How to Get There

By Train 

Basel is an international rail hub: direct ICE, IC and EC daytime and nighttime connections from Germany, Austria, Italy France and the Benelux countries.

All three of Basel’s railway stations – SBB (Switzerland), SNCF (France) and DB (Badischer Bahnhof, Germany) – are within 5–10 minutes of Congress Center Basel.

If you prefer travelling by train you will find necessary information at (Swiss Federal Railways), (French Railways) and (German Railway).

By Plane

EuroAirport now serves over 75 destinations, with direct scheduled services as well as holiday flights. In addition, Star Alliance, One World and SkyTeam offer several daily services to and from EuroAirport connecting with intercontinental flights from the major European hubs: Frankfurt, Copenhagen, London, Munich, Paris, Vienna and Zurich.

On the airport's website you find flight information as well as transportations into the city center.

By Public Transport

Basel public transport (BVB) links up many areas and places. The dense Basel public transport network and the reliable timetable offer an ideal opportunity to explore Basel by means of the public transport service.

If you take tram no. 1 or 2, you can reach Congress Center Basel from the Swiss or French (SBB/SNCF) railway station in 10 minutes or from the German (DB) station (Badischer Bahnhof) in 5 minutes by tram no. 2 or 6.

Additional Information concerning public Transport can be found:

Mobility Ticket
Each guest staying in a hotel in Basel, receives a Mobility Ticket upon check-in. This allows free use of the public transportation system in the city of Basel and its environs (zones 10, 11, 13 and 15, incl. the way to and from the Airport). The ticket is valid for max. 30 days. On the day of arrival, the reservation confirmation from the hotel guarantees a free transfer by public transport from the train station or the EuroAirport. So please don't forget to print your hotel confirmation and to take it with you on the tram or bus! 

By Car

Basel is the point where the Swiss, French and German motorway networks meet. Messe Basel and the trade-fair grounds have their own motorway exit. The “Messe” exit from the A2 motorway leads directly to the fair and congress ground. There is a multi-storey car park with space for 1,300 vehicles at Exhibition Square. 

Please bear in mind that you have to buy the official highway toll label ("Vignette") before using any motorway in Switzerland (more information at