Transfer from Basel to Zurich (central city)

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#1
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Anyone use a transfer from ship (Basel) to central city area of Zurich? Trying to decide how to get to Zurich hotel.
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The train from Basel to Zurich HB (central station) takes under an hour. Have the ship call you a cab to take you to the train station, and take another from Zurich HB to your hotel unless it is walking distance.
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Originally posted by gnome12
The train from Basel to Zurich HB (central station) takes under an hour. Have the ship call you a cab to take you to the train station, and take another from Zurich HB to your hotel unless it is walking distance.
Thank you, have decided that we will use train to Zurich.
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I have booked air with our Avalon river cruise and supposedly will get transfers to the Zurich airport, even though we have air booked three days later. Check with the cruise line, they have connections and maybe better rates.
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Originally posted by gturay
I have booked air with our Avalon river cruise and supposedly will get transfers to the Zurich airport, even though we have air booked three days later. Check with the cruise line, they have connections and maybe better rates.
Thank You --- from Zurich Airport do you plan to take train into Zurich or are you staying at hotel near airport?
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Originally posted by texkan
Thank You --- from Zurich Airport do you plan to take train into Zurich or are you staying at hotel near airport?
We are looking at all options now. Many hotels near airport have shuttles to hotel and airport. Also looking at airbnb and vrbo for options. Local transportation seems quite available and easy to use.
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We are doing Basel to Amsterdam next July. We are going with Avalon and they bus us from Zurich which is included in the cruise. Perhaps you should check your tour company as it may be included as well.


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#9
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Originally posted by texkan
We have decided to take train from Basel to Zurich Main Station. About 1 hr ride.
According to our Avalon tickets which arrived yesterday, we get transferred to the airport at the end of the cruise.
We are staying at the movenpick which has free shuttle from the airport and is close to train station. I hope
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Originally posted by gturay
According to our Avalon tickets which arrived yesterday, we get transferred to the airport at the end of the cruise.
We are staying at the movenpick which has free shuttle from the airport and is close to train station. I hope
There are 2 Movenpick hotels around Zurich. One is in Regensdorf 9 km north of Zurich and the other is near the airport. Neither is in the centre of Zurich, although the airport hotel has better transportation options. It is near a train station that will get you to the city centre.

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Originally posted by nancyevans
Taxis in Zurich are very expensive. Be prepared for sticker shock
EVERYTHING in Zurich is very expensive.
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Originally posted by gnome12
There are 2 Movenpick hotels around Zurich. One is in Regensdorf 9 km north of Zurich and the other is near the airport. Neither is in the centre of Zurich, although the airport hotel has better transportation options. It is near a train station that will get you to the city centre.

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thanks for the info. We are in Opfikon near the airport. Expect to use trains a lot.
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Here is a quote from the website:

"The Mövenpick Hotel Zurich-Airport in Glattbrugg benefits from an unrivalled location, five minutes away from Zurich Airport, near the train station and a few kilometres from the city centre itself. Which you can reach easily by train, tram or bus."

You have more choices than the train to get into central Zurich..
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