Flying from Basel
Local and international flights from Basel are handled through EuroAirport Basel – Mulhouse – Freiburg (BSL), which is located a very convenient 6 kilometers from the city. A bit of a geographical oddity, EuroAirport Basel is one of only a handful of airports that is jointly operated by two countries, with its international status requiring the unusual assignment of 3 different airport codes. Located entirely on French soil, the airport nevertheless contains a Swiss customs area, and it is possible to pass between the two countries through the airport with valid ID.
Basel Airport Information
A modern facility both in design and amenities, EuroAirport Basel contains all the conveniences passengers require for a relaxing and comfortable journey. The airport features a wide variety of restaurants, bars, stores and duty-free establishments, and is equipped with Wi-Fi throughout the facility. An international currency exchange and ATM machines are also located within the airport, as well as convenient parking structures on both sides of the border.
Getting to the Airport in Basel
The number 50 bus to EuroAirport Basel takes approximately 20 minutes to arrive from the city. A taxi to EuroAirport Basel is also available and more convenient, but is more expensive.
Arriving in Leipzig
The bustling city of Leipzig will make you want to shop till you drop, as buying and spending are built right into its DNA. Travel to Leipzig, with its blend of olde-worlde charm in the many markets and exhibition halls, and modern charm of sleek shopping malls, offering flexibility in your shopping experiences. By booking your flights to Leipzig with airberlin, getting there could not be simpler.
First Time in Leipzig
The 16th-century Old Town Hall with its Baroque clock tower is a must for any Leipzig first-timer. Now home to the Museum of City History, this Renaissance-style building houses fine medieval religious works. Tickets to Leipzig’s Old Town Hall are a modest price.
If festivals are your thing, visit during one of Leipzig’s annual jams such as the Bach Festival, in late May or early June, or the Leipziger Buchmesse (Leipzig Book Fair) in late March.
Making the Most of Your Leipzig Holiday
Due to the fair weather, spring and summer are the most comfortable times to visit Leipzig. There might be better flight deals to Leipzig during the winter months, which also may be a good time for cheap hotels in Leipzig. Expect affordable fares and convenient features like Quick Check-In with airberlin.