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City tax

Visitors to Basel pay a city tax, which is structured as follows: 

  Adults Children aged 11 and under
Municipalities in the Canton of Basel-Stadt *    
Hotels and Bed & Breakfast CHF 3.50 per person and night free of charge
Youth hostels and dormitories CHF 1.80 per person and night free of charge
Flat-rate offers of Basel Tourism City tax included in the price free of charge
Apartments CHF 3.50 per person and night free of charge
     
Municipalities in the Canton of Basel-Landschaft ** CHF 3.50 per person and night free of charge
Other regions    
Solothurn and Aargau Rules of destination apply Rules of destination apply
Municipalities in Germany Rules of destination apply Rules of destination apply
Municipalities in France Rules of destination apply Rules of destination apply

Information valid as of 2017 / Subject to changes in 2018.

* Basel-Stadt

The Canton of Basel-Stadt levies a city tax on guests. The revenue from the city tax is used to create and maintain the tourist infrastructure. Residents of the canton and children aged 11 and under are exempt from the tax. Persons staying at the same accommodation for more than 30 days do not pay the city tax as of the 31st day.  All hotel guests who pay the city tax will receive a Mobility Ticket, entitling them to use trams and buses in zones 10, 11 and 13 of the Northwest Switzerland tariff association (Tarifverbund Nordwestschweiz) free of charge. Children aged 11 and under receive the Mobility Ticket free of charge. You can find further information about the Mobility Ticket here:

Mobility Ticket

 

** Basel-Landschaft

All guests staying overnight who pay the city tax receive the Mobility Ticket and guest pass (2 in 1), which entitles them to use trains, buses and trams in the area of the Northwest Switzerland tariff association (Tarifverbund Nordwestschweiz) free of charge for the duration of their stay and also offers discounts on various establishments. You can find further information about the guest pass and Mobility Ticket here:

Guest pass and Mobility Ticket