Your Visit to the Fondation Beyeler


Current information

We look forward to welcoming you back to the museum. Please note that admission to the museum is regulated via timed tickets. This also applies to various cooperations with free admission, such as Museum Pass Musées. 

Tickets  Frequently asked questions

Opening hours:
365 days a year (incl. public holidays)
Mon. - Sun. 10-18
Wed. 10-20

Baselstrasse 101
CH-4125 Riehen/Basel
Phone +41 61 645 97 00
Fax +41 61 645 97 19

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admission fees


25 CHF

Up to age 25 (please show your ID at the ticket office) free admission
Train and museum admission
SBB RailAway special offer
Overnight accommodation and museum admission
Basel Tourism
IV-pensioners with ID or equivalent foreign document 20 CHF
Accompanying person 


Further access information

Groups of 20 people or more (reservation required) 20 CHF
per person 
Further information on groups  
School Groups  
Students up to 25 years (please show ID at the ticket office) and two accompanying persons FREE ADMISSION
Additional accompanying persons older than 25 years 25 CHF
Further information on school groups


Members of the following organizations enjoy reduced admission to the exhibitions with a valid membership card:

artCard / Art Magazine 20 CHF
BaselCard 12.50 CHF
BLKB clients 20 CHF
Freiwilliger Museumsverein Basel 20 CHF
Guest Pass Baselland 20 CHF
IV (Pensioners with ID or equivalent foreign document; free admission for accompanying person) 20 CHF
Novartis employees* 20 CHF
TCS-members 20 CHF

We do not accept the Raiffeisen card.
We do not accept the Swiss Museum Pass. 

*valid only for the exhibition «Life» by Olafur Eliasson

Art Club & Young Art Club FREE ADMISSION
Basel Tourismus employees FREE ADMISSION
BLKB clients up to 31 years  FREE ADMISSION
Caritas Kultur Legi* FREE ADMISSION
Friends of the Fondation Beyeler  FREE ADMISSION
Guggenheim Art Pass  FREE ADMISSION
Kunsthistorisches Seminar Basel students FREE ADMISSION
Musées sans frontières FREE ADMISSION
Sotheby's Preferred  FREE ADMISSION
Verband Museen Schweiz (VMS)  FREE ADMISSION
Vitra Design Museum employees FREE ADMISSION

*valid only for the exhibition «Life» by Olafur Eliasson


We recommend the use of public transportation to reach the museum. Travel time from Basel, Badischer Bahnhof is only a few minutes; from Basel SBB station, about 25 minutes. The tram stop is very close to the museum. Guests coming from within Switzerland can benefit from the SBB RailAway special offer. Those traveling by car will find parking spaces very close to the Fondation Beyeler in the garage “Zentrum”. If you wish to combine your visit to the museum with a bicycle tour, there is a direct bike path from Badischer Bahnhof. We also recommend the path that takes you through Lange Erlen.

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Direct connections from Zurich and Bern, Strasburg, and Paris to Basel SBB
Direct connections from Cologne, Stuttgart, Hamburg, and Berlin to Basel, Badischer Bahnhof
From Basel SBB: Tram 2 towards “Eglisee” to the stop “Basel, Badischer Bahnhof,” then transfer to Tram 6
From Basel, Badischer Bahnhof: Tram 6 towards “Riehen, Grenze” to the stop “Fondation Beyeler”
Alternative: S-Bahn 6 from Basel SBB or Basel, Badischer Bahnhof towards “Zell (Wiesental)” to the stop “Riehen”; from there about 6 minutes' walk to the Fondation Beyeler

Leave your car at the car park Parkhaus Badischer Bahnhof and take a comfortable tram ride to the Fondation Beyeler, sparing yourself the tedious search for a parking space on site. Offer valid from now, flat rate of 10 CHF for 5 hours and 2 visitors.

Tickets are available at the car park. For more information:  

In cooperation with: Parkhaus Badischer Bahnhof, Basler Verkehrs-Betriebe, Gemeinde Riehen

From Switzerland: Autobahn A2 or A3, turnoff Basel Nord/Messe, exit "Badischer Bahnhof" towards Riehen
From Germany: Exit Basel Messe/Badischer Bahnhof, turnoff Riehen

The "Zentrum" garage is located on Baselstrasse 70, in the immediate vicinity of the Fondation Beyeler, and is open 24 hours a day. Parking spaces for visitors with disabilities are directly in front of the garage entrance. Space in and around the car park is limited. 


Now as ever, the safety of our visitors and employees remains our first priority. The Fondation Beyeler has therefore drawn up a comprehensive safety plan that takes into account the Swiss Federal Council’s and Canton's Covid-19 Ordinances. In order to make your visit to the museum as enjoyable as possible in these challenging times, we have introduced several measures to optimise visitor flow.

To avoid waiting times, we recommend that all visitors to the Fondation Beyeler purchase an e-ticket in advance. 

Please note: For the "Rodin/Arp" special exhibition we have introduced new ticketing arrangements, with timed tickets thar are valid for a stated date and time of admission. A one-hour time slot is provided for entry to the museum, so if you buy a timed ticket for 10 a.m., you should arrive by 11 a.m. at the latest. There is no limit on the length of your stay. 

Please make sure, before booking an online timed ticket, that the stated date and time are suitable for you. Refunds are not available for online bookings.

Tickets will remain available for purchase at the museum's cash desk.


Entry coupons are always valid with the exception of exhibitions with a higher admission fee.

The parking lot "Zentrum" is located next to the Fondation Beyeler and is open 24 hours a day. Handicapped parking is available immediately by the entrance. Along the side of the museum on Baselstrasse there are an additional three parking spots for coaches. If these are occupied, guests can be dropped off in front of the museum before the coach is parked on "Schiessplatz" in Riehen.

Registration is obligatory for school classes and only possible by filling out the relevant online form. Registration by telephone or email cannot be accepted.

further information

Please note: The Fondation Beyeler has cancelled all events and guided tours until further notice. Our website provides regular updates on our guided tour schedule.

Groups of over 20 persons must register and give details of the size of the group, date and arrival time. We will be happy to check if we can accommodate your visit and follow up with a confirmation by email.


Please note: The Fondation Beyeler has cancelled all events and guided tours until further notice. Our website provides regular updates on our guided tour schedule.

Tickets are available 14 days in advance online or at the box office on the day of the tour. You can purchase tickets on the day of the tour only at the museum. There is a limited number of places for each tour. We recommend that you arrive early to get a spot.  

Please note: The Fondation Beyeler has cancelled all events and guided tours until further notice. Our website provides regular updates on our guided tour schedule.

all guided tours

We offer private tours from Monday to Saturday. You can register by giving details about the size of the group, date and arrival time, and complete contact details. You must make your booking four weeks in advance of your intended visit.


Please note: The Fondation Beyeler has cancelled all events and guided tours until further notice. Our website provides regular updates on our guided tour schedule.

Dogs are not allowed inside the museum, with the exception of guide dogs.
A care service for dogs is available with advance notification.

further information

during your visit

The Museum

The founder couple Ernst and Hildy Beyeler had a clear vision: the Fondation Beyeler should be an open, active museum that inspires an appreciation for art in a wide audience. A museum that promotes both cultural education and interpersonal encounters. Today, the Fondation Beyeler is the most popular art museum in Switzerland and is considered one of the finest worldwide.

Beyeler Restaurant im Park

The menu allows guests to choose between an a la carte menu and an constantly-changing lunch menu. A large selection of cakes is available to accompany coffee, which, in future, will be prepared in barista quality. The wine list is based on the surrounding area, but also offers a good selection of wines from the regions from the rest of Europe. 

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Art Shop

Experienced art connoisseurs as well as gift seekers will find what they are looking for here. Our own products and art editions as well as selected design articles are also available in our online shop.

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Explore the Region

«24 Stops» – the Rehberger-Weg

Along the “24 Stops,” 24 milestones created by artist Tobias Fehberger (b.1966), you can explore the diverse natural and cultural landscape. 

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The Riehen Region

The area around the Fondation Beyeler is the perfect place to stay and explore.