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Cheap Flights to Basel

Popular in April High demand for flights, 3% potential price rise
Cheapest in November Best time to find cheap flights, 4% potential price drop
Average price £118 Average for round-trip flights in August 2020
Round-trip from £41 From London to Basel
Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.

Are there currently restrictions on travel to Basel related to COVID-19?

Yes, there are currently restrictions on flights to Basel along with the rest of Switzerland. Before you book or search for flights, consider the following restrictions: Switzerland has restricted the entry of all travelers who are not nationals or residents of Switzerland or Liechtenstein. Travelers transiting through Switzerland to another country they are permitted to enter, travelers who have the necessary visas and permits to enter, and authorized healthcare professionals may still enter the country. Additional exemptions exist for some categories of business travelers who have received advance permission. Special allowances also exist in some cases for travelers arriving from Germany or Austria. Starting from June 15, it is expected that borders between Switzerland, Germany, France and Austria will be opened. Until at least June 7, all travelers must land at Basel (BSL), Geneva (GVA), or Zurich (ZRH).. If you are looking to book a trip to Basel and are outside of the restricted areas, please take the proper precautions and stay informed about travelling during COVID-19.

Cheapest prices for Basel flights by month

January
£64
February
£78
March
£75
April
£83
May
£75
June
£98
July
£127
August
£122
September
£84
October
£90
November
£75
December
£81
Currently, January is the cheapest month in which you can book a flight to Basel. Flying to Basel in July will prove the most costly. There are multiple factors that influence the price of a flight so comparing airlines, departure airports and times can help keep costs down.

When is the best time to fly to Basel?

Choose a month below to see average flight price and weather conditions.
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Price
£64 - £161
EAP
Temperature
6 - 26 °C
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Rainfall
39 - 79 mm
January is typically the best time to fly to Basel, but there are other times where great deals are available. If weather is an important factor for you when considering when to fly to Basel, the warmest period tends to be July, with the wettest being May.

When is the best time to book a flight to Basel?

To ensure you get the cheapest price possible for a flight to Basel, you should look to book at least 60 days in advance of your intended travel date. The price of your flight may increase if you delay and leave booking until a week or so before departure.

Which day is cheapest to fly to Basel?

At the moment, Wednesday is the most economical day to take a flight to Basel. Sunday is likely to be the most costly.

What time of day is cheapest to fly to Basel?

Basel flights can be made cheaper if you choose a flight at midday. Booking a flight in the afternoon will likely mean higher prices.

When to fly:

If you plan to combine a trip to Basel with a sampling of the Swiss ski slopes, then head over between December and March, when it is easier to find cheap accommodation and cheap flights to Basel. Easter is also a great time to find deals on flights to Basel and there is the added excitement of the Basel Fasnacht Carnival. The event is the biggest carnival in Switzerland and the only Protestant one in the world. The Basel Fasnacht kicks off at 4 o’clock in a dramatic fashion as all the lights in the city centre are switched off and over 200 painted lanterns beam in the darkness which gives the signal for hundreds of drummers and piccolo players to begin the magical march. Be sure to take advantage of  a cheap flight to Basel to enjoy the gastronomy specialities, parades, music, exhibitions, concerts and much more throughout Basel’s most three beautiful and enchanting days of the year.

Summer runs from May to September and is also a popular time to book flights to Basel. The milder temperatures allow for more outdoor activities such as swimming in the Rhine, touring local vineyards and celebrating Swiss National Day on 1st August. Festivities in Basel generally take place with a spectacular 200,000 individuals all gathering along the banks of the Rhine River to enjoy activities for all ages including water sports, food, farming events and fireworks. 

Destination overview:

Civilised, beautiful and vibrant, Basel is one of Switzerland’s most appealing tourist destinations. Although less famous than Geneva or Zurich, Basel has a well-preserved medieval centre and everything is close together in the centre of town, making it one of the easiest cities to see by foot.

The crowning glory of the city is its fabulous medieval cathedral, the “Münster” which is surrounded by winding cobbled streets. See the intricate sculpture work around the doorways or climb one of the cathedral towers for stunning views over the town and the Rhine.

When taking a flight to Basel be sure to make time for a river tour – you can charter boats or be piloted in leisurely fashion past the rolling fields and hills of the region. Special tour boats also offer two-hour trips which take in all of the city’s sights. Another of Basel’s great attractions is the lively town market. Buy locally produced fresh fruit and vegetables, as well as Swiss delicacies like chocolate or cheese, as well as local craft products and Rhine wines.

The city also boasts some world-class museums. Head to the Art Museum to see a room stuffed with Picassos and a marvellous renaissance collection or visit the superbly designed Beyeler Foundation, which houses a collection of modern art. For the kids, the Jean Tinguely Museum features animated figures and cartoons, while the city zoo is the largest of its kind in Switzerland.

Basel also offers some unique attractions such as a subterranean sewer tour or taking a dip in the placid waters of the River Rhine. Then there are the city’s many vibrant festivals. Check out the Easter Carnival to see colourful costumes and musical delights and don’t miss the fire festival “Chienbäse” in the nearby town of Liestal.

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Getting around Basel

The best way to see the Old Town is still by foot, but the city also has an extensive tram and bus network if the hills become too much. When walking, remember to look out for the trams, and be advised that tickets for the trams and buses need to be bought before boarding at the green ticket machines.

Getting downtown:

Flights to Basel will take you to EuroAirport Basel (BSL). Basel actually shares an airport with Mulhouse (in France) and Freiburg (in Germany) in an unusual arrangement, but getting into town is easy. Catch a bus and expect the journey to take only 15 minutes or so. Alternatively, take a taxi or rent a car from one of the many outlets available at the airport.

 

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