Welcome to Basel! Please find below all information to facilitate your stay.

How to get to [BC]2?

Tutorials and workshops

University of Basel 
Petersplatz 1
4001 Basel, Switzerland

Location on Google Maps

Opening hours
13 September 2021
Registration: 8:30 – 9:00
Tutorials and workshops: 8:30 – 16:00

Main conference

Congress Center Basel
MCH Messe Basel Messeplatz / City Lounge Süd
4058 Basel, Switzerland

Location on Google Maps

Opening hours
13 – 15 September 2021
- Monday 13 September 16:00 – 17:00
- Tuesday 14 September 8:30 – 9:15
Conference: 9:15 – 17:00

Public Transport 

Take tram no. 1 or 2 from the Swiss or French (SBB/SNCF) railway station; you will reach Basel Exhibition in 10 minutes. From the German Railway (DB) station (Badischer Bahnhof) you will be at "Messeplatz / Exhibition Square" in 5 minutes by tram no. 2 or 6. 

Every guest who stays in a hotel in Basel receives a personal guest card when they check in. The BaselCard enables guests to use public transport in the city of Basel and its surroundings (including EuroAirport) free of charge for the duration of their stay. 

By train

Basel is an international rail hub with direct ICE, IC and EC daytime and nighttime connections from Germany, Austria, Italy, France and the Benelux countries. All three of Basel’s railway stations are within 5 to 10 minutes of the Basel Exhibition Centre. From there, the Congress Center is easily reachable with public transport. 

By car

Basel is the point where the Swiss, French and German motorway networks meet. Messe Basel and the trade-fair grounds have their own motorway exit. The "Messe" exit from the A2 motorway leads directly to the fair and congress ground. There is a multi-storey car park with space for 1200 vehicles at Exhibition Square. From there follow the signs directing you to the Congress Center Basel.

Where to stay in Basel?

Finding a hotel

You will find more than 4000 hotel beds in Basel ranging from first-class establishments with style and tradition to comfortable middle-class hotels and friendly small hotels and guest houses to suit the smaller budgets.

Basel's hotels are centrally located. All attractions, museums, restaurants and bars, as well as diverse opportunities for shopping are therefore easy to reach on foot or by public transport.

You can use this link to find a selection of hotels near the Congress Center Basel.

When checking in as a guest at a hotel in Basel, you will receive a Mobility Ticket which gives you free use of public transport during your stay; and on your way from the airport or train station to your hotel, your hotel booking confirmation counts as ticket!

Room blocks for [BC]2 

We have blocked rooms in several hotels providing a (limited) contingent of rooms with special rates to [BC]participants. You can access the contingent by directly contacting the hotel and mentioning the keyword "BC2-SIB" when reserving your room.

See below for a list of hotels offering special rates for [BC]2 participants (the tourist tax - 4 CHF per p.P/day - is not included in the prices):

  • Hyperion Hotel RAMADA PLAZA Basel ****
    CHF 170.- p.P./ night (incl. breakfast) for a comfort room
    17 rooms available
  • Pullman Basel Europe ****
    CHF 165.- p.P./ night (incl. breakfast) for a classic room
    10 rooms available
  • Hotel Balade ***
    CHF 145.- p.P./ night (incl. breakfast)
    15 rooms available
    Double occupancy possible (+ CHF 17.- per person)
  • Bloom Hotel
    CHF 135.- p.P./ night (incl. breakfast)
    15 rooms available
    Double occupancy possible (+ CHF 30.- per person)

Additional hotels

Close to the Congress Center Basel:

Hotels in the city center: