The Bastei is a magnet for visitors to Saxon Switzerland and is heavily frequented. A traffic control system is used to regulate the traffic via the only road access from Basteistraße (S 165). There are two parking spaces available to visitors. If there is free capacity, the bus and car parking lot near the bastion and the reception parking lot at the Steinreich adventure world can be used. If the parking lot near the bastion is fully occupied, the entrance will be closed to visitors. Visitors can then reach the bastion from the reception car park with an OVPS shuttle bus or on foot. Direct access to the bastion is only permitted for coaches and buses, hotel guests with permission, delivery traffic and with a severely handicapped ID card.