Aug 11, 2011 - 11:14 AM
Hi tumtum! How and where to book tickets for your trip from Interlaken to Milan depends on some questions. First of all, different resellers (such as RailEurope
and the SBB
) may offer different quotes. This depends on the exact connection, exchange rates, and so on. But a more important question is whether you intend to use one of the Swiss rail passes
for your stay in Switzerland. If so, this would mean that the entire Swiss leg of the trip Interlaken-Milan is for free or reduced (dependent on which type of pass you use). In that case you'd only need a regular ticket from the Swiss border to Milan, and a reduced ticket for the Swiss leg or even no ticket for that leg at all. It's better to decide if you want to use a rail pass first, because that will influence the exact type of ticket you need for your outbound trip.
I'm not sure what the number 19 means, but if you enter this connection in the timetable
and click the '+' icon on the left, you'll get to see all specifics of that train.
Booking tickets and seat reservations
can be done online in advance. You can do so through the timetable
or through RailEurope
(maybe along with a rail pass purchase). But you can also book seats and arrange for your ticket a few days in advance at the railway station of Interlaken. If you have a rail pass, just show it and tell that you need a trip to Milan. They'll know what ticket to hand over (including discounts or free traveling in Switzerland).
Ideas for day trips in and around Interlaken can be found here
. What about a boat trip over one of the lakes or a visit to a viewing point, such as the Schilthorn or the Jungfraujoch?
By the way, I noticed that you repeated this question in the forum. I removed that second post according to our forum rules
. Of course you're welcome to post any further questions :-)!