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Basel Airport

EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg (BSL)

Overview

Located on the border of Switzerland, France and Germany, EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg has a rather complicated identity. Identified using three different airport codes (BSL, MLH and EAP), the airport is run jointly by France and Switzerland, and passengers from all three countries can directly access the airport without passing through border control.

Inside, the airport is divided into Swiss and French sides depending on which airline and destination the passenger is using, and customs are arranged in a similar way.

EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg is located 3.7 miles (6km) northwest of Basel, Switzerland, and 14 miles (22km) southeast of Mulhouse France; the nearest town in Germany is Freiburg, 43 miles (70km) to the north.

Location

St Louis, France

Getting to the city

There is regular bus service from the airport to a number of local towns, including Basel, Strasbourg, Saint Louis, Mulhouse, Colmar and Freiburg. There is no direct rail service to the airport, but there are train stations in Basel.

Time

GMT +1 (GMT +2 from last Sunday in March to last Sunday in October).

Contacts

+33 03 8990 3111

Car rental

Hertz, Avis, Europcar, National, and Sixt operate car hire facilities at Basel Airport.

Airport Taxis

There are taxis available on both the Swiss and French sides of the airport. The average fares to nearby towns are as follows: Mulhouse €45 day/€60 night, Freiburg €110, Basel CHF40.

Facilities

The terminal contains an information desk, restaurants and cafes, duty-free shopping, currency exchange and ATMs, and wireless and ADSL internet available for a fee.

Parking

There is plenty of parking available, however charges vary between the French and Swiss sides. Short-term parking (less than two hours) is €0.60-0.80 for every 10 minutes, and hourly parking is €3.70 on the French side and €5.70 on the Swiss side. Long-term parking is €30 for four days on the French side, and €48 for four days on the Swiss side. Airport restaurants may validate for free parking.

Departure Tax

None

Website

www.euroairport.com

Airlines

Flights to EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg are available via Aegean Airways, Air Berlin, Air France, Austrian Airlines, bmi, British Airways, easyJet, KLM, Lufthansa, Pegasus Airlines, TUIfly, Tunisair, Turkish Airlines, Twin Jet and XL Airways.

Internet

There are wifi hotspots throughout the airport, payable by credit card or with prepaid vouchers available from Relay outlets.

Business Lounges

Internet and telephones are readily available, as well as a copying services in the French section.


Basel Airport Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.