An Air Traveller's Guide to Basel

Flights to Basel

Most people holidaying in Switzerland tend to head for the south and the mountains so why not be a bit different and catch flights to Basel in the north instead? It is near the Rhine and Lake Constance, and very close to the border of France and Germany. So grab that opportunity of trying out something a bit different and get cheap flights to Basel with BudgetAir.

About Basel

Summer is a great time to catch flights to Basel as the town boasts some of the hottest weather in the country. It is also a time when locals let their hair down a little, especially when festivals and carnivals are on, such as Fasnacht, which starts just after Ash Wednesday. Trade fairs are also a big pull so for business flights Basel is well served.

Must see spots in Basel

Wandering around the Old Town, admiring elegant town houses, spurting fountains, and ancient churches, is a great way to spend a few hours in Basel. Most of the squares have impressive fountains, including the one in the middle of Theaterplatz, which is an eclectic mix of scrap metal machinery performing a watery dance.

Marketplatz has the town hall and 12th century cathedral to marvel at while the country’s largest art collection is housed in the Kunstmuseum, with works from Picasso and Paul Klee among others. More art is available at the Fondation Beyeler, a dramatic building by its own merit.

Once you have had enough of sightseeing, you can rest your weary legs at one of the upmarket restaurants where a rich and varied cuisine is on offer. Alternatively if you cannot get enough of art and design, you could nip across the border into Germany to view works at the Vitra Design Museum. Just do not forget your passport!

Cheap flights to Basel with BudgetAir

The airport you will fly into when catching flights to Basel is actually in France and is called EuroAirport. But do not be put off by that. Once you have disembarked from your flights Basel is barely three miles away. BudgetAir can offer very cheap flights to Basel all year round and once you are there, you are well placed to explore the rest of Switzerland.

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