May 18, 2015 - 5:25 PM
<<"1. What is the best way to get from Frankfurt to somewhere around Murren? We are up for renting a car or taking the train, but it seems that if we are hiking for a few days, we won't need a car quite yet. Is it more economical to take a train and then hike and then find a car after? We are thinking we'd head toward Austria after Switzerland.">>
The best way to get to Mürren is to fly to Zürich directly from the USA, rather than to Frankfurt.
The Swiss Rail timetable will help you understand the timing, which includes about 4 hours on the train from Frankfurt to Basel, before you continue to Mürren.
This website gives you a link -
but, the SBB web site has a menu with a place for "via" which helps you work out options.
The forum moderators (Annika and Arno) are experts on relative benefits of different modes of travel. And, whether a particular pass or card is a good idea. Perhaps they came jump in.
You can use the time table to experiment with travel by train to Austria to help make a decision about a car or train.