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Getting To Basel


Travelling to Basel by air is fast and easy, you can reach the city via the EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg or the nearby Zurich Airport.

The EuroAirport is located just 15 minutes from the city center by bus. It offers 500 scheduled and charter flights every week and more than 60 destinations to guarantee you a convenient arrival. It has more than 90 direct flights within Europe, North Africa, Canada and Russia. All other destinations can be reached via intercontinental hubs or the nearby Zurich Airport.

The Zurich Airport is just under one hour away from Basel city center. It offers direct train connections to Basel every half-hour.


How to reach the city center


From EuroAirport - Take bus number 50 to Bahnhof SBB (map)

Exit arrivals and head right to find the stairway, which will be followed by the Airport exit, to the left. The bus station will be immediately outside. Take bus number 50 to Bahnhof SBB and it will take you to the Basel main rail station (Bahnhof Basel SBB) in 15 minutes (the bus stops several times before reaching the main entrance of the railway station, which is the last stop).

At the Basel main rail station, you can take buses to the different locations used for the iHEA World Congress.


 From Zurich Airport  (map)

After going through passport control and gathering your luggage, you must exit to the main terminal, and simply cross the street from the Zurich Airport and head to the Airport Center.

The train station is on the level below the “Street Level”, where you will find ticket windows with staff that speak English, who will happily assist you. You also will find ticket machines that can be operated in different languages, which have assistants available to answer any questions. 

Once you get your train ticket, you will need to go one more level down, to the platforms.

See a short video on how to get to Basel from Zurich Airport here.

Once in the Basel main rail station (Bahnhof Basel SBB), you can take buses to the different locations used for the iHEA World Congress.


                                        At the train station in Basel, Basel Tourism's mobile tourist information team (Flying Concierges), will be welcoming delegates from Friday until Sunday, in front of the train station.

They are wearing a blue eye-catching uniform and are happy to assist with any questions. 


For transfer from Basel airport or Basel Train Station to the hotel:

Some hotels annotate reservation confirmations that is valid for travel upon arrival at the airport.

Please check your accommodation booking confirmation to use the public transportation to your hotel at no cost. 



Basel is an important transport hub and, with its three mainline train stations, offers excellent connections to all Swiss cities and major European cities. All conveniently located in the heart of the city of Basel:


Basel's railway stations enjoy frequent domestic and international services. Trains from France arrive at the French Railway Station (SNCF), which is right next to the Swiss (SBB) station.

Guests travelling from Germany can choose to get off at either Basel SBB or at the German station (Badischer Bahnhof) near the exhibition center.

* If you are going to Basel by train, book your ticket to the airport as this will include the price of the bus journey.



Basel is also easily accessible by car, as the city lies between the European North-South and East-West motorway junctions. Basel’s hotels and its car parks offer plenty of parking.

Please, note that a vignette (toll road sticker) is required to use the Swiss motorway network. You can purchase it for CHF 40 at all customs offices, post offices, petrol stations, garages, road traffic offices and from Basel Tourism. 

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