Information & Facts
There are taxis available on both the Swiss and French sides of
the airport. The average fares to nearby towns are as follows:
Mulhouse EUR45 day/EUR60 night, Freiburg EUR110, Basel CHF40.
There is short and long-term parking available on both the
French and Swiss sides of the airport, as well as passenger
drop-off areas. Airport restaurants may validate for free
Hertz, Avis, Europcar, National, and Sixt operate car hire
facilities at Basel Airport.
There is regular bus service from the airport to a number of
local towns, including Basel, Strasbourg, Saint Louis, Mulhouse,
Colmar and Freiburg. There is no direct rail service to the
airport, but there are train stations in Basel.
The terminal contains an information desk, restaurants and
cafes, duty-free shopping, currency exchange and ATMs, and wireless
and ADSL internet available for a fee.
French is the official language.
The Euro (EUR) is the official currency in France. Currency can
be exchanged at banks, bureaux de change and some large hotels,
though you will get a better exchange rate at the ATMs. Major
credit cards are widely accepted, as are travellers cheques,
particularly in major tourist destinations. Foreign currency is not
Local time is GMT +1 (GMT +2 between last Sunday in March and
last Sunday in October).