Leiden to Basel by train

  • First train
  • Last train
  • Avg changes
  • Fastest journey
    6hr 55m
  • Distance
    560 kilometres
  • Trains per day
  • Avg. journey time
    10hr 24m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Leiden to Basel by train

Fast trains from Leiden to Basel take around 6 hours and 55 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 560 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Leiden and Basel.

1. Are there direct trains from Leiden to Basel?

Journeys between Leiden and Basel usually involve one change of train.

We usually find around 20 departures on the route from Leiden 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 18 departures.

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

The Leiden to Basel train travel time is normally about 6 hours and 55 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Basel is usually scheduled to depart Leiden around 04:39 and the last train is around 00:45. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Leiden around 05:24, and the last at 00:22.

When to book Leiden to Basel train tickets?

Trains for this journey usually open for booking around 5 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 Leiden to Basel by train.

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Which train companies operate between Leiden and Basel?

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

  • Eurocity (EC)
  • InterCity
  • Intercity-Express (ICE)
  • Intercités
  • Regional-Express
  • SBB
  • TGV
  • Thalys

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.