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Basel, the Swiss capital of art and culture

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Getting there You can get to Basel from Frankfurt, Berlin and Brussels. Best price and travel duration below.

From Paris 03:07 ₹ 5,520
From Amsterdam 06:43 ₹ 2,320
From Milan 04:04 ₹ 2,560
From Frankfurt 02:54 ₹ 4,960
From Berlin 07:25 ₹ 2,320
From Brussels 06:33 ₹ 8,000
From Munich 06:49 ₹ 4,240
From Zurich 00:53 ₹ 1,920
From Prague 13:15 ₹ 2,320
From Geneva 02:35 ₹ 5,120
From Lyon 03:33 ₹ 2,400
From Interlaken 01:54 ₹ 3,520
From Marseille 05:18 ₹ 4,160
From Lucerne 01:01 ₹ 1,920
From Cologne 03:52 ₹ 2,320
From Copenhagen 15:44 ₹ 2,320
From Bern 00:55 ₹ 2,320
From Dijon 01:33 ₹ 2,000
From Luxembourg 03:27 ₹ 1,840
From Hamburg 06:30 ₹ 2,320
From Dusseldorf 04:13 ₹ 2,160
From Lausanne 02:08 ₹ 4,480
From Dresden 08:32 ₹ 2,320
From Strasbourg 01:18 ₹ 720
From Freiburg 00:40 ₹ 2,000
From Hanover 05:13 ₹ 2,320
From Mannheim 02:09 ₹ 5,200
From Bonn 04:21 ₹ 7,760
From Mulhouse 00:21 ₹ 720
From Karlsruhe 01:44 ₹ 4,240
From Utrecht 09:47 ₹ 2,320
From Stresa 03:08 ₹ 2,560
From Bellinzona 03:19 ₹ 4,560
From Dortmund 05:10 ₹ 11,760
From Namur 05:26 ₹ 720
From Arnhem 05:40 ₹ 12,640
From Leipzig 09:19 ₹ 3,920
From Thionville 03:06 ₹ 720
From Kassel 04:16 ₹ 9,680
From Lugano 03:43 ₹ 5,760
From Koblenz 03:47 ₹ 7,280
From Fulda 04:13 ₹ 7,440
From Siegburg 03:36 ₹ 10,320
From Landquart 02:09 ₹ 3,600
From Sursee 00:54 ₹ 1,520
From Grenchen 00:53 ₹ 960
From Selestat 00:57 ₹ 720
From Offenburg 01:13 ₹ 3,040
From Neuchatel (loc) 01:26 ₹ 2,960
From Thun 01:25 ₹ 2,960
From Colmar 00:45 ₹ 720
From Brugg 00:42 ₹ 1,200
From Olten 00:24 ₹ 960
From Rheinfelden 00:13 ₹ 400
From Frick 00:27 ₹ 800
From Delemont 00:30 ₹ 960
From Zofingen 00:41 ₹ 1,120
From Baden Baden 01:28 ₹ 4,320
From Spiez 01:35 ₹ 3,200
From Brig 02:09 ₹ 5,520
From Bruchsal 02:07 ₹ 2,720
From Liestal 00:09 ₹ 320
From Chur 02:19 ₹ 3,840
From Metz 02:45 ₹ 720
From Nyon 02:26 ₹ 4,880
From Nancy 02:54 ₹ 3,200
From Visp 02:01 ₹ 5,520
From Yverdon 01:46 ₹ 3,440
From Arth Goldau 01:41 ₹ 2,640
From Saverne 01:52 ₹ 2,320
From Schwyz 01:57 ₹ 2,720
From Brunnen 02:01 ₹ 2,960
From Sargans 01:59 ₹ 3,520
From Belfort-montbeliard Tgv 00:43 ₹ 960


Getting around From Basel, you can travel to nearby cities and towns. Best price and travel duration below.

To Liestal 00:16 ₹ 320
To Rheinfelden 00:18 ₹ 400
To Mulhouse 00:32 ₹ 720
To Olten 00:39 ₹ 960
To Freiburg 00:45 ₹ 2,000
To Frick 00:46 ₹ 800
To Delemont 00:46 ₹ 960
To Lucerne 01:01 ₹ 1,920
To Zurich 01:05 ₹ 1,920
To Bern 01:14 ₹ 2,320
To Brugg 01:27 ₹ 1,200
To Thun 01:28 ₹ 2,960
To Neuchatel (loc) 01:32 ₹ 2,960
To Spiez 01:38 ₹ 3,200
To Arth Goldau 01:40 ₹ 2,640
To Zofingen 01:41 ₹ 1,120
To Bad Krozingen 01:44 ₹ 1,040
To Baden Baden 01:54 ₹ 4,320
To Sargans 01:59 ₹ 3,520
To Visp 02:00 ₹ 4,800
To Sursee 02:00 ₹ 1,520
To Bad Sackingen 02:08 ₹ 960
To Schwyz 02:08 ₹ 2,720
To Lausanne 02:12 ₹ 4,480
To Grenchen 02:15 ₹ 960
To Zug 02:19 ₹ 2,560
To Biel 02:25 ₹ 2,080
To Landquart 02:25 ₹ 3,600
To Brig 02:30 ₹ 4,800
To Bruchsal 02:30 ₹ 5,680
To Geneva 02:43 ₹ 5,120
To Strasbourg 02:51 ₹ 720
To Interlaken 02:57 ₹ 3,520
To Stresa 03:07 ₹ 2,560
To Domodossola 03:08 ₹ 2,560
To Dijon 03:19 ₹ 2,000
To Colmar 03:26 ₹ 720
To Morges 03:30 ₹ 3,760
To Offenburg 03:31 ₹ 1,920
To Besançon 03:37 ₹ 1,440
To St Gallen 03:38 ₹ 3,360
To Selestat 03:42 ₹ 720
To Lugano 03:43 ₹ 5,760
To Nyon 03:44 ₹ 4,880
To Montreux 03:47 ₹ 4,880
To Bellinzona 03:49 ₹ 4,560
To Milan 04:04 ₹ 7,200
To Chur 04:10 ₹ 3,840
To Goeppingen 04:11 ₹ 6,240
To Saverne 04:24 ₹ 720
To Karlsruhe 04:25 ₹ 3,360
To Fulda 04:43 ₹ 7,440
To Paris 04:47 ₹ 3,920
To Nancy 04:55 ₹ 3,200
To Metz 05:13 ₹ 720
To Stuttgart 05:16 ₹ 5,360
To Thionville 05:19 ₹ 720
To Mannheim 05:19 ₹ 5,920
To Kassel 05:22 ₹ 9,680
To Lyon 05:30 ₹ 3,200
To Luxembourg 05:42 ₹ 1,840
To Frankfurt 05:53 ₹ 5,920
To Engelberg 05:54 ₹ 2,720
To St Moritz 05:57 ₹ 5,520
To Ilanz 06:13 ₹ 4,480
To Koblenz 06:33 ₹ 8,000
To Brussels 06:35 ₹ 8,000
To Dusseldorf 07:18 ₹ 9,520
To Cologne 07:22 ₹ 5,920
To Venice 07:39 ₹ 10,160
To Munich 07:49 ₹ 6,240
To Mainz 08:33 ₹ 5,920
To Hanover 09:12 ₹ 11,520
To Leipzig 09:23 ₹ 2,320
To Nuremberg 09:46 ₹ 8,480
To Berlin 10:06 ₹ 2,320
To Utrecht 10:15 ₹ 2,320
To Dortmund 10:35 ₹ 11,760
To Hamburg 10:38 ₹ 2,320
To Amsterdam 10:43 ₹ 2,320
To Vienna 11:00 ₹ 9,040
To Marseille 11:53 ₹ 4,400
To Prague 13:18 ₹ 2,320
To Dresden 13:46 ₹ 2,320
To Copenhagen 16:28 ₹ 2,320

While you're there

Basel, the cultural capital of Switzerland

You have 4 days only? You want to visit more than one country? Basel is the name that should be on your list of towns to set camp. Perfect to visit France and Germany, from this city which is known as the Swiss capital of art and culture. There are about 40 museums, classical patrician houses and medieval churches side by side with modern buildings designed by major international architects such as Herzog & de Meuron or Renzo Piano. Top off your city tour at the Kunstmuseum Basel, known for its oldest public art collection of the world. Basel is the third most populous city of Siwtzerland.


Known as the cultural capital of Switzerland, Basel has plenty to do if you’re that way inclined. The Doll’s House Museum on Barfüsserplatz is a high spot, as is the Franz Mäder Galerie which focuses entirely on Switzerland’s contemporary art. Discover the best of Basel by walking around the pedestrian-friendly sloped and narrow streets. Quench your thirst with the cleanest and healthiest water in the world from the outdoor fountains; it flows directly from glaciers in the Alps.

The landmarks around the Basel region are Augusta Raurica, Switzerland’s largest archaeological open-air museum and the charming town of Rheinfelden, known as a health and wellness destination. With the excellent public transport connection, the internationally renowned Vitra Design Museum, in the German city of Weil am Rhein, can be reached in a question of minutes.

To take the toll to three countries, you got to head to the French town of Colmar and experience the country-town atmosphere of the most Alsatian town in Alsace! Take a barque to discover the lovely and authentic scenery of this town located between the Vosges and the Rhine River.

Did you know that a Swiss Pass allows you to take all public transportation in Switzerland, as much as you want. Even better, the Swiss Pass will get you discounts to visit museums or when taking mountain top excursions.

The Barfuesserplatz is one of the best places to eat in Basel. Foreign cuisine is popular here; try the French L’Escargot near the Basel SBB train station and the Japanese Sakura restaurant inside the building.

The medley of sophisticated shops in Basel is sure to keep you occupied. Flit between established designers, up and coming fashions and high street favourites along the discerning streets. Seize the opportunity to buy a Swiss Rolex or Victorinox knife in Freie Strasse.


Basel Tourism
Stadt-Casino, Barfusserplatz Steinenberg, 14 CH 4010 Basel
Tel: +41 (0)6 12 68 68 68

The city’s tourist office has a helpful personnel, insider information and tips as well as handy maps and brochures. The city’s tourist office also arranges tours and excursions and is a focal point for local accommodation.

Train Station(s)

Trains are a convenient way of reaching many towns and cities throughout Europe. The majority of cities in Europe have a minimum of one train station, while larger, more populated cities have two or more stations. Train stations, in general, are located in the heart of the city. Review the map below to get an idea of where the train station(s) in Basel can be found.


Basel railway station(s)

Basel Bad Bf Train Station

Basel Bad Bf Train Station

Address: Schwarzwaldallee 200 CH-4016 Basel

Opening hours: Monday to Friday: 6:30am to 8:30pm
Saturday and Sunday: 9am to 5pm

Trains operating in and from this station:
High speed trains (ICE), Regional trains
Services:
Facilities for disabled persons, Toilets and Phone cabins.

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Basel SBB Train Station

Basel SBB Train Station

Address: Centralbahnplatz 4002 Basel

Opening hours: Monday to Friday: 8am to 7pm
Saturday: 8am to 6pm
Sunday: 10am to 6pm

Trains operating in and from this station:
High speed trains, Regional trains
Services:
Tourist Information Point, Facilities for disabled persons, Lost and found, Bank & Currency exchange, Toilets, Luggage storage, Bicycle rental, Wi-Fi Internet and Phone cabins.

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Nearby destinations

Main cities in Switzerland


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Customer reviews

  • "Good trip with no problems."    
    The price was acceptable. The seat was comfortable. The baggage area was almost filled and the train was booked a little over half capacity. The train operators were polite. The windows were a little dirty, needed wiping. Announcements in English was appreciated. Good overall trip.  
  • "Great way to travel"    
    Efficient, comfortable, fast. More comfortable than airline trip to Europe. Good service, good value for the Money  
  • "Railing to Pairs"    
    I've travel on nicer TGV's , but it did the trick after a little confuse about getting to the right location to load. We got to the train station 1 1/2 early. Found out they post platform location 45 min. before train time. also seat numbers are located on the arm rest. It was a very good and convenience was great - the ride was on time 3 hours 5 min. would do it again.  
  • "Paris to Nice"    
    Good connectivity. Comfortable journey  
  • "Nice"    
    It was nice experience  
  • "Comfortable"    
    Train was clean and comfortable  
  • "Dream Trip"    
    First of all let me thank and my congratulaion to Euro rail management for providing very comfortable trip to my family .It was nice experience. My hates off to your punctuality and cleanliness .  
  • "Online ticket"    
    Hello! A great experience i had overall but an online ticket might be made available instead of ticket that need to be send to customer with charges. Thank you!  
  • "Good service"    
    I was transit in Basel SBB for TGV train lead to Paris, It was my good choice to enjoyed the train from Luzern to Basel.  
  • "Europe Vacation"    
    We used the railway from Frankfurt to Basel and then from Basel to Paris. What an excellent and stress-free to move in and around Europe. Highly recommend this way to travel.  
  • "No meal?"    
    I was supposed to be offered a meal in first class, but it didn't materialize. The ride was fine, and the price was good (I bought in advance)  
  • "Excellent experience!"    
    Our travel on TGV Lyria from Basel to Paris was s beautiful experience. It's fast, and with its wide seats, an extremely comfortable way to travel.  
  • "swiss is best"    
    swiss trains are best in all respect and convenience and comfort. But they are expensive too.  
  • "Paris-Basel TGV Lyria 13Jun15"    
    Was a great experience.  
  • "A comfortable trip"    
    Recently travelled by TGV Lyria from Paris to Basel and the trip was very comfortable and convenient. It was bit expensive though but I wouldnt mind doing it again :) maybe the fares could be revised a little bit to make the customers more happy  
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