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Transfer to/from Basel airport (BSL)

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Public transportation services, licensed taxis and rideshare, private transfer companies and car rental services in Basel airport (BSL)


Basel airport (BSL)

Bus - Line 50 from BVB (Tel +41 616 851 414) connects the enclosure with Basel train station, Kannenfeldplatz and Brausebad from 4:53 am to 0:35 am, with a trip of approximately 20 minutes. In the city centre you can take tram number 2 to Basel exhibition center and Badischer Bahnhof.

Line 11 from Distribus (Tel +33 389 697 365) runs to Saint-Louis Gare SNCF in around 10 min. Tickets have a cost of €2.50 and the bus leaves Mondays through Fridays between 5:35 am and 11:35 pm, Saturdays from 6:35 am to 11:35 pm and Sundays from 6:05 am to 10:35 pm. Trains depart from there to Mulhouse.

Eurobus Swiss-express (Tel +41 900 441 434) links the airport with Zürich, Baden, Füllinsdorf, Olten, Sursee, Luzern, Stans, Flüelen, Göschenen, Airolo, Biasca, Bellinzona and Lugano.

Flixbus (Tel +49 303 0013 7300) offers transportation to Zürich (€8.19; 1 hour and 30 min.) and other European destinations.
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Train - The airport is not directly linked to the railway system, but you can reach Basel stations through the public transport, and trains leave from there to Switzerland, France and Germany, including the Saint Louis and Freiburg stations.

Car Rental Services

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Taxi - There are cabs both on the Swiss and the French sides. The trip to downtown Mulhouse has a fare of €50.00 by day and €60.00 during the night (20-30 minutes), while to Freiburg costs €125.00-160.00 (55 min.)

French sector:

ABM Taxis (Tel +33 663 877 300)
Taxis Simon (Tel +33 389 441 460)
Taxis Dam's (Tel +33 634 612 265)
Taxi de la Thur (Tel +33 389 603 224)
Taxis des 3 Frontières (Tel +33 389 700 028)
Les Berlines de l'Aéroport (Tel +33 389 572 168)
Taxi Christophe (Tel +33 612 383 133)
Alsa Taxi (Tel +33 389 677 716)
Taxi Claude (Tel +33 609 622 852)
Aba Taxi (Tel +33 389 510 389)
Allo Taxi (Tel +33 612 348 056)
Taxi Drive (Tel +33 698 021 982)

Swiss sector:

Airport Taxi (Tel +41 613 252 700)
Taxi am EuroAirport (Tel +41 613 252 900)
Taxi-Zentrale (Tel +41 612 222 222)
Taxiphon-Genossenschaft Basel (Tel +41 614 444 444)
33er Taxi (Tel +41 613 333 333)

Latest updates: May 26, 2019

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Transportation Tips to/from the airport?

While there are issues that seem more than obvious, it is always advisable to take into account when moving from or to the airport, and especially if you go on some public transport.
 1- To the airport - It is convenient to go out with a little more anticipation than you would commonly suggest. If you choose a taxi or a private car service, always keep in mind peak transit times, demonstrations, strikes or events that may take more or less the trip to the airport from where you are. It is always good to be informed about what happens in the place where you find yourself.
If you have a shared transfer service, please have a contact Tel in case of any delay on the part of the company. In these cases, a scheduled collection schedule is already in tenter.
If you are using public transport (bus, train), have the schedules (weekends and holidays usually have fewer frequencies), if you have to transfer and also how to board (if you need a card or boarding pass or paying at the moment to the driver or rider). These are details that seem obvious, but it is advisable to know not to have surprises and suffer a delay that could bring complications.
If you rent a car to get to the airport check well, where you must leave the vehicles. In some airports, there is an exclusive parking lot for rental cars.
 2 -From the airport- here is a little less stressful as you don't have the pressure to miss the flight. In the worst case you will arrive later to the place where you are going to stay or to the meeting point where you try to arrive. Once you get out of the plane, pick up your suitcase and finish with the required arrival procedures. Then you have to look for the public transport signs or consult the airport staff. It is very useful to inform the timetables of the buses in case you arrive late at night. Not all of them work 24 hours a day. The same goes for taxis. If you have hired a private car service, keep ready the mobile app to contact the driver. Some transport services hired, have a person waiting for you, identified with a sign.
If you rent a car to go from the airport to your final destination, for more peace of mind it is recommended to reserve it earlier. Rental counters are usually available at arrivals hall.