Basel, the Swiss capital of art and culture
|From Neuchatel (loc)||01:26||$60|
|From Baden Baden||01:28||$87|
|From Arth Goldau||01:41||$53|
|From Belfort-montbeliard Tgv||00:43||$19|
Getting around From Basel, you can travel to nearby cities and towns. Best price and travel duration below.
|To Neuchatel (loc)||01:32||$60|
|To Arth Goldau||01:40||$53|
|To Bad Krozingen||01:44||$21|
|To Baden Baden||01:54||$87|
|To Bad Sackingen||02:08||$19|
|To St Gallen||03:38||$68|
|To St Moritz||05:57||$111|
While you're there
Basel, the cultural capital of Switzerland
You have 4 days only? You want to visit more than one country? Basel is the name that should be on your list of towns to set camp. Perfect to visit France and Germany, from this city which is known as the Swiss capital of art and culture. There are about 40 museums, classical patrician houses and medieval churches side by side with modern buildings designed by major international architects such as Herzog & de Meuron or Renzo Piano. Top off your city tour at the Kunstmuseum Basel, known for its oldest public art collection of the world. Basel is the third most populous city of Siwtzerland.
Known as the cultural capital of Switzerland, Basel has plenty to do if you’re that way inclined. The Doll’s House Museum on Barfüsserplatz is a high spot, as is the Franz Mäder Galerie which focuses entirely on Switzerland’s contemporary art. Discover the best of Basel by walking around the pedestrian-friendly sloped and narrow streets. Quench your thirst with the cleanest and healthiest water in the world from the outdoor fountains; it flows directly from glaciers in the Alps.
The landmarks around the Basel region are Augusta Raurica, Switzerland’s largest archaeological open-air museum and the charming town of Rheinfelden, known as a health and wellness destination. With the excellent public transport connection, the internationally renowned Vitra Design Museum, in the German city of Weil am Rhein, can be reached in a question of minutes.
To take the toll to three countries, you got to head to the French town of Colmar and experience the country-town atmosphere of the most Alsatian town in Alsace! Take a barque to discover the lovely and authentic scenery of this town located between the Vosges and the Rhine River.
Did you know that a Swiss Pass allows you to take all public transportation in Switzerland, as much as you want. Even better, the Swiss Pass will get you discounts to visit museums or when taking mountain top excursions.
The Barfuesserplatz is one of the best places to eat in Basel. Foreign cuisine is popular here; try the French L’Escargot near the Basel SBB train station and the Japanese Sakura restaurant inside the building.
The medley of sophisticated shops in Basel is sure to keep you occupied. Flit between established designers, up and coming fashions and high street favourites along the discerning streets. Seize the opportunity to buy a Swiss Rolex or Victorinox knife in Freie Strasse.
Stadt-Casino, Barfusserplatz Steinenberg, 14 CH 4010 Basel
Tel: +41 (0)6 12 68 68 68
The city’s tourist office has a helpful personnel, insider information and tips as well as handy maps and brochures. The city’s tourist office also arranges tours and excursions and is a focal point for local accommodation.
Trains are a convenient way of reaching many towns and cities throughout Europe. The majority of cities in Europe have a minimum of one train station, while larger, more populated cities have two or more stations. Train stations, in general, are located in the heart of the city. Review the map below to get an idea of where the train station(s) in Basel can be found.
Basel railway station(s)
Basel Bad Bf Train Station
Address: Schwarzwaldallee 200 CH-4016 BaselOpening hours: Monday to Friday: 6:30am to 8:30pm
Saturday and Sunday: 9am to 5pm Trains operating in and from this station:
High speed trains (ICE), Regional trains
Facilities for disabled persons, Toilets and Phone cabins.
Basel SBB Train Station
Address: Centralbahnplatz 4002 BaselOpening hours: Monday to Friday: 8am to 7pm
Saturday: 8am to 6pm
Sunday: 10am to 6pm Trains operating in and from this station:
High speed trains, Regional trains
Tourist Information Point, Facilities for disabled persons, Lost and found, Bank & Currency exchange, Toilets, Luggage storage, Bicycle rental, Wi-Fi Internet and Phone cabins.
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Main cities in Switzerland
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- "Good trip with no problems." Jonathan m. 03/11/2015
The price was acceptable. The seat was comfortable. The baggage area was almost filled and the train was booked a little over half capacity. The train operators were polite. The windows were a little dirty, needed wiping. Announcements in English was appreciated. Good overall trip.
- "Great way to travel" James j. 30/10/2015
Efficient, comfortable, fast. More comfortable than airline trip to Europe. Good service, good value for the Money
- "Railing to Pairs" . 13/10/2015
I've travel on nicer TGV's , but it did the trick after a little confuse about getting to the right location to load. We got to the train station 1 1/2 early. Found out they post platform location 45 min. before train time. also seat numbers are located on the arm rest. It was a very good and convenience was great - the ride was on time 3 hours 5 min. would do it again.
- "Paris to Nice" Naresh Babu k. 01/10/2015
Good connectivity. Comfortable journey
- "Nice" Aseem g. 30/09/2015
It was nice experience
- "Comfortable" Alan l. 28/08/2015
Train was clean and comfortable
- "Dream Trip" Siraj a. 19/08/2015
First of all let me thank and my congratulaion to Euro rail management for providing very comfortable trip to my family .It was nice experience. My hates off to your punctuality and cleanliness .
- "Online ticket" Nabila Huda a. 30/07/2015
Hello! A great experience i had overall but an online ticket might be made available instead of ticket that need to be send to customer with charges. Thank you!
- "Good service" Ngoc Nam v. 21/07/2015
I was transit in Basel SBB for TGV train lead to Paris, It was my good choice to enjoyed the train from Luzern to Basel.
- "Europe Vacation" Kurt b. 19/07/2015
We used the railway from Frankfurt to Basel and then from Basel to Paris. What an excellent and stress-free to move in and around Europe. Highly recommend this way to travel.
- "No meal?" Danielle n. 18/07/2015
I was supposed to be offered a meal in first class, but it didn't materialize. The ride was fine, and the price was good (I bought in advance)
- "Excellent experience!" Sanghamitra g. 02/07/2015
Our travel on TGV Lyria from Basel to Paris was s beautiful experience. It's fast, and with its wide seats, an extremely comfortable way to travel.
- "swiss is best" Sparsh g. 23/06/2015
swiss trains are best in all respect and convenience and comfort. But they are expensive too.
- "Paris-Basel TGV Lyria 13Jun15" Manoj a. 23/06/2015
Was a great experience.
- "A comfortable trip" Monomit n. 21/06/2015
Recently travelled by TGV Lyria from Paris to Basel and the trip was very comfortable and convenient. It was bit expensive though but I wouldnt mind doing it again :) maybe the fares could be revised a little bit to make the customers more happy