If you plan on doing any traveling this summer, you’ll be seeing a lot of the SBB, with its excellent connections to destinations within Switzerland and to the surrounding countries of Germany, Italy, and beyond. The SBB, Basel’s main railway station, is the self-proclaimed first international train station in the world. It is also home to Bâle SNCF, the French railway station, located through a border crossing/passport control point.

The Centralbahnplatz right outside the entrance of the SBB is a major connection center for trams and buses to other places in Basel. You can catch Bus 50 to get to the Basel/Mulhouse EuroAirport, or any number of other trams into the city center and its outlying regions.

For more information on the SBB, including timetables, visit their website at sbb.ch/en/home.html.


  1. I suggest adding a “google+” button for the blog!

  2. SBB also has a great mobile app that includes timetables and smart phone tickets. But make sure to have enough battery left on your phone If you buy your ticket with your iphone otherwise you’ll get fined. 🙂