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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

City Distance
Zurich 85 km
Nürnberg 440 km
Bern 93 km
Cologne 490 km
Geneva 250 km
Salzburg 530 km
Frankfurt 330 km
Hamburg 810 km
Stuttgart 270 km
Graz 805 km
Innsbruck 365 km
Vienna 845 km
Munich 395 km
Berlin 860 km

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