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ArvindGarg
ArvindGarg
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Jun 25, 2022 - 4:12 AM

Hello, I am travelling from Paris to Basel via Train, and then I need to catch a train to Lucerne (my final destination).

  • How much time shall I account for Immigration check at Basel ?
  • Shall I make a pre-reservation for train from Basel to Lucerne (considering above time), or I need not do that ? Will I be easily able to get a train ticket from Basel to Lucernce once my immigration at Basel is Done ?

Thanks

Arvind

shamik
shamik
14 posts
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Jun 25, 2022 - 5:24 AM in reply to ArvindGarg

Hi Arvind

There is no immigration check between Paris and Basel. They both fall within Schengen zone.

So not need to allocate any time for immigration.

Regards

Shamik

Anna
Anna
3881 posts
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Jun 25, 2022 - 6:46 AM in reply to ArvindGarg

Hi Arvind,

If you're travelling from France into Switzerland, there will be no immigration check at the border. However custom and police check may be carried out during border crossing on board the train.

You can buy your a point-to-point ticket from Basel to Lucerne in advance here: www.myswissalps.com/traintickets/switzerland. A single regular ticket is usually valid for up to a day so if you missed a connection you can always take the next one. Direct trains from Basel to Lucerne leave every hour. You can check train schedules here: www.myswissalps.com/timetable

Hope this helps.

Regards,

Anna

ApplePie
ApplePie
7 posts
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Jun 25, 2022 - 8:40 AM in reply to shamik

Lucern is a very nice place. Do visit.

Arno
Arno
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Jun 26, 2022 - 9:27 AM in reply to ArvindGarg

Hello Arvind,

In addition: you'll find more information regarding entry requirements at https://www.myswissalps.com/visa.

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