Holidays to Basel

Basel, Switzerland, is located just at the borders of Switzerland, France, and Germany. In fact, like a diplomatic middle child, it is an unflappable, civilized city seemingly impossible to disturb. Well-organized and accessible, especially by cycling, Basel is not too expensive, nor too cheap, nothing is open too late, and …

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How to get to Basel

Here's what you need to know about getting to Basel. You can see the cheapest month to fly and a snapshot of flight prices for the following month. Also, don't forget to factor in your travelling time - the typical flight from London Heathrow to Basel takes 1 hour, 30 minutes.

When to go to Basel

Typical Holiday Price

£713 per person

The average price of hotels and apartments in Basel varies according to the time of year. To help you plan when to go, we've looked at the hotels available on our site, then worked out the average price per night for the quietest and the busiest months.

Cheapest Month to Visit


Based on a typical 1 week holiday - adding together the cost of flights and accommodation - April is the cheapest month to go to Basel.

Where to stay in Basel

Whatever your travelling style, we can help find you the perfect place to stay. From luxurious hotels to practical apartments, these are our most popular places in Basel, according to other travellers.

Things to see and do in Basel

nuttallp | FlickrSt. Jakob-Park
St. Jakob-Park
Wahida Mahmood | Trip by SkyscannerBarfüsserplatz
sjdunphy | FlickrTinguely Museum
Tinguely Museum
Torcello Trio | FlickrMünsterkirche
Darmesh Kalan | Trip by SkyscannerThe Rhine Bridge
The Rhine Bridge
anoldent | FlickrSolitude
Darmesh Kalan | Trip by SkyscannerMarktplatz
Leigh Virkus | Trip by SkyscannerBasel Altsadt
Basel Altsadt
Leigh Virkus | Trip by SkyscannerBasel Rathaus
Basel Rathaus
Rosmarie Voegtli | FlickrPetersplatz

Reviews of Basel


Basel is a perfect blend of art, history and culture. The 'Culture Capital of Switzerland' has about 40 museums, interesting stories and a unique location making it possible to visit Germany and France just in a few minutes! Summer is the liveliest time to enjoy the local culture: swimming in the Rhine, barbecuing, enjoying a drink in one of the riverside bars or attending an open-air party.

Krista Canfield McNish
Krista Canfield McNishSan Francisco

Basel doesn't disappoint. If you're looking for incredible eats in this city, try heading to Kraft Basel or Restaurant Stucki.

Barbara Auer
Barbara AuerSalzburg

Basel is one of the most amazing cities in which I was so far. Take a walk along the Rhine and in summer you can even swim in it with a "swim bag". There are many bars and nightclubs and the people are very friendly. Absolutely loved it!

Alea G.
Alea G.Union City

Basel is gorgeous and has all of the charm you may imagine it would have. I wish I had more time to explore. I've heard there are a lot of great museums there. I was fine just strolling along the Rhine.

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