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Getting there & exploring the City

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.

Getting there

If you are travelling by air, you can reach the city via EuroAirport or nearby Zurich Airport. It's very easy to plan your journey via the three railway stations and the major motorways. Cruise ships also travel down the Rhine to Basel every day. 

Luggage special
Basel Airport
Railway stations
Arrival by ship
Arrival by car

Exploring the City

You are sure to enjoy the fact that nothing is far away in our city. Here you can find out more about getting from A to B in Basel – whether on foot, by tram or bus, or with a taxi.

Public Transport in Basel

Free of charge with the BaselCard!

Exploring Basel on foot
Guest Bike Basel
Basel City Tour Bus
Car rental
Facilities for the Disabled
«Lucky restrooms»


With our tips on how to arrive you can quickly get to your company function, cultural or sporting event or current special exhibition at Fondation Beyeler.

Travelling to the Exhibition Center
Travelling to the St.Jakob's Hall
Getting to the Kaserne
How to get to Fondation Beyeler

Find your flight to Basel!

Airport bus no. 50 will take you conveniently to Basel SBB main station. From there, you can walk or take public transport to the city centre.

Using tram no. 2, travel to Basel Badischer Bahnhof (German station), then change to tram no. 6 in the direction of “Riehen”.

Take bus no. 55 from Basel Badischer Bahnhof (German station). Please note that you must purchase a cross-border ticket.

Tram No. 11 in the direction of “St. Louis Grenze”, get off at “St. Johannstor” tram stop

Tram No. 8 in the direction of “Weil am Rhein”, get off at “Kleinhüningen” tram stop

Tram No. 8 in the direction of “Weil am Rhein”, get off at “Kleinhüningeranlage” tram stop

You will find information about current construction work here.

Here you will find all information relating to cross-border tickets.

You can rent bicycles from “Rent A Bike” in Basel SBB main station. Visitors with a BaselCard pay just CHF 20 per day.

At post offices, newsstands, petrol stations, from the Federal Customs Administration or online.