Basel train 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.

Getting to Basel train station by public transportation

Discover Basel's public transportation network: 

  • Tram: lines 1, 2, 8, 10, 11 and 16
  • RER: lines S1, S3 and S6
  • Bus: lines 30 and 50
  • RegioExpress and international lines

To make your journey easier, consult the networks for the city of Basel and the region of Basel.

Parking close to Basel train station

Are you arriving by car? We recommend the Centralbahnparking. Book via +41 (0)61 270 96 96. Paying. The parking of two-wheelers is permitted. Open 7 days a week, 24 hours a day.
Other car parks are provided on site: www.parkleitsystem-basel.ch (in German).
Are you arriving by bike? At a stone's throw away from the platforms, 650 bikes can be parked awaiting their owners undercover and away from the elements.

Booking a taxi

With Rail taxi, your taxi waits for you upon your arrival in Switzerland. To book this service, simply call the freephone number*: +41 (0)800 44 22 66 (24 hours a day).

Basel train station luggage storage services

Need to drop off your luggage? You can use the luggage storage service at Basel train station, which are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 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

Address: Bahnhof Basel SBB Centralbahnstrasse
4056 Basel


Telephone: +41 (0)900 300 300


Opening times: Monday to Friday until 21:00 minimum; Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays until 20:00 minimum.

To travel under the best possible conditions, please board your TGV Lyria no later than 2 minutes before the departure time indicated on your ticket. After this time, access to the train is no longer guaranteed.