The Basel Swiss Railways Station is credited as being the world's first international train station. The city of Basel is located at the intersection of France, Germany and Switzerland. It's location aids in making Basel easily accessible by train from many countries. The French Railways (SNCF) maintain an annex directly connected to the Swiss Railways Station (the German Railway [DB] Station is across the river a good distance away, but connected by regular train service).

Address: Centralbahnstra├če 20, 4051 Basel
View location on map: Google map

Transportation from the Basel Train Station:

To the Airport:
Bus: BVB
Duration: 20 minutes

To other railway stations from the Basel Train Station:
Commuter Trains: S1, S3

Trains using this station:

OBB Night Jet
TGV Lyria


Telephone access:
Telephone stands
Location: main concourse

International Code: 011
Country Code: 41
City Code: 31

Wi-Fi Service:


Information Desk:
Hours: Open 24 hours
Tel: 041 (0)900 300 300

Tourist Office:
Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 6:30pm
Saturday, 9:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday, 9:00am to 4:00pm
Phone: 061 268 68 68

Baggage Consignment:
Coin-operated lockers and left baggage service
Hours: 7 days a week, 7:30am to 9:00pm
Phone: 051 229 23 50

Open during station hours.

Places to eat in the station:

Shutter Begg
Hours: Monday to Saturday, 6:00am to 9:00 pm
Sunday, 7:00am to 9:00pm
Phone: 061 271 77 25

Hours: Open 7 days a week, 6:00am to 11:00pm
Phone: 061 295 39 50

Bar le central
Hours: Open 7 days a week, 5:45am to 10:00pm
Phone: 061 295 39 70