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Long layover at Basel airport (BSL) or in nearby hotels

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Possibility to spend the night at Basel airport (BSL), if open 24 hours. Services available, places to rest (free resting zones), or look for the list of nearby hotels and vip lounges.

Overnight layover guide. Sleeping facilities in the public zone or boarding area

Basel airport (BSL)
Spending the night at the airport

Basel airport is open 24 hours a day and is divided into a French sector and a Swiss sector. It is not one of the most comfortable for spending the night, so it is recommended to have a sleeping bag, blankets, mask, headphones or earplugs for a better rest.

Where to rest: The best place is the upper floor of the Swiss sector, with comfortable couches with no armrests. On the Departures level there is also a VIP lounge with more amenities, but it closes at night. If the passenger finally decides to go to a hotel, there are several in the vicinity, and some of them offer shuttle services.

Baggage: There are no luggage storage offices inside the enclosure.

Eating and drinking: Commercial stores close at night. Have some refreshments ready in advance.

Restrooms: Showers available inside the VIP lounge, but not in the public toilets.

Wi-Fi: Free for 24 hours.

Other services available around the clock: ATMs, children's play areas, baby changing facilities.

Booking accommodation

Nearby Hotels

There are no accommodations inside the enclosure, but in the Arrivals area of level 2 there are hotel information boards. Some options nearby have shuttle services for their guests.

HotelF1 Mulhouse Bâle Aéroport (0.8 km/0.5 miles)
Hôtel Berlioz (2.1 km/1.3 miles)
La Villa Esterel (2.1 km/1.3 miles)
Gate 25 (2.4 km/1.5 miles)
Brit Airport Club Hotel (2.4 km/1.5 miles)

Latest updates: May 26, 2019

  Scoring of Basel airport

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