Changing trains at St Gallen

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plumbly
plumbly
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Dec 6, 2010 - 3:52 AM
Hi
I've purchased train tickets from Geneva to Munich from Bahn.de, as they had better prices and more options than SBB CFF FFS. We have to change trains at St Gallen, but we only have 4 minutes to make the change. We'll have a young child with us. Is it possible to make the change in such a short time, or should I start worrying now?

many thanks
Olga
Olga
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Dec 6, 2010 - 9:57 AM
Hello plumbly,

If I were you, I would ask someone of the train personnel in the train you take last to St. Gallen. They will be able to tell you which platform you'll have to take for the change, and if you try to leave the train as quickly as possible, my guess would be that four minutes are enough. Normally spoken train connections are very good in Switzerland. Worrying doesn't help, asking does ;-). I think you will be okay...
plumbly
plumbly
12 posts
new member
Dec 6, 2010 - 10:07 AM
very helpful reply. Thank you, Olga :-)
-Olga- said: Hello plumbly,

If I were you, I would ask someone of the train personnel in the train you take last to St. Gallen. They will be able to tell you which platform you'll have to take for the change, and if you try to leave the train as quickly as possible, my guess would be that four minutes are enough. Normally spoken train connections are very good in Switzerland. Worrying doesn't help, asking does ;-). I think you will be okay...
Bluesky
Bluesky
5 posts
new member
Dec 7, 2010 - 6:52 AM
Hi, i have just bought the swiss pass. i was told that upon arrival at the Zurich airport, i could approach the train station captain in the airport to exchange my tickets for pass. may i know where can i find the train captain at the airport and what's the working hours ?

thanks.
Arno
Arno
13648 posts
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moderator
Dec 7, 2010 - 4:42 PM
Hi Bluesky,

I'm not entirely sure what you mean. Normally, when you purchase a Swiss Pass, you would receive the pass rather than a ticket/voucher that should be exchanged to get the pass. Anyway, the train station is easy to find by following the signs (with a train on it, I think they're brown) at the airport. Opening hours can be found at the website of the SBB.

I hope this helps. If not, please let me know!

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