Warning to Visitors

Some of the information below may be out of date as a result of changing timetables and services. Please double check the accuracy of all information before travelling.

The booking forms should be up to date however, so if tickets for a particular service are available, then the service should be operational.

Basel

Basel is Switzerland's third largest city, situated at the borders of Switzerland, France and Germany. The city is a major industrial focus for the country, and is predominantly German-speaking. 

The city is home to the countrys' only cargo port, and is an important rail hub. The city has three principal stations, belonging to the Swiss, French and German rail companies.

How to get to Basel from
Route 1:

If you plan to travel between Copenhagen, Hamburg, Frankfurt and/or Basel, there is a City Night Line overnight sleeper train service called Aurora that runs daily. Other sleeper services are available to Amsterdam.

Route 2:

The journey takes around eight hours either way, and can be made on either a night or day service. This page deals only with the day-time InterCity Express service. For the City Night Line sleeper service, please see Hamburg - Zurich (City Night Line).

Route 3:

There is one service per day in either direction between Berlin and Zurich on the City Night Line service named 'Sirius'. City Night Line services are affordable alternatives to day trains, allowing you to arrive at your destination refreshed and having saved on hotel bills.

International travellers with first class tickets may use the SBB Lounge in Zurich's main railway station on their day of travel between 6am and 9pm.