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Basel by train - City guide & train tickets

What is the name of the main station in Basel? 
"Bern SBB" is the name of the central station and main station. Another important station is Basel Bad, located at the border of Switzerland and Germany. Sometimes it's cheaper to buy tickets to Basel Bad instead of Basel SBB and buy the tickets from Basel Bad to Basel SBB separately.  

Can you walk from the station to the (old) city centre? 
Yes, the station is located near the city centre. Walking to the Rhine takes app. 15-20 minutes.  

Which hotels do you recommend near the station?  
Check our list of recommend hotels near the station. 

Which trains run to Basel? 

Are there direct trains to major cities nearby? 
Yes, to a lot of cities. Among others Zurich, Bern, Geneve, ParisMilan, Frankfurt, Amsterdam.

Do you offer all train tickets to Basel? 
Yes, we offer all train tickets - always the best price, no booking fees and e-tickets! 

About Basel  
Basel is located at the border of Germany and Switzerland. Beautiful "Altstadt" with cobbled streets. Stroll along the Rhine, cross one of the romantic bridges - easy to spend one day wandering around! 

 

Basel SBB - Info

Main Railway Station Basel

Bahnhof Basel SBB/SNCF is the name of the main station of Basel.

Basel SSB is one of the two major train stations in Basel, and is an important interchange and transport hub in Europe. The main train station of Basel is operated by Swiss Federal Railways SBB. Many of the SBB trains with destinations within Switzerland and Italy arrive and depart from Basel SBB. Basel's railway stations enjoy frequent domestic and international services. Trains from France arrive at the French part of the railway station, which is right next to the Swiss (SBB) station, but This part is separated from the rest of the station by a customs post.

Facilities

  • Wifi: yes, hotspot 
  • Lockers: yes
  • Restaurants: yes
  • Parking: yes, paid

To the city centre 

  • Walking: 5-10 minutes
  • Bike: -
  • Subway: no
  • Bus: yes, multiple buses
  • Tram: yes
  • Taxi: yes

Finding your platform:

  • On each platform and in the departure hall there are screens on which the departing trains are listed.

Finding your carriage: 

  • If you have a reserved seat, you can find the right spot on the platform where the carriage stops, by looking at the board of train compositions that can be found on any platform. 

SBB 'My Station' app:

  • The Swiss Federal Railways have created an mobile app which helps you finding what you are looking for at their railway stations. Never miss a station special again with the “My station” app and benefit regularly from attractive special offers. Use the search function to find all the platforms, stops, shops and station services. The "My Station" app shows you the quickest way around the stations Basel SBB, Bern, Genève-Cornavin, Lucerne and Zurich main station.

Basel Badischer Bahnhof - Info

Second major Railway Station in Basel

Basel Badischer Bahnhof is the second major railway station in Basel.

Even though the station is located in Swiss city of Basel, it is operated by German railway company Deutsche Bahn. It is the only railway station operated by the German National Railway Network, which is not located in Germany. Trains from Hamburg, Berlin, Frankfurt and other German cities travel to and from Badischer Bahnhof station.

 

Facilities

  • Wifi: yes, hotspot 
  • Lockers: yes
  • Restaurants: yes
  • Parking: yes, paid

To the city centre 

  • Walking: 10 minutes
  • Bike: -
  • Subway: no
  • Bus: yes, multiple buses
  • Tram: yes
  • Taxi: yes

Finding your platform:

  • On each platform and in the departure hall there are screens on which the departing trains are listed.

Finding your carriage: 

  • If you have a reserved seat, you can find the right spot on the platform where the carriage stops, by looking at the board of train compositions that can be found on any platform. 

 

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