The zoo is located close to the city centre and is easy to find
• On foot: five to ten minutes from ‘Bahnhof SBB’ train station
or town centre.
• By public transportation: tram 1 or 8 from ‘Bahnhof SBB’
train station to ‘Zoo Bachletten’. Tram 2 from ‘Badischer
Bahnhof’ train station to ‘Zoo Dorenbach’. Tram 10 or 17 to ‘Zoo’
and buses 34 or 36 to ‘Zoo Dorenbach’.
• By car: on the motorway Switzerland A2 and Germany A5 to exit
‘Basel Süd, City’, about 3 km, please follow the signs ‘Zoo’.
Parking facilities at the zoo, by the main entrance, underground
parking garages at ‘Heuwaage’.
Single admission tickets
• Adults (aged 25 to 61) CHF 21.–*
• Senior citizens (aged 62 and over)/Disabled persons CHF 19.–*
• Young people (aged 16 to 24) CHF 15.–*
• Children (aged 6 to 15) CHF 10.–*
Children up to the age of 6 are admitted free of charge
(2 adults with their own children aged up to 20) CHF 43.–*
* CHF 1.– (a voluntary contribution) from every admission ticket goes to
a fund for conservation projects.
We are happy to provide you with further information about annual
passes, children’s birthdays, tours and events at Basel Zoo.
Zoologischer Garten Basel AG
Binningerstrasse 40, CH-4054 Basel, T + 41 (0)61 295 35 35
Basel Zoo – See what conservation is all about
Basel Zoo is a green oasis in the middle
of the city. You can discover around 600
animal species in this unique park landscape.
Founded in 1874, Basel Zoo is one of Europe’s
most traditional zoological gardens. Its focus is
on relaxation, education, conservation and
research. Basel Zoo sees itself as an ambassador
for nature. It wants to bring its visitors
closer to nature and improve their understanding
of man’s relationship with nature. One of its
main attractions is the new ‘Tembea’ elephant
enclosure with its spacious outdoor areas, which
opened to the public in March 2017.
News about the animal population
Information boards with news about the animal population
(e.g. births) are located at both entrances.
• Basel Zoo kindly asks its visitors not to feed the animals under
any circumstances. Providing the right nutrition for around
600 animal species is a science in itself. Visitors who feed
the animals prevent them from receiving a controlled, speciesappropriate
diet and put the animals’ health at risk.
• Out of consideration for the zoo’s inhabitants, no dogs
• The cafeteria, self-service restaurant and à la carte restaurant
offer a wide range of food and drinks at lunchtime and
throughout the day.
• Gifts and souvenirs can be bought in the zoo’s shop.
The zoo is open 365 days a year
• March to April and September to October 8 am to 6 pm
• May to August
8 am to 6.30 pm
• November to February
8 am to 5.30 pm
Please note that the animal houses close 10 minutes before
the stated closing times and payment desks close 1 hour before
the stated closing times.