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foodguide.ch looks fairly reasonable to me (ratings seem to agree with my impression). Comments by owners and patrons are in German for Basel, though.
The majority of the Taxi companies in Basel have a 24h service. A couple of examples: 33er Taxi AG mini-cab Taxi-Zentrale
You can easily fly to Zurich. The connections from Brussels to Zurich are way better than the connections from Brussels to Basel. And from Zurich you're in less than a hour in Basel when you take the train. The prices for that train travel start around 15 Swiss franks. The SBB (Swiss national train carrier) has an understandable website. I found flights for ...
There is a cable-car going up to Niesen Mountain. As the Wikipedia article says, it is one of the longest cable-cars in Europe. An overview about the prices is available on the official homepage. You should look for the station at the top of the mountain which is called Nielsen Kulm. The price is around 53 CHF for a return ticket if you don't have any ...
Uber POP (aka UberX) is available in Basel, and estimates CHF 14-18 for the journey.
To add to the answer of @andra. I looked at the websites of the taxi companies of Basel. While again, there is no explicit mention of it, one of the companies specifically states as their motto: Der Shuttle Dienst im Dreiländereck Schweiz, Frankreich & Deutschland This translates to "The shuttle service in the triple-point Switzerland, France and ...
Generally speaking the borders between Switzerland and its neighboring countries Liechtenstein, Austria, Germany, France and Italy are open for every one. Obviously, you need an appropriate visa, but if that is okay there is nothing that restrains you from crossing any border. For example with a Schengen visa you can cross every border between Switzerland ...
For the Greater Zurich Area I'd recommend Züritipp, a collection of all reviews by Zurich's largest newspaper.
An interesting online resource for "insider tips" in Switzerland is www.ronorp.ch. This site offers a daily newsletter that sends you the latest information about a chosen city. First it was only available for Zurich, but now it is available for all big Swiss cities and also some foreign cities (e.g. London). The newsletter contains information about events, ...
I would recommend public transport if you can use that. Switzerland is very wealthy, so has a decent public transport system. (It also means it has very good roads) It is also quite strict with many laws, like speeding. There are numerous other little traffic laws that might catch you out (e.g. turning on a red (is that legal in USA?!?!?)), and then bang, ...
Generally speaking it is no problem to rent a car at Basel airport. As you can see on the homepage of the airport, you can rent car from at least 6 major and worldwide-known companies. It isn't a problem to drive a car with your US license, you should just provide a credit card as usual in the whole word. The price really depends on various factors, as ...
No first hand experience, but some info based on online sources: Looking at the airport website, you'd probably be taking bus 50 to Basel, which is operated by BVB (Basel's public transport company). BVB's website has a page on single tickets which only talks about Swiss francs. However, you can also buy the ticket from a machine which accepts euro coins: ...
Yes. As a citizen of the United States (I presume), you are in the visa-exempt ("Annex II") category, and will receive a landing permission on arrival that is valid for 90 days throughout the Schengen area, which includes Switzerland, all its neighbors, as well as everything else in the map below (thanks Wikipedia!) that is blue or light blue.
I couldn't figure out with a decent bit of certainty if taxis do indeed cross the Swiss/French border in Basel happily. All the websites point to taxi services to and from the Euro Airport, and these seem to be split between the French and Swiss sides of the arrival exits. You can try calling any of the French taxi services listed to check if they do indeed ...
I would look at flying to Zurich and taking a train Bern might be another option but may not be as good. Personally I'd drive but that may be US traveler talking.
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