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June 14 – 17, 2018

Ticket Information

Tickets may be purchased online  here. Click here for reduced-price tickets for students and seniors. 

The Art Basel show in Basel is open to the public June 14 – 17, 2018. Tickets can also be purchased at the show venue or at Basel Tourism information pavilions during show days.

Book your tickets online now for a guided tour hosted by Artstorming, available from Thursday through Sunday during show hours. Parcours guided tours for groups and school groups can be ordered here. 

Public Opening Hours

Thursday, June 14, 2018, 11am to 7pm
Friday, June 15, 2018, 11am to 7pm
Saturday, June 16, 2018, 11am to 7pm
Sunday, June 17, 2018, 11am to 7pm

Ticket Options*

Permanent Combination ticket for Art Basel and Design Miami/Basel: CHF 210 on-site, CHF 190 online
Group tickets
Groups of 10 people or more: CHF 40 per person
Accompanied school groups: CHF 30 per person
'Vernissage +' Card admits one person to the Vernissage on Wednesday, June 13, from 4pm (access to the Unlimited sector in Hall 1 from 11am): CHF 150

*Admission is free for children up to 12, when accompanied by a parent. Tickets entitle the holder to reduced-price admission at several Basel art museums during the show.

Where to Buy


You can conveniently purchase your admission tickets online, print them out, or save them on your smartphone and bring them to the venue.

Online tickets are available up to the last day of the show. All major credit cards are accepted. 

Student/Senior discount can be found here.

Buy tickets online

Basel Tourism

During public opening times, tickets can also be purchased in three centrally located information pavilions for the reduced online ticket price:

  • At the Swiss Railway Station Bahnhof SBB - Centralbahnplatz
  • At the German Railway Station Badischer Bahnhof - Schwarzwaldallee
  • At the Basel market square - Marktplatz

All ticket options except group and school group tickets are available. Payments can be made by credit card or cash with no surcharge.

SBB Special Ticket Offer

Swiss Federal Railways (SBB) and Art Basel are pleased to offer visitors arriving by train tickets at a reduced price. These are return tickets valid from any railway station in Switzerland to Art Basel and include entry to the show.

More information on the SBB website.

Online ticket FAQs


I purchased several online tickets for family members, and my personal details are on all of them. Is this a problem?

Not at all. Every online ticket has a unique bar code number. Each family member can enter the fair with a ticket even if it is in another person's name.

I found another website selling tickets to the Art Basel in Basel show - can I get my tickets there too?

No. Please make sure to purchase the tickets via the official online ticket shop, and never from unknown third parties. Tickets may not be copied or reproduced. Don't risk missing the show!

How do I get my online ticket?

You will receive your ticket(s) as an attachment in a confirmation email. You will receive two files: a PDF and a Wallet file. You can save them to your computer and print them at home or download them to your mobile phone.

How often can my online ticket be used?

Your ticket is checked at the turnstiles at the entrance. Please make sure to bring your printed copy or have the ticket stored in your Passbook/Wallet app.

If you purchased a day ticket, you may enter and exit the fair as often as you like, but only on the same day as shown/printed on your day ticket.

If, however, you purchased a permanent ticket, you may enter and exit the fair as often as you like on show days, June 14 to 17, 2018, during show hours.


What system do I need in order to print the online ticket?

You need the Adobe Acrobat Reader (the Adobe Acrobat Reader can be downloaded via Adobes's website) and a printer.

Can I print my ticket more than once?

Yes it is possible to print your ticket multiple times. The barcode on it is scanned when you enter the fair. Each barcode is valid only for one admission, and only on the day (or days) you bought your ticket for.


What happens if I forget my online ticket?

If this happens, please contact one of the hosts at the entrance area of the exhibition or at the box office.


Can I get my money back if I am unable to use my ticket?

No. The ticket once purchased is non-refundable.

My credit card has not been accepted, what can I do?

Please make sure your card information has been entered correctly and your card has not expired. If the payment still does not go through, contact your bank or try again later.

For further questions, contact our support team via our contact form.