Aug 25, 2015 - 9:06 AM
in reply to Kelvinloo
The train rides from Luzern to Jungfraujoch and back would take about 8 1/2 hours (see www.myswissalps.com/ti metable) and visiting Jungfraujoch can sometimes be a bit tiring because of the altitude.
So, I think your idea to travel from Milano to Interlaken would be better. The timetable will show you the connections between e.g. Milano Centrale and Interlaken Ost.
There's no need to book your train tickets in advance. On the day you want to visit Jungfraujoch you just buy your half fare tickets at one of the railway stations in Interlaken (supposing you have a Half Fare Card and you start from Interlaken).
Again, the timetable will show you the ride between Interlaken and Jungfraujoch. The connections all have a number. Click on the plus-sign below the number to get all the details, like where to change trains.
It is good to know that the train leaving Interlaken Ost is split in two at Zweilütschinen: one part going to Lauterbrunnen, the other part to Grindelwald.
A suggestion for a round trip: Interlaken Ost - Zweilütschinen - Lauterbrunnen - Wengen - Kleine Scheidegg - Jungfraujochand on your way back: Jungfraujoch - Kleine Scheidegg - Grindelwald - Zweilütschinen - Interlaken Ost.
Enjoy your stay!
Last modified on Aug 25, 2015 - 9:09 AM by Wandermann
Aug 25, 2015 - 5:06 PM
Hi Kelvin Loo!
I support Wandermanns advice to do the Jungfraujoch trip from Interlaken, not from Lucerne. Interlaken is pretty much along the route from Domodossola to Lucerne, so it wouldn't be very convenient to get to Lucerne first and then head partly back towards Interlaken again. In that case it's indeed more relaxed to spend a night there first. Hotel suggestions for Interlaken and surroundings can be found here. The next day, you can take your time and make the round trip Wandermann suggested. You may want to combine this with some more sightseeing in the Jungfrau region, or a boat ride over Lake Thun or Lake Brienz in the afternoon. Tips are listed at www.myswissalps.com/be rneseoberland/activiti es.
The Swiss Half Fare Card will cover the Swiss leg of your inbound trip, that is, from Domodossola onward. So you need a regular ticket Milano-Domodossola, and 50% discounted tickets for the remainder of your inbound trip and the other trips you plan to make in Switzerland.
Last modified on Aug 28, 2015 - 5:20 AM by Arno
Aug 28, 2015 - 8:07 AM
Hi Kelvin Loo,
Sorry for the late reply. We've had a short technical issue regarding updates on new forum messages indeed a few days ago.
Well, if the changes of train between Milan and Interlaken bothers you and accommodation has already been booked, I fully understand you prefer to travel straight to Lucerne. Note that there are connections to Interlaken with only one change in Spiez too. But in all, a direct train might be more comfortable for you since you're coming from Rome, and if you don't mind a longer travel day you can visit the Jungfraujoch from there.
Weather is changeable, and there are no guarantees for October. September is generally a fairly good month and early October could still be similar. Just keep an eye on the forecasts (some reliable ones are listed here) and try to pick the best day for the Jungfraujoch.
It won't be peak season. You can just buy your tickets on the spot.
Aug 28, 2015 - 8:20 PM
Good to know! I hope you'll have a great trip. You're welcome to post a trip report once you're back.
Last modified on Aug 28, 2015 - 8:38 PM by Arno