Aug 9, 2011 - 7:41 AM
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Thanks for your reply and suggestions. I did a bit of findings on nearby areas in Interlaken to stay (Spiez, Bienz, Thun). As I am bit late and yet to book accommodation and my travel dates are from 27-08 to 02-09, which is a peak season and Tariff for BnB and Hotels are at their peak (I would say, even accommodation with worse reviews are asking for fortune amount). I thought of Luzern as its city and with lot of convenience like supermarket, transport are easy to reach. Travel time wise Spiez - Geneva takes 2hr 20 mins, Brienz - Geneva takes 3hrs and Luzern - Geneva takes 2hrs 50 minutes, probably Luzern being a city and has a big train station, so there are direct and fast trains to all the cities and areas.
I will see if I can spend one night in Lausanne as you have suggested and then on last day take train to Zermatt and then on-board Glacier exp to Chur and to Zurich airport. Do you know if all the main train stations provide luggage locker facility to leave your luggage and collect when you return and is it safe as well?
Below is the list of travel duration from Luzern by train
Luzern - Interlaken Ost (2 hrs)
Luzern - Geneva (2hr 50 mins)
Luzern - Zurich (46 mins)
Luzern - Engelberg (47 mins)
Luzern - Chur (2hr 8 mins)
Luzern - Berne (1hr 20 mins)
Zermatt - Luzern (3hr 20 mins)
I have to check how time does it take from Spiez, seems like its more sensible.