Glacier Express or Jungfraujoch from Lucerne?

Glacier Express or Jungfraujoch from Lucerne?

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sanchita
sanchita
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Sep 19, 2015 - 2:15 AM

Hello,

We (2 adults and one child) will be in Lucern on 20th October for two days and want to do either Glacier express/ jungfraujoch. Pl. suggest , which will be most sceinic?

Annika
Annika
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Sep 19, 2015 - 1:45 PM

Welcome to MySwissAlps, sanchita!

Both the Jungfraujoch and the Glacier Express are beautiful in their own way, but traveling times are decisive in this case. The Jungfraujoch is doable as a (long) day trip from Lucerne, the Glacier Express is much further away and not suited for a trip from Lucerne. You can best check the pages I linked to, including the "Route" sections, and study the timetable for details. General planning tips can be found at www.myswissalps.com/pl antrip/doi tyourself/composeitine rary.

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sanchita
sanchita
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Sep 29, 2015 - 1:07 AM in reply to Annika

Thanks for your suggestion,

We will go to Interlaken from Lucern by Golden Pass route and spend few hours there, then will go to Brig from Interlaken(via Spiez) and stay there for 1 night. Next morning we are planning to take Glacier Express from there to Chur, then Chur to Zurich.

We want your suggestion regarding this.Please

Arno
Arno
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Sep 29, 2015 - 5:27 AM

Hi sanchita,

This sounds like a good plan. Just make sure that you know what to expect from your visit to Interlaken. There isn't much to see in town, apart from shopping. For beautiful scenery, you'd better proceed to nearby Mürren, Schilthorn or Kleine Scheidegg. Also you can consider to take the boat from Interlaken West to Spiez.

sanchita
sanchita
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Sep 29, 2015 - 8:33 AM in reply to Arno

Thank you very much, we will do according to your advice, but unfortunately we will not get any ticket(seat reservation) for Glacier Express from Brig to Chur on our date, so what to do? Is it worthy to do it from Andermatt (to Chur)?

Arno
Arno
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Sep 29, 2015 - 8:51 AM in reply to sanchita

What's the date and time you'd like to take the Glacier Express from Brig to Chur?

sanchita
sanchita
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Sep 29, 2015 - 11:15 AM in reply to Arno

Thanks again,

We are planning to take Glacier Express from Brig to Chur on 22nd Oct.

Arno
Arno
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Sep 29, 2015 - 11:38 AM in reply to sanchita

I can still find seats available on the 10:18 AM train from Brig on October 22. I tried 2nd class for Swiss Travel Pass holders. Please see www.raileurope.co.in#t ab3. Booking links can also be found on the Glacier Express page.

sanchita
sanchita
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Sep 30, 2015 - 5:21 PM in reply to Arno

Thanks Arno for your valuable suggestions,It will help us a lot.

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