Basel, the Swiss capital of art and culture
|From Neuchatel (loc)||01:26||HK$340|
|From Baden Baden||01:28||HK$496|
|From Arth Goldau||01:41||HK$303|
|From Belfort-montbeliard Tgv||00:43||HK$110|
Getting around From Basel, you can travel to nearby cities and towns. Best price and travel duration below.
|To Neuchatel (loc)||01:32||HK$340|
|To Arth Goldau||01:40||HK$303|
|To Bad Krozingen||01:44||HK$120|
|To Baden Baden||01:54||HK$496|
|To Bad Sackingen||02:08||HK$110|
|To St Gallen||03:38||HK$386|
|To St Moritz||05:57||HK$634|
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.
Interactive Rail Map
Main cities in Switzerland
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- "Good Experience" Vishal s. 12/01/2014
We enjoyed the journey, anyhow train was late due to some unknown reason by 30 min but its ok.
- "DREAM TRAIN TRIP" Amar Sharma b. 23/12/2013
I REALLY CONSIDER THIS EXPERIENCE AS A DREAM TRIP BY TRAIN. FELT SO COMFORTABLE AND RELAX. MY KIDS ENJOYED IT VERY MUCH TOO AND EXCITED AND ASKING FOR WHEN OUR NEXT TRIP BY TGV LYRIA. THANK YOU TGV LYRIA FOR THIS WONDERFUL TRIP. I RECOMMEND TGV LYRIA TO THE WHOLE WORLD. THANKS AGAIN, AMAR
- "BASEL SBB - PARIS GARE LYON" Kathryn o. 14/12/2013
Not enough room for luggage, and compartment for luggage was difficult to manage for heavy luggage.
- "first class seats are better " . 29/10/2013
First class seats are better.. opt for that ! Online system is easy to use,pay, collect n off u go..
- "Average" . 21/10/2013
There was no place to put my bags in, there was no numbers on chairs, the train itself was comfortable and quite smooth
- "Eurail Travel in Switzerland" Robyn k. 20/10/2013
Train travel in Switzerland was fantastic, always on time and always clean. Felt very safe. We did travel from Basel to Paris by train and the toilets were very bad and the main Railway Station in Paris was really dirty but that may have just been a bad day. All the stations in Switzerland were very clan. Staff at Stations and on Trains exceptionally helpful and also all announcements were made in a number if languages so that helped since English was one of them. Can highly recommend travelling by Rail if you are holidaying in Switzerland.
- "Basel train to Milano " Jose Randy c. 17/10/2013
comfortable ride...i like the cafe inside the train...fairly priced and decent meal...also i appreciate the announcement for every stop.
- "Euro rail experience" . 15/10/2013
We were a group of four travelling from Venice to Basel in Switzerland. The train ride was exceptional. I would do this again not only for the beautiful landscapes but the service on these trains. You can see the countries by travelling on the train alone. Those beautiful countrysides in Switzerland was indeed a highlight for me. Definitely five star rating.
- "Good, convenient" . 14/10/2013
The train brought me directly to train station at Basel without problem. The train is quite comfortable.
- "Excellent trip on the train." Sudawadee m. 07/10/2013
The train inside were clean and comfortable. Services and most of the staffs were good. One thing that bothering us was our seats were on upstairs so we had to bring all large luggage up with us which so tired and no one helped.
- "To " Janet h. 03/10/2013
Yes I enjoyed the ride - it is very comfortable. As to value for money, I am not that certain.
- "Smooth and confortable" Panattha p. 22/09/2013
We got a first class with a good promotion. It's very good fo travel for long distant. Staffs are very nice.
- "Fraser" David f. 13/09/2013
Trip was smooth, convenient and without issue. Train left on time and service was excellent on the train.
- "Very good experience" Nawaf a. 03/09/2013
The trip was very good but to many stops
- "SPACE" Tejinder Singh b. 29/08/2013
Though the beds were very comfortable but the place was quiet cramped. We had two heavy luggages and no place to keep them as they could not be placed underneath the bed.