Getting to Messe Basel

Basel, situated in the north of Switzerland and in the centre of Europe, is an exhibition and congress city where everything is close to hand. Messe Basel and the Congress Center are located at the heart of the city. The old town, shopping streets and numerous museums and parks are within easy walking distance and just a few minutes away by public transport.

Getting there by tram

From the SBB/SNCF railway station, it’s a ten-minute journey on the No. 1 or 2 Tram to the “Messeplatz/Exhibition Square” stop where Messe Basel and the Congress Center are located. From Badischer Bahnhof railway station, “Messeplatz/Exhibition Square” is the second stop on the No. 2 or 6 tram.

Guests staying in Basel hotels are given a personal guest card when they check in. This BaselCard gives them free use of public transport in the city and its surroundings (including the EuroAirport) for the entire duration of their stay.

Getting there by road

Basel is located at the point where the Swiss, German and French motorway networks all meet. The exhibition and congress site has its own direct link to the A2 motorway. The “Messe” exit will take you straight to the Messe Basel car park with its 1,200 parking spaces.

Messe Basel Parkhaus Riehenstrasse

Getting there by rail

Basel is an international rail hub with direct ICE, IC and EC connections to Germany, Austria, Italy, France and the Benelux countries. Messe Basel can be reached in five to ten minutes from the three railway stations in Basel: SBB (Switzerland), SNCF (France) (Frankreich) and DB (Badischer Bahnhof, Germany)

For guests from Germany: The event ticket offered jointly by Messe Basel and German railways (Deutsche Bahn) ensures that visitors can enjoy a relaxed trip to all our events for a fixed price (as of EUR 49.50 one-way). You can book the offer directly on the page of the organizer. Here you will find all events which take place with us and the individual websites to purchase the cooperation offer.

Getting there by air

EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg is 15 minutes by car from Messe Basel. Basel municipal transport’s No. 50 bus additionally provides a straightforward connection from the airport to the SBB/SNCF railway station. From there, tram No. 1 or 2 will take you directly to Messeplatz/Exhibition Square.

From Zurich Airport a direct rail connection will bring you to the SBB/SNCF railway station in Basel in less than an hour.


The Messe and Congress Center Basel are fully accessible. WOK:GO supports Switzerland’s tourism industry in addressing the travel requirements of people with disabilities, senior citizens and families with small children in an appropriate and targeted manner. You will find the information here:

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