Basel Freiburg (EAP) Airport
Basel Freiburg EAP Airport Overview
EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg EAP is truly an international airport - one of the few airports in the world, which is operated jointly by two countries, France & Switzerland. The Airport’s headquarters are located in Blotzheim, France, and is open 4:30 am to midnight.
Note that the Airport code EAP represents the international code, whereas Basel is assigned code BSL and Mulhouse is assigned code MLH. As a consequence, there may be different fare fare prices - i.e., an Air France ticket from MLH to CDG could be less than one from BSL to CDG (the flight from BSL to CDG is being ticketed as a stop-over in MLH); 'price differences between fares offered to/from one airport code or the other, and tickets which are built of 'connections' and therefore 'non-stop'.
EuroAirport is located in the Saint-Louis community, (near the Swiss & German borders), within the Haut Rhin Department of France, off motorway A35, and and situated 6 km northwest of the city of Basel, Switzerland, and 22 km southeast of the city of Mulhouse, France, and is near the City of Freiburg, Germany. Drivers using motorway A35 from Mulhouse to the Airport can avoid morning rush hour congestion by exiting A35 already at Bartenheim and using the highway via Blotzheim to the Airport.
With two runways and an estimated 5.3 million passengers in 2012, EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg is served by a multitude of international airlines with direct and connecting flights to numerous European cities and beyond. Seasonal charter flights are available to popular vacation destinations.
The 5-level passenger terminal at EuroAirport is divided into Arrivals & Departures and Schengen & non-Schengen zones. Note: Renovation work on the old part of the Airport building has been completed , re-opening the cross-border passageway between Hall 2 on the French side and Hall 3 on the Swiss side.
On the Departure level in the boarding area (finger dock): two new passport control points have been created for the Swiss border guards and the French airport police before entry to the non-Schengen zone.
On the Arrival level two new doors were added, separating arriving Schengen/non-Schengen passengers, and two new passport control points for the Swiss border guards and the French airport police were established before baggage collection on arrival. On both Departure/Arrival levels added control areas let other passengers proceed unrestricted, should individual questioning become necessary. (France, Switzerland & Germany are Schengen States.)
On level 3: tour operator check-in & check-in counters; this level now has an enlarged cross-border passageway; and
On Level 4: Duty-Free shops, Aviators Lounge & security check, and the outsize baggage security control (recently renovated).
On Lelel 5: A new business center at Hall 1 is now open.
The passenger terminal is open 4:30am-midnight. The information desk on level 2 opens 5:30am. You can contact the information desk by phone and fax (fax listing shows only the last 4 digits) from the following areas/countries:
(a) from Switzerland: tel. 061 325 3111, fax 3515
(b) from France: tel. 03 89 90 31111; fax 3515
(c) from Germany: tel. 0761 12 00 3515; fax 3515
(d) from Freiburg: tel. 12 00 3111; fax 3515
(e) from other countries: tel. +33 (0)3 8990 3111; fax 2511.
Services and Amenities in the PassengerTerminal include: Internet access, food & drink establishments, as well as shops and duty-free shops in both pre- and post-security areas.
Currency Exchange is available at International Arrivals Hall, International Departures and level 3 Departures pre-security, French & Swiss.
Cash machines from Credit Mutuel are at Level 2 Arrival, Level 3, Departure, Swiss & French. You can find Kids Corner on every level. PostFinance machine is on level 2 Arrival, Swiss.
A coin dispenser is on level 2, Arrival, Swiss & French. Internet terminals are located in pre-security (level 2 Arrival, Swiss & French, and level 3 Departure, French; and at post-security at Departure South Gates and Finger Dock. Fee-based Wi-Fi access is available in all busy public places of the passenger terminal. A photocopier is on Level 3 Departure, French.
The Swiss Federal Railway counter is located on level 2, Arrival, Swiss. Hotel information is located on level 2, Arrival, Swiss & French.
Rental car counters are located at Hall1, level 2, French; and Hall 4, level 2, Swiss.
Parking options at EuroAirportare divided into Swiss and French areas:
A. Parking on the French Side:
1. Short-Term Parking: F1 - 2-level parking garage with 4 disabled parking spaces; F2 – parking lot adjacent to F1, with 6 disabled parking spaces; F3 – parking lot 200 meters from terminal with 10 disabled parking spaces.
2. Long-Term Parking (4 days minimum stay): F3 - parking lot 200 meters from terminal with 10 disabled parking spaces; F5 - parking lot 400 meters from terminal with 10 disabled parking spaces; F6 - parking lot 500 meters from terminal with 10 disabled parking spaces
B. Parking on the Swiss Side:
1. Short-Term Parking: S1 - 2-level parking garage under the Terminal with 4 disabled parking spaces; S2 – parking lot adjacent to S1, with 7 disabled parking spaces; S5 –next to S2 with 7 disabled parking spaces.
2. Long-Term Parking (4 days minimum stay): S5 - parking lot 150 meters from terminal with 7 disabled parking spaces; S3 - parking lot 600 meters from terminal [no disabled spaces]; S4 - parking lot – closed in winter – use S3 or S5.
Rental car counters for Avis, Europcar, Hertz, National & Sixt are located at Hall1, level 2, French; and Hall 4, level 2, Swiss.
To get fromEuroAirport to your destination, you can rent a car, take a taxi, a bus or a train.(a) Taxis: 9 taxi companies serve the Airport’s French sector (a taxi to Mulhouse costs 45 EUR , or 60 EUR at night; A taxi to Freiburg costs 110 EUR), and five taxi companies serve the Swiss sector 1. Taxi to Basel costs 40 CHF).
2. Basel's BVB Bus 50 (Tel: +41 (0)61 685 14 14) connects the Swiss sector of the Airport to the ‘Bahnhof SBB’, the main Swiss and French railway station in Basel, the trip takes 20 minutes with two stops in between.
3. The Railway SBB Counter on Level 2 Arrival, pre-security, Swiss sector, (open Mon-Sat 9am-7:45pm; tel: +41 (0)61 325 13 57) offers all types of travel tickets and common foreign currencies, as well as credit cards, Maestro card and Postcard are accepted.
4. The French Distribus 11 (+33 (0)3 89 69 73 65) connects the French sector of the Airport to the Saint-Louis railway station (+33 (0)3 89 69 73 65). To Freiburg, call Freiburger Reisedienst (travel service) at +49 (0)761 500 500. To Muhlhaus take the bus to Saint-Louis railway station and change trains there.
Saint-Louis Cedex, F-68304
- Website for Basel Freiburg: http://www.euroairport.com
- Email Address: http://www.euroairport.com/EN/contact_eap.php?PAGEID=333
- Phone: +33 38 990 3111
Basel Freiburg EAP Services
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Basel Freiburg EAP Airport Update History
- Updated EAP Airport Intro page - Mar 28, 2013
- Updated EAP Airports page - Mar 28, 2013
- Updated EAP Main Terminals page - Mar 28, 2013
- Updated EAP Food & Stores page - Mar 12, 2013
- Updated EAP Direct Flights page - Feb 23, 2013
- Updated EAP Parking On site page - Feb 1, 2013