Edinburgh to Basel by train

  • First train
  • Last train
  • Avg changes
  • Fastest journey
    11hr 56m
  • Distance
    1,192 kilometres
  • Trains per day
  • Avg. journey time
    20hr 28m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Edinburgh to Basel by train

Fast trains from Edinburgh to Basel take around 11 hours and 56 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 1,192 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Edinburgh and Basel.

1. Are there direct trains from Edinburgh to Basel?

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

We usually find around 20 departures on the route from Edinburgh to Basel every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

Trains are typically more frequent on weekends, when we found around 31 departures.

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

The Edinburgh to Basel train travel time is normally about 11 hours and 56 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Basel is usually scheduled to depart Edinburgh around 05:40 and the last train is around 23:59. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Edinburgh around 06:26, and the last at 00:31.

When to book Edinburgh 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 Edinburgh to Basel by train.

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Which train companies operate between Edinburgh and Basel?

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

  • Alleo
  • Autocar
  • Caledonian Sleeper
  • CrossCountry
  • East Coast
  • East Midlands Railway
  • East Midlands Trains
  • Eurocity (EC)
  • Eurostar
  • First TransPennine Express
  • Grand Central
  • Grand Central Railway
  • ICE
  • Intercity
  • Intercity-Express (ICE)
  • Intercités
  • London North Eastern Railway
  • London Underground
  • Lyria
  • ScotRail
  • Serco Caledonian Sleeper
  • TER
  • TGV
  • Thameslink
  • Train Express Regional
  • TransPennine Express
  • UK Rail Connections
  • Virgin Trains

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.