Traveling Paris to Interlaken - changing trains?

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Ratnapedneca
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Jun 18, 2018 - 4:40 PM

I am traveling to Interlaken tomorrow from Paris

Please guide me as to whether I have to change the station at Basel to travel to interlaken How far iis it

Lucas
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Jun 18, 2018 - 5:40 PM in reply to Ratnapedneca

Hi Ratnapedneca,

What train have you bought tickets for? You'll change trains in Basel yes, and possible elsewhere in France or Switzerland. It depends on the ticket(s) you bought.

Ratnapedneca
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Jun 19, 2018 - 6:18 AM in reply to Lucas

The train is TGVlyria Paris Gare lyon to Basel SBB

Lucas
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Jun 19, 2018 - 6:34 AM in reply to Ratnapedneca

The train departure time is the important information. Sometimes the TGV has a change in Mulhouse or Strasbourg, sometimes direct. For example, the 09:25 today has a change in Strasbourg. The 10:15 is direct.

You can search for your connection here: https://www.myswissalp s.com/timetable
But once you are on the train staff can tell you if there are any connections needed or if it is a direct train to Basel.

Last modified on Jun 19, 2018 - 7:54 AM by Arno
1960man
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Jun 19, 2018 - 11:24 PM in reply to Lucas

Lucas, your reply is misleading. If a TGV leaves from Gare de Lyon it will always be a direct Basel service via Dijon - Belfort

Lucas
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Jun 20, 2018 - 5:40 AM in reply to 1960man

Good catch! Thanks.
I mis-read the TGV vs ICE when looking at the Strasbourg connection option. TGV is always direct to Basel.

In any case the timetable link I posted will give the correct details.

I must admit when I travel I choose the train departure time I want and don't worry about the train type.

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