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Universität Basel, Zoologisches Institut
Evolutionsbiologie
Vesalgasse 1
CH-4051 Basel
Switzerland
Head: Prof. Dr. Dieter Ebert, Phone: +41 (0)61 207 03 60, dieter.ebert-at-unibas.ch
Secretary: Yasmin Picton, Phone: +41 (0)61 207 03 61, yasmin.picton-at-unibas.ch
Fax: +41 (0)61 207 03 62

How to find the labs of Evolutionsbiologie

Arriving by train from Switzerland or France

Trains from Switzerland and France arrive at the main train station (Basel Bahnhof SBB + Gare SNCF). To get to the Institute you need to take a bus. Leave the train station in the direction of the City and, before mounting the bus, buy a a short distance ticket (K - Kurzstrecke) from one of the green ticket machines. This will cost you CHF 2.10 (have coins ready, and note that a few ticket machines also accept Euro coins). Take Bus No. 30 (direction "Badischer Bahnhof"). If you leave the train station the bus stop is on the left side of the place (in front of a very nice Bakery called Bachmann). Get off at the stop "Universität" and use the map below to find the Institute.

Arriving at the bus stop "Universität": Turn right and take the first street on the left ("auf der Lyss"). At the other end of the street you reach the tracks of a tram. Follow them to the left to the next stop ("Universität"). And walk up this street ("Spalenvorstadt"). The second small street on the right (the first one is a blind alley) is the Vesalgasse. Enter it and walk down to the big building which is the Vesalianum. The main entrance is to the right. Evolutionary Biology is located on the first floor.

Arriving by train from Germany

Trains from Germany arrive at the 'German' train station (Basel Badischer Bahnhof), but most of these trains also continue to the main train station (Basel Bahnhof SBB). So depending on your preference you can stay on the train for one more stop and follow the instructions above. Alternatively you get off and take a bus from here. Leave the train station in the direction of the City and, before mounting the bus, buy a ticket for zone 1 from one of the green ticket machines. This will cost you CHF 3.40 (have coins ready, and note that a few ticket machines also accept Euro coins). Take Bus No. 30 (direction "Bahnhof SBB"). If you leave the train station the bus stop is on the opposite side of the big road. Get off at the stop "Spalentor" and use the map below to find the Institute.

Arriving at the bus stop "Spalentor": Walk through (or around) the old city gate (in former times you entered the city here) and into the "Spalenvorstadt" street. Follow the street and take the first small street to the left. This is the Vesalgasse. Enter it and walk down to the big building which is the Vesalianum. The main entrance is to the right. Evolutionary Biology is located on the first floor.

Arriving from the EuroAirport Basel/Mulhouse/Freiburg

Upon leaving the airport buy a ticket from the green ticket machine next to the bus stop in front of the airport. You need to buy a ticket for zone 2 which will be CHF 4.20 (have coins ready, and note that a few ticket machines also accept Euro coins). Usually you can also get such a ticket when you wait for your luggage at the luggage claim (there is a booth that sells them). Take Bus 50 to the main train station (Basel Bahnhof SBB). Then proceed like if you were arriving by train from Switzerland or France (but you do not need a new ticket).

Arriving by taxi

The little road in which our Institute is located is often not known to taxi drivers (I think we are the only house with a number in that street). Explain the taxi driver that you have to get off at the end of the main university building (the Kollegiengebäude) at the Petersgraben 50. There is a big metal gate, which should be open during normal office hours. Enter the metal gate and down to the big building which is the Vesalianum. The main entrance is to the right. Evolutionary Biology is located on the first floor.

Arriving by car

It is rather difficult to find us by car if your are unfamiliar with Basel. Moreover, there are hardly any parking places available and the city has a complicated system of one-way roads. Therefore we recommend you to use public transport.

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