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Welcome to Basel! No matter how many days you choose to spend in Basel, you will be fascinated by the vibe in the city. Basel has got it all. 

Airports

EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg 

Zurich Airport (90km) 

Rail

Located in the heart of Europe, Basel is excellently linked by national and international rail, and its three train stations (SBB, SNCF, Badischer Bahnhof) are all fairly close to the show site.  

Transfers

You can reach HOURUNIVERSE by tram (alighting at “Messeplatz/Exhibition Square” 

From “Basel SBB/SNCF” train station: tram No. 2 or 1 (an 8-minute ride)  

From “Basel Badischer Bahnhof” train station: tram No. 2 or 6 (a 2-minute ride) 

A taxi to the show site costs around CHF 25.- from “Basel SBB/SNCF” train station and around CHF 15.- from “Basel Badischer Bahnhof” train station. 

The show site is only five minutes on foot from “Basel Badischer Bahnhof” train station. 


Information on train services:  

In Switzerland: www.sbb.ch  

In France: www.sncf.fr  

In Germany: www.bahn.de  

Special offer DB (German Railways) 

In cooperation with HOURUNIVERSE, Deutsche Bahn (German Railways) is offering special tickets for those travelling to the show by train. 

Price of a return ticket to Basel Badischer Bahnhof: 

Specific trains 

2. class EUR 99.- 

1. class EUR 159.- 

Full flexible 

2. class EUR 139.- 

1. class EUR 199.- 

To book the special-offer tickets please click here or call tel. +49 (0)1805 31 11 53 (Monday to Saturday from 7.00 – 22.00) citing “MCH Basel”. 

Public Transports

More details on BVB website and network map


Visas

Foreign nationals require valid travel documents recognised by the Swiss authorities in order to enter Switzerland. In certain cases, a visa is also required. 

Detailed information on obtaining a visa and on the provisions governing entry into Switzerland may be found on the website of the Swiss Federal Office for Migration (Bundesamt für Migration) under the auspices of the Federal Department of Justice and Police (Eidgenössisches Justiz- und Polizeidepartement). 

The HourUniverse Visitor Service assists show visitors in obtaining a visa by providing a written letter of invitation (this does not count as an admission ticket). Please use the application form below.  

A Schengen visa simplifies entry to Switzerland 

Since December 12, 2008, Schengen visas have been accepted for entry into Switzerland. The Schengen visa replaces the Swiss visa for short stays (a maximum of three months within any six month period). This visa enables travel to Switzerland and the other Schengen countries on a single visa. Germany and France, which border on Switzerland near Basel, are also in the Schengen area. 

For detailed information on the issue of visas:  

Federal Office for Migration  

Swiss Embassies worldwide 

ID and Visa provisions for entry  

Application for a visa 

> Application form to obtain an invitation letter (available in November 2020)