Basel

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Basel, the Swiss capital of art and culture

About Switzerland


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

From Paris 03:07 ₹ 5,433
From Amsterdam 06:43 ₹ 2,283
From Milan 04:04 ₹ 2,520
From Frankfurt 02:54 ₹ 4,882
From Berlin 07:25 ₹ 2,283
From Brussels 06:33 ₹ 7,874
From Munich 06:49 ₹ 4,173
From Zurich 00:53 ₹ 1,890
From Prague 13:15 ₹ 2,283
From Geneva 02:35 ₹ 5,039
From Lyon 03:33 ₹ 2,362
From Interlaken 01:54 ₹ 3,465
From Marseille 05:18 ₹ 4,094
From Lucerne 01:01 ₹ 1,890
From Cologne 03:52 ₹ 2,283
From Copenhagen 15:44 ₹ 2,283
From Bern 00:55 ₹ 2,283
From Dijon 01:33 ₹ 1,969
From Luxembourg 03:27 ₹ 1,811
From Hamburg 06:30 ₹ 2,283
From Dusseldorf 04:13 ₹ 2,126
From Lausanne 02:08 ₹ 4,409
From Dresden 08:32 ₹ 2,283
From Strasbourg 01:18 ₹ 709
From Freiburg 00:40 ₹ 1,969
From Hanover 05:13 ₹ 2,283
From Mannheim 02:09 ₹ 5,118
From Bonn 04:21 ₹ 7,638
From Mulhouse 00:21 ₹ 709
From Karlsruhe 01:44 ₹ 4,173
From Utrecht 09:47 ₹ 2,283
From Stresa 03:08 ₹ 2,520
From Bellinzona 03:19 ₹ 4,488
From Dortmund 05:10 ₹ 11,575
From Namur 05:26 ₹ 709
From Arnhem 05:40 ₹ 12,441
From Leipzig 09:19 ₹ 3,858
From Thionville 03:06 ₹ 709
From Kassel 04:16 ₹ 9,528
From Lugano 03:43 ₹ 5,669
From Koblenz 03:47 ₹ 7,165
From Fulda 04:13 ₹ 7,323
From Siegburg 03:36 ₹ 10,157
From Landquart 02:09 ₹ 3,543
From Sursee 00:54 ₹ 1,496
From Grenchen 00:53 ₹ 945
From Selestat 00:57 ₹ 709
From Offenburg 01:13 ₹ 2,992
From Neuchatel (loc) 01:26 ₹ 2,913
From Thun 01:25 ₹ 2,913
From Colmar 00:45 ₹ 709
From Brugg 00:42 ₹ 1,181
From Olten 00:24 ₹ 945
From Rheinfelden 00:13 ₹ 394
From Frick 00:27 ₹ 787
From Delemont 00:30 ₹ 945
From Zofingen 00:41 ₹ 1,102
From Baden Baden 01:28 ₹ 4,252
From Spiez 01:35 ₹ 3,150
From Brig 02:09 ₹ 5,433
From Bruchsal 02:07 ₹ 2,677
From Liestal 00:09 ₹ 315
From Chur 02:19 ₹ 3,780
From Metz 02:45 ₹ 709
From Nyon 02:26 ₹ 4,803
From Nancy 02:54 ₹ 3,150
From Visp 02:01 ₹ 5,433
From Yverdon 01:46 ₹ 3,386
From Arth Goldau 01:41 ₹ 2,598
From Saverne 01:52 ₹ 2,283
From Schwyz 01:57 ₹ 2,677
From Brunnen 02:01 ₹ 2,913
From Sargans 01:59 ₹ 3,465
From Belfort-montbeliard Tgv 00:43 ₹ 945


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

To Liestal 00:16 ₹ 315
To Rheinfelden 00:18 ₹ 394
To Mulhouse 00:32 ₹ 709
To Olten 00:39 ₹ 945
To Freiburg 00:45 ₹ 1,969
To Frick 00:46 ₹ 787
To Delemont 00:46 ₹ 945
To Lucerne 01:01 ₹ 1,890
To Zurich 01:05 ₹ 1,890
To Bern 01:14 ₹ 2,283
To Brugg 01:27 ₹ 1,181
To Thun 01:28 ₹ 2,913
To Neuchatel (loc) 01:32 ₹ 2,913
To Spiez 01:38 ₹ 3,150
To Arth Goldau 01:40 ₹ 2,598
To Zofingen 01:41 ₹ 1,102
To Bad Krozingen 01:44 ₹ 1,024
To Baden Baden 01:54 ₹ 4,252
To Sargans 01:59 ₹ 3,465
To Visp 02:00 ₹ 4,724
To Sursee 02:00 ₹ 1,496
To Bad Sackingen 02:08 ₹ 945
To Schwyz 02:08 ₹ 2,677
To Lausanne 02:12 ₹ 4,409
To Grenchen 02:15 ₹ 945
To Zug 02:19 ₹ 2,520
To Biel 02:25 ₹ 2,047
To Landquart 02:25 ₹ 3,543
To Brig 02:30 ₹ 4,724
To Bruchsal 02:30 ₹ 5,591
To Geneva 02:43 ₹ 5,039
To Strasbourg 02:51 ₹ 709
To Interlaken 02:57 ₹ 3,465
To Stresa 03:07 ₹ 2,520
To Domodossola 03:08 ₹ 2,520
To Dijon 03:19 ₹ 1,969
To Colmar 03:26 ₹ 709
To Morges 03:30 ₹ 3,701
To Offenburg 03:31 ₹ 1,890
To Besançon 03:37 ₹ 1,417
To St Gallen 03:38 ₹ 3,307
To Selestat 03:42 ₹ 709
To Lugano 03:43 ₹ 5,669
To Nyon 03:44 ₹ 4,803
To Montreux 03:47 ₹ 4,803
To Bellinzona 03:49 ₹ 4,488
To Milan 04:04 ₹ 7,087
To Chur 04:10 ₹ 3,780
To Goeppingen 04:11 ₹ 6,142
To Saverne 04:24 ₹ 709
To Karlsruhe 04:25 ₹ 3,307
To Fulda 04:43 ₹ 7,323
To Paris 04:47 ₹ 3,858
To Nancy 04:55 ₹ 3,150
To Metz 05:13 ₹ 709
To Stuttgart 05:16 ₹ 5,276
To Thionville 05:19 ₹ 709
To Mannheim 05:19 ₹ 5,827
To Kassel 05:22 ₹ 9,528
To Lyon 05:30 ₹ 3,150
To Luxembourg 05:42 ₹ 1,811
To Frankfurt 05:53 ₹ 5,827
To Engelberg 05:54 ₹ 2,677
To St Moritz 05:57 ₹ 5,433
To Ilanz 06:13 ₹ 4,409
To Koblenz 06:33 ₹ 7,874
To Brussels 06:35 ₹ 7,874
To Dusseldorf 07:18 ₹ 9,370
To Cologne 07:22 ₹ 5,827
To Venice 07:39 ₹ 10,000
To Munich 07:49 ₹ 6,142
To Mainz 08:33 ₹ 5,827
To Hanover 09:12 ₹ 11,339
To Leipzig 09:23 ₹ 2,283
To Nuremberg 09:46 ₹ 8,346
To Berlin 10:06 ₹ 2,283
To Utrecht 10:15 ₹ 2,283
To Dortmund 10:35 ₹ 11,575
To Hamburg 10:38 ₹ 2,283
To Amsterdam 10:43 ₹ 2,283
To Vienna 11:00 ₹ 8,898
To Marseille 11:53 ₹ 4,331
To Prague 13:18 ₹ 2,283
To Dresden 13:46 ₹ 2,283
To Copenhagen 16:28 ₹ 2,283

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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