Time needed for custom clearance, train to Italy

Time needed for custom clearance, train to Italy

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yh2511
yh2511
7 posts
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Mar 24, 2016 - 6:09 AM

Hi,

I'm buying a train ticket from Interlaken to Milan, which has a connecting train at Spiez for only 33minutes. I would like to know generally how long does it take for custom clearance at train station, and if this is too risky/rush?

Thanks!

Arno
Arno
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Mar 24, 2016 - 8:37 AM

Hi yh2511, welcome to MySwissAlps,

All checks will be done on board, not in Spiez. You could change trains in as little as 3 minutes there, so you'll have half an hour of spare time for a coffee break :-)

Please see here for ticket information: myswissalps.com/ traintickets/italy. If you are planning to get a rail pass for Switzerland you may not need a ticket all the way to Interlaken.

Enjoy the ride!

yh2511
yh2511
7 posts
new member
Mar 24, 2016 - 3:44 PM in reply to Arno

Hi Arno,

Thanks for the prompt reply.

I noted that the title of the thread had been amended, but should be "train to Italy", instead of train from Italy. So, I would like to clarify if the checks will still be done on board, no matter which direction?

Thanks~

Arno
Arno
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Mar 24, 2016 - 3:52 PM in reply to yh2511

Thanks, sorry I missed that. The procedure is the same though. There might be security personnel in Spiez, but not to check each passenger. You can simply board and further checks will be done on board. A few minutes is enough to change trains.

yh2511
yh2511
7 posts
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Mar 24, 2016 - 5:00 PM in reply to Arno

Hi Arno,

Thanks you so much! Now I understood.

See you there soon =)

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