Skip to Content

How To Get From Zurich Airport To Basel Airport – All Possible Ways

HOW TO GET FROM ZURICH AIRPORT TO BASEL AIRPORT – ALL POSSIBLE WAYS

We will write how to get from Zurich airport to Basel airport. The distance from Zurich Airport to Basel airport is 97 kilometers. The travel time from Zurich airport to Basel airport is around 1 hour and 45 minutes by high speed train.

The cheapest way from Zurich airport to Basel airport is by train €30 and you can even get free with the Swiss Travel Pass. Click here to book online Zurich Day Trips

If you go by taxi will be around 1 hour and 20 minutes the taxi fare around €150. Read here how to get from Zurich airport to VaduzZurich airport to BernZurich airport to Lucerne, Zurich airport to Grindelwald, Zurich airport to Geneva, Zurich airport to Zermatt, Zurich airport to St Moritz, Zurich airport to Davos, Zurich airport to St Anton, Zurich airport to Konstanz, Basel airport to Bern and Zurich airport to city center.

You can also rent a car in Zurich airport or get a private transfer. Read here best restaurants in Zurich, best things to do in Lucerne, all the best Zurich tourist spots and Instagrammable places in Zurich. You’ll need your GPS to track your location for using apps read here Switzerland sim card for touristBasel airport to city center, Basel airport to Interlaken and how to get from Geneva airport to Montreux.

Read here Switzerland travel tipsInstagrammable places in SwitzerlandSwitzerland trip costSwitzerland travel tipsdriving in SwitzerlandGurten Bern hikeSwitzerland sim cardbudget travel in Switzerlandthings to do in Geneva, our things to do in Bern and things to do in Lausanne

WHERE TO STAY IN BASEL

There are all sorts of accommodations in Basel. From hostels and B&Bs to apartments and hotels, you’re sure to find one that fits your budget. For example, staying at a hostel or booking a dorm bed goes for around 50 CHF. A room at a mid-range hotel or a nice apartment can cost around 100-150 CHF . If you are looking for mid budget and luxury hotels prices are starting from 200-300 CHF.

Click here to get the best deals in Basel with Booking and Agoda!

Having insurance while you are traveling outside your home country is very important. Make sure that you have one too, to keep you safe in your trips around the world.

Make sure you get free transportation in Switzerland with the Swiss Travel Pass and get a discount booking your activities in Zurich with Klook!

ZURICH AIRPORT TO BASEL AIRPORT

TRAIN FROM ZURICH AIRPORT TO BASEL AIRPORT

Train Zurich Airport, zurich airport to city, zurich airport to city center, How To Get From Zurich Airport to City Center, How To Get From Zurich Airport To Basel Airport - All Possible Ways
Image from Zurich Airport

The cheapest from Zurich Airport to Basel airport is by train. The train fare from Zurich airport to Basel airport is around €27-45 for adults and half of the price for children from 6 to 16 years and free under 6 years old. You will have to buy the tickets in the vending machine at the airport. You can get for free from Zurich airport to Basel airport if you have the Swiss Travel Pass.

The Trains IR 13 and IR 75 (S2, S16, S24)IC 1, IC 3 and IC 5 are leaving every 15-30 minutes starting from 5 am until 11 30 pm. The total travel time is 1 hour and 45 minutes from Zurich airport to Basel airport and you will have to change the train since there is no direct train. The trains are leaving from Zurich airport in the underground railway station near the Terminals 1 and 2.

BUS FROM BASEL TRAIN STATION TO BASEL AIRPORT

There is no train going from Basel airport. Once you get to Basel Train Station (Basel Bahnhof SBB) you will have to get the Bus Number 50 going from Basel train station to Basel airport every 10 minutes, from 5 am until 11 40 pm.

The total travel time is 20 minutes from Basel train station to Basel airport. The bus fare is 4.70 CHF for adults and 3.10 CHF for children from 6 to 16 years and free under 6 years old. Check here Bus Number 50 route and schedule.

Make sure you get free transportation in Switzerland with the Swiss Travel Pass!

TAXI FROM ZURICH AIRPORT TO BASEL AIRPORT

If you go from Zurich airport to Basel airport by taxi the most comfortable and available 24/7. The travel time by taxi is around 1 hour and 15 minutes. The taxi fare from Zurich airport to Basel airport is 180 CHF which is around €160. The prices and travel time aren’t fixed and it will depending on traffic and your final destination.

PRIVATE TRANSPORTATION FROM ZURICH AIRPORT TO BASEL AIRPORT

Hotel transfers are also very easy and convenient but can be a little bit pricey. The transfers are usually available 24 hours and is only ideal if you have the budget and you really want comfort after your flight to Zurich. Prices are around €160 and you will be able to fit up to 4 people. It could be €40 per person.

Click here to get your discount booking online your private transfer with Klook!

For sure private transportation will be so comfortable same like taxi, they will wait for you and drive to your final destination without you worrying of anything!

RENTING A CAR IN ZURICH AIRPORT

How To Get From Zurich Airport To Interlaken - All Possible Ways, How To Get From Zurich Airport To Basel Airport - All Possible Ways

There are many options for renting a car in Zurich’s airport. It’s the most convenient option if you have a place to park your car in Basel airport. It will take you 1 hour and 15 minutes to get to Basel airport from Zurich airport with a private car. There are a few agencies like Hertz, Avis, Europcar available in the airport. Prices can be around €30-40 per day.

Car rental option can be great if you are traveling with a few people or a lot of luggage and planning to visit places around Zurich and Basel.

Check here to get the best deals renting a car in Zurich!

WHERE TO STAY IN BASEL

Basel Airport Bus, HOW TO GET FROM BASEL AIRPORT TO CITY CENTER – ALL POSSIBLE WAYS

There’s no lack of hostels, backpacker inns, and budget hotels anywhere in Switzerland. These rooms can go anywhere between 50-100 CHF per night for accommodation in Basel. If you are looking for mid budget and luxury hotels prices are starting from 200-300 CHF.

Click here to get the best deals in Basel with Booking and Agoda!

FOOD BUDGET TRAVEL IN SWITZERLAND

switzerland sim card, sim card in switzerland, prepaid sim card switzerland, switzerland food

On average a meal in a sit-down restaurant in Switzerland will cost around  20-40 CHF and that might not even include drinks. Breakfast will usually be cheaper and dinner will usually be the most expensive. 

Watch out for lunch specials and promos that many cafes offer, as this is one of  best ways to eat cheap. The other is things like kebabs, pizzas, Asian food, and small takeaways found near train stations can costs around 6-10 CHF.

Click here to get a discount with Klook for tours in Switzerland!

CASH AND ATM IN SWITZERLAND

Switzerland is one of the largest banking centers in the world. Credit cards are widely accepted. Cash will be needed for some small boutiques or perhaps for tips, but there will be no problems with any kind of payment in the country. The exchange rate €1 = 1.08 CHF.

Click here to know more about the exchange rate in Switzerland

BEST TIME TO VISIT SWITZERLAND

Switzerland is beautiful all year round. Timing your travel highly depends on what exactly you want to experience and, to a certain degree, how much cold you can tolerate. There are four seasons in Switzerland, and each one has its pros and cons.

Summer is the most crowded and winter if you are looking for sky resorts. We would say the best time to visit Switzerland is Autumn and Spring can be the least crowded and where you will find the best deals for accommodation.

Click here to know more about the weather in Switzerland

Having insurance while you are traveling outside your home country is very important. Make sure that you have one too, to keep you safe in your trips around the world.

Feel free to use our links with discounts for Booking, Agoda, Airbnb and Klook. Using our links you will help us to continue with the maintenance of the website and it will not cost you anything. Thanks for the love guys 

Happy Travels!

Ruben Arribas is a Spanish traveler who has traveled more than 70+ countries around the world. Now based in the Philippines!

How To Get From Basel Airport To City Center - All Possible Ways - Gamintraveler

Friday 12th of August 2022

[…] how to get from Zurich airport to Lucerne, Zurich airport to Bern, Zurich airport to Interlaken, Zurich airport to Basel airport, Basel airport to Bern, Basel airport to Interlaken and Zurich airport to city […]

ZURICH FOOD: 30 BEST RESTAURANTS IN ZURICH AND WHERE TO EAT IN ZURICH - Gamintraveler

Sunday 17th of April 2022

[…] airport to Interlaken, Zurich airport to Lucerne, Zurich airport to Grindelwald, Zurich airport to Basel airport, Zurich airport to Geneva, Zurich airport to Zermatt and Zurich airport to the city […]

How To Get From Zurich Airport To Lucerne - All Possible Ways - Gamintraveler

Monday 15th of November 2021

[…] to Vaduz, Zurich airport to Bern, Zurich airport to Interlaken, Zurich airport to Grindelwald, Zurich airport to Basel airport, Zurich airport to St Moritz, Zurich airport to Geneva, Zurich airport to Zermatt, Zurich airport […]

How To Get From Zurich Airport To Interlaken - All Possible Ways - Gamintraveler

Thursday 11th of November 2021

[…] to Vaduz, Zurich airport to Bern, Zurich airport to Lucerne, Zurich airport to Grindelwald, Zurich airport to Basel airport, Zurich airport to Geneva, Zurich airport to St Moritz, Zurich airport to Zermatt, Zurich airport […]

How To Get From Zurich Airport To Bern - All Possible Ways - Gamintraveler

Thursday 11th of November 2021

[…] Lucerne, Zurich airport to Interlaken, Zurich airport to Grindelwald, Zurich airport to St Moritz, Zurich airport to Basel airport, Zurich airport to Zermatt, Zurich airport to Geneva, Zurich airport to Davos, Zurich airport to St […]