Basel airport: EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg (BSL)

EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg

EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg is a unique airport, the airport is developed jointly by two countries, France and Switzerland. It lies completely in French territory, but the airport itself has a French part (Schengen area) and a Swiss part. Before you get on the airplane you go through an ‘international’ zone. Because of this unique position, the airport has three IATA-codes: BSL (Basel) is the Swiss code, MLH (Mulhouse) is the French code and EAP (EuroAirport) is the international code.

The prices in the Swiss part of the airport are given in Swiss franks (CHF), €1.00 = CHF 1.62 (February 2007).

Address

EuroAirport
Boîte Postale 120
F-68304 Saint Louis Cédex
France

Airport codes

IATA airport code: BSL
ICAO airport code: LFSB

Transport

Local transport

Train

There is no train connection with the airport, but there are buses that go to the train station in Basel (line 50) and Mulhouse (line 707).

Car and bus

The airport is along highway A35, eight kilometers northwest of Basel and 25 kilometers south of Mulhouse. From Basel the airport is also accessible via the Flughafenstrasse.

BVB-bus line 50 goes to the train station in Basel. Line 52 goes to the Badischer Bahnhof, past the most important hotels in Basel. On the French side, bus line 707 goes to the center of Mulhouse. Südbaden Bus SBG maintains the connection between the airport and Freiburg, Germany.

Car rental - Basel-Mulhouse Airport

On the French side as well as the Swiss side there are car rental companies: Autopôle, Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz, National Citer and Sixt. In the Swiss part you can find these by parking garage S10 (reserved for rental cars), and in the French part on the first level of Hall 1. You can also reserve a rental car in advance using the service EasyTerra provides, they compare the rates of several providers in a single quote. Click here for car rental in Mulhouse, France and here for car rental in Basel, Switzerland.

Taxi

Taxis are in front of the Arrivals Hall. For Swizterland you call (tel: +41(0)612 222 222). For France you call (tel: +31(0)3 8970 0282). A ride to Basel cost approximately CHF 40.00, to Mulhouse approximately €35.00 and to Freiburg €110.00.

Airport Parking

In the French part, all parking areas and garages have the prefix ‘F’, and in the Swiss part they have the prefix ‘S’. In both cases there is a parking garage 1 and parking area 2 in the direct vicinity of the terminal. The areas for long-term parking are S3 and S4 (Switzerland) and F5 and F6 (France), you pay there, CHF 95.00/€49.00 for a week of parking.

Services

Services

Hotels

There is no hotel at the airport. The nearest hotels are on the French side: Captain Hôtel (tel: +33(0)3 8968 8282) and Formule 1 Mulhouse Basel (tel: +33 (0)8 9170 5329). On the Swiss side the nearest hotels can be found in Basel, including Münchnerhof Swiss Q Hotel (tel: +41(0)616 917 780) that is close to the business district. For more hotels and to reserve online you can go to Booking.com, they have a large range of hotels with great internet rates.

Shops and restaurants

The airport has a modest range of restaurants and bars. On the top level there is a restaurant, ‘Au 5ème’ (tel: +33(0)3 8990 3235 or +41(0)61 325 3232) with an á la carte section and a self-service section. there are a few snack bars and cafes. In the international part of the airport there are Duty Free shops.

Baggage

There is no possibility to store baggage. The general information counter is also the counter for lost and found items.

Information

In the Arrivals Hall there is a general information counter that has a French (tel: +33(0)3 8990 2511) as well as a Swiss (tel: +41(0)61 325 3515) telephone number.

Business

The airport has a few meeting and conference rooms available with a capacity for 1-18 and for 20-50 people, the rooms are equipped with audiovisual equipment. Reservations through (tel: +33(0)3 8990 2511 (France) or +41(0)613 252 511 (Switzerland).

Disabled facilities

The airport is accessible for the disabled, there are wheelchair ramps, adapted elevators, restrooms, telephones and check-in counters. There are places reserved in the parking garages for the disabled, but you pay a reduced price only on the first day.

Other services

There are banks, money exchange offices and ATM's. Wireless internet is available.

Contact

Contact

Address

EuroAirport
Boîte Postale 120
F-68304 Saint Louis Cédex
France

Telephone, fax, email

Telephone: +41(0)613 253 111 (Switzerland) and +33(0)3 8990 3111 (France)
Fax: +41(0)613 252 577 (Switzerland) and +33(0)3 8990 2577 (France)
Email: through the contact form

Airport codes

IATA airport codes: BSL, MLH, EAP
ICAO airport code: LFSB

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