Getting There & Away
Northwestern Switzerland is well serviced by road, rail and air.
The A35 motorway links Basel with Strasbourg in France, while the A3 heads east towards Zürich, and the A2 travels south towards Bern and Lucerne.
Basel is a major Swiss rail hub. All domestic and international services terminate at the main Basel SBB Bahnhof to the south, with direct services from Basel to Zürich and Bern, connecting to Geneva and the rest of Switzerland.
Direct high-speed international rail services run from Basel SBB to Frankfurt (ICE, 2¾ hours, from Sfr73), Berlin (ICE, 7¼ hours, from Sfr125) and Paris (TGV, three hours, from Sfr78).
A number of low-cost carriers fly from various European cities into the region's compact EuroAirport, located 5km north of Basel, in France.