Jul 19, 2015 - 10:58 PM
in reply to Mol123
<<"Once again about the trains ... just to be sure... we booked our ticketsfrom Frankfurt to Basel Bad Bahnhof on ICE and our next connection is from Basel SBB. Now with our Swiss Pass can we just continue on the sametrain and get off at Basel SBB ?">>
You are wise to ask. I cannot tell you about your specific train. I can tell you to keep digging. It may not be possible.....or, it may be OK. ;-(
Arno and Annika know everything, so they may have the answer.
Some trains from up north come into Basel, let you off, and permit you to walk a few hundred yards to get on a Swiss train. It may well be that some go straight through...no change of trains required....just don't know.
I shall tell you that one time we came from Frankfurt airport to Basel on a train that was running well behind schedule, expecting the situation I describe above. That is the way it worked for me more than once.
However, the German train was running over one hour late. It dumped us in the German station for Basel, with an incomprehensible announcement explaining what was going on. After the fact, my weak German allowed me to figure out that they were telling us to take a shuttle train across the border. We missed it. Ended up taking a cab from the station where we got off, across the border to the Swiss station, where we just barely made our connection on to Zürich.
Don't know how to give you a good answer, but I suggest you spend some time learning about the arrangements at the Swiss and German Basel stations. Hopefully, you won't need it.
Perhaps an e-mail to the SBB, with your train details?
Last modified on Jul 19, 2015 - 11:00 PM by Slowpoke