Getting there & exploring the City
Basel lies in the heart of Europe, on both banks of the Rhine. The 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.
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.
With tram no. 1 or 2
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.
With tram no. 10 or 17.
- 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
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.