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Getting There & Away

Basel is well served by road, rail and air.

The A35 freeway comes down from Strasbourg and passes by EuroAirport; the A3 heads east towards Zürich, while the A2 travels south towards Bern and Lucerne.

Basel has two main train stations: the main Swiss/French train station, SBB Bahnhof, to the south; and the German train station, Basel Bad Bahnhof, to the north.

Frequent direct trains run from SBB Bahnhof to Zürich (Sfr34, 55 minutes to 1¼ hours) and Bern (Sfr41, 55 minutes). Service to Geneva (Sfr76, 2¾ hours) requires a change of train in Bern, Biel/Bienne or Olten.

There's also a direct TGV service to Paris' Gare de Lyon (Sfr171, three hours) every other hour. Discounted tickets on this route start at Sfr78.

EuroAirport serves Basel (as well as Mulhouse, France and Freiburg, Germany). Located 5km north of the city, in France, it offers flights to numerous European cities on a variety of low-cost carriers.