ECOC 2022 takes place in the Congress Center Basel, which is centrally located and within walking distance to the historic city centre with its restaurants, museums and leisure areas along the city river.
Public Transportation and Tickets
Free public transportation tickets along with your accomodation in Basel:
Upon checking-in with a hotel, visitors will get the so-called "Basel-Card". The Basel-Card entitles the owner to use public transportation in the city for free.
EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg: The international airport is 7.5 km away from the Congress Center Basel and can be reached by car within 10-15 minutes.
It is also easily accessible by public transport within 35 minutes. The bus No. 50 has a connection to the SBB/SNCF railway station stop “Basel SBB” every 6-7 minutes. From there, take the tram No. 2 direction “Basel, Eglisee”. There is a tram leaving every 7 minutes and the destination stop is called “Basel, Messeplatz”. The first connection from Basel Airport to the Congress Center leaves at 04:28 A.M. and the last connection leaves at 00:33 A.M.
Zurich Airport: There is a direct rail connection between the airport and Basel SBB railway station every hour with a travel time of 1h 28 min. Alternatively, there are multiple connections per hour with a train change in Zurich HB and shorter travel time of 1h 13 min. For the best connections, see www.sbb.ch or the mobile app “SBB Mobile”. From there, take the tram No. 2 direction “Basel, Eglisee”. There is a tram leaving every 7 minutes and the destination stop is called “Basel, Messeplatz”.
Basel has three railway stations that are well connected internationally.
Trains from France: Travellers from France arrive on the French railway station located directly next to the Swiss Basel SBB railway station.
Trains from Germany: Travellers from Germany can either disembark at the German Basel Bad Bf or at the Swiss Basel SBB railway station. From Basel Bad Bf, take the tram No. 2 direction “Binningen, Kronenplatz” or No. 6 direction “Allschwil, Dorf”. The Congress Center is located next to the stop “Basel, Messeplatz”.
National Connections: Most Swiss trains arrive at the Swiss Basel SBB railway station. From there, take the tram No. 2 direction “Basel, Eglisee”. The Messe is located at the stop “Basel, Messeplatz” and there is a tram connection every 7 minutes. For the best connections, see www.sbb.ch or the mobile app “SBB Mobile”.
The tram stop at the Congress Center Basel is called “Basel, Messeplatz” and is serviced by the trams No. 1, 2, 6, 14, 15, and 21 from different directions. For the best connections, see www.sbb.ch or the mobile app “SBB Mobile”.
Car Parking: The Congress Center Basel has a direct link to the A2 motorway, where the exit “Messe” will take you directly to the parking called “Parkhaus Messe Basel” with over 700 spaces. Tariffs can be found in https://www.parkleitsystem-basel.ch/parkhaus/messe.html.
ECOC 2022 Basel
The European Conference on Optical Communication (ECOC) is the continent’s largest event in the field and one of the most prestigious and traditional events on optical communications worldwide.
The ECOC Exhibition is the key meeting place for everyone in the optic communication industry.