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Routes101
Trips per day307
bus lines5
Stations4
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Basel is bordered by France to the west and Germany to the east, with the river Rhine running directly through the city. This culture-centric destination is known for containing Switzerland's highest concentration of museums. With over 40 museums, roughly one per square kilometer, you're guaranteed to find at least one museum that fits your interests. Of course, it's got classic art museums like the Fine Arts Museum and the Jean Tinguely Museum, but you'll write home about the niche ones like Basel Paper Mill (a museum about paper and printing) and Toys Worlds Museum.

Basel's Old Town area will give you a taste of the city's history, with its cobblestoned streets and medieval churches, as well as several beautiful fountains. In the Marktplatz, or market square, check out the bold red City Hall, as well as even more museums, these ones devoted to Basel's history.

Basel is also home to Switzerland's oldest zoo, founded in 1874. Conveniently located in the heart of Basel, the zoo lets you get up close and personal with animals from the tiniest insects to the grandest elephants. Plus, you can learn more about the zoo's conservation projects.

Basel is well-situated for easy travel to other countries due to its proximity to France and Germany, as well as its transportation options. The world's only tri-national airport, EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg, is only 4km from Basel. This unique airport is located on both French and Swiss territory but also serves travelers to nearby Freiburg, Germany. Basel also welcomes national and international train routes, and many European bus services stop in the city.

What bus companies travel to Basel, Switzerland?

Located in Switzerland, Basel is accessible by bus from 101 other cities. You can choose from 307 daily scheduled trips when you search for buses to Basel on Wanderu. FlixBus usually has the most buses on any given day.

Looking for other ways to get there? Train tickets to Basel are also available..

Bus companies serving Basel

BusRoutesAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus9411h 17m$57.20
Union Ivkoni511h 17m$68.40
Sindbad41d 2h 42m$84.60
Onebus122h 35m$193.37
Marino12h 15m$38.70

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a good price for a bus ticket to Basel?

$6.63 is the cheapest price for a bus ticket to Basel, according to recent searches on Wanderu. You can use our search to check if this price is currently available on buses from your city to Basel. In the last month, buses from Saint-Louis to Basel had the lowest average price at $6.73.

Where is the bus station in Basel, Switzerland?

The busiest bus station in Basel is Meret Oppenheim-Straße 60. There are several other active stations in addition to this main station. The most popular bus stations in Basel are:

  • Meret Oppenheim-Straße 60
  • Basel Bhfeingang Gundeldingen
  • Badischer Schwarzwaldallee

What is the closest airport to Basel, BS?

The closest airport to Basel is EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg Airport (BSL), it is located 4 miles from the city center of Basel.

Is Basel a popular bus travel destination?

Basel is the most popular bus destination in Canton of Basel-City. It also ranks number 11 in Switzerland. Basel has the most bus connections in the region. There are 79 bus schedules arriving in Basel each day.

What is the population of Basel?

The population of Basel is 164488. Basel ranks number 1 in terms of population in Canton of Basel-City and number 6 in all of Switzerland.

How much do bus tickets to Basel cost?

Bus tickets to Basel range from $7 for a short trip to Basel, while a 60 to 200 mile bus trip to Basel starts at , and a longer trip by bus to Basel can be as cheap as . Looking to travel across state or province lines? A trip from out of your region will be as low as $7 .

What bus station is located closest to the city center of Basel?

The closest bus station to the city center of Basel is Train Station, located just 1 miles away. Select Train Station as your arrival if your plans call for exploring the downtown area of Basel. Search on Wanderu and in the search results you can filter travel options by arriving or departing station.

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