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Basel to Colmar train

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Basel to Colmar train

Hello, i'm after some advice from anybody whom has recently taken a train from Basel to Colmar for a day trip & returned the same day.

Myself & 2 friends will soon be staying in Basel for 4 days & we want to have a day trip to Colmar travelling by train, I know the train leaves from the French section of Basel SBB station but can we buy a group ticket like the equivalent of the Baden Wutternberg lander train ticket in Germany?

The price of a return ticket from Basel to Colmar being qouted on the swiss sbb website seems very high to me & thats being judged on the rip off British railway prices & I was hoping there may be a special offer or a special ticket which could make it cheaper?

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1. Re: Basel to Colmar train

And why do you buy a ticket from the swiss railway, if you intend to travel on french rails?

The swiss are always more expensive.

Try and explore the French railway system directly:

http://uk.voyages-sncf.com/en/

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2. Re: Basel to Colmar train

The availability of buying tickets for French travel at Basel is a complicated by that there is only a French Railways ticket machine at the entrance to the French part of Basel station. However you can buy tickets on board the regional trains from the ticket inspector.

There is a day pass available for Alsace. ter-sncf.com/Regions/…

A group ticket is also available though only for weekend travel.

Edited: 11:36 am, February 06, 2014
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ter-sncf.com/Regions/…

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5. Re: Basel to Colmar train

Many thanks to you all for that great advice, we are going to have our day trip to Colmar on the Saturday & take advantage of the 21 euro haut-rhin group ticket, that's saved us nearly 20 pounds per man.

We are also considering having a day trip to Interlaken & back, again using the train from Basel SBB, if anyone knows of a cheaper option for the 3 of us than just standard tickets then please do enlighten me!!

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