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Take the train from Geneva to Basel SBB in 2 hours 40 minutes

If you want to travel from Geneva to Basel SBB by train, you've come to the right place.

You can expect the journey from Geneva to Basel SBB by train to take around 3 hours 16 minutes. If you want to get there as quickly as possible, it can take as little as 2 hours 40 minutes on the fastest services. You'll usually find around 40 trains per day running on this route, which spans 185 km. You'll have to make 1 change along the way on your journey to Basel SBB. SBB trains are the main operator of services on this route, so you're likely to travel with them for all or at least part of your journey to Basel SBB.

Use our Journey Planner at the top of the page to search for cheap ticket prices and we'll show you how much you can save. Tickets from Geneva to Basel SBB start from $22.19 when you book in advance.

If you want to know more about the journey, keep reading for train schedules, tips on finding cheap tickets and FAQs, including first and last train times. Want to go straight to booking? Start a search with us today!

Geneva to Basel SBB by train

It takes an average of 3h 16m to travel from Geneva to Basel SBB by train, over a distance of around 115 miles (185 km). There are normally 40 trains per day traveling from Geneva to Basel SBB and tickets for this journey start from $22.19 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 2h 40m
PriceFrom $22.19
Distance115 miles (185 km)
Frequency40 trains per day
First train04:47
Last train23:20
Departure stationGeneva
Arrival stationBasel SBB
Changes1 change
Train and bus operatorsSBB CFF FFS

Geneva to Basel SBB train times

Check out the next trains departing from Geneva to Basel SBB for Tuesday Dec 13th 2022. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
11:42 14:32 2h 50m, 1 change
12:15 14:55 2h 40m, 1 change
12:42 15:32 2h 50m, 1 change
13:15 15:55 2h 40m, 1 change
13:42 16:32 2h 50m, 1 change
14:15 16:55 2h 40m, 1 change
14:42 17:32 2h 50m, 1 change
15:15 17:55 2h 40m, 1 change
15:42 18:32 2h 50m, 1 change
16:15 18:55 2h 40m, 1 change

SBB trains from Geneva to Basel SBB

You can travel from Geneva to Basel SBB on SBB trains. When you search for times and tickets, we might also show you some other options with multiple connections or operators if they’re available.

The Swiss rail network is operated by SBB. SBB train ticket prices are based on travel and not on the type of trains. You will find available return tickets (standard price, one way or round trip), Multiple journey tickets (for six individual trips on a pre-determined itinerary) and the City-Ticket (including a one-day transportation pass from the city of departure or arrival).

Cheap train tickets from Geneva to Basel SBB

The price of train tickets from Geneva to Basel SBB starts at $22.19 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. Booking on the day is usually more expensive and costs can vary depending on the time of day, route or class.

Book in advance

Most of the train companies across Europe release their tickets around three to six months in advance, many of which can be cheaper the earlier you book. If you know the dates you want to travel, you may be able to find some cheaper train tickets from Geneva to Basel SBB by booking early.§

Be flexible with your travel times

Many of the train services in Europe are also popular commuter services, lots of train companies increase ticket prices during “peak hours” (generally between 06:00 – 10:00 and 15:00 – 19:00 on weekdays). If you can, consider travelling outside of peak hours to find lower priced tickets.

Choose a slower or connecting train

On some of the busier routes, you might also have the option to take a slower or connecting train. It may take a little longer than some high-speed or direct services, but if you have a little extra time on your hands, you might find a cheaper fare. Plus, you'll have more time to enjoy the view of the countryside!

Look out for special deals

Take a look at our handy guides to find out when train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap European train tickets for your journey.

For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.

§Some train companies may not offer any Advance ticket types or cheaper deals for early bookings. On rare occasions, train companies may choose to release special offers closer to the date on last-minute or late-release tickets. This is dependent on the individual train operating company you travel with.

FAQs for Geneva to Basel SBB

Want to know more about your journey from Geneva to Basel SBB? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Geneva to Basel SBB take?

The average journey time by train between Geneva and Basel SBB is 3 hours and 16 minutes, with around 40 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

What's the fastest journey time between Geneva and Basel SBB by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Geneva to Basel SBB is 2 hours and 40 minutes.

How much does the train from Geneva to Basel SBB cost?

Train tickets from Geneva to Basel SBB can start from as little as $22.19 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.

Is there a direct train from Geneva to Basel SBB?

No, there are no direct train services from Geneva to Basel SBB. Travelling from Geneva to Basel SBB by train will require a minimum of 1 change.

What time does the first train from Geneva to Basel SBB leave?

The first train from Geneva to Basel SBB leaves at 04:47. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Geneva to Basel SBB leave?

The last train from Geneva to Basel SBB leaves at 23:20. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.

What's the distance between Geneva and Basel SBB by train?

Trains travelling from Geneva to Basel SBB cover a distance of around 115 miles (185 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Basel SBB to Geneva.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Geneva to Basel SBB for a typical week day using timetable data for 12/13/2022. On weekends, holidays or other exceptional times, fewer services may be available. The fare range provided has been found by our customers on Trainline on 04/04/2019 for travel on 04/04/2019 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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