The Basel region is a first-class location. With its excellent transport infrastructure, the canton enjoys an important competitive edge in terms of accessibility and international connections and is a hub for logistics companies and commercial businesses. The French and German markets are virtually next door, providing ready access to workers from both countries who are more than happy to commute to Switzerland.
Short journey times
Basel's location in the middle of Europe means that transport routes via road, rail and air are short. With its port on the River Rhine, Basel is the only region in Switzerland with direct access to the North Sea. The rail depot at Muttenz is a major European freight transport hub. EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg serves 60 to 80 airports in 30 different countries and has been expanded continuously over the years. Major cities such as Milan, Lyon, Paris, Frankfurt and Stuttgart can be reached by train in just a few hours.