We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Zoo Basel

Features Animals
Binningerstrasse 40, Basel 4054, Switzerland
+41 61 295 35 35
Book In Advance
More Info
US$ 70.60*
and up
Basel Zoo Entrance Ticket with Hotel Pick and Drop Off Included
Why Book on TripAdvisor?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information ›
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good36%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“sea lions” (13 reviews)
“penguin walk” (13 reviews)
Open Now
All hours
Hours Today: 08:00 - 18:00
Binningerstrasse 40, Basel 4054, Switzerland
+41 61 295 35 35
Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Reviews (1,460)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 522 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

We went to the Basel zoo twice in a row with our two kids and it was just great. It's also amazing that the zoo is literally in the city. A place to visit if you are near Basel.

Thank SwissTraveler2
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Easy to reach from town centre by foot. Reasonably priced for a Swiss attraction. Didn't look promising initially as on entering we turned left, ugly concrete building but got better as we walked through. Cafe was spotlessly clean, good range of indoor and outdoor seating,...More

Thank thomsontrips
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We try to visit the zoo in every city we travel to and I have to say we were quite disappointed with this one. There were very few exhibits and of those only half the animals were viewable. And a confusing layout without having to...More

Thank bike-n-ski
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A variety of animals were residents of the zoo. Lots of room. Lots of greenery. Looked pleasant for the animals - was vreat for us with our granson. He was enamored.

Thank gilad54
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We took a trip to the zoo the morning of our flight as something to do but we're pleasantly surprised. A lovely little animal sanctuary with a large variety of species and a wonderful gift shop!

Thank AshleighPoole
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A lovely zoo with the usual selection of animals. Snow leopards were cute. There's also an aquarium area too

Thank Becky G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After visiting zoos in India, and wild safari in Bangkok, was having a bit more expectation from this zoo ...

Thank Sourojit P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's a small zoo but so well kept! The grounds are absolutely beautiful, and very very clean. The restaurant was good and prices were reasonable (for Switzerland). Individual tickets are a bit expensive but they have a Family ticket for CHF 43 (two adults and...More

Thank Selma F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Spending two to three hours at the zoo is not really enough time to see and read about all the great collection of animals provided by the Basel zoo

Thank tdog20
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

I have visited this zoo in july. Zoo was very nice with lot of animals. It is not too far from city. Easy to reach there by tram. Lot of familes were there. Animals are healthy and you can see them enjoying the day to...More

Thank Vibhor D
Nearby Restaurants
Mum's Kitchen Vietnamese Food
59 reviews
.28 km away
Osteria Little Italy
147 reviews
.34 km away
122 reviews
.22 km away
102 reviews
.22 km away
Nearby Attractions
Basel Main Station
394 reviews
.55 km away
Alte Markthalle
105 reviews
.34 km away
Museum of Domestic Culture (HMB)
33 reviews
.72 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Darren F
27 September 2016|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from The_Swiss_One | Reviewed this property |
Children aged 6 to 15 9.00 CHF Young people aged 16 to 24 14.00 CHF Adults aged 25 to 61 20.00 CHF Tarif senior as of 62 years 18.00 CHF Families: parents with their own children aged under 20... More
22 April 2016|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from Alain F | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I don't know
9 October 2015|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from KF0x | Reviewed this property |
They normally do walk the penguins on a daily basis, in the morning, but this depends on the weather. Please do check the website for the exact times - or give them a call in advance, just to be sure that you don't create... More