ECCB'12 - Arriving by plane


Basel can be reached from most major European cities either directly (BSL) or via Zürich (ZRH) airport.

The conference center can be reached from  Basel EuroAirport (BSL) in 20 minutes by taxi (ca. 50 CHF) or 30 minutes by public transport (ca. 4 CHF). Travelling from Zürich Airport (ZRH) takes ca. 90 minutes by train to the conference site (ca. 40 CHF).



Arring by plane:


Basel EuroAirport (BSL / MLH)

Basel EuroAirport (BSL / MLH) is the most convenient airport for ECCB'12. When arriving at Basel airport, take the exit to "Switzerland" (not France). For public transport, take bus line 50 to SBB train station and from there tram lines 1 or 2 to "Messeplatz". Taxis can be found at the arrival level in front of the exit.

Zürich (ZRH) Trains to Basel are leaving from Zürich airport every 30 minutes (either direct or via Zürich main station; train schedules are displayed at the luggage belts). Take the train to either Basel SBB or Basel Badischer Bahnhof (see arrival by train). Please note that travelling by taxi from ZRH airport to the conference site is very expensive, and will typically not be refunded by any funding agency.



Official air carrier:




Swiss International Air Lines is proud to be the Official Carrier for the ECCB 2012 – European Conference on Computational Biology in Basel and is offering special Congress Fares to all participants. These Congress Fares offer reductions of up to 25% depending on the fare type, route and space availability. Congress Fares are valid on the entire SWISS route network for flights to Switzerland, including flights operated by partner airlines under an LX flight number. These fares are now bookable for the travel period 14 days prior to and 14 days after the event.


To take advantage of this offer, book easily and conveniently through SWISS.COM via the following link. You will receive the ECCB'12 event code by email when registering for the conference:


SWISS looks forward to pampering you on board with typical Swiss hospitality.