Transfer to/from - Basel airport (BSL)


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



A good option for getting around is to request a ride from Uber. Download the app on your phone, choose the airport as your departure point and wait for your ride to be confirmed. Then follow the instructions to meet your driver.


Line 50 from BVB (Tel +41 616 851 414) connects the site with Basel train station, Kannenfeldplatz and Brausebad from 4:32 am to 0:36 am, with a journey time of approximately 20 minutes. From the city centre, you can take tram number 2 to the Basel exhibition centre and Badischer Bahnhof.

Line 11 from Distribus (Tel +33 389 697 365) travels to Saint-Louis Gare SNCF in about 10 min. Tickets cost €2.50 and the bus departs Monday to Friday between 5:20 am and 11:45 pm, Saturdays from 6:20 am to 11:45 pm and Sundays from 5:50 am to 11:45 pm. Trains run to Mulhouse, Colmar and Strasbourg.

Flixbus (Tel +49 303 0013 7300) provides transport to Freiburg, Strasbourg, Colmar and other destinations.


The airport has no direct connection to the rail system, but public transport can take you to Basel stations, from where TER fluo (Tel +33 805 415 415) and BVB (Tel +41 616 851 414) trains depart to Switzerland, France and Germany, including the stations of Saint Louis and Freiburg.


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Vehicles are available on both the Swiss and French sides. The journey to the centre of Mulhouse costs €50.00 during the day and €60.00 in the evening (20-30 min.), while to Fribourg costs €125.00-160.00 (55 min.).

French sector:

ABM Taxis (Tel +33 663 877 300)
Taxis Simon (Tel +33 389 441 460)
GS Taxi (Tel +33 699 457 856)
PAE Transports (Tel +33 611 608 190)
Taxi 3S (Tel +33 890 212 500)
Les Berlines de l'Aéroport (Tel +33 389 572 168)
Taxi Christophe (Tel +33 612 383 133)
Alsa Taxi (Tel +33 389 677 716)
Allo Taxi (Tel +33 612 348 056)
Taxi Claude (Tel +33 609 622 852)

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)

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Latest updates: August 27, 2023

Transportation Tips to/from the airport

Although there are issues that seem more than obvious, it is always advisable to take them into account when moving to or from the airport, and especially if we go by public transport.
 1- To the airport - It is convenient to leave with a little more anticipation than what is commonly suggested. If you choose a taxi or a private car service, always take into account peak traffic times, demonstrations, strikes or events that may delay the journey to the airport from where you are. It is always good to be informed about what is happening.
If you contract a shared transfer service, have a contact telephone number handy in case of any delay by the company. In these cases they usually already have a scheduled collection time.
If you use public transport (collective, train) take into account the schedules (weekends and holidays tend to have less frequency), if you have to change and also how to board (if you need a card or paying the driver or motorist at the moment ). These are details that seem obvious, but it is advisable to know so as not to have surprises and suffer a delay that could cause complications.
If you rent a car to get to the airport, check where to leave the vehicle. At some airports, there is an exclusive parking lot for rental cars.
 2 -From the airport- Here it is a little less stressful since you don't have the pressure of missing your flight. In the worst case, you will arrive later at the place where you are going to stay or at the meeting point where you are trying to arrive.
Once you leave the plane, look for your suitcase and finish with the arrival procedures that are required. Then, follow the directions for public transportation or ask the airport staff.
It is very useful to find out in advance the schedules of the buses or trains in case you arrive late at night. Not all work 24 hours. The same goes for taxis. In case of using an Uber-type service, have the mobile application handy to contact the driver.
On the other hand, if you booked a private transport service, it is likely that they will 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 greater peace of mind it is advisable to book it in advance. Rental counters are usually available in the arrivals hall.
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