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Basel - Mulhouse Freiburg Airport
Zurich - Sihlquai
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Bus Basel to Zurich: Trip Overview

Bus Basel to Zurich: Trip Overview

Average ticket price$14
Average bus trip duration1h 30m
Number of daily buses2
Earliest bus departure5:20 PM
Distance49 miles (79 km)
Latest bus departure8:35 PM

Basel to Zurich Buses

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently asked questions for your trip Basel - Zurich

You have the option of traveling from one city to the other by either bus or train. The two options are practical and eco-friendly ways to reach Zurich. Another option is using carpool services and riding with fellow travelers.

Traveling from Basel to Zurich takes around 1h 30m on average, although the minimum time it takes to get there is 1h 30m with the fastest bus. This is the time it takes to travel the 48 miles (77 km) that separate the two cities.

About 48 miles (77 km) separate Basel and Zurich.

You can choose from 2 travel times and travel with FlixBus. Depending on the day of the week, the number of buses available from Basel to Zurich may vary. Want to make your bus journey from Basel to Zurich as effortless as possible? Busbud has got you covered! Browse schedules, pick the perfect bus for your travel style and budget - all in one place.

The bus service has you covered with departures starting at 5:20 PM and ending at 8:35 PM.

Most of the buses traveling from Basel to Zurich leave from Basel Central Station and arrive at Sihlquai. These are the main departure and arrival locations on this route, but you could find others that could be a better fit for your travel plans.

If you want the cheapest way to travel this route, choose the bus. With prices starting at $9, you won't find a more affordable way to get there.

The average price of a one-way ticket from Basel to Zurich is $14. In the past 30 days, prices have fluctuated between $9 and $22, so it's best to compare them to make sure you get the best deal.

Yes, it's possible to take a day trip from Basel to Zurich! The round-trip travel time is around 3h. So you'll have plenty of time to discover Zurich before making your way back to Basel.

Once in Zurich, you can start exploring the city and discover its surroundings. The top sights and things to do are Rietberg Museum, Swiss National Museum, Kunsthaus Zürich, Opera House and Paradeplatz.

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Price is for a one-way ticket for one passenger and based on past searches.

Best price found
The cheapest trip from Basel to Zurich was searched and found on Feb 26, 2024 with a price of $9

To save money and be sure you have the best seat, it's a good idea to buy your bus tickets from Basel to Zurich, as early as possible.

You can expect to pay from $9 to $16 for a bus ticket from Basel to Zurich based on the last 2 days. You can expect to find the cheapest price for the trip at $12 which is on 2024-03-04.

About Bus Travel

Bus Travel Tips

Make friends with the driver. They usually know a lot about your destination and may even recommend which side of the bus to sit on to get the best views on the road between Basel and Zurich!

Start sightseeing the minute your bus leaves the station. If you're on the night bus from Basel to Zurich, get comfy and count the stars.

Buses are energy-efficient. Carrying a passenger over 100 kms by coach only takes 0.6-0.9 liters of gas. Compare that to the 2.6 liters required by high-speed train, 6.6 liters by airplane and 7.6 liters by gas-powered car, and it's clear that the bus is a more environmentally-conscious option for your bus transportation from Basel to Zurich.

Tune out to the fine sounds of your best music playlist on your bus trip from Basel to Zurich while indulging in miles on end of beautiful scenic views.

Did you know?

It takes 27 hours to go by bus from Lima to Cusco, one of the craziest bus trips on the world. This route is used daily by locals and backpackers.

Did you know there are on average 4,400 intercity bus departures every day in the US only? This number has been growing for 9 years in a row, yay!

The word 'bus' is an abbreviation of 'omnibus" which means 'for all' in Latin as buses were meant to be transportation for everybody.

What's the cheapest way to go from Basel to Zurich?

The bus is the cheapest travel choice for this destination
Vehicle TypeTravel TimeAvg PriceDaily Departures
Vehicle TypeBusTravel Time1h 30mAvg Price$14Daily Departures2
Vehicle TypeTrainTravel Time1h 9mAvg Price$33Daily Departures10

The best way to travel between Basel and Zurich is by bus. By choosing the bus, you'll get to save some money as you travel to your destination, as ticket prices cost $14 on average. If you're on a budget, you'll find cheap tickets from $9. If you're looking for the fastest way to get to Zurich, choose the bus, as it will take you from Basel to Zurich in about 1h 9m - that's the fastest way to get there!

Will you be returning to Basel by bus?

Bus from Zurich to Basel

You can also go to Zurich by train

Train from Basel to Zurich

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