Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg Airport, also known as EuroAirport, is the first and only example in the world of a trinational airport.
Indeed, it was built by Switzerland on French territory in the commune of Saint-Louis and serves the city of Basel in Switzerland, the city of Mulhouse in France and Freiburg in Germany.
The airport is divided into two independent complexes with their own customs centers: one for France and another for Switzerland. Right in the center of the two structures is the border between the two states.
The numbers of 2015 explain the incredible success of the Euro airport; more than 7 million passengers, about 100 daily flights and over 30 destinations. A real gateway to the heart of Western Europe; the crossroads to economically thriving regions such as Alsace, North West Switzerland and Baden-Württemberg.
Inside you will find numerous bars, restaurants, boutiques, and duty free. There are several ATMs available throughout the hotel to withdraw cash. The wifi line is available free of charge for all airport guests. Just select the “Free_EuroAirport_WiFi” network on your device and accept the general conditions.
Here is the list of direct connections* with EuroAirport:
ALGERIE: Algiers, Constantine.
BOSNIA: Banja Luka, Sarajevo, Tuzla.
CROATIA: Dubrovnik, Pula, Skopje, Split, Zadar, Zagreb.
CZECH REP.: Prague.
EGYPT: Hurghada, Sharm El Sheikh.
ENGLAND: London–Gatwick, London–Heathrow, Manchester.
FRANCE: Ajaccio, Bastia, Biarritz, Bordeaux, Calvi, Figari, Montpellier, Nantes, Nice, Paris–CDG, Toulouse.
GERMANY: Berlin, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Munich.
GREECE: Athens, Chania, Corfu, Heraklion, Kos, Mykonos, Rhodes, Santorini, Thessaloniki.
ISRAEL: Tel Aviv.
ITALY: Alghero, Bari, Brindisi, Cagliari, Catania, Lamezia Terme, Naples, Palermo, Rome–Fiumicino.
MOROCCO: Agadir, Casablanca, Marrakesh.
POLAND: Kraków, Warsaw–Chopin.
PORTUGAL: Faro, Lisbon, Porto.
ROMANIA: Bucharest, Cluj-Napoca.
SERBIA: Belgrade, Niš.
SPAIN: Alicante, Barcelona, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Jerez de la Frontera, Lanzarote, Madrid, Malaga, Palma de Mallorca, Santiago de Compostela, Tenerife–South, Valencia.
TUNISIA: Djerba, Monastir.
TURKEY: Ankara, Antalya, Bodrum, Gaziantep, Istanbul–Sabiha Gökçen, İzmir.
There are no direct train connections from the airport. However, anyone wishing to use the French or Swiss railway line will have no difficulty.
Basel Banhoff, the central train station of Basel, can be easily reached from the airport by bus number 50 in about 15′. The bus runs every day, and makes two intermediate stops. The frequency, during peak times, is 7 minutes.
By car, Basel is just 5 minutes away. Bern and Zurich, about an hour. To pass the airport, cross a customs road on the French side.
The French city of St. Louis is located about 15 minutes by bus from the airport. Just take the Distribus line 11 from the terminal to the SCNF train station. The bus leaves from about 05:30, until late in the evening; the ticket costs €2.50 and can be purchased directly online.
By car, you only cross the French border, and passing through St. Louis, you can reach Mulhouse in just under half an hour, and Colmar in about an hour.
The Flixbus company operates throughout Europe, through a vast network of external connections to destinations including the EuroAirport. The buses are extremely modern and comfortable.
With the ticket, you can bring 3 suitcases with you. The bus stop is located right in the airport terminal. You will not need to make any changes, and you can reach the German city of Freiburg in just under an hour. The ticket costs € 23.00 per adult.
If you are traveling by car, the German border, also in this case, is located a couple of kilometers from the airport.