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untitled
untitled
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Mar 12, 2013 - 6:22 AM
Hi there,

I will be heading to Switzerland from 5th June to 7th June and would need your expertise on the swiss rail. We will touch down on Zurich Airport on 5th June at 0610am (13 hours of flight). We have booked our 2 nights accomodation at Interlaken and was wondering if we should take the train straight to Interlaken or should we drop by Luzern and then to Interlaken as the check in timing will only be at 1500hrs.

My internary as follows:

5th - Zurich - Luzern - Interlaken West
6th - Junfraug - Zermat -Matterhorn
7th - Interlaken West - Paris

My question is:

1) If we do stop by Luzern, how do we keep our luggages?

2) Should we buy the train tickets online or can we buy it when we reach the airport?

3) Which rail pass should we buy or should we just get point to point?

Thanks.
Annika
Annika
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Mar 12, 2013 - 3:36 PM
Welcome to the forum! You will be able to stop at Lucerne and do some sightseeing along the shores of the lake and the town centre. You can leave your luggage in lockers at the train station if you like. Please review the timetable for all connections from Lucerne to Interlaken. This also helps to gain insight in your other trips. For example, your plans for June 6th are quite ambitious. A trip to the Jungfraujoch takes about half a day. You could get to Zermatt and back the same afternoon, but time would be too short to do some sightseeing in Zermatt. I'd rather stay in the Interlaken area and choose from the many activities there if I were you. Over all, a Swiss Half Fare Card would be a good rail pass. Details and purchase options are listed at the Swiss Half Fare Card page. You'll have to buy additional 50% discounted tickets for your trips and you can do so before boarding at the railway stations.
untitled
untitled
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new member
Mar 12, 2013 - 11:32 PM
hi anika,

thanks for your reply. Am i right to say that this swiss half fare card can be use for the trip up to Junfrau? I also noticed that it does not cover seat reservation. How do i make the seat reservation?

Thanks.
Arno
Arno
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Mar 13, 2013 - 1:41 AM
Hello,

Yes, the Swiss Half Fare Card is valid for the Jungfrau. Just visit the page Annika suggested and download the map from there to see such details. You don't need seat reservations except for the train to Paris. Please check this page for details.

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