Connected to the world
Basel is a central traffic junction, connecting northern and central Europe with the south. The position right at the heart of Europe is central for Basel’s economic development: All international corporations depend on excellent connections to the rest of the world. The city continues its investments into improving the transport network.
The EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg, which is only a few kilometres from the city limits, offers direct flights to most European cities, and connects to intercontinental flights from Zurich, Frankfurt, Paris or other larger European gateways. www.euroairport.com
Rail and Ship
Basels Swiss Rhine harbours combine to create one of the most important inland harbours in Europe. At the same time, Basel is at the crossroads of the main train lines connecting the French, German and Swiss rail systems. Frequent intercity trains and regional suburban trains all connect here. www.sbb.ch
Road Traffic and Public Transport
Basel is also an important junction in the European motorway system, connecting the French, German and Swiss road systems. As the gateway to the northern part of the European Union, Basel provides the infrastructure needed to forward commercial goods to their final destinations. And last, but not least, the successful Basler Verkehrsbetriebe (Basel public transport systems) make a major contribution to the city and local transport infrastructure, and serve as a model for many other cities.