Save money with the BaselCard
The BaselCard is offered as a free bonus with every booking at a Basel hotel. You will receive your personal guest card when you check in, and you can also load it to your smartphone as a web app.
The BaselCard app works mostly offline and offers the same free services and discounts. In its electronic version, the guest card also features an interactive city map.
The availability of BaselCard deals is limited due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please check the opening hours of the various service partners in advance.
All advantages at a glance
|Special offer||Guest Bike Basel: rent an e-bike at the Swiss SBB railway station for CHF 20 a day|
Discounts are valid only once per attraction and cannot be combined with other discounts.
Free use of public transport
Throughout your entire stay (maximum of 30 days), the BaselCard entitles you to ride on all public transport in Basel – including your initial journey to your hotel. It allows you to use second-class public transport in the city of Basel and the surrounding area (TNW zones 10, 11, 13/EuroAirport, 14 and 15 = area of validity same as the Basel day ticket).
Free Wi-Fi at various hotspots
When you stay overnight in Basel, you will get free access to Wi-Fi hotspots located throughout the city centre. You will receive access information with your BaselCard.
The Guest Wi-Fi Basel is available at various locations close to major sights and squares in the city.
How to surf the Guest Wi-Fi Basel:
To use wireless Internet access, you need to register once at one of the hotspots listed on the city map. Then there’s just three steps to getting online:
- Connect to the network “Guest Wi-Fi Basel”.
- Enter your access code on the landing page under “Wi-Fi Login”.
- You can now surf free of charge at all hotspots on the city map.
Rent an e-bike for CHF 20
Explore Basel and the region on two wheels! With a BaselCard, you can rent our Guest Bikes at the Swiss SBB railway station at a special price.
Book your stay including a BaselCard
Good to know.
The BaselCard is offered as a free bonus with every booking at a Basel hotel. It entitles you to a 50% discount on admission to museums, Basel Zoo and much more.
The BaselCard is free for guests who stay overnight. It is no longer possible to purchase the card.
The BaselCard is issued at check-in.
Every visitor who stays overnight in the canton of Basel-Stadt receives one BaselCard per person per night in return for paying city tax.
Exception: in accordance with the city tax legislation, residents of the canton of Basel-Stadt are not subject to city tax and are therefore not entitled to the BaselCard.
Yes, guests staying at Airbnbs in Basel-Stadt also get a BaselCard.
The BaselCard is valid for the entire duration of your stay – for a maximum of 30 days.
No, the BaselCard has only been available to overnight visitors to the canton of Basel-Stadt since 1 January 2018. Visitors who do not stay in the canton of Basel-Stadt do not pay city tax and are therefore not entitled to a BaselCard.
The booking confirmation of your hotel or Airbnb in Basel serves as a free ticket for the transfer from the airport to your hotel.
If you do not have a confirmation, please buy a ticket for 3 zones at the ticket machine.
No, the BaselCard is only valid as far as the border. A cross-border ticket can be purchased at ticket machines.
For more information on cross-border public transport between France, Germany and Switzerland, visit triregio.info.