Getting There

Basel, a city known for its art museums and annual Fasnacht festivals, is easily accessible by airplane.

By Airplane

The nearest international airport is in Zurich. From there, you can book a train ticket to Basel. You can find flights to Basel from various locations around the world. For instance, flights from Boston to Basel take approximately 11 hours and 31 minutes. Prices and availability are subject to change, so it’s recommended to check for the latest information2.

What to See

Basel is a vibrant city with a rich cultural scene. Here are some must-visit attractions:

Kunstmuseum Basel

Switzerland’s largest and richest assortment of art is yours to enjoy at this superlative museum.


Basel’s old town has an uncommon array of Swiss national heritage sites. It’s a great place to wander around and just get lost in the narrow alleyways and stumble across hidden squares.

Fondation Beyeler

This art gallery is one of the popular attractions in Basel.

Vitra Design Museum

This museum showcases the playful, mischievous and downright wacky artistic concoctions.

Tickets and Passes

When it comes to public transportation, Basel offers the BaselCard. Throughout your entire stay (maximum of 30 days), the BaselCard entitles you to ride on all public transport in Basel – including your initial journey to your hotel.

For those planning to travel extensively in Switzerland, the Swiss Travel Pass is a great option. It gives you unlimited travel by train, bus and boat, as well as many other advantages.

Whether you’re a winter sports enthusiast, a summer adventurer, or a culture and cuisine lover, Basel has something for everyone.