, S11, S21, S31
Bus lines: 2, 5, 6, 16, 17, 19, 112, X35, 31, 37
Train lines: ICE, EC, IC, FLX, NJ, RE, RB, IRE