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Seat reservations Basel SBB to Lugano

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amclotfelter
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Is it possible to make a seat reservation for the EC train from Basel SBB to Lugano, departing 11:02, arriving 13:58 (20-June)?

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Hello @amclotfelter 

Direct connections are only possible with EC trains. The alternative of my colleague are for example 11h42 and 13h42 with change from IR Basel to Zurich to IC Zurich Lugano. For advice on booking, please contact the Contact Center at +41 848 44 66 88 (CHF 0.08/min.),+41 51 225 78 00 or visit our timetable on www.sbb.ch.

Thank you for your understanding.

Kind regards, VlaznimA.

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RahelW
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Hello @amclotfelter 

Yes, it is possible to make a seat reservation on the EC Train. You can do it on the phone with a credit card 0848 44 66 88 (CHF0.08/Min.) or at any ticket counter in Switzerland. 

However, if your travel plans allow it, I recommend you rather switch to an IC connection, because the EuroCity trains are often booked all the way to Italy and are therefore very busy.

I wish you an excellent afternoon. Regards Rahel

Thank you very much, RahelW !

It looks like there are no other direct connections from Basel to Lugano on 20-June, except for one early morning IC.  Do you have a recommendation for a connection, leaving Basel sometime between 11:00 and 14:00 ?

Hello @amclotfelter 

Direct connections are only possible with EC trains. The alternative of my colleague are for example 11h42 and 13h42 with change from IR Basel to Zurich to IC Zurich Lugano. For advice on booking, please contact the Contact Center at +41 848 44 66 88 (CHF 0.08/min.),+41 51 225 78 00 or visit our timetable on www.sbb.ch.

Thank you for your understanding.

Kind regards, VlaznimA.

Thanks, @VlaznimA  !