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Train travel from Colmar to Como

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Train travel from Colmar to Como

Hello

Just wondering if anybody can help with some advice please?

We are visiting Colmar this August before heading to Lake Como and I have referred to www.deutschebahn.de/ many times to work out the train route we will need to take.

I believe the train from Colmar to Basel is a 'regional' train....does this mean that we cannot reserve a seat? Or is there a train that I should be booking ahead of time being this will be peak season?

I also see that the train from Basel to Arth-Goldau is an 'inter regional' train and reservations are suggested....but I'm unsure what sight to book this through?

The same with the Art Goldau to Como leg. This is a 'Eurocity' train which has compulsory reservations....but what website can I book this with?

Thanks so much in advance!!

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1. Re: Train travel from Colmar to Como

The train from Colmar to Basel is indeed a regional (TER) train. There is no point in trying to book these trains online in advance. There are no seat reservations (so tickets cannot sell out) and no discounts. Buy the tickets in Colmar.

Trains between Basel and Como are operated by the Swiss railways, so book with them. www.sbb.ch/en

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2. Re: Train travel from Colmar to Como

Oh thank you so much Sydneynick.

I knew there was another site that I had seen, but I couldn't find it again for the life of me!

Cheers!!

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3. Re: Train travel from Colmar to Como

I think you may have a duplicate thread on which I offered an idea, but I think you are already a happy bunny thanks to Sydneynick! Enjoy your trip - it's very scenic and you can enjoy a tasty picnic complete with a couple of glasses of wine if you shop appropriately beforehand!

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4. Re: Train travel from Colmar to Como

Yes, I am a happy bunny now thanks to everyone and their help! :-)

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