Travelling to and getting around in Basel
Basel lies in the heart of Europe, on both banks of the Rhine. The Swiss city is the centre of the idyllic border triangle of France, Germany and Switzerland – lying between the Swiss Jura, Germany’s Black Forest and the Vosges in Alsace. Thanks to its manageable size and the excellent public transport network, it’s quick and easy to get around the city.
How long does it take to get from A to Basel?
|By aeroplane||By train|
|Amsterdam||1 hr 25 mins||6 hrs 45 mins|
|Barcelona||1 hr 50 mins||10 hrs|
|Berlin||1 hr 35 mins||8 hrs 15 mins|
|Bern||No direct flight||1 hr|
|Brussels||1 hr 10 mins||6 hrs|
|Copenhagen||1 hr 45 mins||11 hrs 20 mins|
|Frankfurt||45 mins||2 hrs 40 mins|
|Geneva||No direct flight||2 hrs 45 mins|
|London||1 hr 30 mins||7 hrs 05 mins|
|Madrid||2 hrs 20 mins||13 hrs 30 mins|
|Milan||No direct flight||4 hrs 05 mins|
|Munich||1 hr||5 hrs 10 mins|
|Paris||1 hr||3 hrs|
|Rome||1 hr 30 mins||8 hrs|
|Stockholm||2 hrs 50 mins||21 hrs|
|Vienna||1 hr 40 mins||9 hrs|
|Zurich||No direct flight||55 mins|
Good to know.
Airport bus no. 50 will take you conveniently to Basel Swiss SBB railway station. From there, you can walk or take public transport to the city centre.
- St. Johann passenger boat terminal Steiger 1 and Steiger 2: tram no. 11 in the direction of “St. Louis Grenze”, get off at “St. Johannstor” tram stop
- Steiger Klybeckquai and Platform 2 Klybeckquai: tram no. 8 in the direction of “Weil am Rhein”, get off at “Kleinhüningen” tram stop
- Dreiländereck passenger boat terminal: tram no. 8 in the direction of “Weil am Rhein”, get off at “Kleinhüningen” tram stop
At the SBB railway station, in the main hall on the first basement level. Payment methods: coins in Swiss francs, Maestro, PostFinance Card, V Pay, Mastercard, Visa, American Express, myOne, Diners Club, JCB, Apple Pay, Samsung Pay, SBB gift card.