If you are flexible with your travel dates, always consider that you can buy extremely cheap train tickets if you avoid travelling in the weekends and if you choose to travel during the low season.
If the train timetable doesn't fit in your schedule or budget, bus and carpooling can provide you some time and price alternatives, without substantially changing the duration of the journey.
Which stations serve the rail line Basel - Zurich?
The trains to Zurich leave Basel from Basel SBB and arrive in Zürich HB.
How long to you need to get to Zurich by train?
With the fastest connections you will be in Zurich in 53 minutes, but on average it takes 1 hour and 2 minutes. The first train headed to Zurich is at 11:04, while the last one leaves Basel at 21:04.