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Old 11.09.2015, 17:24
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Train from Basel airport

My sister is coming to visit soon (yaaaay!) and will be flying to Basel. I have not been there before, are the train platforms in the actual airport like in Zürich? My SBB app makes it look like this is not the case, if anyone wouldn't mind clarifying for me and telling me where to get the tickets from etc so I can tell her I'd really appreciate it! Train travel in Switzerland seems so easy to me now I can't think how I was ever so confused by it but I remember struggling with it and when I didn't know any German etc (or is it French there??) I can't pick her up because the kids have school.
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Have to take the Bus I'm afraid. There is quite a helpful thread about finding the bus somewhere.

[Where EXACTLY is the] bus station at Basel SBB?

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Re: Train from Basel airport

The buses to Basel train station from the airport leave from just outside the main door at arrivals, they are around every ten minutes.
It's a while since I flew into Basel, but you can get bus and train tickets from inside the airport, there is an SBB counter.
Basel airport isn't very big, so it's pretty easy to find things.
The bus stops just outside the train station.

http://www.euroairport.com/en/passen...ccess/bus.html

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Old 11.09.2015, 17:58
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Re: Train from Basel airport

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The bus stops just outside the train station.
Well, you say that, but where, EXACTLY?
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Re: Train from Basel airport

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The buses to Basel train station...
The bus stops just outside the train station.

http://www.euroairport.com/en/passen...ccess/bus.html
This is Basel SBB which is the Swiss station.

Just for the record, there is also the SNCF (the French station, which is right beside the SBB), and to make things more confusing, there is the Badische Bahnhof which is the German station on the other side of the Rhine. (sometimes abbreviated to Basel Bad Bf). The latter two are 'in France/ in Germany' respectively and not so long back one had to show ones ID or Passport to get onto the platforms! And this in the middle of Basel!
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Old 11.09.2015, 18:11
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Re: Train from Basel airport

We're a bit special in Basel. We have tram stops in France and Germany too.
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Re: Train from Basel airport

Just make sure your sister comes to the right country, eh?
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