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Taking the train from Basel to Colmar

Let the TER train operated by SNCF whisk you from Basel to Colmar in under an hour – that’s so much quicker and less stressful than driving!

Travelling on a TER train is one of the best ways to discover the hidden gems of France, as it makes more stops in the region it covers. Make sure you get a window seat to soak up the stunning views from Basel to Colmar.

As you leave Colmar station, have a stroll in the charming old town and take in the beautiful buildings lining on the cobblestone streets – we recommend you stop in front of Maison Pfister, one of the oldest houses in Colmar, and Maison des Têtes (the ‘House of Heads’), whose façade is decorated with small busts and faces of different famous people.

Want to learn more about the route from Basel to Colmar? Scroll down for more details about train times, ticket prices and FAQs.

Basel SBB to Colmar by train

It takes an average of 53m to travel from Basel SBB to Colmar by train, over a distance of around 38 miles (61 km). There are normally 33 trains per day travelling from Basel SBB to Colmar and tickets for this journey start from £4.44 when you book in advance.

First train


Last train


Departure station

Basel SBB

Arrival station


Journey time

From 43m


38 miles (61 km)


33 trains per day


Direct trains available


From £4.44

Train and bus operators

SNCF, Flixbus

Basel SBB to Colmar train times

Check out the next trains departing from Basel SBB to Colmar for Tuesday 25th June 2024. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
10:21 11:05 44m, direct
10:51 11:34 43m, direct
11:21 12:04 43m, direct
11:51 12:34 43m, direct
12:21 13:04 43m, direct
13:21 14:04 43m, direct
13:51 14:34 43m, direct
14:21 15:04 43m, direct
14:51 15:34 43m, direct
15:21 16:04 43m, direct

SNCF and TER trains from Basel SBB to Colmar

You can travel from Basel SBB to Colmar on SNCF and TER 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.

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SNCF is the national train operator of France. It operates all domestic trains and routes across France, as well as international services to Spain and Germany. There are three different types of domestic trains that operate under the SNCF banner – TGV (high-speed, full-service trains that connect the major cities in France), Intercités (usually a more frequent stopping service, but with all the amenities), and TER (regional train services with basic onboard facilities).

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TER (Transport Express Régional) trains are the regional service from SNCF that allow you to make trips to nearby towns and villages located within the same region. With 20 regions in France, TER trains are ideal for travelling to destinations not covered by high-speed services, although ticket prices vary between each region. TER trains have dedicated spaces for bicycles and allow animals on board. Not all TER trains include a First Class carriage.

TER classes from Basel SBB to Colmar

Compare the different travel classes offered by TER when travelling from Basel SBB to Colmar.

Onboard services on TER

Discover more about the onboard services offered on trains from Basel SBB to Colmar.


There are no size limits for the luggage you take on board TER trains, so you can travel your way. However, you must be able to carry any luggage you bring unassisted, and it must fit into the dedicated luggage storage spaces on the train.

RestaurantRestaurantFood and drink

TER trains do not have any onboard catering facilities, so don't forget to pick up a snack at the station before you leave!


TER trains do not currently have WiFi available.

ChildPassengerChildPassengerTravel with children

All children under 12 years old get 50% off the price of a TER ticket - input the age of your child when searching your journey and the discount will be applied automatically. Children under the age of 4 travel for free if they're sat on your lap throughout the journey.


On TER trains, it's free to take your bicycle on board. You can hang it up or store it in a dedicated bicycle area. There are a fixed number of spaces available on each train - they're first come, first served and can't be reserved.


Animals weighing less than 6kg must travel in an appropriate carrier (no larger than 45 x 30 x 25 cm), stored at your feet or on your lap. Tickets for small animals cost 7€. Animals weighing more than 6kg must wear a muzzle and be kept on a lead at all times. Tickets for larger animals cost 50% of the price of a second class ticket. Up to 2 animals or 2 carriers allowed per passenger. Guide dogs and assistance dogs travel free of charge on board all SNCF trains.

WheelchairWheelchairSpecial Assistance

If you are disabled or have reduced mobility, you can reserve special assistance through 'Accès TER'. Someone can meet you at the station and accompany you to your train or TER bus, helping you to get around more easily.

Cheap train tickets from Basel SBB to Colmar

The price of train tickets from Basel SBB to Colmar starts at £4.44 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 Basel SBB to Colmar 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.

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from Basel SBB to Colmar? 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 Basel SBB to Colmar take?

The average journey time by train between Basel SBB and Colmar is 53 minutes, with around 33 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 Basel SBB and Colmar by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Basel SBB to Colmar is 43 minutes.

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

Train ticket prices from Basel SBB to Colmar can start from as little as £4.44 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 Basel SBB to Colmar?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Basel SBB to Colmar without having to change trains. There are 31 direct trains from Basel SBB to Colmar each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

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

The first train from Basel SBB to Colmar leaves at 05:21. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Basel SBB to Colmar leaves at 23:38. 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 Basel SBB and Colmar by train?

Trains travelling from Basel SBB to Colmar cover a distance of around 38 miles (61 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Colmar to Basel SBB. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Basel SBB to Colmar.

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