Basel station Practical information

Opened in 1854 and completely rebuilt in 1907, Basel train station is the city’s largest station, ahead of Basel’s Badischer Bahnhof. For journeys to France, Basel train station has an annex called Bâle SNCF, which is served by its own tracks and is separated by a customs barrier. We’ve prepared a list of everything you need to know before arriving at Basel train station, including information about access, parking, lockers, etc.

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🚋 Do you prefer to use public transport?

Basel’s extensive public transport network will help you get around the city. Download the station map with an overview of the transport options

💡 Our tip: To make it easier to get around, check the transport network both for the city and the region around Basel.

🚗 Did you come by car?

If you came by car: We recommend the Centralbahnparking (in German) car park.

Other car parks are available. More information can be found at: Parkleitsystem Basel (in German).

🚲 If you cycle: A stone’s throw from the station, cyclists can leave their bike in one of 650 free spaces; bikes can also be parked in a paid area not open to the public and protected from the elements, in partnership with 'Vélostation' (in French)

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Would you prefer to visit Basel without your luggage in tow?

 You can leave it in the lockers at Basel station. The cost depends on the size of the luggage and the duration of storage. Please see the SBB website for more information.

More information about the station


Centralbahnstrasse 22

4051 Basel

Phone:  +41 (0) 848 44 66 88 (SBB contact centre, open 24/7)

Opening hours:

Mon – Sun 6 am – 9 pm

Information is provided without guarantee. Check the opening hours for Basel station on the SBB site.