Arrival by car
Basel is also easy to reach by car, as the city lies between the European north-south and east-west motorway junctions. Basel’s hotels and its car parks offer plenty of parking.
A vignette (toll road sticker) is required to use the Swiss motorway network. You can purchase it for CHF 40 at all customs offices, post offices, petrol stations, garages, road traffic offices and from Basel Tourism. Once you have arrived in the city, more than 4,000 parking spaces await you in Basel’s car parks.
Another option is to purchase a visitor parking ticket for a half or full day from a Basel Public Transport ticket machine. This entitles you to park in all the spaces in the blue zone in Basel and Riehen.
Mandatory use of lights for daytime driving
Since 1 January 2014, the use of daytime running lights or dipped headlights is mandatory in Switzerland even when driving during the day. This applies to all motor vehicles, including motorcycles and mopeds.
Distance to Basel