Take the trains which depart Basel at 04mins past each hour.
The transfer time in Luzern will only be 5mins, but it's a connection that can usually be relied upon, in terms of the train from Basel arriving in time.
So if you will be travelling with a rail pass, including Saver Day passes, or have booked tickets for the end-to-end journey from Basel to Engelberg, you should make the connection.
If need be use the passage under the platforms/tracks at Luzern station to make the transfer, it can be quicker than making the transfer via the main concourse.
Though the concourse at Luzern station, enables a step-free connection; and this will be adjacent to the front of the train from Basel.
While the passage beneath the tracks, will be towards the middle of the train when you arrive in Luzern.
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Change trains in: Luzern
SBB and Trainline will sell tickets for the end-to-end journey which involve taking a SBB train + a train operated by ZB (Zentralbahn)
‘Point-to-Point' tickets can be used on any train(s) on your travel date, but they tend to be comparatively expensive.
Supersaver tickets are cheaper, the portion of the journey by the SBB train can be discounted by up to 50%, but these tickets are train departure specific - see our Swiss Tickets guide for more advice on how to book these tickets
If you book a Supersaver ticket and a flight delay etc, causes you to miss a train you are booked on to, you will have to book another full-price ‘Individual Ticket(s).
You can then apply for a refund of the Supersaver ticket, but the application costs CHF 10.
Hence it’s worth comparing the ticket price of a journey with the price(s) of Saver Day Passes (see below) they might save you money and can also allow for a less stressful journey.
Using Saver Day Passes:
A Saver Day Pass is likely to save you money if you will be making a day return trip between Basel and Engelberg, if you can book ahead and obtain them at a discounted rate.
They can be used on;
However, they need to be booked at least a day ahead of your travel date, so won't be an option if you book tickets at the station on arrival in Switzerland.
They're also cheaper the further ahead that you book.
More general info is available on our GUIDE to taking the train to Swiss Ski Resorts.
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The trains which usually depart from Basel at 04 mins past each hour are a mix of services, heading to different destinations beyond Luzern, including Chiasso, Locarno or Lugano and Milano.
Final Destination: Engelberg.
The station in Engelberg is 5 -10 min walk from the base station of the Titlisbahn cable car, which gives access to the Engelberg-Titlis ski resort area.
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