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Aarau to Basel by train

It takes an average of 46m to travel from Aarau to Basel by train, over a distance of around 25 miles (40 km). There are normally 61 trains per day travelling from Aarau to Basel and tickets for this journey start from €5.89 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 37m
Price€5.89 - €19.50
Distance25 miles (40 km)
Frequency61 trains per day
Departure stationAarau
Arrival stationBasel
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsSBB CFF FFS

Aarau to Basel train times

Check out the next trains departing from Aarau to Basel for Tuesday 26th Jan 2021. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
12:36 13:13 37m, direct
12:46 13:32 46m, 1 change
13:13 13:56 43m, 1 change
13:36 14:13 37m, direct
13:46 14:32 46m, 1 change
14:13 14:56 43m, 1 change
14:36 15:13 37m, direct
14:46 15:32 46m, 1 change
15:13 15:56 43m, 1 change
15:36 16:13 37m, direct

Cheap train tickets from Aarau to Basel

Train tickets from Aarau to Basel start at €5.89 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in Advance, however, if you're booking last-minute tickets on the day, the average price is around .
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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 Aarau to Basel 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 guide to check when European train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap 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.

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from Aarau to Basel? 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 Aarau to Basel take?

The average journey time by train between Aarau and Basel is 46 minutes, with around 61 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 Aarau and Basel by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Aarau to Basel is 37 minutes.

How much does the train from Aarau to Basel cost?

Train ticket prices from Aarau to Basel can start from as little as €5.89 when you book in advance. The cost of tickets can vary depending on the time of day, route and class you book and are usually more expensive if you book on the day.

Is there a direct train from Aarau to Basel?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Aarau to Basel without having to change trains. There are 20 direct trains from Aarau to Basel each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

What time does the first train from Aarau to Basel leave?

The first train from Aarau to Basel leaves at 00:13. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Aarau to Basel leave?

The last train from Aarau to Basel leaves at 23:46. 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 Aarau and Basel by train?

Trains travelling from Aarau to Basel cover a distance of around 25 miles (40 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Basel to Aarau.
Average prices for adult tickets in economy. Discount cards and coach journey excluded. Prices are based on searches made by our customers over the past 6 months. "14 days in advance" includes days 13 and 15. / The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Aarau to Basel for a typical week day using timetable data for 26/01/2021. 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 01/04/2019 for travel on 07/04/2019 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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