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Flights to Basel

Basel, the vibrant city of culture.

Cuisine, Culture, Nature, Night life

Basel, has its own identity thanks to its location next to France and Germany. Famous for being the cultural capital of the country, nestled next to the River Rhine and the 3rd largest city in Switzerland.

Feature / Location

The cultural capital of the country / Famous for its museums.

Currency

Euro / Euro (€)

Weather

Best time to visit is June - September. Summers are warm and whilst winters are cold.

Time Zone

CET Time zone / GMT +1

Airports

One Airport located in Basel / Airport Code BSL

Activities

The Glacier Express, Day trip to Zurich

A city well known for its people and vibrant cultural scene especially for its art and theatres. In fact the Basel's residents are so crazy about art that they voted to buy two Picasso paintings in 1967 for the city's Fine arts museum. The painter himself was so touched by the residents that he gifted three paintings and a study to the Town!

What Is Basel Best Known For?

Basel is best known for the chemical and pharmaceutical companies Hormann-La Roche and Novartis that are based in the city. Art and Theatre can be found everywhere in the city as you stroll around with art galleries, museums, opera houses and theatres.

  • Cuisine
  • Culture
  • Nature
  • Night life

Cuisine

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Basel Leckerli

A small hard gingerbread style biscuit is well known in Basel for its incredible flavor. Seasoned with spices like cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg and with delicious flavors such as honey, candied citrus, almonds or hazelnuts and a cherry liqueur. These biscuits are year-round but, especially popular during Christmas.

Basler Mehlsuppem

Traditionally served during the Carnival Fasnacht which starts on the Monday after Ash Wednesday and lasts three days and essentially shuts down the city except for anything food and beverage! Basler Mehlsuppem translated to flour soup is a simple hearty broth topped with grated cheese. Its colour comes from toasting flour with butter. During the three-day festival both locals and visitors alike consume the soup by the gallons.

Cuisine

Switzerland's cuisine is influenced by Germany, France and North Italy. Basel specifically has their own well-known dishes.

Culture

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Basel Munster

The main landmark of the city built on a hill overlooking the Rhine River. Red sandstone walls and colourful roof tiles make for an impressive sight. Once a catholic cathedral it's now a reformed protestant church. The original cathedral was destroyed by an earthquake in 1356 and rebuilt in 1363 styled on the original design but adding gothic features. No visit to Basel is complete without seeing the Basel Munster.

Basel Paper Mill Museum

A fascinating museum and workshop of paper and books. The museum boasts the fact it's one of the few in Europe that preserves the historic techniques in a traditional museum. Set over 4 floors in a medieval design with a mixture of exhibitions and interactive workshops. Craft your own paper, write using a traditional quill or create your own marble paper. Such an interesting afternoon out one not to be missed.

The Kunstmuseum

The most well known and loved museum in the city. Housing the biggest collection of public art in Switzerland. The art on display dates back to the 15th century to the present day. Home to many famous artists throughout history including Picasso making the museum well known internationally it's no wonder that it's been listed as a Heritage site of national significance.

Nature

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Basel Zoo

Locally known as Zolli is the largest and oldest zoo and most popular attraction in Switzerland with over 1.8 million visitors a year. Home to 6,894 animals from all over the world, 5000 of them in the aquarium with 645 species. The Zoo is the heart of the city where both local and foreign visitors spend time all throughout the year.

Canton of Jura:

A short 1-hour train journey from Basel is a must for those who love to hike. The area is full of forests, barren rock faces, serene lakes, and much more. There are many trails and routes to follow. Don’t miss out on seeing the Reclere caves with one of the largest stalagmites in Switzerland the Dom. The area offers nature lovers some incredible views and a breath of fresh air!

Night life

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Nightlife

Basel offers various different options for nightlife. From Sophisticated cocktail bars, traditional swiss bars, nightclubs, rock bars and Jazz bars. There are also plenty of Live music venues where you can enjoy an electric atmosphere or dine out one of the great restaurants that are dotted around the city. Some of the most talked about and popular bars in Basel are Bar Les Trois Rois, Sandoase, Hinz Und Kunz Bar, Club 59 and Baltazar Bar.

In Basel there are 3 restaurants, honoured with 3 Michelin stars, offering delicious food for dinner. It is not only the tasty food, but also the marvellous ambiance and the other guests, that makes dinner here an unforgettable event. Be sure to enjoy a few nights out during your visit to mix with the locals and soak up the Basel atmosphere.

Weather in Basel

Basel has a Central European continental climate with average temperatures of 10.3°C in spring, 18.8°C in summer, 10.5°C in autumn and 2.4°C in winter. The summer months run from Jun-Sep and Winters Dec-Feb when the weather is particularly cold. Snow is common in the winter however; it rarely settles for long periods of time. To make the most out of your holiday and enjoy the majority of activities Basel has to offer the best time to visit is between May and October.

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  • Sep 24, Fri 22 Clear Sky
  • Sep 25, Sat 24 Overcast Clouds
  • Sep 26, Sun 20 Light Rain
  • Sep 27, Mon 14 Overcast Clouds

Cities with direct flights to Basel

Corendon Airlines connects you from Basel to Greece, Egypt and Turkey.

Basel flights offered by Corendon Airlines are both economical as well as comfortable. Basel flights are competitively priced throughout the summer season on the Corendon Airlines Website and Mobile app. You can travel Direct to Basel from Greece (Rhodes, Crete, Corfu & Kos), Egypt (Hurghada) and Turkey (Antalya, Izmir, Kayseri, Bodrum, Gaziantep) throughout the Summer season. Flights start from as early as February to some destinations.

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Cheap flight tickets to Basel

Corendon Airlines website or mobile app offer the opportunity to discover this beautiful city with cheap flight tickets to Basel. When you check Basel flight ticket deals on our website, you will notice that it is possible to book great deals even in the peak season and after reserving a cheap Basel flight ticket you can soon start to explore this beautiful city on the shores of the Rhine. Early bookings or being flexible with your travel dates will offer you the best chance at a cheap flight ticket to Basel.

Accommodation in Basel

The location of your stay is as important as the price that you pay. Cheap hotels in Basel can be found by booking your accommodation in advance. We recommend that you check Basel hotel and ticket deals in conjunction with one another to get the best value. If you are looking for a budget friendly holiday location, not far away from the centre, then we would recommend you stay in Altstadt, the old part of Basel. An accommodation option close to popular attractions, makes a more pleasurable and convenient stay. Accommodation in Basel offers many options such as a selection of luxury, historic hotels to hostels for backpackers and students. Whatever your budget you will find something that suits your needs.

Airport and Transportation

Basel Airport or called by its full name: EuroAirport Basel/Mulhouse/Freiburg, serves not only Basel but, also the city of Mulhouse and Freiburg im Breisgau. EuroAirport's special location, being within the country borders of France in the St. Louis district of the Elzas region. In 2000 the terminal building was expanded and renovated enabling the airport to process almost 8 million travellers approximately a year. EuroAirport Basel/Mulhouse/Freiburg BSL is one of the few airports in the world that is managed by two countries together. Public transportation from the airport is arranged according to the arrival and departure times of air traffic. Bus line 50 will take you to the Basel main train station in 17 minutes where you can travel to other cities in Switzerland, France or Germany alternatively you can take bus line 11 or a taxi to the nearby Saint Louis train Station in France. Once at the train station in Basel you can take a tram or walk to the city centre easily. Taxis are available outside of the airport terminal building that can take you to Basel City Centre if you would prefer this to public transport. Car hire companies are situated in the terminal building on level 2 in hall 4 at the Swiss sector and hall 1 at the French Sector. Due to the popularity of the airport which can serve three countries we highly recommend booking any car hire needs in advance.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Basel

Can I fly direct to Basel?

Yes, Corendon airlines has direct flights from Greece, Egypt and Turkey

Can I visit Zurich from Basel?

Yes, you can travel by train taking only 1 hr 7 minutes.

Can I buy cheap flight tickets from Turkey to Basel?

Yes, Corendon airlines offer competitive flight tickets to Antalya, Bodrum, Izmir, Kayseri and Gaziantep

If I travel to Basel Airport can I get to France?

Yes, there is a bus from Basel airport bus line 11 that takes you to Saint Louis train Station.

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