Basel by train

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Basel by train

Travel by train to Basel

Close to the border of Germany you find the city of Basel. Basel is an important train hub of Europe. It receives TGV Lyria trains from France, ICE trains from Germany and EuroCity trains from Italy. 

How to book train tickets to Basel

Fares for train tickets to Basel from Germany start from €29.  

How to travel by train to Basel

The city of Basel is located in the north of Switzerland near the German border. Daily trains to Paris, Zurich, Frankfurt and Munich: TGV Lyria, ICE, EuroCity and SBB trains.  

 

Switzerland by train - Map

Switzerland by train - Map

Basel SBB (Main Station) - Info

Main Railway Station Basel

Bahnhof Basel SBB/SNCF is the name of the main station of Basel.

Basel SSB is one of the two major train stations in Basel, and is an important interchange and transport hub in Europe. The main train station of Basel is operated by Swiss Federal Railways SBB. Many of the SBB trains with destinations within Switzerland and Italy arrive and depart from Basel SBB. Basel's railway stations enjoy frequent domestic and international services. Trains from France arrive at the French part of the railway station, which is right next to the Swiss (SBB) station, but This part is separated from the rest of the station by a customs post.

 

Facilities

  • Wifi: yes, hotspot 
  • Lockers: yes
  • Restaurants: yes
  • Parking: yes, paid

To the city centre 

  • Walking: 5-10 minutes
  • Bike: -
  • Subway: no
  • Bus: yes, multiple buses
  • Tram: yes
  • Taxi: yes

Finding your platform:

  • On each platform and in the departure hall there are screens on which the departing trains are listed.

Finding your carriage: 

  • If you have a reserved seat, you can find the right spot on the platform where the carriage stops, by looking at the board of train compositions that can be found on any platform. 

SBB 'My Station' app:

  • The Swiss Federal Railways have created an mobile app which helps you finding what you are looking for at their railway stations. Never miss a station special again with the “My station” app and benefit regularly from attractive special offers. Use the search function to find all the platforms, stops, shops and station services. The "My Station" app shows you the quickest way around the stations Basel SBB, Bern, Genève-Cornavin, Lucerne and Zurich main station.

Basel Badischer Bahnhof - Info

Second major Railway Station in Basel

Basel Badischer Bahnhof is the second major railway station in Basel.

Even though the station is located in Swiss city of Basel, it is operated by German railway company Deutsche Bahn. It is the only railway station operated by the German National Railway Network, which is not located in Germany. Trains from Hamburg, Berlin, Frankfurt and other German cities travel to and from Badischer Bahnhof station.

 

Facilities

  • Wifi: yes, hotspot 
  • Lockers: yes
  • Restaurants: yes
  • Parking: yes, paid

To the city centre 

  • Walking: 10 minutes
  • Bike: -
  • Subway: no
  • Bus: yes, multiple buses
  • Tram: yes
  • Taxi: yes

Finding your platform:

  • On each platform and in the departure hall there are screens on which the departing trains are listed.

Finding your carriage: 

  • If you have a reserved seat, you can find the right spot on the platform where the carriage stops, by looking at the board of train compositions that can be found on any platform. 

 

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Hotels near Basel SBB

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  •  Walking distance from the train station   •  Rating: 8+ 
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Radisson Blu Hotel****

Inclusive swimmingpool and wellness centre. Conference rooms.
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Novotel Basel City***

All basel sightseeing within 10 minutes by foot. Very modern.
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Ibis Budget Basel City*

Cheapest option is Basel. 800 meters from Basel SBB.

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