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How to travel from Fussen to Basel

We are going on the Rhine River cruise in March which departs from Basel. We are flying into Munich and taking the train to Fussen for 2 nights to see Neuschwanstein's Castle before our cruise. I was wondering what your thoughts were for getting to Basel. We can return to Munich and fly to Basel, or take the train from Fussen to Basel. I was wondering if the train ride was scenic? It looks like it takes between 5 and 6 hours. The cost of the train ride/flight are about the same. Thank you for your help/guidance.

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Take the train. By the time you return to Munich, get to the airport ahead of time, etc, etc, etc, you might as well just train it. I don't know where you are looking at prices, but Dbahn showed tickets for less than €60pp for the 8:15 train. Did you find air tickets for that little?

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I was looking on Rail Europe for the train tickets which are $112. We have a $100 stopover fee for a plane ticket from our cruise line. I will look on the site you suggested. Thank you.

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Check the Deutsche Bahn web site: bahn.com
Advanced purchase prices for tickets can be as low as 22€. Next day prices are over 100€.
Use Basel SBB as the destination. The duration is a bit over 5 hours, going through Zürich.