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!
|Journey time||From 2h 40m|
|Distance||115 miles (185 km)|
|Frequency||40 trains per day|
|Arrival station||Basel SBB|
|Train and bus operators||SBB CFF FFS|
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).
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.§
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.
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!
For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.
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.
The fastest journey time by train from Geneva to Basel SBB is 2 hours and 40 minutes.
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.
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.
The first train from Geneva to Basel SBB leaves at 04:47. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
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.
Trains travelling from Geneva to Basel SBB cover a distance of around 115 miles (185 km) during the journey.