Basel train station: practical information

Everything you need to know on how to get to Basel train station: transport, car parks and luggage storage services.

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: (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 store it in storage lockers located in Basel train 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.