Train from Colmar to Grindenwald to Basel

Print this page
Create an account to receive an e-mail when someone replies to this thread
Posts: 2
This thread is closed. You are welcome to log in and submit a new thread.
1 post
new member
Mar 31, 2016 - 4:59 PM

We are making our first trip to Europe in mid July. We plan to stay in Colmar three nights and then travel to Grindenwald for a few nights and then to Basel.

How soon should be purchase tickets for our leg from Colmar to Grindenwald and from Grindenwald to Basel? Are there sites that are better than others to purchase the tickets?

once in Grindenwlad are there any type of beneficial passes to purchase to explore the area using public transportation?

Thanks so very much for the information!

5005 posts
expert &
Apr 1, 2016 - 8:26 AM

Hi Tacomama, thanks for joining us!

The ride from Colmar to Basel is quite short and doesn't require reservations or pre-purchase of tickets. You can just get your ticket before boarding in Colmar. Further options are listed at aintickets/france.

As for the Swiss portion of your itinerary: here are some options to consider:

Which option is best, depends on your exact plans for Grindelwald. Guidance on how to pick the best pass can be found here.

More about Swiss trains and rail passes

More on

Get a free account to plan your trip

Planning your trip is much easier with a free MySwissAlps account. Learn all about Switzerland and get in touch with us quickly if you have questions.

Learn more

Get a customized itinerary for your trip

Let Swiss travel consultants create a customized itinerary. They will book your entire trip.

© 2002-2019