Apr 27, 2016 - 1:51 PM
in reply to tmclaire
Hi TMClaire -
Adding to the other comments -
To get the scenic route from Interlaken Ost via Spiez to Brig, make sure that you do as others have noted. Route through Kandersteg on the local train named "Lötschberger.". Use "Kandersteg" in the "via" box in the timetable. Otherwise you will see the faster , lower, new route through the new Lötschberg "basis" tunnel. The timetable defaults to the fastest route. As far as I know, there is no interesting scenery inside the tunnel.
As you go from Brig to Italy, the scenic Centovalli line from Domodossola to Locarno is a very nice ride.
However, you can also continue from Domodossola southward along the western side of the lakes, to MIlano, and thence to Rome. Faster, and that is what the timetable shows as a default. Less scenic.
The route via Luzern and the Wilhelm Tell excursion is scenic all the way. However, it does include a lake boat segment from Luzern to Flüelen. Great ride, not fast. A much less scenic option for that segment is to ride the train all the way from Luzern. You still get the Gotthard Pass transit which is spectacular.
You can consider these options by playing with the time table linked above by Arno.
Once you have selected a specific journey in the timetable, and expanded it by clicking on the "+"" sign beside it, you will find the option in the footnotes to display a map of the route.
Or, you may wish to use:
Enjoy the ride!
Last modified on Apr 27, 2016 - 1:59 PM by Slowpoke