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Trains Geneva to Basel: Times, Prices and Tickets

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What's the best way to get from Geneva to Basel? If you're not sure, don't worry - Virail can help you. The only thing you have to do is enter your planned travel dates, and let Virail's powerful search tool deal with the rest. We'll look at the routes offered by our trusted travel partners to give you all your available options. Whether you want to travel by plane, train, bus, carpool, or something else, we'll find your ideal solution. You can filter your results according to price, departure or arrival time, journey duration, number of connections, one-way or round trip - anything you want. Virail will give you a full, clear picture of how to get from Geneva to Basel, then transfer you to your chosen provider's website to complete your booking.

How can I get the cheapest train tickets to travel from Geneva to Basel?

On average, a train ticket from Geneva to Basel will cost you S$ 76.08. However, there may be cheaper alternatives available. Virail will show you the lowest prices available for your chosen travel dates, which could be as little as S$ 13.03. If you are trying to stick to a budget, there are several ways you can seek out lower ticket prices. For example, if your travel dates are flexible, you might find that some days of the week are cheaper than others. Traveling during peak season will usually cost more, so avoid that if you want to save money. Even the time of day can affect the price of tickets sometimes. You can also look for an indirect route, which may be cheaper than a direct connection. Often, the cheapest train tickets can be found by booking well in advance. However, be mindful that many companies do not offer refunds or exchanges on their cheapest tickets.

Geneva to Basel by train

Best price S$ 51.07
Journey duration 2 h 45 min
Connections per day 32
First departure 05:42
Last departure 20:42
Distance 186 km
Departure Geneva
Arrival Basel
Carriers SBB, SNCF, Trenitalia,

Ticket price Geneva - Basel every day

S$ 67.22
S$ 16.89
In 2 days
In 3 days
In 4 days
S$ 59.41
S$ 28.14
In 5 days
S$ 60.19
In 6 days
S$ 59.41
S$ 45.03

Route Summary by Train

Minimum price
S$ 13.03
Maximum price
S$ 103.96

Geneva - Basel


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S$ 66

Saturday, October 1st 2022
Genève - Basel SBB
21:12 - 23:58
2h 46min
1 changes
CO2: 0.53kg

How long does the journey from Geneva to Basel take by train?

The distance between Geneva and Basel is around 186 km. Depending on the exact route and provider you travel with, your journey time can vary. On average, this journey will take approximately 2 h 45 min. However, the fastest routes between Geneva and Basel take 2 h 38 min. If a fast journey is a priority for you when traveling, look out for express services that may get you there faster. Some flexibility may be necessary when booking. Often, these services only leave at particular times of day - or even on certain days of the week. You may also find a faster journey by taking an indirect route and connecting in another station along the way.

What time are the departures from Geneva to Basel?

In general, the first departure of the day will leave Geneva at 05:42, and the last departure will leave at 20:42. However, it is important to remember that this is general information, and these journey times are not necessarily available every day. Timetables for each provider on the route from Geneva to Basel can change from day to day or month to month. In particular, many providers offer different schedules on weekdays and weekends. Public holidays, local events, and seasonal timetables can also cause schedules to change.

What are the stations on the Geneva to Basel route?

There are different options to choose from when traveling between Geneva and Basel. You can start your journey in Geneva at stations such as Genève. These connect to stations including Basel SBB in Basel. There may not be a direct connection between all the stations in the two locations. Some providers will only serve a selection of the stations, and you may have to travel from one station to another in the same city after arrival to reach your ultimate destination. Virail will show you both all direct routes and any connecting services which you can take to get from Geneva to Basel.

How many times a day do journeys run from Geneva to Basel?

The route from Geneva to Basel is served by providers including SBB, Trenitalia and From this list of transport providers, there are up to 36 departures each day. However, this exact number will vary. On average, journeys depart from Geneva 32 times per day. This number includes all the transport providers that serve the route. When traveling from Geneva to Basel, you may choose to use an indirect route, involving connections. If you prefer not to do this, you will find an average of direct journeys each day. However, indirect routes open up more possibilities for flexible travelers. On average, there are 32 journeys with one change or more each day. These numbers are all averages. They can slightly vary depending on the day of the week, the season of the year, local festivals, and other factors.


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