Travel

Basel is so easy to get to. Only a 10-minute drive from the city centre, Basel's EuroAirport is served by a number of international airlines. Together with neighbouring Zürich airport, it enjoys connections to all European airports and to more than 200 intercontinental destinations.

Located in the centre of Europe, Basel is a major transportation hub. Its three railway stations not only offer excellent national and international connections but are also all situated in the very heart of the city.

By car

Basel is located close to major European motorways running both north-south and east-west and is therefore easy to reach from all directions.

If you are using the Swiss motorway network, you will require a vignette, which is available to buy at all customs offices, post offices, petrol stations, garages, department of transport offices and Basel tourist offices for CHF 40.

Once you have arrived in the city there are more than 4,000 parking spaces for you to use in Basel's car parks, whether in the city centre or at the St Jakob-Park stadium. Furthermore, most hotels have good parking facilities.

By plane

Just 10 minutes' drive from the city centre and well served by buses, the EuroAirport boasts more than 90 direct flights within Europe and to North Africa, Canada and Russia. All other destinations can be reached via intercontinental hubs or nearby Zürich airport.

EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg is jointly operated by France and Switzerland.

By train

All of Basel's stations are frequented several times each day by trains arriving either from within Switzerland or abroad.

Trains from France arrive at the French railway station (SNCF), which is located directly beside the Swiss railway station (SBB).

Trains from Germany arrive either at the Swiss railway station (SBB) or at the Badische Bahnhof, which is operated by German Rail (DB) and is located close to the trade fair centre.

Mobility ticket

Each guest staying in Basel receives a free mobility ticket when checking in. This allows free use of public transport in the city of Basel and its environs (zones 10, 11, 13 and 15, including EuroAirport) for the entire duration of the stay (max. 30 days).

Reservation confirmation is valid for the use of public transport (2nd class) from EuroAirport or from the Basel rail stations (zones 10 and 13/EuroAirport) to the hotel on the day of arrival.

Congress venue

The congress venue enjoys a downtown location, travel times are short, and the historic Old Town, the shopping areas and the many museums and parks can be reached comfortably on foot or in a few minutes by public transport.

 

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