Bristol to Basel by train

  • First train
    04:45
  • Last train
    23:37
  • Avg changes
    2
  • Fastest journey
    8hr 53m
  • Distance
    854 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    22
  • Avg. journey time
    14hr 48m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Bristol to Basel by train

Fast trains from Bristol to Basel take around 8 hours and 53 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 854 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Bristol and Basel.

1. Are there direct trains from Bristol to Basel?

Journeys between Bristol and Basel usually involve 2 changes of train.

We usually find around 26 departures on the route from Bristol to Basel every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

There are typically fewer departures at weekends, when we found around 24 departures.

2. How long is the train journey from Bristol to Basel?

The Bristol to Basel train travel time is normally about 8 hours and 53 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

3. What are the Bristol to Basel train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Basel is usually scheduled to depart Bristol around 04:45 and the last train is around 23:37. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Bristol around 05:30, and the last at 22:45.

When to book Bristol to Basel train tickets?

Trains for this journey usually open for booking around 4 months in advance. If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from Bristol to Basel by train.

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Which train companies operate between Bristol and Basel?

More than one train company operates on the route from Bristol to Basel, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:

  • Alleo
  • CrossCountry
  • Eurostar
  • First Great Western
  • GWR
  • Great Western Railway
  • ICE
  • Intercity
  • Intercity-Express (ICE)
  • Intercités
  • London Underground
  • Lyria
  • TER
  • TGV
  • Train Express Regional
  • UK Rail Connections

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

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Child and youth passengers

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and operator. This is why we ask for the age of young passengers.

Sometimes children below a certain age can travel without a seat for free. If you want to guarantee a seat for child passengers, enter '6' as the age of the child.

Read more about child and youth passenger ages. See also youth discounts and railcards.