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Taking the train from Basel to Crest in 5 hours 37 minutes

Thinking about taking the train from Basel to Crest? We’ve got you covered.

It usually takes around 9 hours 52 minutes to travel the 231 miles (372 km) from Basel to Crest by train, although you can get there in as little as 5 hours 37 minutes on the fastest services. You’ll normally find around 14 trains per day running on this route. You’ll need to make 2 changes along the way as there aren't any direct services on this line.

Train tickets from Basel to Crest start from £109.42 when you book in advance, which can be cheaper than buying them on the day. Start a search in our Journey Planner to check out the latest prices.

Keen to book your train tickets to Crest? No need to wait, start a search with us today! If you want to find out a bit more about the journey first, you can find our train timetable below, tips on booking cheap tickets and our FAQs, including first and last train times.

Basel to Crest by train

It takes an average of 9h 52m to travel from Basel to Crest by train, over a distance of around 231 miles (372 km). There are normally 14 trains per day travelling from Basel to Crest and tickets for this journey start from £109.42 when you book in advance.

First train

00:05

Last train

23:38

Departure station

Basel

Arrival station

Crest

Journey time

From 5h 37m

Distance

231 miles (372 km)

Frequency

14 trains per day

Changes

2 changes

Price

From £109.42

Basel to Crest train times

Check out the next trains departing from Basel to Crest for Tuesday 5th March 2024. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
06:21 13:58 7h 37m, 3 changes
08:21 14:13 5h 52m, 3 changes
09:03 17:30 8h 27m, 4 changes
12:21 18:05 5h 44m, 3 changes
12:21 18:20 5h 59m, 2 changes
13:34 19:11 5h 37m, 4 changes
13:34 19:39 6h 5m, 3 changes
15:34 05:45 14h 11m, 3 changes
16:07 06:37 14h 30m, 4 changes
21:03 09:34 12h 31m, 5 changes

Cheap train tickets from Basel to Crest

The price of train tickets from Basel to Crest starts at £109.42 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 to Crest 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 to Crest? 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 to Crest take?

The average journey time by train between Basel and Crest is 9 hours and 52 minutes, with around 14 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 and Crest by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Basel to Crest is 5 hours and 37 minutes.

How much does the train from Basel to Crest cost?

Train ticket prices from Basel to Crest can start from as little as £109.42 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 to Crest?

No, there are no direct train services from Basel to Crest. Travelling from Basel to Crest by train will require a minimum of 2 changes.

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

The first train from Basel to Crest leaves at 00:05. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Basel to Crest 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 and Crest by train?

Trains travelling from Basel to Crest cover a distance of around 231 miles (372 km) during the journey.

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