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Viking Basel port to Lucerne

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Viking Basel port to Lucerne

Any tips on getting from Viking port in Basel to Lucerne? Taxis available at Port to take to to train station?

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1. Re: Viking Basel port to Lucerne

Welcome to TA! Yes, there will be taxis available to take you to the train station. You can get all the train timetables in English at

www.sbb.ch/en

If you don't see a taxi, you can call one - I'm sure there will be someone with Viking who can assist you with this.

I spent some happy years in Gig Harbor and still have great friends there! You live in a beautiful town!

Hope this helps.

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2. Re: Viking Basel port to Lucerne

Viking will ask when, where and what time at least the day before disembarkation. Go to sbb website that Kileysmon suggested and pick a train time from basel to Lucerne. Then Viking will get you off the ship in time to make that particular train.

Try and get the direct train (no transfer),

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Thanks so much! Trying to make this trip oh so very easy for a non-enthusiastic traveling husband!

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What would the cost be for a taxi from the Port in Basel to the Train Station.

I was hoping on a private transfer for 4 people right to Hotel in Lucerne, any ideas on that

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A taxi would be about 40 Swiss francs and if you have more than one lg. case each,you would need two. However, it's about a half mile walk to the tram (about 4 francs to the station). The train fare in 1st class one way from Basel to Luzern is 56 francs per person and in 2nd class (comfortable but probably a bit noisier) is 32 francs per person. Assume another taxi in Luzern at the same cost (I don't know where you hotel is) and you have a total of about 375 Swiss francs for 4 people in first class and using 2 taxis. If you can manage in one taxi and use second class tickets, the total would be about 210 francs for all four.

A private transfer is likely to be much more but here's a company that might do these

www.checkin-allways.com

They are based in Zurich. Remember gas costs about $9 a US gallon and a vehicle large enough to carry 4 adults and a driver along with luggage comfortably is going to be pretty much a gas hog along with salaries,, etc. Don't be surprised if the private transfer is quite a bit more than the first class fare and taxis. If checkin-allways can't do this transfer, ask them for a referral located in either Basel or Luzern.

Hope this helps.

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