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Transfer from train station to Viking Riverboat Dock

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Transfer from train station to Viking Riverboat Dock

We will be arriving in Basel on train for a Viking Riverboat cruise.

There will be 8 of us, what is best way to transfer?

Van service? or will public transportation get us there? I understand it is quite some distance to the dock from the train station.

Thanks

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1. Re: Transfer from train station to Viking Riverboat Dock

Hi, you can get within some blocks of the dock on the tram that leaves from the square outside the train station but it leaves a fair walk particularly with luggage. You may well prefer to send one or two people with the luggage in a taxi and then the rest take the tram and enjoy the walk!

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2. Re: Transfer from train station to Viking Riverboat Dock

Your Dock is Kleinhüningen/Dreiländereck on the northern bank of the Rhine? We have also a dock on the southern bank.

If it is on the northern bank, then kileysmom's proposal is very good, as it is a 600 yard walk from final station of tram no. 8, arriving directly from the swiss railway station (Bahnhof SBB).

The name of the final station is : KLEINHÜNINGEN.

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3. Re: Transfer from train station to Viking Riverboat Dock

Are taxis available if you are arriving at the dock on a Viking cruise and going to the train station? Thanks so much!

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5. Re: Transfer from train station to Viking Riverboat Dock

Yes, there are taxis (of course) and they can be called by the staff and will be at the dock within 10 minutes. Two taxis will do for 8 of you. No need for a shuttle or limousine service.

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6. Re: Transfer from train station to Viking Riverboat Dock

Take a taxi. no need for limousine or what else.

it is teh easiest and cheapest and most reliable thing. As Mätzli said, teh stuff will call two for you

tak

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clients staying at the basel hilton, how much of a taxi ride is it from there?

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8. Re: Transfer from train station to Viking Riverboat Dock

Approx. 25 bucks per taxi, I guess.

But from Hilton to Kleinhüningen they can take tram no. 8 and then walk 5 minutes to the docks. 3.20 CHF per Person.

Edited: 3:56 am, December 23, 2011
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9. Re: Transfer from train station to Viking Riverboat Dock

We are arriving by train from Vienna to join a Viking cruise and would like to find hotels nearest to the cruise port as we are arriving one day prior to the cruise departure date.

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10. Re: Transfer from train station to Viking Riverboat Dock

There are two docks in Basel for cruise ships, one is Kleinhüningen/Dreiländereck and the other is St. Johann. Where does your boat leaves/arrives from?

There is no such thing as Viking Riverboat Dock.

Most probably you wil be departing from Kleinhüningen/Dreiländereck.

There are no hotels in that area near the dock, it is a real port area. In my opinion, it is better to stay near the station, either at the Gotthard or Hilton or Schweizerhof.

This will give you access to the center of the city if you care to explore and i sugest that you do, it is a very beautiful city and restaurants.

Then you can either take a taxi or the tram to the docks. The hotel will give you a ticket that is valid for free transportation in the city on all trams, buses.

Hope this helps you

Tak

Edited: 2:30 am, March 04, 2012