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How to get from EuroAirport Basel Mulhouse Freiburg to Colmar

Colmar is a popular tourist destination located in the Alsace region of France. This quaint city is an eclectic mix of cultures from around the world, showcased by the Colmar Statue of Liberty, Little Venice and, of course, the world-famous old-world Colmar streets. If you’re visiting in winter, be sure to also check out the magical Colmar Christmas Market.

There are three different ways to get from EuroAirport Basel Mulhouse Freiburg to Colmar; taxi, bus or train. Taking a Basel airport taxi is the fastest and most stress-free option as it takes just 40 minutes and costs around €140. The Flixbus is the cheapest option, as a one-way ticket is around €9, but the journey time is at least 1 hour 15 minutes. Your final option is the train, however, this isn’t direct, so you will need to first take a bus to Basel SSB train station. The total journey time is 1 hour 15 minutes and the cost is around €20.50 one-way.

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Comparison of the options

PRICE FOR 2PASSENGERS
OPTION PRICE DURATION AVAILABILITY
Taxi €140 40min 24/7
Bus €18 75min 10:15–23:15
Train €41 75min 05:21–21:21

How to get from Basel Airport to Colmar by Taxi

The most comfortable and fastest way to travel from Basel airport to Colmar is by taking a EuroAirport taxi. The journey time is just 40 minutes, depending on traffic, and the cost is around €140, based on a taximeter.

Cost of a taxi from EuroAirport Basel Mulhouse Freiburg to Colmar

The cost of a local taxi from EuroAirport Basel Mulhouse Freiburg to Colmar is around €140. Standard taxis will use a taximeter based on the distance you travel to calculate your fare, so this price may change depending on your exact destination in Colmar.

If you’d prefer the peace of mind that comes with a set-rate fare, we suggest pre-booking your taxi with a trusted company such as Welcome Pickups.

Cost

€140

Trip Duration

40 Min.

*Prices may very unless booked in advance.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

Taxis are available 24/7 outside of Basel Airport.

Where do I find a taxi at Basel Airport?

Taxis can be easily spotted on the Ground Level at EuroAirport, just outside of the arrivals hall exit doors.

Convenience

If you’re looking to get from Basel airport to Colmar as quickly as possible, so you can start enjoying this wonderful city, taking a taxi is the best option for you. There are little to no wait times and the journey time is half that of the public transfer options.

Editor’s Note

If you're travelling solo, on a budget and with large luggage items, the only other reasonable option for you is to take the Flixbus. However, the journey time on the bus is much longer than in a taxi.

Useful Tips

Three passengers may ride in a Basel airport taxi as standard.
Luggage that fits in the trunk may be transported for free.
Most Basel taxi drivers accept both card and cash payments.

How to get from Basel Airport to Colmar by Bus

The company Flixbus has a bus line that runs from Basel airport to Colmar three times a day. The cost of a one-way ticket is just €9, making it the cheapest, most budget-friendly transfer option. However, the wait times for the bus are long and the journey time is 1 hour and 15 minutes.

How much is the bus from EuroAirport Basel Mulhouse Freiburg to Colmar

The cost of a one-way ticket from EuroAirport Basel Mulhouse Freiburg to Colmar will be around €9. The cost of your ticket may increase or decrease, depending on how far in advance you book it.

Cost

€9

Trip Duration

1 Hr 15 Min.

*There's a waiting time of up to 11 hours for the Flixbus.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

The bus only runs three times a day from 10:15 to 23:15.

Where do I find the bus at Basel airport?

All Flixbus buses are easy to spot as they are bright green and clearly marked. To find the bus stops, follow signs for ‘Ground Transportation’ in the arrivals hall.

Convenience

Although the bus from Colmar to Basel airport and back is the cheapest transfer option, it’s not very convenient. If you don’t land at a time that corresponds with one of the bus’ departures, you could have up to an 11-hour wait.

Timetables

Editor’s Note

If you're travelling on a budget and land between bus departures, I recommend taking the number 50 bus to Basel SSB train station and then taking the train from there to Colmar instead.

Useful Tips

There's luggage storage for large items under the bus.
Book your Flixbus tickets in advance to save.
The longest wait time for the bus is between 10:50 and 21:15.

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Book a trained, English-speaking taxi driver to pick you up at the same price as a regular cab from the line

If you feel more relaxed knowing that somebody is waiting for you, you may as well book a Welcome Pickups transfer. As soon as you arrive at the airport you will be greeted by your driver. He will be waiting for you at the terminal of your arrival with a sign that has your name on it. Your driver will help you out with your luggage and together you will make your way to the vehicle. While he is driving you to your accommodation, the driver can give you some tips and recommendations on what to do during your holidays in Basel. Our drivers are hand-picked and speak fluent English. No need to worry about miscommunication issues that you may face with the local taxi drivers regarding your destination. Relax and enjoy your ride.

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Prices

DAYTIME
€166.0
NIGHTTIME
€198.0
Same price as a regular taxi from the line

PRICES FOR

Sedan Car

4 pax, 4 pieces of luggage

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How to get from Basel Airport to Colmar by Train

Unfortunately, there’s no train station at Basel airport. You will need to first take the number 50 bus from the airport to Basel SSB train station, then take the SNCF train from there into Colmar. The total journey time from Basel airport to Colmar is 1 hour 15 minutes and the cost is approximately €20.50.

How much is the train from EuroAirport Basel Mulhouse Freiburg to Colmar
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The total journey cost on both the bus and train from EuroAirport to Colmar is around €20.50. A one-way ticket on the number 50 bus from the airport to SSB train station costs €4.70 and the average cost of a train ticket from there to Colmar is around €15.80.

Cost

€20.50

Trip Duration

1 Hr 15 Min.

*There's a waiting time of 10 minutes for the number 50 bus and 30 minutes for the train.

Convenience
Safety
Velue for Money

The number 50 bus is available from 04:28 to 24:33 and trains run from 05:21 to 21:21.

Where do I get the train at Basel Airport?

There are no trains running from Basel airport to Colmar. You will first need to take the number 50 bus from the airport to Basel SSB train station, then take the SNCF train from there to Colmar.

Convenience

As you will need to make a transfer and take both the bus and a train to complete your journey, this transfer opinion can be time-consuming and confusing. Plus, if you’re carrying large luggage items, you will need to drag these through the bus and train stations.

Editor’s Note

You will need to get to Basel SSB train station before taking the train to Colmar - this route isn't direct so it will be adding time and effort to your trip.

Useful Tips

Book your train ticket in advance to save.
There are small luggage racks on the end of each train car for larger luggage items.

Frequently asked questions

How can I get from Basel airport to Colmar?

There are three ways to get from Basel airport to Colmar; taxi, bus or train. The fastest option is a Basel airport taxi, which takes 40 minutes and costs around €140. The bus is the cheapest option at around €9 one-way and a journey time of 1 hour 15 minutes. Your final option is the train, which costs approximately €20.50 and takes 1 hour and 15 minutes, as it’s not direct.

Is there a direct Basel airport to Colmar bus?

The Flixbus runs directly from Colmar to Basel airport, and vice versa, 3 times a day. The total journey time on the bus is 1 hour and 15 minutes, and the cost is around €9, depending on how far in advance you book your ticket.

What's the cost of a taxi from EuroAirport Basel to Colmar?

The average cost of a taxi From EuroAirport Basel Mulhouse Freiburg to Colmar is €140. However, the local drivers at Basel airport will use a taximeter to calculate your fare, so this could change. To secure a set-rate fare that won’t change, we recommend booking your Basel airport transfer in advance with Welcome Pickups. 

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