CURE Logistical Information

Conference on Urban and Regional Economics (CURE)

Venue: University of Basel
Organisers: Marius Brülhart (University of Lausanne and CEPR) Diego Puga (CEMFI and CEPR) Frédéric Robert-Nicoud (Université de Genève and CEPR) and Kurt Schmidheiny (Universität Basel and CEPR)

Practical Information

1. Conference Venue

University of Basel
Department of Economics
Auditorium, First Floor
Peter Merian-Weg 6
4052 Basel

2. Accommodation

Rooms have been reserved at the following hotels within easy walking distance from the train station and the conference venue:

Hotel Novotel Basel City
Grosspeterstrasse 12
4052 Basel

IBIS Budget Basel City Hotel
Grosspeterstrasse 12
4052 Basel

3. Directions

From the airport/station to the hotel
The nearest airport to the hotel/conference venue is EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg. You can travel by taxi (10 minutes, approximately CHF 40) or every 8 minutes by bus no. 50 (20 minutes, CHF 3.80) to Basel SBB train station. 

From Basel SBB, head east via Nauenstrasse and you will reach the hotel in 10 minutes on foot. Please see the map for details. Alternatively, take tram line 10 (direction Dornach) or 11 (direction Aesch) from Basel SBB to Peter Merian (first stop). The hotel confirmation is valid for the use of public transport from EuroAirport and Basel SBB to the hotel on the day of arrival.

Participants arriving at Zürich Airport should take a train to Basel. There is an hourly direct train service to Basel SBB, which takes approximately 1h20m. Costs are CHF35 for a single 2nd class journey and CHF58 for single 1st class. Timetables for the train.

From the hotel to conference venue
The conference venue is a very short walk from each hotel. Please see the map for details.

4. Meals

Breakfast should be taken at the hotel. Lunch and refreshments will be provided throughout the days of the conference.

A dinner will be organised on Friday 25 September at 19h15:

Restaurant Atelier im Teufelhof
Leonhardsgraben 49
4051 Basel

Please be reminded that dietary requirements can only be accommodated if indicated in advance.

5. Local Contact

If you have any queries during the conference in Basel, please get in touch with Yvonne Mery:

Yvonne Mery
Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät der Universität Basel | Dekanat |
Peter Merian-Weg 6 | Postfach |4002 Basel
t | 0041 (0)61 267 33 73

6. General Info

- Basel Tourism
- Basel airport
- Zurich airport
- Public transport in Basel
- Basel weather

7. Maps

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