Basel Airport Reviews
Basel Airport Reviews
Basel Airport also known as EuroAirport Basel–Mulhouse–Freiburg (IATA: BSL, MLH, ICAO: LFSB) is an international airport 6 km (3.7 mi) northwest of Basel (Switzerland), 22 km (14 mi) southeast of Mulhouse (France), and 70 km (43 mi) south of Freiburg im Breisgau (Germany).
Basel Airport is located in France, on the administrative territory of the commune of Saint-Louis near the Swiss and German borders. Basel EuroAirport is one of the few airports in the world operated jointly by two countries, in this case France and Switzerland. It is governed by a 1949 international convention. The headquarters of the airport’s operations are located in Blotzheim, France. The airport is located completely on French soil; the airport has a Swiss customs area connected to Basel by a border road. The airport is operated via an agreement established in 1946 wherein the two countries (Switzerland and France) are granted access to the airport without any customs or other border restrictions. The airport’s board has 8 members each from France and Switzerland and two advisers from Germany.
The Basel Airport building is split into two separate sections – Swiss and French. With Switzerland joining the Schengen Treaty in March 2009, the air side was rearranged to include a Schengen and non-Schengen zone.
Due to its international status, Basel Airport has three IATA airport codes: BSL (Basel) is the Swiss code, MLH (Mulhouse) is the French code, and EAP (EuroAirport) is the international code. Its ICAO airport code is LFSB. Geneva International Airport has a similar international status (though without the multiple IATA codes).
ATMs / Cash Machines – Locations: Level 2 – Arrivals, Level 3 – Departures
Baggage Trolleys – Free of charge.
Car Rentals – Avis • Europcar • Hertz • Sixt. Location: Swiss Sector (Hall 4, Level 2).
Avis • Europcar • Hertz • National / Citer • Sixt. Location: French Sector (Hall 1, Level 2).
Currency Exchange – There are 3 currency exchange offices: International Arrivals Hall, International Departures and Level 3 Departures (France and Switzerland public sector).
Food / Restaurants – There are no 24-hour food concession at the airport.
Information Desk – Location: Level 2, landside. Hours: 530am – 12am.
Kids Corner – Various Locations
Luggage Storage / Lockers – not available for “security reasons”
Observation Deck – There are visitor viewing terraces on both the Swiss and French side of the airport. Entrance fee: free. Hours: 5am – 11pm.
Showers – not available
Internet: WiFi is available at the Basel Euroairport for a fee. Connect to the Orange Network. Internet stations are located Landside and Airside. Landside Location: Level 2 Arrivals (Swiss sector), Level 2 (French sector), Level 3 Departures (Swiss sector). Airside Location: Departures – South Gates, Departures – Finger Dock.
Airport opening hours:
Open 24 hours
Basel Airport Official Website
Basel EuroAirport Basel–Mulhouse–Freiburg Airport Map
Basel Airport Weather Forecast
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