Where to

stay in the

     best location



Why you can start the day in a more relaxed frame of mind. ...

How to assure yourself to choose the right hotel location

  • The location of the Hotel Schweizerhof Basel is marked with an red "balloon".
  • Go to the link route planner leading you to "google maps".
  • Let the system give you the connections between the hotel and your destinations.
  • Finally, you will assert that your hotel is excellently situated.

Please note if you are arriving by car:

With the exception of Google Maps (as at 27 June 2016) the standard online route planner services calculate the route to the Hotel Schweizerhof Basel incorrectly. If you are not using Google Maps, please follow the route described below under "CAR" or enter "Heumattstrasse" as the destination.

The best way to get to the Hotel Schweizerhof Basel


Coming from the north or west (Germany and France)

  1. After crossing the border follow the Basel-Süd/Bern/Luzern/Zürich signs
  2. After crossing the Rhine, follow the signs for Basel-Süd
  3. Take the right-hand lane: Exit (Ausfahrt) Basel-West/Bahnhof

Coming from the south (Italy, Gotthard, Zurich, Bern)

  1. On the A2 approaching Basel, use the left or middle lane
  2. Exit (Ausfahrt) Basel-City 

Common instructions from all directions

  1. Follow the "Bahnhof SBB" signs
  2. Get into the left-most lane as you pass the dark-red Post Office building
  3. Turn left >Bahnhof SBB, Centralbahn, Post >Hotel sign "Schweizerhof"
  4. Follow the "Schweizerhof" hotel sign (ignoring the vehicle prohibition)  
  5. Turn right into the first side street (Heumattstrasse)
  6. At the end of the Heumattstrasse, before the traffic lights, turn left into the hotel driveway

Why you will always find a free car parking space near your hotel room


Centralbahnparking at the reduced hotel flatrate

Park your car at the reduced hotel parking flatrate of CHF 23.- per 24 hours. You can always be sure of finding a parking space in the neighbouring Centralbahnparking. Just drive in directly:

  1. Take the right lane > follow "Langzeit parken / Hotel parken"
  2. Main driveway to level 2 (not Hotel Victoria) >obtain a ticket
  3. Park your car in a free space at level 2 or 3
  4. Take the parking ticket to the hotel
  5. Before departure, settle the reduced parking fee
  6. Your ticket will be encoded for exit, directly at the hotel

Just a minute to the best connection


The ideal spot to make sure of making your connection


Basel SBB / SNCF main station is the biggest border station in Europe. Every day, there are up to 500 departures.

There are hourly ICE services from Basel to Berlin, Hamburg and other German cities. Trains run several times a day to Milan and there is also the TGV to Paris.

Thanks to Basel’s location on the border, regional rail traffic is not restricted to north-west Switzerland but is also oriented to Germany and France.

And just 120 steps from this international and national railway hub, you can stay in comfort in the Hotel Schweizerhof Basel.


SBB timetable  |  DB timetable  |  More about the Railway Station Basel  |  TGV-Lyria.com

Discover an entire region for free


How to get to your destination easily, quickly and without paying a penny


As a guest of the Hotel Schweizerhof Basel, you can travel free of charge on the tram, bus and suburban railway through the city of Basel and its surrounding districts (zones 1, 2, 10, 11, 13).

Five of Basel's eleven tram lines pass directly in front of the hotel. They offer a fast, simple means of transport with no worries about finding somewhere to park.

These tram and bus routes operate from right outside the hotel:

Timetable & route network

   BUS 50

   EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg



   TRAM 1

   Novartis Campus



   TRAM 2

   Shopping centres
   Old town
   Exhibition and congress centre
   Badischer Bahnhof station
   Fondation Beyeler



   TRAM 8

   Shopping centres
   Weil am Rhein (Germany)



   TRAM 10

   Park im Grünen (Grün 80)
   Arlesheim (baroque cathedral, Ermitage)
   Dornach (Goetheanum)
   Leymen (France)



   TRAM 11

   St. Johann district
   St. Louis-Grenze (French border)



   BUS 30

   University Hospital



   BUS 48

   Bachgraben (Allschwil, Actelion)
    Monday - Saturday only



Where to win time for the more important things


Get from the airport to your hotel in 20 minutes free of charge

The terminal for the airport bus line 50 at the Basel SBB / SNCF main station is a two-minute walk away. The airport bus provides a link with EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg several times an hour between 04:35 and 24:00. The maximum journey time is 20 minutes.

Your reservation confirmation suffices as a ticket for free transfer by airport shuttle from the airport to the terminus at the Basel SBB / SNCF main station on your day of arrival.

With the "Mobility Ticket" which you will receive at the hotel check-in, you can also travel free to the airport on your day of departure. Incidentally, in Basel it is considered “chic” to travel by public transport. The tram goes under the affectionate nickname of "Drämmli".


EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg  |  Timetable BUS 50

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