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 ₹ 5,441
From Amsterdam 06:43 ₹ 2,287
From Milan 04:04 ₹ 2,523
From Frankfurt 02:54 ₹ 4,889
From Berlin 07:25 ₹ 2,287
From Brussels 06:33 ₹ 7,886
From Munich 06:49 ₹ 4,179
From Zurich 00:53 ₹ 1,893
From Prague 13:15 ₹ 2,287
From Geneva 02:35 ₹ 5,047
From Lyon 03:33 ₹ 2,366
From Interlaken 01:54 ₹ 3,470
From Marseille 05:18 ₹ 4,101
From Lucerne 01:01 ₹ 1,893
From Cologne 03:52 ₹ 2,287
From Copenhagen 15:44 ₹ 2,287
From Bern 00:55 ₹ 2,287
From Dijon 01:33 ₹ 1,971
From Luxembourg 03:27 ₹ 1,814
From Hamburg 06:30 ₹ 2,287
From Dusseldorf 04:13 ₹ 2,129
From Lausanne 02:08 ₹ 4,416
From Dresden 08:32 ₹ 2,287
From Strasbourg 01:18 ₹ 710
From Freiburg 00:40 ₹ 1,971
From Hanover 05:13 ₹ 2,287
From Mannheim 02:09 ₹ 5,126
From Bonn 04:21 ₹ 7,649
From Mulhouse 00:21 ₹ 710
From Karlsruhe 01:44 ₹ 4,179
From Utrecht 09:47 ₹ 2,287
From Stresa 03:08 ₹ 2,523
From Bellinzona 03:19 ₹ 4,495
From Dortmund 05:10 ₹ 11,592
From Namur 05:26 ₹ 710
From Arnhem 05:40 ₹ 12,460
From Leipzig 09:19 ₹ 3,864
From Thionville 03:06 ₹ 710
From Kassel 04:16 ₹ 9,542
From Lugano 03:43 ₹ 5,678
From Koblenz 03:47 ₹ 7,176
From Fulda 04:13 ₹ 7,334
From Siegburg 03:36 ₹ 10,173
From Landquart 02:09 ₹ 3,549
From Sursee 00:54 ₹ 1,498
From Grenchen 00:53 ₹ 946
From Selestat 00:57 ₹ 710
From Offenburg 01:13 ₹ 2,997
From Neuchatel (loc) 01:26 ₹ 2,918
From Thun 01:25 ₹ 2,918
From Colmar 00:45 ₹ 710
From Brugg 00:42 ₹ 1,183
From Olten 00:24 ₹ 946
From Rheinfelden 00:13 ₹ 394
From Frick 00:27 ₹ 789
From Delemont 00:30 ₹ 946
From Zofingen 00:41 ₹ 1,104
From Baden Baden 01:28 ₹ 4,258
From Spiez 01:35 ₹ 3,154
From Brig 02:09 ₹ 5,441
From Bruchsal 02:07 ₹ 2,681
From Liestal 00:09 ₹ 315
From Chur 02:19 ₹ 3,785
From Metz 02:45 ₹ 710
From Nyon 02:26 ₹ 4,810
From Nancy 02:54 ₹ 3,154
From Visp 02:01 ₹ 5,441
From Yverdon 01:46 ₹ 3,391
From Arth Goldau 01:41 ₹ 2,602
From Saverne 01:52 ₹ 2,287
From Schwyz 01:57 ₹ 2,681
From Brunnen 02:01 ₹ 2,918
From Sargans 01:59 ₹ 3,470
From Belfort-montbeliard Tgv 00:43 ₹ 946


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 ₹ 710
To Olten 00:39 ₹ 946
To Freiburg 00:45 ₹ 1,971
To Frick 00:46 ₹ 789
To Delemont 00:46 ₹ 946
To Lucerne 01:01 ₹ 1,893
To Zurich 01:05 ₹ 1,893
To Bern 01:14 ₹ 2,287
To Brugg 01:27 ₹ 1,183
To Thun 01:28 ₹ 2,918
To Neuchatel (loc) 01:32 ₹ 2,918
To Spiez 01:38 ₹ 3,154
To Arth Goldau 01:40 ₹ 2,602
To Zofingen 01:41 ₹ 1,104
To Bad Krozingen 01:44 ₹ 1,025
To Baden Baden 01:54 ₹ 4,258
To Sargans 01:59 ₹ 3,470
To Visp 02:00 ₹ 4,731
To Sursee 02:00 ₹ 1,498
To Bad Sackingen 02:08 ₹ 946
To Schwyz 02:08 ₹ 2,681
To Lausanne 02:12 ₹ 4,416
To Grenchen 02:15 ₹ 946
To Zug 02:19 ₹ 2,523
To Biel 02:25 ₹ 2,050
To Landquart 02:25 ₹ 3,549
To Brig 02:30 ₹ 4,731
To Bruchsal 02:30 ₹ 5,599
To Geneva 02:43 ₹ 5,047
To Strasbourg 02:51 ₹ 710
To Interlaken 02:57 ₹ 3,470
To Stresa 03:07 ₹ 2,523
To Domodossola 03:08 ₹ 2,523
To Dijon 03:19 ₹ 1,971
To Colmar 03:26 ₹ 710
To Morges 03:30 ₹ 3,706
To Offenburg 03:31 ₹ 1,893
To Besançon 03:37 ₹ 1,419
To St Gallen 03:38 ₹ 3,312
To Selestat 03:42 ₹ 710
To Lugano 03:43 ₹ 5,678
To Nyon 03:44 ₹ 4,810
To Montreux 03:47 ₹ 4,810
To Bellinzona 03:49 ₹ 4,495
To Milan 04:04 ₹ 7,097
To Chur 04:10 ₹ 3,785
To Goeppingen 04:11 ₹ 6,151
To Saverne 04:24 ₹ 710
To Karlsruhe 04:25 ₹ 3,312
To Fulda 04:43 ₹ 7,334
To Paris 04:47 ₹ 3,864
To Nancy 04:55 ₹ 3,154
To Metz 05:13 ₹ 710
To Stuttgart 05:16 ₹ 5,283
To Thionville 05:19 ₹ 710
To Mannheim 05:19 ₹ 5,836
To Kassel 05:22 ₹ 9,542
To Lyon 05:30 ₹ 3,154
To Luxembourg 05:42 ₹ 1,814
To Frankfurt 05:53 ₹ 5,836
To Engelberg 05:54 ₹ 2,681
To St Moritz 05:57 ₹ 5,441
To Ilanz 06:13 ₹ 4,416
To Koblenz 06:33 ₹ 7,886
To Brussels 06:35 ₹ 7,886
To Dusseldorf 07:18 ₹ 9,384
To Cologne 07:22 ₹ 5,836
To Venice 07:39 ₹ 10,015
To Munich 07:49 ₹ 6,151
To Mainz 08:33 ₹ 5,836
To Hanover 09:12 ₹ 11,356
To Leipzig 09:23 ₹ 2,287
To Nuremberg 09:46 ₹ 8,359
To Berlin 10:06 ₹ 2,287
To Utrecht 10:15 ₹ 2,287
To Dortmund 10:35 ₹ 11,592
To Hamburg 10:38 ₹ 2,287
To Amsterdam 10:43 ₹ 2,287
To Vienna 11:00 ₹ 8,911
To Marseille 11:53 ₹ 4,337
To Prague 13:18 ₹ 2,287
To Dresden 13:46 ₹ 2,287
To Copenhagen 16:28 ₹ 2,287

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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