Lucerne to Zurich

Duke planned for us to return our rental car to Basel airport which is just over the Swiss border in France, because if we returned the car to a country other than France, where we rented it, there would have been a $2000 surcharge!

We left Lucerne relatively early this morning so that we could return the car by 11. We got to the airport with no problem but when we got to the rental car return counter the lady said that we needed to return the car to the French part of the airport and we were at the Swiss part of the airport. It turns out that the airport is divided in two. We followed the signs to Car Rental (CH). We should have followed the signs to Car Rental (F). We packed up our bags again and got back in the car. It was about a ten minute drive to go around through customs to the other end of the terminal. But we got it done and successfully returned the car.

From the Basel airport we took a bus to Basel train station and then a train to Zurich where we are tonight.

First attempt to return the car at Basel Swiss
Successfully returning the car at Basel France
Having a snack in Zurich train station while we wait for the train
Deciding which snack to have was a challenge!

Once we had checked in to the hotel in Zurich we went for a walk down to Lake Zurich and then stopped for beers along the river.

Enjoying our beers in Zurich

For dinner we went to a nearby beer hall.

My bratwurst and Rosti
Duke’s Pork Liver and Rosti
Enjoying our last meal together for this trip.

Rick and Elaine fly home tomorrow.

Author: marionvermazen

I am a traveler, hiker, avid reader, Sun alumnus, computer geek, Spanish and French language student, knitter and genealogist. I am retired after working for almost 30 years in the Computer Industry. I live in Reno, Nevada with my husband Duke.

4 thoughts on “Lucerne to Zurich”

  1. I have been enjoying your posts! It is good to know about the car rental/return. I’m still trying to figure out how CH equals Switzerland (S ch weiz from German?)?

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