Getting there

By train

Basel has excellent domestic and international train services. The SBB, DB and SNCF stations are all in the vicinity of the exhibition site. For information and timetables, visit:, and

The SBB RailAway Special Offer for the Trade Fair
The "RailTicket" for visitors who already have a ticket for the trade fair gives a 10% reduction on the return journey to Basel SBB railway station, including the transfer to the fair.
With the "MesseKombi" combined rail/trade fair ticket, visitors benefit from a 10% reduction on the return journey and a 50% reduction on admission to the fair.

Information and purchase at railway station ticket offices and ticket machines and also from the Rail Service on 0900 300 300 (CHF 1.19/min. from a Swiss landline) and online at

For a successful arrival.
Travel by train from anywhere in Germany for just EUR 99.-

MCH Messe Schweiz (Basel) AG has partnered up with Deutsche Bahn to create an exclusive deal that allows you to travel conveniently to and from  ILMAC – the industrial fair for research, development, environment and process technology, in the pharmaceutical, chemical and biotechnology sectors.

Take advantage and make the journey time yours. Use your outward and return journeys to work, read or relax. Whatever you decide to do, your long-distance travel with the Event Ticket will be powered by 100% renewable energy.

Your Event Ticket for a return journey to and from Basel Bad is priced as follows:

With booked trains

  • 2nd class Euro   99.-
  • 1st  class Euro 159.-

Fully flexible

  • 2nd class Euro   99.-
  • 1st  class Euro 159.-

This offer is valid from 18th September to 25th September 2016. Click to book your ticket quickly and easily online1 2.

MCH Messe Schweiz (Basel) AG and Deutsche Bahn wish you a pleasant journey!

1) Book your journey either by calling the service hotline on +49 (0) 1806-3111532 and quoting the reference “MCH Basel”. Please have your credit card details to hand. The hotline is open Mondays to Saturdays from 7:00 am to 10:00 pm. There is a charge of EUR 0.20 per call from a German landline and a maximum of EUR 0.60 per call from mobile networks.

2) Please note that Deutsche Bahn AG introduced a surcharge for all credit card payments in accordance with the conditions of carriage for persons travelling with Deutsche Bahn AG companies ("BB Personenverkehr").

By car

An annual permit is needed on Swiss motorways. It costs CHF 40.– and is available at all border crossings and post offices.


By plane

The exhibition venue is a 15-minute drive from the EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg, (bus connection via SBB/SNCF train station or taxi). The price for a taxi ride is approximately CHF 40.- from the EuroAirport and around CHF 20.- from the SBB/SNCF train station.

Flight plan EuroAirport

Public transport in Basel

From the SBB/SNCF station with tram no. 2 in the direction of Riehen Grenze.
From the Badische station with tram no. 2 in the direction of Binningen Kronenplatz or with tram no. 6 in the direction of Allschwil directly to the exhibition site. 

Timetable for Basel Public Transport (BVB)