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Journey timeFrom 1h 09m
Price€10.31 - €37.90
Distance75km (47 miles)
Frequency8 trains per day
Departure stationBasel
Arrival stationZurich Airport
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsSBB CFF FFS,

Basel to Zurich Airport train times

Check out the next trains departing from Basel to Zurich Airport for Tuesday 28th Jan 2020. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
11:43 13:21 1h 38m, direct
12:06 13:21 1h 15m, 1 change
12:33 13:42 1h 09m, 1 change
12:43 14:14 1h 31m, 1 change
13:06 14:21 1h 15m, 1 change
13:33 14:42 1h 09m, 1 change
13:43 15:14 1h 31m, 1 change
14:06 15:21 1h 15m, 1 change
14:33 15:42 1h 09m, 1 change
14:43 16:12 1h 29m, 1 change

SBB trains from Basel to Zurich Airport

You can travel from Basel to Zurich Airport on SBB 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.

The Swiss rail network is operated by SBB. SBB train ticket prices are based on travel and not on the type of trains. You will find available return tickets (standard price, one way or round trip), Multiple journey tickets (for six individual trips on a pre-determined itinerary) and the City-Ticket (including a one-day transportation pass from the city of departure or arrival).

Cheap train tickets from Basel to Zurich Airport

Train tickets from Basel to Zurich Airport start at €10.31 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 €33.26.
lowest price found
from10.31
4 weeksin advance
avg. single price25.18
2 weeksin advance
avg. single price26.50
on the day
avg. single price33.26

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 Zurich Airport 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 Basel to Zurich Airport? 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 Zurich Airport take?

The average journey time by train between Basel and Zurich Airport is 1 hour and 27 minutes, with around 63 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 Zurich Airport by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Basel to Zurich Airport is 1 hour and 9 minutes.

How much does the train from Basel to Zurich Airport cost?

Train tickets from Basel to Zurich Airport can start from as little as €10.31 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.

Is there a direct train from Basel to Zurich Airport?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Basel to Zurich Airport without having to change trains. There are 8 direct trains from Basel to Zurich Airport. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

What time does the first train from Basel to Zurich Airport leave?

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

What time does the last train from Basel to Zurich Airport leave?

The last train from Basel to Zurich Airport leaves at 22:58. 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 Zurich Airport by train?

Trains travelling from Basel to Zurich Airport cover a distance of around 75km during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Zurich Airport to Basel.
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 Basel to Zurich Airport for a typical week day using timetable data for 28/01/2020. 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 01/04/2019 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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