Train Basel → Zurich
Duration 53 - From $39
- Departure station : Basel sbb (Centralbahnplatz 4002 Basel)
- Arrival station : Zuerich hb (Bahnhofplatz 7 8001 Zurich)
The Olympics of the art World Located on the banks of the Rhine, at the border between Switzerland, France and Germany, Basel is Switzerland’s third largest city. It’s also world-renowned for THE premier international art show for modern and contemporary works. But more on that in just a pointillist dot. Basel should also be well known for its main train station, which is practically a city in its own right. You can enter through the “French” side, go through a winding hall and exit through the “Swiss” side. Up the stairs, you’ll find a bank, grocery store and wine shop (sure, get money, buy wine and cheese, and start living the Swiss way). Downstairs, you’ll find the oddly named McClean area. For a few Swiss Francs you can use these shower facilities that includes a towel, soap and shampoo. This is great for someone who arrives by overnight train and wants to freshen up before heading out into the city. Learn more about Basel
A highly advanced city, Zurich still offers utmost beauty Zurich in a word ? Precision. Or perhaps – perfection. Where else but Zurich can you find an award-winning airport, dazzling city activities, and also Alpine splendor so close at hand. European train systems do run like clockwork, especially in Switzerland. Trains between the Zurich airport and main city center station run every few minutes, as well as to other towns in the area such as capital Bern and St Gallen. Learn more about Zurich
Reviews & ratings
"Great trip although we were travelling backwards. Did not recollect that we were given the option when we booked and we would have taken better photos facing forward. otherwise no problems at all. Would happily do it again. Left right on time as is usual in Switzerland. "
"the trip was punctual and on time . seats are comfortable as well. I hv noticed few signs for rest rooms, and I could not locate easily . offering refreshing soft drinks and water are fair enough for long trips. "
Value for moneyConvenience
"We found the trains on time, clean comfortable and pleasant. The only negative for me was my seat would not recline. "