Cheap Flights to Basel

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How much do things cost in Basel?
1 Summer dress in a chain store USD 55.69
Internet (6 Mbps, unlimited data) USD 43.43
Water bottle (1.5 liter) USD 0.84
1 Pair of Jeans USD 150.35
Utilities (Electricity, Heating, ...) for medium apartment USD 170.30
Chicken breasts at the market USD 19.68
Milk (1 liter) USD 1.69
Loaf of white bread USD 2.61
Water bottle (0.33 liter) USD 3.98
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in city centre USD 2 595.74
* All price are converted to USD

About Basel

Basel is one of the most famous touristic destinations in Switzerland and is now available for you if you choose cheap flights to Basel. There are several landmarks in the city, including the famous medieval city, a unique carnival that ranks with those of Rio and Venice and some world class museums built by famous architects, like Herzog & De Meuron, MarioBotta and Renzo Piano. The city is rich in new and old architecture, with its Renaissance Rathaus, Romanesque Münster and several quality modern architecture worldwide famous architects, including Diener&Diener, Richard Meier, and Herzog & De Meuron.

When you will book cheap flights to Basel you will find yourself near the cities of Lucerne and Zurich, next to the Jura Mountains and at a short distance from the German Black Forest and Alsace. Basel is one of the most cosmopolitan cities in Europe, due to its proximity to Germany and France, its university and its industrial activity. Even though the official language is German, the majority of the people is speaking an Alemannic dialect called Baseldytsch. Because of the high number of tourists, French and English are spoken by virtually everyone when you book cheap flights to Basel.

The Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg Airport is the only airport in the world that is located in two countries. Even though it is built entirely on the French soil, it is located only four kilometers from Basel and is connected to Basel by a customs-free area. Some major airlines, including Lufthansa, British Airways, Air France and Swiss have daily flights to and from there. If you choose flights to Basel you must know that the low cost company Easy Jet has a hub in the city. The city is connected with many airports in Europe and Middle East, including Rome, Mallorca, Nice, Barcelona, Alicante, London, Liverpool, Edinburgh, Tel Aviv, Amsterdam and Berlin. During the summer there are some flights to the Greek islands.

When you travel to Basel you will find convenient to use the train. The city has two train stations, one in the north and one in the south: Basel Badischer Bahnhof and Basel SBB. There are daily trains to many European cities, including Geneve, Bern, Zurich, Berlin and Paris.

There are several attractions that you should visit in the city after you purchase cheap tickets to Basel. The old city is the most visited and is located between the Rhine and the Zoo. Here you will find worldwide famous brands, international and local restaurants and many gift stores. If you want to find more about the Swiss culture you can visit some of the 21 museums. The Münsteris situated in the main city square and was built in Romanesque style during four centuries. It is open to the public every day. We also have great deals for European destinations like cheap flights to Graz

The city hall is an old structure build in the Renaissance style and is still in use. If you are part of a group you can visit the entire building, but if you are on your own you can enter only in the inner courtyard. Next to the city hall you can visit the fortifications build in the 14th century after a great earthquake. Several gates, including St. Johanns Tore, St. Alban Tore, Spalentoreare still in place and are a perfect location for couples to take pictures when you buy airline tickets to Basel.

The city is very proud of its large number of museums, covering many subjects, like doll houses, cartoons, architecture, technology and art. The Art Museum can be found in the center and hosts a great permanent collection of paintings from the last two centuries. If you are a fan of Picasso, this is the place to be in the whole country. There are also some paintings from the Renaissance period, made by artists like Hans Holbei and Hans BaldungGrien.

The Carnival Fountain can be seen in the east part of the old city. It was made by a famous artist born in Basel named Tinguely. A museum you must visit after you book hotels in Basel is the Museum der Kulturen. Here the exhibits show art from all the corners of the world, including Oceania, Bali, Tibet, Ancient America and South America. Flighthub offers the cheapest flights to Basel so you can enjoy this marvelous city.

Information about travelling to Basel

  • Average temperature for this month in Basel
    24 °C
  • Average temperature in summer for Basel
    25 °C
  • Maximum temperature during the year in Basel
    39 °C
  • Currency exchange rate
    CHF1.00(CHF) = USD 1.12(USD)

Airports of Basel

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