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Getting To Basel Airport

Getting to the airport by Taxi

It will cost ca. EUR 45.00 to EUR 50.00 to travel from Mulhouse to the French sector of the airport during the day and approximately EUR 60.00 at night. Taxi drivers will drop passengers off at the correct check-in zone for departures. Taking a taxi from the German city of Freiburg just across the border will take one hour and will cost ca. EUR 110.00 to the French sector. German taxi companies charge by taxi not per number of passengers travelling, but there may be night time and surplus luggage charges.

Travelling to the Swiss sector of Basel Airport will be charged at a fare of around CHF 40.00 to CHF 50.00 from Mulhouse and CHF 320.00 from Freiburg.

Passengers will find taxi ranks are located just outside the main train stations and some of the major hotels in city centres.

Getting to the airport by Hire Car

The A35 motorway on the French side links up with Basel Airport. A drive by hire car takes around 5 minutes from Saint-Louis on the French side and ca. 30 minutes from Mulhouse. A trip by hire car from central Basel will take merely 5 minutes. Parking is located just outside the terminal building, but customers of hire companies should enquire at the time of collecting their vehicle, where the exact parking lot for car rental returns is located.

In the French part of the terminal the car rental stations are located in hall 1 on level 2. Car rental in the Swiss part of the terminal can be found on level 2 in hall 4.

The trip from Colmar in Alsace will take around 50 minutes. The journey from Berne will take approximately one hour, as will a trip by hire car from Zürich or Lucerne.

Getting to the airport by Train

The airport doesn’t have its own train station, but convenient shuttle buses connect the two main train stations in Basel with the airport. Line 50 links Basel’s SBB main train station with the airport and the journey will take around 20 minutes via bus stops Kannenfeldplatz and Frachthalle. The operator for this shuttle bus is BVB and their time table can be viewed online at http://www.bvb.ch. The buses leave from the main bus terminal adjacent to the SBB train station in Basel and stop outside the Swiss sector of the terminal building.

The French shuttle bus service Line 11 links the French part of the airport with the Saint-Louis train station.

It is also possible to travel by long-distance coach from Freiburg, Colmar and Strasbourg to Basel. Freiburg buses are the most frequent ones and these coaches run between the city of Freiburg and the main bus terminal in Basel, from where passengers have onward connections by tram and airport shuttle bus. These buses are operated by Freiburger Reisedienst, which passengers can contact at www.freiburger-reisedienst.de. The Freiburg travels via Neuenburg and the journey takes ca. one hour.

The French operator Metro-cars provide a service from Saint Louis railway station, which drops passengers off at the French sector of the terminal. Line 11 takes only 10 minutes to get to the airport. The timetable for this service is available at www.distribus.com.

The German, French and Swiss railway operators work hand in glove and their respective networks link the three countries via fast InterCity trains. Passengers travelling from other parts of Switzerland such as Lucerne, Gotthard, Zurich, Berne or Interlaken should take the shuttle bus outside the SBB train station to get to Basel Airport. ICE high speed trains link Frankfurt and Berlin with Basel, but there are also fast trains from Paris, Strasbourg, Amsterdam, Brussels, Milan and Luxembourg, Copenhagen, Prague, Moscow and Rome, some of which travel overnight.

It is also possible to travel by tram from Basel city centre to the airport. The tram leaves from just outside the main SBB train station and stops just outside the terminal building. Tram line no. 2 takes passengers from Badischer Bahnhof to the central train station in Basel, from where passengers can take the airport bus from just outside the train station.

For further information about getting to Basel, please visit the official airport website at http://www.euroairport.com.

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