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Basel mobility pass - free transfer from the Euroairport

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Basel mobility pass - free transfer from the Euroairport

This is to answer a frequent question about our transport system.

You can use your hotel seservation/voucher as ticket to your Basel Hotel, if your arrival is on the same day printed in the reservation. You don't even have to show it to the driver. It is just in case of a control. Here is the official announcement:

bvb.ch/en/…mobility-ticket-tnw_en

Edited: 21 August 2014, 00:41
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1. Re: Basel mobility pass - free transfer from the Euroairport

What is to stop someone booking a hotel for the date of arrival, printing or saving the reservation confirmation, then immediately cancelling the hotel booking in order to falsify a right to free transportation from airport to city?

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2. Re: Basel mobility pass - free transfer from the Euroairport

The ticket controller could of course decide to call your hotel...

You have to realise that if you are caught doing this you are no longer liable for a fine for fare evasion. Your now liable for Fraud, and will have your day in court...

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3. Re: Basel mobility pass - free transfer from the Euroairport

What a lot of work for a few francs!

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4. Re: Basel mobility pass - free transfer from the Euroairport

I was not suggesting I had any intention of doing it.

It was just a passing thought. :-)

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5. Re: Basel mobility pass - free transfer from the Euroairport

That trick would obviously work in most cases. More than not getting a ticket at all, as ticket control is random on buses and trams. If you get caught, you'd pay a heavy fine, though.

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6. Re: Basel mobility pass - free transfer from the Euroairport

Public transport system in Switzerland is based on the "honour principle". We have these mobility passes in Bern as well, and as AirBnB hosts we get to give them to our guests as well. We just collect a stack of them from the tourist office at regular intervals. Nobody who checks if we really only give them to paying guests...

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