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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 bus companies travel to Basel, Switzerland?

Located in Switzerland, Basel is accessible by bus from one other city. You can choose from 12 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
FlixBus6612h 53m$61.48
Marino1616h 42m$90.46
Sindbad51d 2h 0m$77.43
Onebus212h 11m$121.73
  • 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!

  • Sindbad is a Polish bus company that began its service in 1983. Its fleet of over 120 modern, comfortable coaches connects destinations across Europe. Passengers have access to onboard Wi-Fi and entertainment, air conditioning, restrooms, and beverages.

Frequently Asked Questions

$33.27 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 Amsterdam to Basel had the lowest average price at $57.73.

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

  • Basel SBB
  • Badischer Schwarzwaldallee
  • Basel Meret Oppenheim
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 bus destination in Canton of Basel-City. Basel is the second most popular bus destination in Switzerland. Basel has the most bus connections in the region. There are 2 bus 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.
Bus tickets to Basel range from 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 $33.
The closest bus station to the city center of Basel is Basel Meret Oppenheim, located just 0.9 miles away. Select Basel Meret Oppenheim 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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