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Fast Train from Basel to Zurich

The Basel station was easy to utilize, just across the street from our Hotel Gaia. Good service at... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
New Orleans, Louisiana
Very nice!

Of course the station has to be amazing, given that the Swiss rail system is so famous worldwide... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Besides being very large and functional, this station is also very beautiful. Make sure to see the inside if you are not travelling by train.

Thank AliceBandB
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Basel station was easy to utilize, just across the street from our Hotel Gaia. Good service at train info desk (remember to take a number when you go in).

Thank bking222
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Of course the station has to be amazing, given that the Swiss rail system is so famous worldwide. This is truly the lifeline for so many people each and every day. As soon as you enter you get the whiff of freshly baked goods, and...More

Thank wordsncolors
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Tram Station has quite a few commuters from France and Germany in the morning and returning from work around 5 to 6. There are several places where sandwiches and drinks can be purchased and eaten, and several specialty shopes, such as Laderach chocolates, which...More

Thank DrAustinLouis
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Since the Basel railway station was inaugurated in 1907, it underwent so many changes, what remained however is the front building. Built in the neo-baroque it is a beautiful building and worthwhile to visit even if you don't take a train. Great hotels are located...More

Thank StefanCal
Reviewed 3 October 2018

It is very easy to get from one train to another. It has roll steps, steps and elevators. Stores and cafes all around. Parking is EZ. Trams in front and back. Just watch out. If you miss one. Relax there are many coming in just...More

Thank Jim0
Reviewed 2 October 2018

This is the biggest tation I've been in. If you are looking for a connection or the flexible have extra time to find where you need to be

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Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

If somebody needs to go the rest room, it's only one WC in the underground near the main entrance. And you'll need to pay 2 CHF. It's clean but for both sexes.

Thank Nwe A
Reviewed 1 October 2018

We took a cab to the train station as it was too far from the ship dock to walk. An efficient station. Easy to buy tickets and navigate.

1  Thank orlandotraveler2018
Reviewed 18 September 2018

Good choice of shops. Very clean. Easy access to the airport transportation. Very affordable locker storage.

Thank 482dijanar
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Nino K
24 June 2018|
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Response from MapleLeafGirl123 | Reviewed this property |
We travelled on the train between the two cities. I think the train is more comfortable because you can walk around and stretch. The seats are more comfortable than a bus. More leg room. The difference in cost is about... More
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.
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