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Basel to Utrecht by train

It takes an average of 8h 33m to travel from Basel to Utrecht by train, over a distance of around 331 miles (532 km). There are normally 19 trains per day travelling from Basel to Utrecht and tickets for this journey start from €37.90 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 5h 49m
Price€37.90 - €174.70
Distance331 miles (532 km)
Frequency19 trains per day
Departure stationBasel
Arrival stationUtrecht
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsDeutsche Bahn

Basel to Utrecht train times

Check out the next trains departing from Basel to Utrecht for Tuesday 9th Mar 2021. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
08:24 03:47 7h 23m, 3 changes
10:07 04:47 6h 40m, 1 change
10:24 05:47 7h 23m, 3 changes
10:54 05:55 7h 1m, 3 changes
00:07 06:47 6h 40m, 1 change
00:24 07:47 7h 23m, 3 changes
02:07 08:49 6h 42m, 1 change
02:24 10:00 7h 36m, 3 changes
04:07 10:54 6h 47m, 1 change
04:24 04:45 12h 21m, 3 changes

Deutsche Bahn trains from Basel to Utrecht

You can travel from Basel to Utrecht on Deutsche Bahn 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.

PhotoJoachimKohlerBremen, under licence CC BY-SA 4.0

The Deutsche Bahn Group is owned by the German State and controls the majority of rail traffic in Germany as well as in many border regions of the country. Every year, Deutsche Bahn transports several million passengers and many stations in Germany are served exclusively by DB trains, including the ICE, IC and EC fleet.

Cheap train tickets from Basel to Utrecht

The price of train tickets from Basel to Utrecht starts at €37.90 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.
lowest price found
4 weeksin advance
avg. single price115.01
on the day
avg. single price144.66

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 Utrecht 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 Utrecht? 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 Utrecht take?

The average journey time by train between Basel and Utrecht is 8 hours and 33 minutes, with around 19 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 Utrecht by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Basel to Utrecht is 5 hours and 49 minutes.

How much does the train from Basel to Utrecht cost?

Train ticket prices from Basel to Utrecht can start from as little as €37.90 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 Utrecht?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Basel to Utrecht without having to change trains. There is 1 direct train from Basel to Utrecht each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

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

The first train from Basel to Utrecht leaves at 11:53. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Basel to Utrecht leaves at 10:54. 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 Utrecht by train?

Trains travelling from Basel to Utrecht cover a distance of around 331 miles (532 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Utrecht to Basel. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Basel to Utrecht.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Basel to Utrecht for a typical week day using timetable data for 09/03/2021. 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 02/02/2021 for travel on 16/09/2020 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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