Time lag between Swiss train connections

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May 22, 2018 - 7:56 PM


Quick question, I have a train arrives Zurich at 19:53 platform # 8 and the next train from Zurich to Luzern at 20:04 from platform # 4 which is exactly 11 minutes and i have to get down from platform # 8 and move to platform # 4 with luggage's and small kids

since i never been to zurich and swiss trains , does the 11 minutes gap is good enough to catch other train considering that i have 2 kids and luggage


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May 22, 2018 - 10:28 PM in reply to Euro2018

11 minutes should be fine. Those two platforms are on the same level at Zurich HB and less the 100 meters train to train. Just get organised to disembark your arriving train in plenty of time.

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May 22, 2018 - 10:58 PM in reply to rockoyster

Thank you so much Rockoyster !!!!

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May 27, 2018 - 11:42 PM

You will arrive and depart from the traditional dead end terminus platforms at Zurich HB, so when you board your train from Chur, sit as close to the front of the train as possible, so that you are close to the ticket barrier when you arrive in p8 at Zurich. That should give you enough time to get to platform 4.

The whole traditional 'printed' Swiss timetable is available in PDF format. The 'printed' format has always shown the official minimum connecting time for major stations. At Zurich it is 7 minutes. Look for the number in a box next to the station name in the attached PDF for the Zurich - Luzern line:

www.fahrplanfelder.ch/ fileadmin/fap_pdf_fiel ds/2018/660.pdf

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