Cheap Cologne to Basel train tickets

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Fastest3h 38m
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How to book cheap train tickets from Cologne to Basel ?

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets from Cologne to Basel is to plan ahead and book your train travel earlier. In the past 30 days, the cheapest average price users have found for trains from Cologne to Basel was £78.58. If your travel date is still a number of days out, by booking your trip 2 days before you plan to travel, you could save an average of £14.01 compared to a typical last-minute fare. Trying to save on a last-minute fare and have a bit of flexibility on what day to travel? Take a look at midweek schedules, as these tend to be less busy and are often cheaper than buying tickets to travel on Friday, or a weekend departure.

How long is the train journey from Cologne to Basel ? How far is Cologne to Basel ?

The distance between Cologne to Basel is 235.24 miles or 378.48 km. A train trip from Cologne to Basel typically takes 4 hours and 48 minutes. If you are looking to get to Basel faster, the fastest advertised duration is offered by Deutsche Bahn. The fastest train trip covers the distance in 3 hours and 38 minutes to get from Cologne to Basel.

Going from Cologne to Basel by train takes over 4 hours to reach your destination. For a lengthy train journey we recommend you pack a great book, or download a few movies to have them available offline just in case you are outside of a service coverage area. Don't forget to bring some water and a battery pack to keep all of your electronics charged.

On Saturday trains from Cologne to Basel are the busiest. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or to have extra room to stretch out, you might consider traveling on Wednesday instead, as that tends to be the least traveled day of the week.

Deutsche Bahn has the greatest number of connections between Cologne to Basel

Typically there are 56 schedules to compare for your trip to Basel. On the route to Basel 4 train carriers currently offer tickets for sale. Deutsche Bahn offers the most scheduled departures between Cologne to Basel, usually offering 37 trips per day. 8 train trips per day are direct connections to Basel, if you're looking to get there faster, direct schedules will typically be more time efficient.

Are you not set on traveling by train? Take a look at Coach tickets from Cologne to Basel, which start at £49.48.

Cologne to Basel is served by 4 train carriers

Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn train tickets from Cologne to Basel start from £25.72, and on average cost £82.02. Daily there are 37 Deutsche Bahn schedules to Basel. Deutsche Bahn in Cologne leaves from Central Station and one other station. And in Basel trains arrive at EuroAirport (Ausgang Schweiz) and one other train station.

From Cologne to Basel train travel on Deutsche Bahn takes 5 hours and 4 minutes. If you are looking to get to Basel faster, Deutsche Bahn offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 3 hours and 38 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, Deutsche Bahn offers 42 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay £79.92 for a one-way train ticket to Basel.

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5h 4m
Avg. Price
£82.02

DB Eurocity

DB Eurocity train tickets from Cologne to Basel start from £63.56, and on average cost £69.28. Daily there are 1 DB Eurocity schedules to Basel. DB Eurocity in Cologne leaves from Central Station, And in Basel trains arrive at Basel SBB,

From Cologne to Basel train travel on DB Eurocity takes 4 hours and 40 minutes. If you are looking to get to Basel faster, DB Eurocity offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 3 hours and 38 minutes.

If you are looking to travel to Basel on a weekend there is typically one DB Eurocity scheduled trip per day, which will cost £89.80 for a one-way weekend reservation from Cologne.

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Avg. Time
4h 40m
Avg. Price
£69.28

DB Intercity

DB Intercity train tickets from Cologne to Basel start from £25.72, and on average cost £42.06. Daily there are 1 DB Intercity schedules to Basel. DB Intercity in Cologne leaves from Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 and one other station. And in Basel trains arrive at Basel SBB,

From Cologne to Basel train travel on DB Intercity takes 6 hours and 32 minutes. If you are looking to get to Basel faster, DB Intercity offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 3 hours and 38 minutes.

If you are looking to travel to Basel on a weekend there is typically one DB Intercity scheduled trip per day, which will cost £25.72 for a one-way weekend reservation from Cologne.

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Avg. Time
6h 32m
Avg. Price
£42.06

DB Intercity-Express

DB Intercity-Express train tickets from Cologne to Basel start from £51.52, and on average cost £90.82. Daily there are 16 DB Intercity-Express schedules to Basel. DB Intercity-Express in Cologne leaves from Central Station and one other station. And in Basel trains arrive at Basel SBB,

From Cologne to Basel train travel on DB Intercity-Express takes 4 hours and 7 minutes. If you are looking to get to Basel faster, DB Intercity-Express offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 3 hours and 38 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, DB Intercity-Express offers 18 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay £86.57 for a one-way train ticket to Basel.

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Avg. Time
4h 7m
Avg. Price
£90.82
There are 2 different stations that serve train trips to Basel that you can compare to see what best fits your travel plans.. The busiest departure station in Cologne serving this route is Central Station, Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12.
  • Central Station
  • Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12
There are 2 different stations where trains arrive to in Basel. You can review and use the directions feature on Wanderu to see which station is closest to your final destination., The busiest departure station in Cologne serving this route is EuroAirport (Ausgang Schweiz), Basel SBB.
  • EuroAirport (Ausgang Schweiz)
  • Basel SBB