EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg (BSL) Information

(Basel, Basel-Stadt, Switzerland)

The Basel Mulhouse Freiburg Euro Airport straddles the French-Swiss border, being just across the Rhine River from Germany. A border road leads to the Swiss customs area, which is situated across from the main terminal and interestingly stands entirely on French territory. French, German and Swiss citizens can all bypass border and customs restrictions during their time in this unique multinational airport.

In less than 20 years, the Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg EuroAirport's annual passenger throughput has increased from two million to slightly over five million. The terminal, which lies partly in France and partly in Switzerland, expanded in 2005 and is now divided into non-Schengen and Schengen zones.

Air Transat offers seasonal flights to Montreal, Canada, in addition to flights connecting a long list of direct European and Northern African destinations. This airport is among the few in the world with three different IATA codes, because of its unusual international location.

EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg (BSL)

Address: A35 / E25, Saint Louis Cedex, FR-68304, France, FR
Tel: +41 061 325 3111
The Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg EuroAirport is located in the small French community of St. Louis, which lies only 8 km / 5 miles north-west of Basel, Switzerland, and roughly 22 km / 14 miles south-east of the nearest French city, Mulhouse. The German city of Freiburg lies some 70 km / 43 miles north of the airport.

EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg (BSL)


Cars and Taxis

The Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg EuroAirport stands along the A35, between Mulhouse and Basel, although drivers can also travel between Basel and the airport by joining the Flughafen Strasse, passing by the suburbs of St. Louis and St. Johann.

The taxis standing at both the French and Swiss sides of the Arrivals hall travel to communities across the region, including onward destinations in Switzerland, Germany and France.

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A dedicated shuttle bus travels to the Alsatian community of Colmar, France, while Sudbaden buses regularly depart to Freiburg. Basel and its rail station are best reached aboard the number 30 BVB bus or the number 50 Air Line Bus. Of note, it takes about 30 minutes for buses to travel between Mulhouse and the airport.