September 6 – 9, 2018

Grand Basel in Basel

Buy Tickets

Tickets may be purchased online here or at the main entrance at Messe Basel.

Click here for reduced-price tickets for students and seniors.

The Grand Basel  in Basel  is open to the public September 6 – 9, 2018. 

Public Days
Thursday, Sep. 6, 2018, 11am to 9pm
Friday, Sep. 7, 2018, 11am to 6pm
Saturday, Sep. 8, 2018, 11am to 6pm
Sunday, Sep. 9, 2018, 11 am to 6pm

Ticket Options*

Day ticket: Admission for one person, valid for one day only, starting September 6, 2018.

Two-day ticket: Admission for one person, valid two public days, starting September 6, 2018.

All Days Access: Admission for one person, valid for all public days, starting September 6, 2018.

Evening Day Ticket: Admission for one person, valid for one day, starting September 6, 2018 at 4.30pm.

Reduced day ticket Admission for one student or senior citizen (62+), valid for one day only, starting September 6, 2018.

Tickets are provided as PDF and as Passbook/Wallet files.

*Admission is free for children up to 12, when accompanied by a parent.

Where to Buy Tickets

Online and on site

You can conveniently purchase your 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.

Tickets may also be purchased at the main entrance at Messe Basel.

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 Grand 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 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.