We aim to host a climate neutral conference. Therefore, we strongly recommend to travel to Basel by public transport.
For visitors from Europe: www.ecopassenger.com helps you to find the most ecological route option for your journey to Basel.
Basel public transport and Mobility Ticket
Basel has an excellent public transport system. More information about the public transport system (time tables, network, route finder, fares) in Basel can be found at www.bvb.ch. Lines are typically running every 7-8 minutes. In trams and buses, stations are well shown and announced.
On the day of arrival, the reservation confirmation from your hotel guarantees a free transfer by public transport from the train station or the EuroAirport in Basel to your hotel.
You will receive a Mobility Ticket when checking in as a guest in a hotel in Basel. The Mobility Ticket entitles you to free travel on the public transport system during your stay in Basel.
If you have not booked a hotel and you are arriving at Zurich airport, you can buy a City Ticket at the train station of Zurich airport. This ticket includes the train journey from the Zurich airport to Basel and unlimited travel with the public transport system in Basel for one day. Further information can be found at www.sbb.ch.
Arriving by train
Basel can be reached from many European cities within a few hours. Train rides from Zurich, Bern and Freiburg im Breisgau (Germany) to Basel take 1 hour. Paris is 3 hours away, from Munich and Milano you can reach Basel in 5 hours and Berlin and Amsterdam are about 7 hours away.
Basel has three train stations: Basel SBB (Swiss Railway Station), Basel SNCF (French Railway Station) which are located in the same building and Basel Badischer Bahnhof (DB German Railway Station).
Basel SBB train station
Most trains from Switzerland and France are arriving at Basel SBB or Basel SNCF train station. Take tram line 2 at the main exit and exit at “Messeplatz” (about 10 minutes) to attain the Congress Center.
Basel Badischer Bahnhof (DB) train station
All DB trains via Germany are arriving at the Basel Badischer Bahnhof train station. This train station is in walking distance to the Congress Center (about 10 minutes walk). You can also take tram 2 or 6 and exit at “Messeplatz” (about 5 minutes). Tram 2 connects the two train stations (10 minutes ride).
For further information on the Swiss railway go to www.sbb.ch
Special offer for German Railway
In cooperation with MCH Messe Schweiz (Basel) AG and Deutsche Bahn you travel safely and conveniently to all congresses and fairs of MCH Messe Schweiz (Basel) AG in 2013!
Please note that these special rail tickets are only available 90 days before the conference.
Arriving by plane
Basel can be reached from most major European cities either directly (BSL) or via Zurich (ZRH) airport.
Zurich Airport (ZRH)
Traveling from Zurich airport to Basel SBB train station takes about 90 minutes by train (one-way ticket without concession card CHF 40.00) on. Trains to Basel are leaving from Zurich airport every up to four times per hour (either direct or via Zurich main station). Train schedules are displayed at the luggage belts. Please note that travelling by taxi from Zurich airport to Basel is very expensive and not faster.
Basel EuroAirport (BSL / MLH)
This airport is the most convenient airport for this conference. When arriving at Basel airport, take the exit to "Switzerland" (not “France”). The Congress Center can be reached from Basel EuroAirport in <30 minutes by public transport (free if you have a Hotel reservation, else CHF 5.00). Take bus 50 – running every 10 minutes – to the Swiss railway station (SBB) (<15min), change to tram line 2 and exit at "Messeplatz" (about 15 minutes). For inner-city Hotels and Messeplatz as well: you may change at BRAUSEBAD and take Tram 6. Taxis to the city cost at least CHF 40.
No need for a car
Basel has an excellent public transport system and there is no need for a car. Parking in Basel is expensive and there are no free parking spots in the proximity of the Congress Center.