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Department of Physics
University of Basel
tel.: +41 (0)61 207 3767
fax: +41 (0)61 207 3795
Arrival by train
at Basel SBB (arriving from Switzerland or France)
Take the bus number 50 towards the EuroAirport (leaving right outside the main exit of the train station). Get out at Kannenfeldplatz and walk down Metzerstrasse.
Leave the station through the main entrance and take tram number 11 towards St. Louis Grenze. Get off at St. Johanns-Tor. Turn left and walk up St. Johanns-Ring until Klingelbergstrasse (second on the left).
The charge for a taxi from Basel SBB to the Departement Physik is of the order of 25 CHF.
at Badischer Bahnhof (arriving from Germany)
Take the bus number 30 (direction Bahnhof SBB) until the bus stop Kinderspital. Continue walking and turn right into Klingelbergstrasse. Follow Klingelbergstrasse past the Pharma-/Biozentrum until you reach the Departement Physik.
The charge for a taxi from Badischer Bahnhof to the Departement Physik is of the order of 20 CHF.
Arrival by car
from Switzerland and Germany
Take the motorway exit Basel Badischer Bahnhof and follow the signs to Kantonsspital (Hospital). After the bridge (Johanniterbrücke) turn right into the Elsässerstrasse. Follow this street up to the St. Johanns-Tor (town gate) where you turn left into St. Johanns-Ring. The Institut für Physik is situated at the corner St. Johanns-Ring / Klingelbergstrasse. Be prepared to search for a parking place.
Arrivals from Germany must have a tax label (Autobahn-Vignette) for the motorway or exit the motorway in Germany.
Leave the motorway at the border and follow the signs to Bahnhof SBB until Kannenfeldplatz. Turn left (crossing the tram) and follow the Metzerstrasse until the crossroad with the St. Johanns-Ring (the crossing with the traffic lights). Follow the St. Johanns-Ring down to the Klingelbergstrasse, where you find the Departement Physik. Be prepared to search for a parking place.
Arrival by plane
at EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse
Take the exit to Switzerland (there is also one to France!). Take the bus number 50. Get off at Kannenfeldplatz and walk down the Metzerstrasse to the crossroad St. Johanns-Ring. Follow the St. Johanns-Ring down to the Klingelbergstrasse.
The charge for a taxi from the EuroAirport to the Departement Physik is of the order of 30 CHF.
Arrival by bicycle
You have chosen the preferred method of travel. You obviously know what you are doing, so you don't need directions ;-)