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How To Get From Basel Airport To Interlaken By Bus And Train – All Possible Ways

Last updated on December 21st, 2022 at 01:13 pm

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

We will write how to get from Basel airport to Interlaken by bus and train. The distance from Basel Airport to Interlaken is 157 kilometers. Make sure you get free transportation in Switzerland with the Swiss Travel Pass and Swiss Half Fare Card 

The travel time by taxi from Basel airport to Interlaken is around 2 hours. The taxi fare from Basel to Interlaken is around €240. Read here how to get from Basel airport to Bern and Basel airport to city center

The cheapest way from Basel airport to Interlaken is by bus plus train for €44. The train travel time plus bus from Basel airport to Interlaken will be around 2 hours and 40 minutes.

You can also rent a car in Basel airport or get a private transfer.

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SIM CARD AT BASEL AIRPORT

I wouldn’t recommend you to buy a sim card at Basel airport. If you wish comfort you can buy eSim online and if you aren’t in a hurry just go around phone shops in the city and compare prices to buy the cheapest sim card in Basel. Read here best Switzerland sim card and best Switzerland eSim

You can find the cheapest Swiss eSim with Nomad Switzerland eSim for $8 USD with 1 GB data valid for 7 days. For $15 USD with 3 GB data valid for 30 days. For $17 USD with 5 GB data valid for 30 days. For $24 USD with 10 GB data and for $34 USD with 20 GB data.

Airalo Switzerland eSim prepaid for $8 USD with 1 GB data valid for 7 days. For $18 USD with 3 GB data, for $27 USD with 5 GB data valid for 30 days. For $39 USD with 10 GB data valid for 30 days. (USING DISCOUNT CODE GAMINTRAVELER 10%)

Holafly Switzerland eSim for less than $60 USD if you use our code GAMINTRAVELER you will have unlimited internet for 30 days eSim in Switzerland for just $2 USD per day. Ubigi Switzerland eSim for $9 USD with 3 GB data valid for 30 days and for $19 USD with 10 GB data valid for 30 days. (USING DISCOUNT CODE GAMINTRAVELER 10%)

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WHERE TO STAY IN INTERLAKEN

There are all sorts of accommodations in Interlaken. 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 book your accommodation in Interlaken with Agoda and Booking.

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BASEL TO INTERLAKEN

BUS FROM BASEL AIRPORT TO INTERLAKEN (CHEAPEST WAY)

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The cheapest way from Basel Airport to Interlaken is by bus plus train. The bus fare from Basel airport to Basel train station (Basel Bahnhof SBB) is 4.70 CHF for adults and 3.10 CHF for children from 6 to 16 years and free under 6 years old.

You can get for free from Basel airport to Basel train station if you have the Swiss Travel Pass. You can also get free transfer from Basel airport if you show to the bus driver your hotel booking. Also you will get free transportation around Basel showing your booking in Basel.

Bus Number 50 is leaving from Basel airport to Basel train station every 10 minutes, from 5 am until 11 40 pm. The total travel time is 20 minutes from Basel airport to Basel train station (Basel Bahnhof SBB) where you can get the train from Basel to Interlaken. Check here Bus Number 50 route and schedule.

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

TRAIN FROM BASEL (BASEL BAHNHOF SBB) TO INTERLAKEN

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The train from Basel (Basel Bahnhof SBB) to Interlaken is leaving every 15-30 minutes starting from 5 am until 11 30 pm. The Train IC 61 travel time is 2 hours from Basel to Interlaken.

The train fare from Basel to Interlaken is around €40-60 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 train tickets in the vending machine at the train station or booking online. You can get for free from Zurich airport to Basel airport if you have the Swiss Travel Pass.

The total travel time from Basel airport to Interlaken by bus plus train is around 2 hour and 40 minutes. The cheapest way from Basel airport to Interlaken fare is around €44. Once in Interlaken you can go walking distance or move around with buses.

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

TAXI FROM BASEL AIRPORT TO INTERLAKEN

If you go from Basel airport to Interlaken by taxi the most comfortable and available 24/7. The travel time by taxi is around 2 hours from Basel to Interlaken.

The taxi fare from Basel airport to Interlaken is around €280. The prices and travel time aren’t fixed and it will depend on traffic and your final destination.

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PRIVATE TRANSPORTATION FROM BASEL AIRPORT TO INTERLAKEN

Hotel transfers are also very easy and convenient but can be a little bit pricey. The transfers are usually available 24 hours and are only ideal if you have the budget and you really want comfort after your flight to Basel. Prices are around €290 and you will be able to fit up to 4 people. It could be €70 per person.

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RENTING A CAR AT BASEL AIRPORT

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There are many options for renting a car in Basel’s airport. It’s the most convenient option if you have a place to park your car in Interlaken. It will take you 2 hours to get to Interlaken from the airport in 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 options can be great if you are traveling with a few people or a lot of luggage and planning to visit places around Basel and Interlaken. Make sure you have a parking place in your hotel or Airbnb since sometimes can be so challenging in Interlaken.

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BEST WAY FROM BASEL AIRPORT TO INTERLAKEN CENTER

The best way from Basel airport to Interlaken is by bus plus train for €44. The train travel time plus bus from Basel airport to Interlaken will be around 2 hours and 40 minutes.

If you wish more comfort taxi or a private transfer if you are traveling in a group or with so much luggage and it will take 2 hours.

WHERE TO STAY IN INTERLAKEN

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There are all sorts of accommodations in Interlaken. 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. A room at a mid-range hotel or a nice apartment can cost around €100-150.

Luxury hotels in Interlaken can charge €200 and higher. If you want to stay somewhere comfortable and safe minus the cost, you can always try AirBnB in Interlaken. There are entire apartments that go for as low as €100.

Click here to book your accommodation in Interlaken with Agoda and Booking.

FOOD BUDGET TRAVEL IN SWITZERLAND

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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 the best ways to eat cheaply. The other is things like kebabs, pizzas, Asian food, and small takeaways found near train stations can cost around 6-10 CHF.

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CASH AND ATMS 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 is €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

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Happy Travels!

Ruben Arribas is the co-founder of Gamintraveler and a Spanish traveler who has traveled to more than 100 countries around the world. He is now a full-time digital nomad.

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