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Nearest Distances

Airport Codes:


Distances from BSL to:

Lucerne 105 km
Interlaken 157 km
Lugano 271 km

Nearest Major Airports:

Zurich Kloten Airport 97 km
Bern-Belp Airport 117 km
Geneva International Airport 256 km

Car Hire Basel

Basel Airport Guide

Take a walk around the cobbled streets of the old town and see the Romanesque Cathedral and the Renaissance Town Hall at the Marktplatz. There are museums galore with everything from doll’s houses to contemporary art. Stroll along the promenade along-side the River Rhine and then head to Claraplatz and have a snack at one of the coffee shops there. Look out for statues of the Basilisk, a mythical dragon that protects the city. Explore the area further with you car hire Basel and visit the Black Forest and Alsace wine region.

Basel Airport Directions

From the city, it is a 15 minute drive using the A35 and A3.

Basel Airport Parking

In the French sector, short stay parking is available at F1,F2 and F3. Car parks F5 and F6 are long stay and have 2990 spaces in total. In the Swiss sector, there is short stay parking at S1,S2 and S5 and long stay parking at S3 and S4 with 1625 spaces.

Basel Airport Flight Information

There are flights available from all over Europe and North Africa, mostly operated by charter or budget airlines, although there are some scheduled services. There are 5,000 departures a week to 60 airports.

Hotels Near Basel Airport

The Airport Hotel Basel and the Ibis Mulhouse Bale Aeroport are located very close to the airport. If you don’t have car hire Basel Airport, both hotels offer a shuttle bus service.

Basel Time Zone

Basel is one hour ahead of Greenwich Meantime and in the Central European Time Zone (GMT+1).

Basel Info

The airport is divided into 2 sectors depending on where you are travelling from and to, but the facilities are combined. There are ATMs and currency exchange desks in the terminal for those extra Euros and internet corners and Wi-Fi access. There is a small selection of shops where you can buy gifts and duty free items or just a newspaper. If you get hungry, you can choose form 10 outlets with everything from fine dining to coffee shops and grab and go stations.

Basel Airport Trivia:

  • EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg is the airport’s official name.
  • It is based in France but operated jointly by France and Switzerland.
  • It is located to serve Basel (6 km), Mulhouse, France (22 km) and Freiburg, Germany (70 km).
  • The airport is split into two sectors, the French and the Swiss.
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