Travelling from Lucern to Zematt and Brig

Travelling from Lucern to Zematt and Brig

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Figold
Figold
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Oct 17, 2016 - 10:06 AM

Hi, We are arriving in Lucerne on the 24th December and plan to travel around for a few days. We wanted to travel from Lucerne to Zematt for the day and then back to Brig to stay for the night before catching the Glacier Express to St Moritz. Is this plan possible and if so what would be the best way to travel? We will have travel passes. Thank you

Annika
Annika
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Oct 18, 2016 - 8:43 AM

Welcome to MySwissAlps, Figold!

Sure, that's perfectly possible. If you don't mind spending a bit more time on train traveling during your transfer from Lucerne to Zermatt, I'd advise to use the regional Lötschberger Regio-Express (enter Goppenstein as a via-station in the timetable to see those connections) rather than the default quick tunnel connection. The regional train ride is slower, but very scenic and a pretty alternative to the tunnel, especially if weather is clear that day. You might just as well spend the night in Zermatt rather than in Brig, as the Glacier Express starts off in Zermatt anyway. But you may have specific reasons to opt for Brig.

I'm not sure which travel passes you'll be using, but if it's the Swiss Travel Pass, the entire journey you described will be covered. All you need are additional seat reservations for the Glacier Express. I recommend you start arranging for them by now, as I expect the Glacier Express trains to be fully booked during the holdiays.

Here are some more links that may be helpful:

Figold
Figold
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Oct 18, 2016 - 10:46 AM in reply to Annika

Thank you so much. We planned to go back to Brig as I had heard that accommodation is very expensive in Zermatt.

Arno
Arno
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Oct 18, 2016 - 12:47 PM in reply to Figold

Hi Figold,

On average it's indeed pretty expensive. There are budget hotels as well, although you are traveling during the most popular week of the year so that influences prices. You'd better have a look at the pages Annika gave you to compare your options. Staying in Zermatt would be very nice.

Figold
Figold
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new member
Oct 19, 2016 - 7:06 AM in reply to Arno

Thank you

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