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Public transport commute as "Grenzgänger"

Dear all,

I am moving to work in Switzerland and trying to weigh up the advantages and disadvantages of being a Grenzgänger in Germany in the area of Waldschut Tilligen.

I am hoping to get a feel for how bad the commute across the border can be.
I would commute using public transport and would technically have around a 30 minute train ride (I think one change) to where I would work.

I have heard there can be delays driving across the border, but what is it like by train?
Is it any worse than typical rush hour trains? If I am faced with a tokyo-style squeeze everyday, I might reconsider.

If anyone has any experience with this, please let me know.

Thanks.

Dave
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Re: Public transport commute as "Grenzgänger"

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Dear all,

I am moving to work in Switzerland and trying to weigh up the advantages and disadvantages of being a Grenzgänger in Germany in the area of Waldschut Tilligen.

I am hoping to get a feel for how bad the commute across the border can be.
I would commute using public transport and would technically have around a 30 minute train ride (I think one change) to where I would work.

I have heard there can be delays driving across the border, but what is it like by train?
Is it any worse than typical rush hour trains? If I am faced with a tokyo-style squeeze everyday, I might reconsider.

If anyone has any experience with this, please let me know.

Thanks.

Dave
Depends where you're going - trains into Zürich are more busy than trains down to Baden/Brugg.

Either way, it's not Tokyo and you should get a seat 95% of the time (especially if the train starts at your station).

If you want to be sure of a comfortable ride, get a 1st class GA as there's less competition for places
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