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Geneva to Basel by train

The journey from Geneva to Basel by train is 115.56 mi and takes 2 hr 51 min. There are 48 connections per day, with the first departure at 5:32 AM and the last at 8:42 PM. It is possible to travel from Geneva to Basel by train for as little as $26.63 or as much as $45.79. The best price for this journey is $26.63.

Lowest Price$26.63
Journey Duration2 hr 51 min
Connection per Day48
Lowest Price$26.63
Highest Price$45.79
First Departure5:32 AM
Last Departure8:42 PM
Distance115.56 mi
DepartureGeneva
ArrivalBasel
CarriersSBB

Geneva to Basel Train Times

Departure date
Wednesday, Jul 17, 2024

Travel by train from Geneva to Basel

The train ride from Geneva to Basel lasts on average 2 hr 51 min. Around 48 trains depart a day from Geneva to Basel. The average price is $36.73, and the lowest ticket pricing starts at around $26.63.

The train journey from Geneva to Basel is operated by the Swiss national company SBB. The train journey is short and sweet, thanks to comfortable trains and the breathtaking scenery of the Swiss countryside. Eurocity and Intercity are two services that connect the two cities.

Intercity is a train service that operates within Suises borders. You can purchase Economy and First Class seats. All classes guarantee free WiFi and power sockets, while in First Class, you can enjoy a quiet area, extra luggage space, and fold-down tables.

Eurocity is an international train service that offers Economy and First Class seats. You can enjoy free WiFi, Air conditioning, and power sockets, and in First Class, passengers can stretch their legs with extra legroom and a meal brought to their seats.

You will board the train at Geneva Coravin Station, the main train terminal in the city. The station features a pharmacy, supermarkets, coffee shops, bakeries, and other stores. It is well connected with Transports Publics Genevois. You can easily continue your trip to France, Germany, or Italy.

You will complete your journey at Basel SBB station, the central station in the city. The platforms are divided into those serving the local S-bahn lines (1 to 3), main platforms (4-17) primarily serving fast trains like TGV and ICE, and Basel SCNF serving French regional trains. The station features plenty of ATMs, luggage lockers, and a good choice of places to grab something to eat.

 You can explore the charming old town area within walking distance from the station, with its cobblestone streets and historic architecture. If you are in the mood for art, we recommend the Kunstmuseum Basel, a world-renowned art museum featuring classic and contemporary works. For a bit of nature, head to the Rhine River, which runs through the city and offers lovely views and plenty of walking trails. 

So if you plan to travel from Geneva to Basel by train, let us help you plan it. We check thousands of rail, bus, and flight destinations to help you find the best price. Check out our handy price calendar below, where you can see the best prices across all modes of transport from Geneva to Basel.

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Cheap train tickets from Geneva to Basel
Looking for the best deal on a train ticket for your trip? Here are 4 ways to get cheap train tickets from Geneva to Basel.

Book in advance and save

If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from Geneva to Basel, booking train tickets in advance is a great way to save money, but keep in mind that advance tickets are usually not available until 3 months before your travel date.

Stay flexible with your travel time and explore off-peak journeys

Planning your trips around off-peak travel times not only means that you'll be able to avoid the crowds, but can also end up saving you money. Being flexible with your schedule and considering alternative routes or times will significantly impact the amount of money you spend on getting from Geneva to Basel.

Always check special offers

Checking on the latest deals can help save a lot of money, making it worth taking the time to browse and compare prices. So make sure you get the best deal on your ticket and take advantage of special fares for children, youth and seniors as well as discounts for groups.

Unlock the potential of slower trains or connecting trains

If you're planning a trip with some flexible time, why not opt for the scenic route? Taking slower trains or connecting trains that make more stops may save you money on your ticket – definitely worth considering if it fits in your schedule.

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Price as departure date approaches

Train companies may charge higher ticket prices as the date of departure approaches. Prices in the next days can range from around $25.40 to $60.35 but may be subject to change. Our advice is to book as early as possible to potentially save up to 58% on your trip!

Best time to book cheap train tickets from Geneva to Basel

The cheapest Geneva - Basel train tickets can be found for as low as $33.42 if you’re lucky, or $46.09 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as $76.16.

Find the best day to travel to Basel by train

When travelling to Basel by train, if you want to avoid crowds you can check how frequently our customers are travelling in the next 30-days using the graph below. On average, the peak hours to travel are between 6:30am and 9am in the morning, or between 4pm and 7pm in the evening. Please keep this in mind when travelling to your point of departure as you may need some extra time to arrive, particularly in big cities!

Services on board SBB from Geneva to Basel
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Geneva to Basel CO2 Emissions by Train

Ecology
Train
13.02kg
Bus
13.95kg
Flight
37.2kg
Car
29.76kg
What are the CO2 emissions from Geneva to Basel by train? The CO2 emissions from taking the train between Geneva and Basel are 13.02kg.
How much CO2 do I save by taking the train between Geneva and Basel? By taking the train between Geneva and Basel you will save 24.18kg CO2 emissions compared to a flight, 0.93kg compared to a bus and 16.74kg compared to a car.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a train ticket from Geneva to Basel?
A train ticket from Geneva to Basel is $36.73. However the price varies depending on how early you buy, and if it's peak time to travel. Occasionally you can find them for as cheap as $26.63.
What's the cheapest train ticket from Geneva to Basel?
The cheapest ticket you can get from Geneva to Basel is $26.63. We recommend booking as early as possible and off-peak hours to get the cheapest ticket possible. Off-peak times are usually from 09:30 to 16:00, and after 19:00.
What's the distance between Geneva and Basel by train?
Geneva to Basel is 115.56 mi.
How long does the train between Geneva and Basel take?
Geneva to Basel is on average 2 hr 51 min. However the fastest option will get you there in 2 hr 40 min.
How many train connections per day go from Geneva to Basel?
Geneva to Basel has 48 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first train from Geneva to Basel leave?
The earliest train from Geneva to Basel departs at 5:32 AM. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
What time does the last train from Geneva to Basel depart?
The latest train from Geneva to Basel departs at 8:42 PM. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
Should I book my ticket from Geneva to Basel in advance?
If you can, we recommend booking your ticket as early as possible to ensure you get better savings. The cheapest train ticket we have found is $26.63 but this may be subject to change depending on the day of travel, hour you wish to depart and how far in advance you book.
What's the fastest journey time between Geneva to Basel by train?
The fastest journey time by train between Geneva and Basel is 2 hr 40 min.
Is there a direct train from Geneva to Basel?
Yes, there is a direct train between Geneva and Basel.
What are the CO2 emissions for Geneva to Basel by train?
The train journey from Geneva to Basel creates 13.02kg of CO2 emissions.

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