How to Find Us

Tram and Bus Lines

From the Basel SBB (Swiss) or Basel SNCF (French) railway station, take bus no. 30 in direction "Badischer Bahnhof". Get off at the stop "Spalentor". You see the institute across the street looking in the direction of the bus line. 


If you travel from France or Switzerland get off the train at the station «Basel SBB». From the Basel SBB railway station take the bus no. 30 as described above.

If you come from Germany get off the train at «Basel Badischer Bahnhof». From there take the bus no. 30 in direction "Bahnhof SBB". Get off at "Spalentor", the institue is located across the street to the left. 


From Switzerland: Take highway A2 to Basel. After «Schweizerhalle», take the left lane and the «Basel West» exit. After exiting, follow the signs for «Universitätsspital» (hospital). These signs lead you directly to the Spalentor from where you can see the institute. From Germany: highway exit N2/3 «Badischer Bahnhof». Follow the signs for «Universitätsspital».

Parking: Since the building is located in the old town, there are no parking spots on the streets. You can try to park in the neighboring residential areas, but this is often difficult. The hospital parking lot Parkhaus City is 3 minutes walking distance, has generally enough place but is rather expensive. We recommend that you park your car on the periphery of the city and use the public transport.


You can fly into Basel airport (BSL) or Zurich Airport (ZRH). From Basel airport, take the bus no. 50 to the train station «Basel SBB». From there catch the bus no. 30 as described above. If you fly into Zurich, there are hourly train connections to «Basel SBB».

Contact / Address

University of Basel
Department of Environmental Sciences / Botany / PPE
Schönbeinstrasse 6
4056 Basel

Phone 1: +41 (0)61 207 35 00
Phone 2: +41 (0)61 207 23 11