You can get from Cologne to Basel by train, bus or flight.
To get from Cologne to Basel on 5 Dec we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.
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|Distance||234 miles (377 km)|
|Available travel modes||Flight, coach or train|
|Ticket price range||£20 - £373|
|Cheapest mode||Coach • £20 • 8 h 40 min|
|Fastest mode||Train • £28 • 3 h 53 min|
|Popular travel companies||Lufthansa Cityline, Flixbus or Deutsche Bahn|
Take a flight, coach or train to travel 234 miles (377 km) between Cologne and Basel. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 3 h 53 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £20. The most popular travel providers which serve this journey are Lufthansa Cityline, Flixbus or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach or train from Cologne to Basel.
Travel from Cologne, Germany to Basel, Switzerland is: Partially open.
International entry is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany.
The government of Switzerland has imposed the following measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
The above information was last verified on 29/11/2021. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip to Basel from Cologne closer to your planned date of departure here.
The current restriction level for returning to Cologne, Germany from Switzerland is: Partially open.
Reentering Germany is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland
All travellers returning to Germany must observe the following safety measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the country:
The information above was last checked on 03/12/2021. We do our best to keep this information up-to-date, but regulations can change due to the nature of the coronavirus pandemic, so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your trip back to Cologne from Basel here.
There are 3 travel options from Cologne to Basel: flight, coach or train.
A coach service offers the cheapest way to travel from Cologne to Basel, which costs on average £20.
This is compared to other ways of getting to Basel:
A coach is about £353 less than a flight, which costs on average £373 for this trip.
A coach is £9 less than a train for this trip with tickets for a train from Cologne to Basel costing on average £28.
The fastest way to get to Basel from Cologne is by train with an average travel time of 3 h 53 min.
There are alternative travel options to Basel that can usually take longer:
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In comparison, getting to Basel by coach can take on average 8 h 40 min.
The distance from Cologne to Basel is approximately 234 miles (377 km).
The average frequency per day from Cologne to Basel is:
However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route to Basel from Cologne as scheduled services by flight, coach or train can vary by season or day of the week.
These are the most popular departure and arrival points for travellers from Cologne to Basel:
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Yes, there are direct services available between Cologne and Basel with the following travel operators:
Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Basel as you won't need to change in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets to Basel from Cologne.
When planning your trip between Cologne and Basel, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to purchase and their prices in the next 7 days:
However, we recommend buying tickets from Cologne to Basel online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.