|24th Annual Meeting – Travel|
Thursday – Saturday, October 16 – 18, 2014
Special Interest Groups Day Sunday, October 19, 2014
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.
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
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.
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.
For information regarding visa
requirements, please visit the Eidgenössisches Justiz- und Polizeidepartement (Federal
Department of Justice and Police) website:
Revised 4 Sept 2014