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 ₹ 5,530
From Amsterdam 06:43 ₹ 2,324
From Milan 04:04 ₹ 2,565
From Frankfurt 02:54 ₹ 4,969
From Berlin 07:25 ₹ 2,324
From Brussels 06:33 ₹ 8,015
From Munich 06:49 ₹ 4,248
From Zurich 00:53 ₹ 1,924
From Prague 13:15 ₹ 2,324
From Geneva 02:35 ₹ 5,130
From Lyon 03:33 ₹ 2,404
From Interlaken 01:54 ₹ 3,527
From Marseille 05:18 ₹ 4,168
From Lucerne 01:01 ₹ 1,924
From Cologne 03:52 ₹ 2,324
From Copenhagen 15:44 ₹ 2,324
From Bern 00:55 ₹ 2,324
From Dijon 01:33 ₹ 2,004
From Luxembourg 03:27 ₹ 1,843
From Hamburg 06:30 ₹ 2,324
From Dusseldorf 04:13 ₹ 2,164
From Lausanne 02:08 ₹ 4,488
From Dresden 08:32 ₹ 2,324
From Strasbourg 01:18 ₹ 721
From Freiburg 00:40 ₹ 2,004
From Hanover 05:13 ₹ 2,324
From Mannheim 02:09 ₹ 5,210
From Bonn 04:21 ₹ 7,774
From Mulhouse 00:21 ₹ 721
From Karlsruhe 01:44 ₹ 4,248
From Utrecht 09:47 ₹ 2,324
From Stresa 03:08 ₹ 2,565
From Bellinzona 03:19 ₹ 4,568
From Dortmund 05:10 ₹ 11,782
From Namur 05:26 ₹ 721
From Arnhem 05:40 ₹ 12,664
From Leipzig 09:19 ₹ 3,927
From Thionville 03:06 ₹ 721
From Kassel 04:16 ₹ 9,698
From Lugano 03:43 ₹ 5,771
From Koblenz 03:47 ₹ 7,294
From Fulda 04:13 ₹ 7,454
From Siegburg 03:36 ₹ 10,339
From Landquart 02:09 ₹ 3,607
From Sursee 00:54 ₹ 1,523
From Grenchen 00:53 ₹ 962
From Selestat 00:57 ₹ 721
From Offenburg 01:13 ₹ 3,046
From Neuchatel (loc) 01:26 ₹ 2,966
From Thun 01:25 ₹ 2,966
From Colmar 00:45 ₹ 721
From Brugg 00:42 ₹ 1,202
From Olten 00:24 ₹ 962
From Rheinfelden 00:13 ₹ 401
From Frick 00:27 ₹ 801
From Delemont 00:30 ₹ 962
From Zofingen 00:41 ₹ 1,122
From Baden Baden 01:28 ₹ 4,328
From Spiez 01:35 ₹ 3,206
From Brig 02:09 ₹ 5,530
From Bruchsal 02:07 ₹ 2,725
From Liestal 00:09 ₹ 321
From Chur 02:19 ₹ 3,847
From Metz 02:45 ₹ 721
From Nyon 02:26 ₹ 4,889
From Nancy 02:54 ₹ 3,206
From Visp 02:01 ₹ 5,530
From Yverdon 01:46 ₹ 3,446
From Arth Goldau 01:41 ₹ 2,645
From Saverne 01:52 ₹ 2,324
From Schwyz 01:57 ₹ 2,725
From Brunnen 02:01 ₹ 2,966
From Sargans 01:59 ₹ 3,527
From Belfort-montbeliard Tgv 00:43 ₹ 962


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

To Liestal 00:16 ₹ 321
To Rheinfelden 00:18 ₹ 401
To Mulhouse 00:32 ₹ 721
To Olten 00:39 ₹ 962
To Freiburg 00:45 ₹ 2,004
To Frick 00:46 ₹ 801
To Delemont 00:46 ₹ 962
To Lucerne 01:01 ₹ 1,924
To Zurich 01:05 ₹ 1,924
To Bern 01:14 ₹ 2,324
To Brugg 01:27 ₹ 1,202
To Thun 01:28 ₹ 2,966
To Neuchatel (loc) 01:32 ₹ 2,966
To Spiez 01:38 ₹ 3,206
To Arth Goldau 01:40 ₹ 2,645
To Zofingen 01:41 ₹ 1,122
To Bad Krozingen 01:44 ₹ 1,042
To Baden Baden 01:54 ₹ 4,328
To Sargans 01:59 ₹ 3,527
To Visp 02:00 ₹ 4,809
To Sursee 02:00 ₹ 1,523
To Bad Sackingen 02:08 ₹ 962
To Schwyz 02:08 ₹ 2,725
To Lausanne 02:12 ₹ 4,488
To Grenchen 02:15 ₹ 962
To Zug 02:19 ₹ 2,565
To Biel 02:25 ₹ 2,084
To Landquart 02:25 ₹ 3,607
To Brig 02:30 ₹ 4,809
To Bruchsal 02:30 ₹ 5,691
To Geneva 02:43 ₹ 5,130
To Strasbourg 02:51 ₹ 721
To Interlaken 02:57 ₹ 3,527
To Stresa 03:07 ₹ 2,565
To Domodossola 03:08 ₹ 2,565
To Dijon 03:19 ₹ 2,004
To Colmar 03:26 ₹ 721
To Morges 03:30 ₹ 3,767
To Offenburg 03:31 ₹ 1,924
To Besançon 03:37 ₹ 1,443
To St Gallen 03:38 ₹ 3,366
To Selestat 03:42 ₹ 721
To Lugano 03:43 ₹ 5,771
To Nyon 03:44 ₹ 4,889
To Montreux 03:47 ₹ 4,889
To Bellinzona 03:49 ₹ 4,568
To Milan 04:04 ₹ 7,213
To Chur 04:10 ₹ 3,847
To Goeppingen 04:11 ₹ 6,252
To Saverne 04:24 ₹ 721
To Karlsruhe 04:25 ₹ 3,366
To Fulda 04:43 ₹ 7,454
To Paris 04:47 ₹ 3,927
To Nancy 04:55 ₹ 3,206
To Metz 05:13 ₹ 721
To Stuttgart 05:16 ₹ 5,370
To Thionville 05:19 ₹ 721
To Mannheim 05:19 ₹ 5,931
To Kassel 05:22 ₹ 9,698
To Lyon 05:30 ₹ 3,206
To Luxembourg 05:42 ₹ 1,843
To Frankfurt 05:53 ₹ 5,931
To Engelberg 05:54 ₹ 2,725
To St Moritz 05:57 ₹ 5,530
To Ilanz 06:13 ₹ 4,488
To Koblenz 06:33 ₹ 8,015
To Brussels 06:35 ₹ 8,015
To Dusseldorf 07:18 ₹ 9,538
To Cologne 07:22 ₹ 5,931
To Venice 07:39 ₹ 10,179
To Munich 07:49 ₹ 6,252
To Mainz 08:33 ₹ 5,931
To Hanover 09:12 ₹ 11,541
To Leipzig 09:23 ₹ 2,324
To Nuremberg 09:46 ₹ 8,496
To Berlin 10:06 ₹ 2,324
To Utrecht 10:15 ₹ 2,324
To Dortmund 10:35 ₹ 11,782
To Hamburg 10:38 ₹ 2,324
To Amsterdam 10:43 ₹ 2,324
To Vienna 11:00 ₹ 9,057
To Marseille 11:53 ₹ 4,408
To Prague 13:18 ₹ 2,324
To Dresden 13:46 ₹ 2,324
To Copenhagen 16:28 ₹ 2,324

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 Experience"    
    We enjoyed the journey, anyhow train was late due to some unknown reason by 30 min but its ok.  
  • "DREAM TRAIN TRIP"    
    I REALLY CONSIDER THIS EXPERIENCE AS A DREAM TRIP BY TRAIN. FELT SO COMFORTABLE AND RELAX. MY KIDS ENJOYED IT VERY MUCH TOO AND EXCITED AND ASKING FOR WHEN OUR NEXT TRIP BY TGV LYRIA. THANK YOU TGV LYRIA FOR THIS WONDERFUL TRIP. I RECOMMEND TGV LYRIA TO THE WHOLE WORLD. THANKS AGAIN, AMAR  
  • "BASEL SBB - PARIS GARE LYON"    
    Not enough room for luggage, and compartment for luggage was difficult to manage for heavy luggage.  
  • "first class seats are better "    
    First class seats are better.. opt for that ! Online system is easy to use,pay, collect n off u go..  
  • "Average"    
    There was no place to put my bags in, there was no numbers on chairs, the train itself was comfortable and quite smooth  
  • "Eurail Travel in Switzerland"    
    Train travel in Switzerland was fantastic, always on time and always clean. Felt very safe. We did travel from Basel to Paris by train and the toilets were very bad and the main Railway Station in Paris was really dirty but that may have just been a bad day. All the stations in Switzerland were very clan. Staff at Stations and on Trains exceptionally helpful and also all announcements were made in a number if languages so that helped since English was one of them. Can highly recommend travelling by Rail if you are holidaying in Switzerland.  
  • "Basel train to Milano "    
    comfortable ride...i like the cafe inside the train...fairly priced and decent meal...also i appreciate the announcement for every stop.  
  • "Euro rail experience"    
    We were a group of four travelling from Venice to Basel in Switzerland. The train ride was exceptional. I would do this again not only for the beautiful landscapes but the service on these trains. You can see the countries by travelling on the train alone. Those beautiful countrysides in Switzerland was indeed a highlight for me. Definitely five star rating.  
  • "Good, convenient"    
    The train brought me directly to train station at Basel without problem. The train is quite comfortable.  
  • "Excellent trip on the train."    
    The train inside were clean and comfortable. Services and most of the staffs were good. One thing that bothering us was our seats were on upstairs so we had to bring all large luggage up with us which so tired and no one helped.  
  • "To "    
    Yes I enjoyed the ride - it is very comfortable. As to value for money, I am not that certain.  
  • "Smooth and confortable"    
    We got a first class with a good promotion. It's very good fo travel for long distant. Staffs are very nice.  
  • "Fraser"    
    Trip was smooth, convenient and without issue. Train left on time and service was excellent on the train.  
  • "Very good experience"    
    The trip was very good but to many stops  
  • "SPACE"    
    Though the beds were very comfortable but the place was quiet cramped. We had two heavy luggages and no place to keep them as they could not be placed underneath the bed.  
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