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Basel Airport

EuroAirport Basel–Mulhouse–Freiburg (BSL)


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 the airline and destination the passenger is using, and customs are arranged in a similar way.


The airport is located nearly four miles (6km) northwest of Basel, Switzerland.

Getting to the city

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


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

Car rental

Avis, Europcar and Sixt are among the car rental companies operating 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 €50, Freiburg €125, and Basel CHF 50. Fares will be higher at night.


The terminal contains an information desk, restaurants and cafes, duty-free shopping, currency exchange facilities, a comprehensive business centre and ATMs.


There is plenty of short and long-term parking available, but prices vary between the French and Swiss sides.



Unlimited free WiFi is available in the airport.

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