Day trip to Zermatt from Interlaken or Montreux

Day trip to Zermatt from Interlaken or Montreux

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rubenahameed
rubenahameed
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Jun 23, 2015 - 7:10 AM

I want to do day to zermatt .it will be better from interlaken or montreux as i will be staying in both theses places for 2 nights .thanks

Slowpoke
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Jun 23, 2015 - 6:42 PM in reply to rubenahameed

take a look at the timetable for the trains -

www.myswissalps.com/ti metable

skalim27
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Jul 5, 2015 - 9:19 PM

Hi,I am arriving to Zermatt via the glacier express. I intend to then travel to Paris. however would like to sneak in a interlaken day in the middle. Please advise how this can be done. i arrive in zermatt on the 8th night and i would like to be in pairs 11th morning

Slowpoke
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Jul 5, 2015 - 9:30 PM in reply to skalim27

<<"i arrive in zermatt on the 8th night and i would like to be in pairs 11th morning">>

The attached screen captures from the timetable linked in my message just before yours show the kind of information you can get from the Swiss Rail Timetables

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Annika
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Jul 6, 2015 - 10:34 AM

Hi skalim27!

The timetable show the quickest connections by default. Between Zermatt and Interlaken you'd normally travel via the tunnel connecting Brig on the southern side and Spiez on the northern side of the mountain range. However, if you don't mind a longer journey and prefer scenic views, the regional Lötschberger train, that winds its way through the mountains, is a nice alternative. Enter 'Goppenstein' as a via-station to get details on this route.

Slowpoke
Slowpoke
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Jul 6, 2015 - 1:06 PM in reply to Annika

Annika-

I really like the Lötschberger.

Just rode it from Bern to Brig and return in mid June, and the scenery was a nice as ever.

www.myswitzerland.com/ en-us/bls-regioexpress-loetschberger.html

I like to walk the trail that parallels the train route, too.

www.myswissalps.com/hi king/hohtenn-lalden

Then you get a really good look at the railroad engineering, as well as some other great sights.

Slowpoke

rubenahameed
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Jul 6, 2015 - 4:58 PM

Thsnks Annika .so from zermatt we can take regionsl lotschberger to reach interlaken via goppenstein. but the above link shows route to thun and not interlaken .please explain

Arno
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Jul 6, 2015 - 5:41 PM

Hi rubenahameed,

Thun is the final destination of that train but you can get off in Spiez and change for Interlaken. All details are in the timetable link Annika provided.

Last modified on Jul 6, 2015 - 5:41 PM by Arno
skalim27
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Jul 7, 2015 - 11:28 AM

Thanks for the advice

can you also advise how I can go to paris from interlaken? how long does it take and which train is better

Slowpoke
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Jul 7, 2015 - 1:05 PM in reply to skalim27

<<"can you also advise how I can go to paris from interlaken? how long does it take and which train is better">>

Follow the links to Timetable earlier in the thread.

Annika
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Jul 7, 2015 - 2:25 PM

Tips about how to get the cheaper tickets, and links to retailers, can be found here: www.myswissalps.com/tr aintickets/france.

rubenahameed
rubenahameed
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Jul 11, 2015 - 6:24 PM in reply to Arno

the route of lotschberger train is Bern – Thun – Spiez – Frutigen – Kandersteg – Goppenstein – Brig .from zermatt how do we join this route .

Slowpoke
Slowpoke
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Jul 11, 2015 - 7:35 PM in reply to rubenahameed

Catch it at Brig - see attached screen captures.

At Spiez, as noted earlier, change for Interlaken.

If youwish to go further into the Lauterbrunnen Valley, get off at InterlakenOst, where you can catch trains to Lauterbrunnen, Grindelwald, Wengen,Kleine Scheidegg, etc.

The timetable is your friend.

Here is some descriptive information.

www.bls.ch/e/bahn/lini e-express-loetsch.php

Also, some information in German which may at least have useful pictures.

www.loetschberger.ch/B roschueren-und-Karten

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jpatyl2003
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Jul 11, 2015 - 10:48 PM in reply to Slowpoke

Hi Slowpoke,

I really enjoy reading your reply and appreciate your enthusiasm to assist by adding the attachment. We will travel on Sept 3, from Interlaken to Zermatt. We hope to ride the Lötschberger to enjoy the scenery. We also wish to go either Matterhorn Glacier Paradise or Gornergrat train/visitlake Riffelsee after arrival Zermatt. Is it doable in a day? Pls. advise on the schedule and train connection from Interlaken to Zermatt.

JP

Slowpoke
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Jul 12, 2015 - 12:13 AM in reply to jpatyl2003

<<"Pls. advise on the schedule and train connection from Interlaken to Zermatt.">>

Please use the timetable.

www.myswissalps.com/ti metable

Annika
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Jul 12, 2015 - 10:16 AM

Hi JP!

The Lötschberger route has been discussed in this topic. Along with the timetable, you should be able to find appropriate connections. Visiting the Gornergrat and the Riffelsee as a day trip from Interlaken can be done, if you leave early. Please check the Gornergrat page for more information. You may also be interested in the hike Rotenboden-Riffelsee.

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