Basel Mulhouse Freiburg Airport

The EuroAirport Basel Mulhouse Freiburg (BSL) is the primary aviation facility for the city of Basel, and is operated by both France and Switzerland. Located within France, this airport is still conveniently within 8km of the Swiss city of Basel, 25km to the French city of Mulhouse, and 70km to the German city of Freiburg, making it a key hub for all three cities in the region. Welcoming around seven million passengers each year, this airport has been operating since 1946, and has seen numerous renovations and construction projects keeping it toe-to-toe with any modern airports within Europe.

You’ll find there are excellent facilities here, with lots of ATMs scattered through the terminals, as well as foreign exchange counters that can provide you with the local currencies, or change over any cash you have from other international destinations. There is also free WiFi throughout the airport, as well as several stationary internet kiosks that you can utilise if you do not have a mobile device.

If you’re seeking refreshment, you can find it in the main restaurant, or food court, both located on Level 5. There are also a host of snack counters for a quick pick-me-up bite, or bars where you can have a relaxing drink. As for shopping, you will find several duty-free outlets, as well as a newsagency, and a couple of convenience stores.

There are information desks, and hotel help desks where you can sort out your accommodation if you haven’t organised any in advance.

There are many airlines that fly to Basel, and from Australia, the major carriers are Emirates, Lufthansa, Turkish Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Singapore Airlines, KLM, Qatar Airways, ANA, Austrian Airlines, Thai Airways, China Eastern, Air France, British Airways, and Qantas.

Travel Information

·         There are well-respected car rental agencies operating out of this airport, and you can find them stationed on the second floor. You can also secure a car before you arrive, with Skyscanner’s search tool. To get to Basel in the south, or Mulhouse in the north, you have to take the A35 highway. This will take you 15 minutes to get to the former city, and around 25 minutes to get to the latter. For Freiburg, you will bypass Mulhouse on the A35, and then take the A5, expect this drive to take around an hour.

·         Buses will link you to any of these three cities. For Basel, this will involve a 20 minute journey on Route 50, that should cost you less than 5CHF ($6.50). For Mulhouse, there is a Metrocar service that will take 10 minutes to connect you to the St. Louis train station – and from here, you can take trains to Mulhouse central. A journey to Freiburg will take an hour, and a typical fare should come to around 25-30EUR ($18-21). If you’d prefer to just be met at the airport with pre-arranged transport, book a private airport transfer in advance.

·         Hailing a taxi, and taking it to Basel is an expensive option, with the 15 minute journey coming to around 40CHF ($52). This price increases to about 50EUR ($70) for trips to Mulhouse, and can be upwards of 110EUR ($155) for Freiburg.


Please note that information is correct as of March 2017

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Basel Mulhouse Freiburg Airport

Flughafen Basel-Mulhouse,
Postfach 142,
CH - 4030 Basel,

Tel:+41 (0)61 3253111
Fax:+41 (0)61 3252577


Etablissement Public Franco-Suisse

 Location Details

Longitude:7° 31' 47'' E
Latitude:47° 35' 22'' N

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