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How To Get From Basel Airport To City Center – All Possible Ways

Last updated on December 21st, 2022 at 01:04 pm

HOW TO GET FROM BASEL AIRPORT TO CITY CENTER – ALL POSSIBLE WAYS

We will write how to get from Basel airport to city center. The distance from Basel Airport to city center is 6 kilometers. Make sure you get free transportation in Switzerland with the Swiss Travel Pass and Swiss Half Fare Card 

The travel time by taxi from Basel airport to downtown is around 10 minutes. The taxi fare from Basel airport to Basel city center is around €50. Read here how to get from Basel airport to Bern and Basel airport to Interlaken

The cheapest way from Basel airport to city center is by bus for €4. The bus travel time from Basel airport to city center is around 20 minutes.

You can also rent a car in Basel airport or get a private transfer.

SIM CARD AT BASEL AIRPORT

I wouldn’t recommend you to buy a sim card at Basel airport. If you wish comfort you can buy eSim online and if you aren’t in a hurry just go around phone shops in the city and compare prices to buy the cheapest sim card in Basel. Read here best Switzerland sim card and best Switzerland eSim

You can find the cheapest Swiss eSim with Nomad Switzerland eSim for $8 USD with 1 GB data valid for 7 days. For $15 USD with 3 GB data valid for 30 days. For $17 USD with 5 GB data valid for 30 days. For $24 USD with 10 GB data and for $34 USD with 20 GB data.

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WHERE TO STAY IN BASEL

You can stay at a hostel or book a dorm bed goes for around 50 CHF. A room at a mid-range hotel or a nice apartment can cost around 100-150 CHF. If you are looking for mid-budget and luxury hotels prices are starting from 200-300 CHF.

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BASEL AIRPORT TO DOWNTOWN

BUS FROM BASEL AIRPORT TO CITY CENTER (CHEAPEST WAY)

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The cheapest way from Basel Airport to city center is by bus. The bus fare from Basel airport to city center is 4.70 CHF for adults and 3.10 CHF for children from 6 to 16 years and free under 6 years old.

You can use the tickets for two zones which means you can get anywhere in Basel from the airport with the ticket. You can buy the tickets in the vending machine at the airport or to the bus driver.

You can get for free from Basel airport to city center if you have the Swiss Travel Pass. You can also get free transfer from Basel airport if you show to the bus driver your hotel booking. Also you will get free transportation around Basel showing your booking in Basel.

The Bus Number 50 is leaving from from Basel airport to downtown every 10 minutes, from 5 am until 11 40 pm.

The total travel time is 20 minutes from Basel airport to city center (Basel Bahnhof SBB) where you can get Tram 2 and Train S-Bahn S6 to move around the city and other destinations near Basel like Freiburg. Check here Bus Number 50 route and schedule.

Make sure you get free transportation in Switzerland with the Swiss Travel Pass!

TAXI FROM BASEL AIRPORT TO CITY CENTER

If you go from Basel airport to city center by taxi the most comfortable and available 24/7. The travel time by taxi from Basel airport to Basel city center is around 10 minutes.

The taxi fare from Basel airport to city center is around €50. The prices and travel time aren’t fixed and it will depend on traffic and your final destination. If you want to go by taxi from Basel airport to Freiburg is at least €125 for less than a 1-hour drive.

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PRIVATE TRANSPORTATION FROM BASEL AIRPORT TO DOWNTOWN

Hotel transfers are also very easy and convenient but can be a little bit pricey. The transfers are usually available 24 hours and is only ideal if you have the budget and you really want comfort after your flight to Basel. Prices are around €70 and you will be able to fit up to 4 people. It could be €18 per person.

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RENTING A CAR IN BASEL AIRPORT

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There are many options for renting a car in Basel’s airport. It’s the most convenient option if you have a place to park your car in Basel. It will take you 10 minutes to get to Basel city center from the airport by private car. There are a few agencies like Hertz, Avis, Europcar available in the airport. Prices can be around €30-40 per day.

Car rental options can be great if you are traveling with a few people or a lot of luggage and planning to visit places around Basel and Switzerland. Make sure you have a parking place in your hotel or Airbnb since sometimes can be so challenging in Basel city center.

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BEST WAY FROM BASEL AIRPORT TO CITY CENTER

The best way from Basel airport to city center is by bus for 4.70 CHF and 20 minutes travel time if you go on a budget from Basel airport to downtown.

If you wish more comfort taxi or a private transfer if you are traveling in a group or with so much luggage.

WHERE TO STAY IN BASEL

Basel Airport Bus, HOW TO GET FROM BASEL AIRPORT TO CITY CENTER – ALL POSSIBLE WAYS

There’s no lack of hostels, backpacker inns, and budget hotels anywhere in Switzerland. These rooms can go anywhere between 50-100 CHF per night for accommodation in Basel. If you are looking for mid-budget and luxury hotels prices are starting from 200-300 CHF.

Click here to get the best deals in Basel with Booking and Agoda!

FOOD BUDGET TRAVEL IN SWITZERLAND

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On average a meal in a sit-down restaurant in Switzerland will cost around  20-40 CHF and that might not even include drinks. Breakfast will usually be cheaper and dinner will usually be the most expensive. 

Watch out for lunch specials and promos that many cafes offer, as this is one of the best ways to eat cheaply. The other is things like kebabs, pizzas, Asian food, and small takeaways found near train stations can cost around 6-10 CHF.

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CASH AND ATMS IN SWITZERLAND

Switzerland is one of the largest banking centers in the world. Credit cards are widely accepted. Cash will be needed for some small boutiques or perhaps for tips, but there will be no problems with any kind of payment in the country. The exchange rate is €1 = 1.08 CHF.

Click here to know more about the exchange rate in Switzerland

BEST TIME TO VISIT SWITZERLAND

Switzerland is beautiful all year round. Timing your travel highly depends on what exactly you want to experience and, to a certain degree, how much cold you can tolerate. There are four seasons in Switzerland, and each one has its pros and cons.

Summer is the most crowded and winter is if you are looking for sky resorts. We would say the best time to visit Switzerland is Autumn and Spring can be the least crowded and where you will find the best deals for accommodation.

Click here to know more about the weather in Switzerland

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Happy Travels!

Ruben Arribas is the co-founder of Gamintraveler and a Spanish traveler who has traveled to more than 100 countries around the world. He is now a full-time digital nomad.

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