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Old 21.11.2010, 15:37
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Cheapest rail fare from Basel to Frankfurt airport

Hiya,

I was wondering if anyone knew how much it would cost to get a cheapest economy return rail ticket from Basel SBB to Frankfurt airport on 11 Dec returning 24 Dec?

The reason I ask this is that my wife and I are planning a holiday to India and the cheapest tickets are from Frankfurt to Delhi (552 EUR).

Furthermore, if it's cheaper to get a visa from UK as I have a British Passport and the Indian embassy in Swiss is charging 150 CHF per person for a visa.

i know the information above is very specific but I am often amazed how knowlegeable people are in this forum.

Cheers, Kashim
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Old 21.11.2010, 16:03
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Re: Cheapest rail fare from Basel to Frankfurt airport

A Baden-Würtemburg Ticket from DB (available at Basel Bad Bhf) costs €28 and is valid for up to 5 adults on Regional trains in Germany. This would take you most of the way to Frankfurt Airport, where you would need some extension tickets.

It is only valid at certain times (after 9am weekdays and all day weekends). Ask at the Deutsche Bahn counter in Basel to check the details.

http://www.bahn.de/regional/view/regionen/bawue/freizeit/bawue_ticket.shtml?dbkanal_007=L01_S01_D001_KIN001 4_lt-bawue_LZ01
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Old 21.11.2010, 18:56
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... I am often amazed how knowlegeable people are in this forum....
I'm seldom amazed by how people find it so difficult to find things for themselves.
(It's considerably cheaper, apparently, from the UK)

By the way - it's Switzerland, not Swiss.
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Re: Cheapest rail fare from Basel to Frankfurt airport

If you're flying with Emirates to India, you should be entitled to a free Deutsche Bahn 'Rail & Fly' transfer i.e. a train ticket from anywhere in Germany to Frankfurt airport... and anywhere in Germany includes Basel Badischer Bahnhof
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If you're flying with Emirates to India, you should be entitled to a free Deutsche Bahn 'Rail & Fly' transfer i.e. a train ticket from anywhere in Germany to Frankfurt airport... and anywhere in Germany includes Basel Badischer Bahnhof
You are not automatically "entitled to", it is typically an option for very few Euros extra. Ask at your agency, it is often already included or just costs some 5 or 10 Euro more. Definitely the cheapest option.
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Re: Cheapest rail fare from Basel to Frankfurt airport

Midas, Castro, Treverus,

Thank you for your valuable advice.

Cheers, Kashim
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Re: Cheapest rail fare from Basel to Frankfurt airport

Hi

My husband and I are travelling to USA in September. It seems a lot cheaper to go from Frankfurt than Basel. But, it will require a train journey. Been checking things out but would really value support !

Will it require a lot of hassle or do the train go straight into the airport?

What is the cheapest way to get there?

What airlines do discount on trains?

Sorry to ask so much but I am starting a new job leaving the old one the day before and running out of time!! so it would be great not to have to re-invent the wheel if you know what I mean

Thanks
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Re: Cheapest rail fare from Basel to Frankfurt airport

You can buy the ticket at the Deutsche Bahn ticket office,
http://www.bahn.de/i/view/CHE/de/hom...sstellen_LZ001

or online at www.bahn.de

The ticket prices vary with date, routes and trains, so it will have to be your choice.
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Re: Cheapest rail fare from Basel to Frankfurt airport

If you buy your tickets up to 92 days in advance, you can get your ticket for around 29 euros per person at deutsche bahn.de
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