Which rail route to Wilderswil from Geneva?

Which rail route to Wilderswil from Geneva?

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Supersub
Supersub
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Jun 13, 2015 - 9:30 PM

Using our Swiss Transfer Pass can we choose any train route to get to Interlaken and on to Wilderswil or are we obliged to go vis Bern?

Thanks

Annika
Annika
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Jun 14, 2015 - 1:03 PM

Hi Supersub, and welcome!

You need to use the quickest or cheapest route (based on normal point to point tickets). It's explained on myswissalps.com/swisst ransferticket/howtouse. In your case you indeed need to travel via Bern.

Have a good trip!

Supersub
Supersub
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Jun 14, 2015 - 9:45 PM in reply to Annika

Hi Annika

Thanks for the prompt reply. Thought that might be the case but just wanted confirmation. Appreciate that I should have contacted you sooner as we will be transferring from Geneva tomorrow so it will save me chasing around the station at the last minute trying to sort out which train to catch.

May I take this opportunity to say a big, big thankyou to you and Arno and all the other contributors to the forum for all the advice over the last few months. Because of this it not only made our planning of the trip so much easier but the heads up earlier in the year about the planned price increases for the passes certainly saved us quite a bit of money. Money that can now be used to buy the obligatory daily "kuchen treats"!!!

Once we get settled in at Wilderswil I will post further details as to holiday to date (left home last Friday) and planned itinery for the next 13 days just in case you may be able to improve it.

Thanks again

Mike

Arno
Arno
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Jun 15, 2015 - 5:33 AM

Hi Mike,

You're very welcome, I'm glad we could help! Once you're back, a short trip report would be wonderful. It's always interesting to know how things worked out.

travelHNL
travelHNL
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Jun 15, 2015 - 8:33 PM

On this note of transfer pass. I have a combi pass, which I purchased from Rail Europe. I believe it needs to be stamped and dated by Swiss Rail personnel. I would prefer to buy a ticket from Como to Chiasso, and then travel on my transfer day from Chiasso to Wengen via Lucerne. I know that I can go through Milan to Spiez and it is shorter. However, I would like to avoid Milan and travel from Chiasso to Wengen via Lucerne. I asked earlier and believe it is possible. It is not the shortest distance, however, as you mentioned in this thread. Can you clarify if this plan will work for me. I plan to have time in Chiasso in order to go into the rail station and stamp pass prior to boarding in Switzerland. Thanks kindly

Arno
Arno
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Jun 16, 2015 - 8:33 AM

Hi travelHNL,

You can fill out Chiasso to Wengen in the timetable. All options presented there are allowed because they're the quickest way to get there. I just tried and it suggests routes via Milan, but also via Lucerne and via Locarco/Domodossola. The latter is a very scenic, and also by-passing Milan.

Regarding pass validation: if there's no start date on the pass you should indeed get it validated by rail staff, but there's no need to get off the train for that. If you board a train in Como that continues to Switzerland you can ask the conductor immediately after boarding. I don't think the staff in Como can do it, but you can try.

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