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Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research
Tel: +41 61 697 66 51
Fax: +41 61 697 39 76
Opening hours: 7.45 - 18.30
Map and Directions
The FMI lies close to the center of Basel on the north bank of the River Rhine, a few minutes from the borders of France and Germany. It is easily accessible by public transport from the two main railway stations and the airport.
From the Swiss and French railway station (Bahnhof SBB/SNCF)
Trams stop in front of the station. Take tram #2 from platform #3 (direction "Eglisee"). Trams leave every 6 minutes. Get off at the stop "Gewerbeschule" at Mattenstrasse. Cross the tram tracks and follow Mattenstrasse for about 200 m, then turn right into Maulbeerstrasse. You will find the FMI about 150 m along Maulbeerstrasse on the right. Total journey time is approx. 12 minutes.
From the Swiss and German railway station (Basel Badischer Bahnhof/DB)
The FMI is a short distance from the front entrance of this railway station. Cross the main road "Schwarzwaldallee". On the other side of the road continue straight ahead for 150 m then turn left into Maulbeerstrasse. The FMI is about 100 m down the street on the left (see site map above). Journey time approx. 4 minutes by foot.
From the airport
Leave the baggage claim hall by the SWISS exit.
Bus: Take bus #50 to the Swiss/French railway station (SBB/SNCF). Buses leave every 15 minutes (more frequent at peak times). From the railway station, take tram #1 or #2 from platform #3 (direction "Bad. Bahnhof"). Trams leave every 5 minutes. Get off at the stop "Gewerbeschule" at Mattenstrasse. Cross the tram tracks and follow Mattenstrasse for about 200 m, then turn right into Maulbeerstrasse. You will find the FMI about 150m along Maulbeerstrasse on the right. Total journey time approx. 35 minutes.
Taxi: The FMI is a short ride from the airport by taxi. Journey time approx. 15 minutes.
There is no parking space at the FMI entrance area on Maulbeerstrasse. Limited parking is available on the adjacent Rosental site. Please reach out to your FMI host to arrange parking.
Enter the Rosental site at gate 1047 on Mattenstrasse 24a. Register at the gate office. You will receive an ID badge and a parking card. Park the car on the parking spaces around the FMI (building 1066) and leave the parking card behind the windshield. Enter the FMI from the parking-side.