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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 44m to travel from Basel SBB to Colmar by train, over a distance of around 38 miles (61 km). There are normally 32 trains per day travelling from Basel SBB to Colmar and tickets for this journey start from €5 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 43m
PriceFrom €5
Distance38 miles (61 km)
Frequency32 trains per day
First train05:21
Last train22:38
Departure stationBasel SBB
Arrival stationColmar
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsSNCF, Flixbus

Basel SBB to Colmar train times

Check out the next trains departing from Basel SBB to Colmar for Saturday 13th August 2022. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
06:21 Basel SBB07:04 ColmarTER 96206 SNCF Get tickets43m, direct
07:21 Basel SBB08:04 ColmarTER 96210 SNCF Get tickets43m, direct
08:21 Basel SBB09:04 ColmarTER 96214 SNCF Get tickets43m, direct
08:34 Basel SBB09:31 ColmarTGV Lyria 9206 SNCF Get tickets57m, 1 change
09:21 Basel SBB10:04 ColmarTER 96218 SNCF Get tickets43m, direct
10:21 Basel SBB11:04 ColmarTER 96220 SNCF Get tickets43m, 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.

PhotoCtruongngoc, under licence CC BY-SA 3.0

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).

PhotoSmiley.toerist, under licence CC BY-SA 3.0

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.

Cheap train tickets from Basel SBB to Colmar

The price of train tickets from Basel SBB to Colmar starts at €5 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 44 minutes, with around 32 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 €5 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 22:38. 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.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Basel SBB to Colmar for a typical week day using timetable data for 08/13/2022. 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 08/11/2022 for travel on 08/11/2022 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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