Jul 13, 2019 - 5:11 PM
in reply to Lyle
I'm surprised, too, but that is indeed what the schedule says.
Since you are entering from a Schengen country, if you have only carry on luggage, it is possible that you will make the 1515.
It is not necessary to wait for the 1615. You can likely catch the 1546, However, you can wait for the 1615 if you wish, and you will have time for a cup of coffee in the food court on the ground floor of the train station. If you do take that 1546, it requires 9 minute connection in Zürich main station. However, you will have options. Because it is a multilevel station, though not terribly large and with good signage, you may chose to not rush and get the second available connection. It could be the train that left the airport at 1615, for example. Note that the direct trains from the airport all pass through and stop at Zürich main station. Some come in on a lower level, and it can take a few minutes to get up to the main platform (Tracks 3 to 18), where most trains for Luzern depart.
The 1546 from the airport does come in on track 31, on a lower level at CORRECTION - 1555.
Between 1500 and 1615 there are 14 or 15 trains from the airport to Zürich main station, taking 10-15 minutes. (Ignore the T10) trams...they take 49 minutes.)
For example, from Zurich main station, there are direct trains at xx04 and xx35, sometimes at xx39. There is also one at xx10 with a 6 minute connection at Rotkreuz. That is a small station, it is not a difficult connection.
At Zürich main station, the luggage carts can go on escalators. They are located in queues all over the station. To take one from the queue, you insert a 2 CHF coin in a slot, and the chain that connects the cart to the queue comes loose. It may require a firm tug. When you are finished with the cart, plug it back in in another queue, and your coin will pop out. Usually with no difficulty.
I think a 1 Euro coin will work, too.
Last modified on Jul 13, 2019 - 7:05 PM by Slowpoke