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Basel to Muerren

What are the trains we must use to travel from Basel to Muerren, Switzerland, please?
Kind regards,
Viki

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Basel to Interlaken Ost, Interlaken Ost to Lauterbrunnen (be sure you are in the right part of the train, it is written on the outside), then it depends on which end of Mürren you want to get to. Either over the street to the cablecar to Grutschalp and then the little train to Mürren OR Post Bus to Steckelberg to the cable car to Gimmelwald and walk a few feet to the cable car to Mürren.

Where are you going in Mürren?

Have you got the book? It is all spelled out there, complete with maps.

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Thank you very much for your reply. We are going to the Hotel Eiger in Muerren.
Kind regards,
Viki

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The hotel is directly across the "street" from the train station of the little train from Grutschalp. The cable car from Gimmelwald is at the other end of the village.

Take the first route I mentioned, get your ticket to "Mürren BLM".

It sounds more complicated than it is.

Do you have the book?

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Thank you very much. I have the Rick Steves book—is that the one you mean?
Sincerely,
Viki

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This is the sort of question you can look up yourself.
Go to the SBB (Swiss Railways) website: https://www.sbb.ch/en
Enter from: Basel, to: Mürren (or alternative spelling Muerren), and a date and time. Click on "Search" and it will display a number of options. Click on one of the options and it will show all the trains, connecting points and platform numbers.

You do not need to buy separate tickets for each train, just one ticket Basel to Mürren

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As Chris says, you can find all the route details on the Swiss Rail website. If you put in the exact addresses of your hotels, it will give door-to door directions, including trams or walking from your Basel hotel to the train station and walking from the Muerren BLM station to your hotel.

"It sounds more complicated than it is."

This is very important! When you read about the Berner Oberland before you get there, it is very hard to understand how to get there and get around. Once you're there, it's very easy.

Remember that these trains do not take reservations, and that there are several trains per hour on each leg. So, if for any reason you "miss" a connection (for instance, if you use the bathroom in a station), you'll have another one soon.

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If you’re on a eurail Pass the local train from Interlaken Ost to Lauterbrunnen is not included you have to buy it separately but the pass will get you 25% off. Cable car to Grutschalp then funicular to Mürren. Will take about an hour total to get there from Interlaken.

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I'm also interested in rail transport Basel to Murren and Murren to Zurich airport. Would appreciate learning which Rick Steves book would be the most helpful.
Regards,
Joann