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About Basel

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 coach companies travel to Basel, Switzerland?

Located in Switzerland, Basel is accessible by coach from 3 other cities. You can choose from 18 daily scheduled trips when you search for coaches to Basel on Wanderu. FlixBus usually has the most coaches on any given day.

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

Coach companies serving Basel

CoachRoutesAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus7211h 31m£40.53
Marino1114h 44m£56.95
Onebus312h 15m£86.06
Union Ivkoni33h 48m£29.98
  • First launched in Germany in 2013, FlixBus has become one of the largest intercity bus companies in Europe. Its fleet travels through nearly every country in Europe, including the U.K. On your trip, you'll enjoy Wi-Fi and live GPS, as well as restrooms, air conditioning, and power outlets.

  • Marino buses travel across Italy to cities such as Naples, Padua, and Lecce, and into neighboring countries including France, Switzerland, and Germany. Their fleet features comfortable reclining seats, air conditioning, complimentary WiFi connectivity, a restroom, and even a minibar!

  • Union Ivkoni was founded in Bulgaria in 1992 and quickly expanded its operations throughout Europe. Popular routes include both shorter travels within one country and long-haul international trips. Their reliable buses offer amenities to make your trip comfortable, including air conditioning, extra legroom, and power outlets.

Frequently Asked Questions

£21.47 is the cheapest price for a coach 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, coaches from Vienna to Basel had the lowest average price at £46.70.

The busiest coach station in Basel is Basel SBB. There are several other active stations in addition to this main station. The most popular coach stations in Basel are:

  • Basel SBB
  • Badischer Schwarzwaldallee
  • Basel Bhfeingang Gundeldingen
The closest airport to Basel is EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg Airport (BSL), it is located 4 miles from the city center of Basel.
Basel is the most popular coach destination in Canton of Basel-City. It also ranks number 5 in Switzerland. Basel has the most coach connections in the region. There are 3 coach schedules arriving in Basel each day.
The population of Basel is 164488. Basel ranks number 1 in terms of population in Canton of Basel-City and number 3 in all of Switzerland.
Coach tickets to Basel range from for a short trip to Basel, while a 60 to 200 mile coach trip to Basel starts at , and a longer trip by coach 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 £25.
The closest coach station to the city center of Basel is Basel SBB, located just 0.9 miles away. Select Basel SBB 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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