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24th Annual Meeting – Travel

Basel, Switzerland

Thursday – Saturday, October 16 – 18, 2014

Special Interest Groups Day Sunday, October 19, 2014


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Travel


Air

Euroairport Basel Mulhouse Freiburg or “Basel Airport” (code BSL) is located 7 km (4 miles) northwest of Basel city center.  Although the airport actually sits on French territory, it is jointly operated by Switzerland and France.  It offers service to and from London on numerous airlines, as well as direct flights to and form many continental cities, including Alicante, Amsterdam, Barcelona, Brussels, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Madrid, Naples, Paris and Rome.

Airport websites: www.euroairport.com/en,  www.baselairport.org

Ground Transportation from Airport to Hotel (Key:  CHF= Swiss Francs)

By Bus and Tram

Buses from Basel Airport travel to the Basel SBB main train station in the city center (Line 50). The trip takes around 20 minutes.  Service for buses from the airport start at 4:55 am every day of the week, running at roughly 10 minute intervals from 5:30 am onwards until 11:40 pm.  The cost is 2.80 CHF.

Hotel guests will receive a ‘Mobility Ticket’ upon checking in.  This allows for the free use of all public transportation in the city of Basel and its environs during their stay (including back to the airport).  On the day of arrival, the reservation confirmation from the hotel guarantees a free transfer by public transport from the train station or the EuroAirport. (So please don’t forget to print your hotel confirmation and to take it with you on the tram or bus!)  If you're not staying in town, tickets for buses and trams cost 1.80 (four stops) / 2.60 (the central zone) / 8.00 (day pass) CHF.  Your hotel will be able to tell you which tram to take from the SBB main train station to the hotel.  Tram stops are marked with green-and-white signs; generally the trams run from 5:30 or 6 am until midnight.

Public transport website:  www.bvb.ch/en

Airport bus information:  www.euroairport.com/en/passengers/access/bus.html

By Taxi

The trip by taxi takes 10 to 15 minutes from the airport to Basel city center and costs 40 to 50 CHF.

List of taxi companies:  www.euroairport.com/en/passengers/access/taxi.html

Travel to Basel by Car 

The German autobahn A5 enters Basel from the north and leads directly to the Rhine and the center of the city. From France the autoroute A35 (E9) ends at the frontier, and secondary roads lead to the city center. The A2 autobahn leads off to the rest of Switzerland. Since most of the city's sights are within walking distance of downtown, it's advisable to park your car for the duration of your visit. Expect to pay around 25 CHF per day for parking at an all-day garage.

Parking near the Stadt-Casino:  Theaterstrasse, 4051 Basel

For more detailed information, see www.basel.com/en/arrival-car.

Visitor Information 

The main tourist information center in Basel is located in the Stadt-Casino at Barfüsserplatz and is open weekdays 9 am to 6:30 pm, Saturday 9 am to 5 pm, Sunday and holidays 10 am to 3 pm.  There is also a branch located in the Bahnhof SBB train station on Centralbahnstrasse.

Website: www.basel.com/en/tourist-information

Entry Visas
All foreign visitors entering the Switzerland must be in possession of a valid passport. 

For information regarding visa requirements, please visit the Eidgenössisches Justiz- und Polizeidepartement (Federal Department of Justice and Police) website:
www.bfm.admin.ch/content/bfm/en/home/themen/einreise/merkblatt_einreise.html

Insurance
It is strongly recommended that delegates take out comprehensive medical, travel and personal insurance prior to the commencement of travel, in the unlikely event that unforeseen circumstances affect the meeting or your travel plans.

Liability
Any and all parts of the IADMS 24th Annual Meeting, Special Interest Groups Day, and related events as described herein are subject to change. The International Association for Dance Medicine & Science is not liable for damages of any nature sustained by delegates or accompanying persons, or loss of, or damage to, their personal property as a result of the conference or related events.

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