Save money with the BaselCard
The BaselCard is offered as a free bonus with every booking at a Basel hotel, hostel, bed and breakfast or apartment. 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.
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.
* The BaselCard is not valid for the trip to the Vitra Design Museum or the Reigoldswil-Wasserfallen cable car, as these destinations are outside of the travel zone covered by the card.
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).
The BaselCard is not valid for the trip to the Vitra Design Museum or the Reigoldswil-Wasserfallen cable car, as these destinations are outside of the travel zone covered by the card.
Free Wi-Fi at various hotspots
When you stay overnight in Basel, you get free access to eight Wi-Fi hotspots in Basel city centre. Login details are provided with your BaselCard.
You can use “Guest Wi-Fi Basel” at the following locations 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.
Visitors staying the night in Basel can show their BaselCard to receive discounts on numerous cultural and leisure activities, along with a wealth of other exclusive benefits. This personal guest card is an attractive bonus offered for free to anyone booking accommodation in Basel and can also be loaded to a smartphone as a web app. Throughout their entire stay, the card entitles the holder to ride on all public transport in Basel for free – including the initial journey to the hotel. On top of this, the BaselCard gives guests staying overnight half-price admission to the museums, the zoo and Theater Basel, not to mention low rates for e-bike rental.
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.
Please talk to your accommodation provider – they will issue you your BaselCard. In urgent cases, please contact the Tourist Information office at the Stadtcasino at Barfüsserplatz or get in touch with us via e-mail at [email protected] and provide your booking confirmation.
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.
You cannot claim the 50% discount more than once per service. The free services are available throughout your stay (max. 30 days).
Please talk to your accommodation provider – they can print a new BaselCard for you. In urgent cases, please contact the Tourist Information office at the Stadtcasino at Barfüsserplatz or get in touch with us via e-mail at [email protected] and provide your booking confirmation.
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.