Traveling in Basel, how does that work?

Basel - Traveling in and around town

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Many trams pass the Barfüsserplatz in the historical town center of Basel.

How to travel in Basel

Basel can be reached by train, car and plane through the nearby EuroAirport.

Train stations in Basel

The main train station is named 'Basel SBB'. This is the hub for most public transport. There are train services to many destinations, including Paris and Germany. There's also a rail station 'Basel Bad Bf' in the north of the town. This is the border station to Germany.

Trams and buses

Basel has an extensive network of trams, reaching out to villages outside of the city as well. Additionally there are several bus lines. The town center can be reached on foot from Basel SBB in 15 minutes. The center is compact enough to explore on foot.

Free public transport

You will get a Mobility Ticket when you check-in to a hotel in Basel. This ticket provides free transportation in the city during your stay. The transfer to the airport is included too. If your hotel reservation is marked 'Mobility Ticket', you can use your reservation to travel from the airport to Basel with bus 50 for free. The Swiss Travel Pass and several other rail passes also cover that bus and all other public transport for free.


Departure times of the public transport.



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