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Old 23.06.2018, 18:35
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Re: Driving via Gotthard tunnel - never again!

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Certainly would be no fun in the dark.

Actually, it's a blast in the dark.

I've done it without headlights, on a full moon night (The alternator packed it in just as we started the pass).
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Old 23.06.2018, 20:41
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Re: Driving via Gotthard tunnel - never again!

Yes, if possible show up at the tunnel after 10 pm and you'll avoid traffic jams. In comparison using San Bernardino may take longer time, even with 4-5 km queue in San Gotthard.
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Re: Driving via Gotthard tunnel - never again!

Return trip, left Gandria at 9:30, 10 min queue at south portal, back in Basel at 1pm, inc a break.
Looked like 4km southbound queue @10:30am.

The hotel/restaurants/boats all said that this year, so far, visitor numbers down 40% in Ticino, gonna be a tough year.
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Old 19.04.2019, 11:12
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Re: Driving via Gotthard tunnel - never again!

Just updating this as a reference of Easter 2019.

11pm Maundy Thursday - 7km
1am Good Friday - 5km
5am GF - 8km
7am GF - 14km
9am GF - 12km

1km = @10minutes
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Old 19.04.2019, 14:53
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Re: Driving via Gotthard tunnel - never again!

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1km = @10minutes
If you are walking!

In a car it may be longer.

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Just updating this as a reference of Easter 2019.

11pm Maundy Thursday - 7km
1am Good Friday - 5km
5am GF - 8km
7am GF - 14km
9am GF - 12km

1km = @10minutes
Midday GF - 15km (3 hours)
3pm GF - 13km
5pm GF - 9km
6pm GF - 6km
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Old 20.04.2019, 11:36
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Re: Driving via Gotthard tunnel - never again!

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Midday GF - 15km (3 hours)
3pm GF - 13km
5pm GF - 9km
6pm GF - 6km
8pm GF - 2km

Easter Saturday 8am - no queue
9am ES - 1km
10am ES - 2km
11am ES - 3km
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Old 20.04.2019, 12:44
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8pm GF - 2km

Easter Saturday 8am - no queue
9am ES - 1km
10am ES - 2km
11am ES - 3km
We went to Italy today to pick up my daughter's glasses, and some small shopping.

No traffic, BUT they searched the car upon re-entry (even had to open up where the spare tire is stored).

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We went to Italy today to pick up my daughter's glasses, and some small shopping.

No traffic, BUT they searched the car upon re-entry (even had to open up where the spare tire is stored).

Tom
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Re: Driving via Gotthard tunnel - never again!

Easter Sunday.
Southbound, fine all day.

Northbound, fine up to midday, then build up.
3pm - 4km
5pm - 9km ( @ 2 hours )
6pm - 10km
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Old 23.04.2019, 09:07
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Re: Driving via Gotthard tunnel - never again!

Easter Monday. The big one!

Southbound, fine all day.

Northbound, fine until approx 10am then the rapid build up.
Midday Easter Monday - 7km (80 minutes)
1pm - 10km
4pm - 14km
7pm - 18km (over 3 hours)
9pm - 12km
12 midnight - 9km (2 hours)
2am Tuesday - 5km (1 hour)

Don't forget, Ascension plays out the same.
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Easter Monday. The big one!

Southbound, fine all day.

Northbound, fine until approx 10am then the rapid build up.
Midday Easter Monday - 7km (80 minutes)
1pm - 10km
4pm - 14km
7pm - 18km (over 3 hours)
9pm - 12km
12 midnight - 9km (2 hours)
2am Tuesday - 5km (1 hour)

Don't forget, Ascension plays out the same.

....and next Easter, and the one after that too
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Old 23.04.2019, 09:31
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Re: Driving via Gotthard tunnel - never again!

Lukmanier is open all year round. It may take longer to get to your destination but the pass is beautiful and it's a nice drive til the Autobahn after Chur.
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Re: Driving via Gotthard tunnel - never again!

I haven't been through the tunnel for years. We either go by train or wait until we can definitely drive over the pass - which is much more fun.
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Re: Driving via Gotthard tunnel - never again!

San Bernadino tunnel rarely has long queues even at Easter time. Another way if coming through the Valais, take the car train and with a valid ticket the police will open the barrier allowing you direct access to the road that enters the tunnel at Goeschenen. I've done this a few times.
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Re: Driving via Gotthard tunnel - never again!

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Re: Driving via Gotthard tunnel - never again!

Today, Gotthard was fine up to 9am Southbound
Then
10km midday
13km 2pm
9km 4pm
1km 7pm

Northbound got upto 4km (an hour) at about 4pm.

I'm surprised there was so much traffic southbound.
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I'm surprised there was so much traffic southbound.
Long weekend (next Wednesday is a holiday).

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Long weekend (next Wednesday is a holiday).

Tom
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Today, Sunday, southbound, 2pm, about 7km.
Northbound, about 5km at 4pm.
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