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Airport of arrival: Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg Airport
Flight time from Istanbul to Basel: 2 hour 37 minutes

Basel is the third most populous city of Switzerland and the city is located in the northwestern part of the country, where France and Germany also meet. Basel attracts a growing number of tourists thanks to its unique historical attractions and cultural atmosphere. Pegasus Airlines schedules frequent flights to Basel and it is possible to find cheap flight tickets to Basel throughout the year.

Pegasus Airlines offers amazing direct flight deals to Basel departing from İstanbul Sabiha Gökçen Airport. It is also possible for you to enjoy Pegasus’ advanced flight network to find connecting flights to Basel through İstanbul Sabiha Gökçen Airport departing from different cities across the globe.

After a delightful time in Basel, you can enjoy Pegasus Airlines’ direct flight offer back to İstanbul Sabiha Gökçen Airport or other connecting flights to various destinations of the world through İstanbul.

About the Airport

Pegasus Airlines offers amazing flight deals to Basel arriving at the Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg Airport. Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg Airport is located 8 kilometers away from the city center.

Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg Airport

Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg Airport (BSL) is one of the few airports operated by two countries, Switzerland and France. While the airport is located within the France border, it is actually very close to Basel. Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg Airport is one of the busiest airports in Central Europe with almost up to 9 million passengers per year.

Transportation from Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg Airport to City Center

Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg Airport is not directly linked to a railway system and you can get to the city center from Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg Airport with direct buses, taxis, and car.

Direct bus line 50 connects the airport to Basel city center. The trip approximately takes 20 minutes and costs 2.30 CHF. You can click here to check its timetables and routes.  The site is available in German, French and English.

There are also many taxis available in Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg Airport 24/7. The trip to Basel city center approximately costs 50 CHF. 

You can also enjoy the city with a rental car. Pegasus Airlines car rental service has great offers for you in here.

Public Transport

You can use public buses, trams, train and taxis to get around in Basel.

Basel has an extensive, reliable and convenient public transport network that covers every part of the city. You can click here to check their timetables and routes. The site is available in German, French and English.

In order to use public transport, you need to buy tickets from ticket machines, kiosks, railway stations and ticket counters beforehand. You can click here to learn more about public transport fare system.

You can also use taxis to get around in Basel. They cost 3.80 CHF per kilometer with an initial fee of 6.50 CHF.

Basel is one of the most popular destinations of Central Europe and the city offers a variety of accommodation options to its visitors. If it is your first time in Basel, you should stay in hotels around “Altstadt Grossbasel” since you will be walking distance away from many of Basel’s historic landmarks. If you want to enjoy the spectacular sceneries of Rhine River and Basel’s vibrant nightlife scene, you can stay in hotels around “Altstadt Kleinbasel”.

Pegasus Airlines would love to help you organize your trip to Basel and you can book a hotel easily through Pegasus Airlines website.

Basel is known for its unique pastry products and is a spectacular city to eat with many authentic recipes that have French and German influences. In Basel, you can try delicious “Schlumbergerli”, “Mehlsuppe” and “Hefegugelhopf”.

If you would like to know more about the amazing Basel cuisine, you should have a look at our Basel Travel Guide.

We have listed some side notes about Basel for you right below.

About Visa

Switzerland does not mandate a visa from citizens of Schengen area countries but most of other the nationalities are subject to various visa requirements. You can click here to know more about Switzerland visa process.

Neighboring Cities

In addition to what Basel has to offer, you can travel these closely located cities to keep on discovering.

  • Zürich (87 km)
  • Biel/Bienne (90 km)
  • Bern (102 km)
  • Geneva (254 km)

Weather

Basel has a temperate oceanic climate with a high chance of rain throughout the year. Its winters are cold and snowy while summers are mild and rainy. It is recommended for you to enjoy Basel during early autumn since the weather is more welcoming temperature-wise with a lesser chance to rain.

Essential Numbers

  • Country Code: +41
  • City Code: 61
  • Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg Airport Number: +33 3 89 90 31 11
  • Emergency: 112

Basel is a magical and colorful city with plenty of long-standing historical landmarks all around. Historical landmarks of the city are very much well-preserved and they create a unique composition with Basel’s modern infrastructure. Basel is also known for its top-notch art museums.

Basel Minster was built in the late 11th century and is one of the most visited landmarks of Basel. Basel Minster is a great monument to discover with its striking and detailed interiors. “Kunstmuseum Basel” is the most significant public art museum of Basel that mostly exhibits the spectacular works of classic and contemporary Swiss artists.

Augusta Raurica is the largest Roman ruins of the country with a well-preserved antique theatre. Augusta Raurica is located 17 km east from Basel and there is an interesting Roman museum at the entrance of the ruins that will worth your time.

You can visit our comprehensive Basel Travel Guide to learn more about Basel and its must-see attractions.

FAQ

How to find cheap Basel flight ticket?

There are a couple of things you can do to find the cheapest flight ticket to Basel. First, it is always good to book your flight ticket in advance, ideally two or three months prior to your journey. Secondly, flight tickets during weekdays are almost always cheaper than the ones scheduled on weekends. You should keep an eye on amazing seasonal campaigns offered by Pegasus Airlines to find the cheapest direct or connecting flight to Basel.

Why I should visit Basel?

Basel is an amazing city to discover with its colorful atmosphere, remarkable historic landmarks and unique cultural heritage.

What is the ideal time to visit Basel?

Although you can enjoy Basel year-long, winters can be too cold to discover the city. During autumn Basel becomes a picturesque city and travellers usually visit Basel during it. 

How long should I stay in Basel?

Three to four days in Basel would be enough for you to discover and enjoy Basel thoroughly.

Is there a travel card for tourists in Basel?

Basel offers a wide range of tourist travel cards to its visitors with varying durations, perks and prices. You can click here to know more about travel cards in Basel.

Is Basel safe?

Basel is one of the safest travel destinations of Europe as it is with other Swiss cities but it is recommended for you to stay cautious to avoid petty crimes in crowded tourism attractions.

Is Basel expensive?

Basel is one of the most expensive destinations in Europe with higher costs of accommodation, transport and dining in comparison to other popular European destinations.

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