Venice to Grindelwald by train

Venice to Grindelwald by train

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Petergm
Petergm
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Aug 11, 2016 - 1:02 PM

My wife and I would like to spend 3-4 days in Switzerland following a three week Mediterranean cruise which finishes in Venice in September. Our preference is to travel by train and spend three nights in the Grindelwald region before heading to Zurich for a night to depart and return to Australia.

First question is how best to travel by train from Venice to Grindelwald via Interlaken as we would like to enjoy the scenery in comfort. And, would we be better purchasing individual tickets for each journey or a pass?

Slowpoke
Slowpoke
2657 posts
expert
Aug 12, 2016 - 8:42 AM in reply to Petergm

G'Day Petergm-

Welcome to My Swiss Alps.

September is my favorite time to visit Switzeland.

You might like a bit of light reading about Wengen, which is an alternative to grindelwald with a somewhat different character:

www.myswissalps.com/fo rum/topic/tips-about-wengen-and-the-jungfrau-region-by-kim

Also-

www.myswissalps.com/gr indelwald

www.myswissalps.com/ju ngfrauregion

The available routings can be found in the timetable:

www.myswissalps.com/ti metable

The instructions are important if you are checking fares and ro get the most from the large amount of information available.

The timetable Defaults to the fastest route. You can force it through other routes by putting a location along the route in the "via" or "connections" box.

The ride over the Gotthard Pass via Flüelen is s particularly nice, but the fastest route goes through the new "basis" tunnel from Visp to Spiez after coming through the Simplon Tunnel via Domodossola.

The Gotthard Pass Route is 3 or more hours longer and really makes a very very long day.

A useful map is:

map.search.ch/

Under Points of Interest/Traffic you can turn on an overlay for various forms of public transport. Click on a station icon for an abbreviated schedule to/from that stop

Whether or not to purchase a pass and which one is described here:

www.myswissalps.com/tr ain/ticketspasses

There is a great variety of passes, and it can be confusing, so i always ask Arno or Annika, who are the system moderators and the experts on rail passes.

Slowpoke

Arno
Arno
7726 posts
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moderator
Aug 12, 2016 - 9:01 AM in reply to Petergm

Hi Petergm,

You can start looking into rail passes once your plans are fixed. Please see the last link Slowpoke gave you, and this page as well: myswissalps.com/train/ ticketspasses/practica l/ chooserailpass. Individual tickets are unlikely to be the cheapest option, unless you plan to use no cableways or other mountain transport.

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