Feb 16, 2013 - 6:35 AM
Hi damoocow! If you're looking for rail connections, you can best use the Swiss timetable
. It's very reliable and shows all available connections, including the Brig to Milan trip. The quickest route runs via Domodossola and Stresa. By the way, if you travel from Lauterbrunnen directly to Milan, there are connections allowing you to change trains in Spiez and stay seated all the way up to Milano, without having to get out at Brig. If you want, you can book your tickets through this timetable as well.
As for a rail pass: the Swiss Half Fare Card
is a good option indeed. About equally expensive (assuming you're arriving from Basel and leaving via Brig and Domodossola), but more practical, is the Swiss Card
. It provides the same benefits as the Swiss Half Fare Card, but also a free inbound and outbound journey. This means that the legs Basel-Lauterbrunnen and Lauterbrunnen-Domodossola are for free in your case, and that you don't have to buy tickets for these legs. You'd only buy tickets Paris-Basel and Domodossola-Milan.
I hope this helps you out. You're welcome to get back with further questions of course.
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