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Basel Main Station

Centralbahnstrasse 20, Basel 4051, Switzerland
0900300300119
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Where is the service???

We arrived at the station around 11 a.m. and tried to get some information about the next... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
lvitaly58
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Weekend trip from Zurich

I visited Basel on a weekend trip from Zurich. I arrived at Basel SBB main station by train. It‘s a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Denis L
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Zurich, Switzerland
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Centralbahnstrasse 20, Basel 4051, Switzerland
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"train travel"
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"trains run"
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"trams and buses"
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"swiss rail"
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"migros supermarket"
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"information centre"
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"taking the train"
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"buy tickets"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived at the station around 11 a.m. and tried to get some information about the next connecting train. The lady, working at information desk, seemed to be there for days without break. Needless to say what information we can get out of her, except...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I visited Basel on a weekend trip from Zurich. I arrived at Basel SBB main station by train. It‘s a crowded station. I bought a snack in the Migros shop - which is also open on sundays.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Next to the train station there are a flixbus stop , there are many bus shuttle to other european city like freiburg , milan ...

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We took the train from Zurich. Very different station experience. Basel was tight and crowded with a constant stream of people heading in and out a single entrance towards the local trams. There were a few fast food shops but it lacked the casual cafe...More

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Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

We used this station on our travels to Oppenau and were struck by how well equipped it was. There is a large assortment of Migros shops that have a wonderful selection of hot food, delicious cakes and even, flowers. The staff across the station were...More

Thank Kay L
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Reviewed 5 May 2018

Stations in mainland Europe just look different to ours. This is an excellent link to Zurich (and lots of other places - I just happen to know about Zurich through flying to Birmingham from there.). The ticket office staff all speak English so you'll get...More

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Reviewed 2 May 2018 via mobile

Very well appointed train station with trains departing to both Germany and France. Several good restaurants inside along with a well appointed pharmacy. And of course, being Swiss, everything runs on time!

Thank Scott C
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Reviewed 2 May 2018 via mobile

I hear that people in other countries don't speak English even if they know but till now I have had a very good experience. Switzerland everyone is so helpful I was in Basel for six days almost and every second day I went to the...More

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Reviewed 29 April 2018

Main train station in town. We arrived at the Basel Main Station from Zurich. Had no problem whatsoever getting in and out of the train station. Was easy to navigate Basel from the train station. There are a variety of flower shops, stores, and food...More

Thank Lynn C
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Reviewed 26 April 2018

Since I live here the train station is the key of my travels. I take the train to go from Amsterdam to Milan, to Paris, from this station from Basel center. Very tidy. I like it.

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rebecca583
7 June 2018|
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Response from lvitaly58 | Reviewed this property |
Pease allow at least 30-45 minutes to buy your ticket to Interlaken. The platforms that SNCF uses are not in the same building as Swiss SBB. It is very likely that you have to ask around to get to SBB side. I hope this helps.
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oreofiero
18 December 2017|
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Response from LukiLukeGO | Reviewed this property |
If you can carry the luggage or pull it, then you can take tram number 11 (yellow tram in the direction away from the train stations). A lot easier would be a taxi, however, you might not all fit into one taxi, maybe you... More
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SMT1212
7 December 2017|
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Response from nicholas_oatridge |
The Tinguely Fountain is two stops on a tram or a pleasant 10 minute walk from the SBB Train Station. You're then five minutes walk away from the Old Town. Basel is a very pleasant city to walk around and relatively compact... More
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