The average price of a 7-day trip to Basel is $1,901 for a solo traveler, $3,414 for a couple, and $6,401 for a family of 4. Basel hotels range from $79 to $591 per night with an average of $124, while most vacation rentals will cost $200 to $700 per night for the entire home. Average worldwide flight costs to EuroAirport Airport (BSL) are between $645 and $1,055 per person for economy flights and $2,024 to $3,311 for first class. Depending on activities, we recommend budgeting $64 to $117 per person per day for transportation and enjoying local restaurants.

See below for average, budget, and luxury trip costs. You can also look up flight costs from your airport for more tailored flight pricing.

 

 

The Cheapest Times to Visit Basel, CH

On average, these will be the cheapest dates to fly to BSL and stay in a Basel hotel:

  • January 1st to March 25th
  • September 3rd to December 9th (except the week of October 15th)

The absolute cheapest time to take a vacation in Basel is usually late January and early February.

 

Average Basel Trip Costs

Average Solo Traveler

The average cost for one person to visit Basel for a week is $1,461-$2,821($209-$403 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $64 to $117 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $371 to $844 for economy

Lodging: $107 to $111 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $158 to $193 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Couple’s Trip

The average cost for a couple to visit Basel for a week is $2,828-$4,906($404-$701 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $128 to $234 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $742 to $1,688 for economy

Lodging: $107 to $111 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $158 to $193 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Family Vacation

The average cost for 4 people to visit Basel for a week is $4,560-$8,506($651-$1,215 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $256 to $468 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,484 to $3,376 for economy

Lodging: $214 to $222 per night for two 2 or 3-star hotel rooms

or $253 to $309 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Traveling Cheap to Basel

How cheap can you make a vacation to Basel? The cheapest trip to Basel is about $140 per person per day for travelers willing to take standby flights, deal with inconvenience, and otherwise limit travel expenses. About 1% of rentals are available in the $0 to $100 range for an entire place, and vacation rentals can be booked for as low as $100 per night. These inexpensive rentals must be booked as early as possible and may not be in the most desirable areas. 1-star hotels are more likely to be available, with rooms starting at around $69.

Even cheaper trips are possible depending on where you live and whether you can drive. Check the cheapest times to fly for more saving ideas.

Budget Solo Traveler

The lowest cost for one person to visit Basel for a week is $981-$1,963($140-$280 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $28 to $57 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $371 to $844 for economy

Lodging: $69 to $79 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $100 to $120 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Couple’s Trip

The lowest cost for a couple to visit Basel for a week is $1,548-$3,206($221-$458 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $56 to $114 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $742 to $1,688 for economy

Lodging: $69 to $79 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $100 to $120 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Family Vacation

The lowest cost for 4 people to visit Basel for a week is $3,096-$6,052($442-$865 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $112 to $228 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,484 to $3,376 for economy

Lodging: $138 to $158 per night for two 1-star hotel rooms

or $160 to $180 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Overall it is very difficult to travel to Basel cheaply.

The Cost of a Luxury Basel Trip

There is no true ceiling on the cost of a luxury trip, so our estimates are based on what most people do in Basel.

Luxury Solo Traveler

The high-end price for one person to visit Basel for a week is $2,855-$12,904($408-$1,843 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $134 to $222 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,113 to $2,110 for first class

Lodging: $134 to $591 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $700 to $1,540 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Couple’s Trip

The high-end price for a couple to visit Basel for a week is $4,906-$16,568($701-$2,367 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $268 to $444 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $2,226 to $4,220 for first class

Lodging: $134 to $591 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $700 to $1,540 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Family Vacation

The high-end price for 4 people to visit Basel for a week is $9,812-$27,592($1,402-$3,942 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $536 to $888 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $4,452 to $8,440 for first class

Lodging: $268 to $1,182 per night for two 4 or 5-star hotel rooms

or $980 to $2,156 per night for a preferred vacation rental

 

Basel Hotel Prices

The cost of staying in Basel is much higher than the average city. On average hotels are less expensive than vacation rentals. Luxury vacation rentals are more expensive in Basel due to very high property costs. The graphs below show how much cost can vary depending on the type of experience you’re looking for.

Basel Lodging Cost by Star Status

The average price for the class of hotel is on the (y) axis. The hotel class (out of 5 stars) is on the (x) axis.

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Hotel Price

Prices are based on Basel hotel averages and may not reflect current prices. In some cases, we extrapolate prices to estimate costs, and hotels with your desired star rating may not be available.

Vacation Rental Prices

The percent of vacation rentals in the price range is on the left (y) axis. Price range is on the bottom (x) axis.

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Percent of rentals

There are a healthy amount of vacation rentals serving all budgets in Basel.

 

Flight Costs to Basel

Averaging flights around the world, prices go from a high of $1,055 average in late June to a low of $645 in late January and early February. Median flight price is $816. These prices are based on millions of flights. For Basel our data includes 259 originating airports, and 118 airlines. The area has more variance in price compared with other locations. Flying to Basel from an airport like Stewart International (SWF) in Newburgh/Poughkeepsie, NY (the United States) for an average $14,789 trip fare will obviously cost a lot more than from an airport like Tegel (TXL) in Berlin (Germany) at an average of just $97.

 

Average Flight Cost by Season

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Worldwide Flight Prices

Average Flight Cost by Day of Week

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Departure Day Prices
Return Day Prices

 

The cheapest day to fly in is typically Tuesday, and the cheapest day to fly back is usually Tuesday. Click here to see data for the cost of flights from your airport. In Basel, the difference between the cheapest and the most expensive week is about $410, so you can easily save about 64% simply by using our free flight guides and booking in advance.

 

Daily Expenses Budget

Daily vacation expenses vary more based on what you’re interested in doing. A fine dining restaurant with drinks around Basel can easily cost $430 per person or more, while a standard nice meal might be about $28 per person. Private tours can cost $853 per day, but self-guided tours to see the outdoor sights can be free. Costs vary wildly, so recommendations are made based on the cost of living and averages we see for this type of vacation.

 

 

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