Basel has a good, relatively cheap public transportation system. Bus or tram tickets must be purchased at a station in advance. Clear maps will help you find your way. For 16F, you can buy a ticket allowing you unlimited travel in two geographical zones for a 24-hour period. A single ride costs 3.20F within one zone.
Basel is best covered on foot, as most of its attractions radiate from the historic heart of this ancient city on the Rhine. When you need to go farther afield, you can take public transportation such as a tram. Taxis tend to be expensive.
Another way of getting around is to rent a bike at the kiosk next to the information booth at the rail station in the center of town. The cost is 28F per day, and an ID deposit is required. Bikes are rented daily from 7am to midnight.
Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.