How to plan for Zurich - Lucerne - Interlaken?

How to plan for Zurich - Lucerne - Interlaken?

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oaapvanila
oaapvanila
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Apr 5, 2016 - 9:01 PM

Hey Guys! I made it to Switzerland! Just arrived today! Spent a day in Zurich, Tomorrow going to Lucerne and need a few tips! Once in Lucerne how can I get to Mt. Titilis and Mt. Pliatus? Just going to be in Lucerne for one day and a half so I was wondering If Can I do both? I have a Swiss Rail pass for 4 days and hope to get 50% discount. How much would I spend there? Next day going to Interlaken, Which train should I take to Interlaken? Golden pass? Once in Interlaken can I go back straight to Zurich airport? Hope to hear from you again and thanks for making this dream come true way much easier!

sskundu
sskundu
127 posts
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Apr 6, 2016 - 6:35 AM in reply to oaapvanila

Hi,

From Luzern you need to take a train to Engelberg (timetable on www.sbb.ch/en), from Engelberg you walk down to Engelberg Talstation and purchase tickets to Titlis. The cable cars will take you through Trubsee, Stand and finally to Klein Titlis. Entire return ticket costs CHF 89 but with your Swiss Travel Pass you get a 50% discount costing you CHF 44.50. At Titlis, you also have the Chairlift to the Glacier cave, return ticket for which costs CHF 12 (no discounts). So total will cost you CHF 56.50

The Golden Pass is a route and not specific train. The Panoramic coaches run between Zweissimen and Montreaux (atleast from what I have seen) but perhaps Arno / Annika can tell this better). Yes you can take a train from Interlaken West to Zurich Airport OR Zurich HB station and you need to change trains at Bern (on a minimum). Based on your departure time, you might have to make 2 changes at Spiez and Bern. But I did not find any direct trains. Note that this is from Interlaken West station and not the OST.

Arno
Arno
7718 posts
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Apr 6, 2016 - 8:15 AM in reply to oaapvanila

Hi oaapvanila,

You have arrived so let the fun begin :-) In addition to sskundu's help here's a few links that explain all details about what you plan to do. Any direct train from Lucerne to Interlaken takes the northern section of the Golden Pass route, so it doesn't matter which one you take.

oaapvanila
oaapvanila
8 posts
new member
Apr 7, 2016 - 6:00 AM

Couldnt make it to Pilatus since its been so cloudy but rather to go to Rigi by boat! I was not expecting taking a bout since its still Low season but it was great! Now going to Titilis! On the afternoon going to Interlaken, and have half a day extra before going back to Zurich airport. Any suggestion what to do in Interlaken in half a day? How long is from Interlaken to Zurich airport? Flight departs at 9pm. So I feel we can still take advantage of half of a dat in Interlaken.

Arno
Arno
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Apr 7, 2016 - 2:55 PM in reply to oaapvanila

Good to hear you're having a great time! Please see the timetable for the Interlaken to Zurich journey. I would not stay in Interlaken for half a day but rather travel to Mürren or Kleine Scheidegg for the views. Check the timetable for that as well. More suggestions are here: myswissalps.com/ interlaken/ activities.

udayaditya
udayaditya
21 posts
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Apr 8, 2016 - 3:51 PM

Hello

Will a child with family card ride free in Titlis and the chairlift?

Udayaditya

Annika
Annika
4417 posts
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Apr 8, 2016 - 6:54 PM in reply to udayaditya

Hi Udayaditya,

Children get to go to Mount Titlis for free. The Ice Flyer chairlift is not free. Perhaps they'll get a discount on the fare of CHF 12, I'm not sure.

udayaditya
udayaditya
21 posts
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Apr 9, 2016 - 9:12 AM

Hello Annika

How to search for my threads or look for my questions posted in threds of other guys in this forum? I often cant find my own questions!!

Udayaditya

sskundu
sskundu
127 posts
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Apr 9, 2016 - 9:25 AM in reply to udayaditya

Hi Udaya,

Once you have logged in to the site, on the top right corner click on "My Account" tab. On the my account page, scroll to the middle-bottom, below the profile pic and "about me" section you will see your "PUBLIC PROFILE" url. Click on that and you should see all your forum questions on the page that opens.

udayaditya
udayaditya
21 posts
new member
Apr 9, 2016 - 10:29 AM in reply to sskundu

Thanx SS

Saumya12
Saumya12
46 posts
active member
Apr 9, 2016 - 6:23 PM

How much time it takes from Engelberg to Titlis and return. If we start at 12:00 noon from Lucerne is it ok. We will be there in June.

sskundu
sskundu
127 posts
active member
Apr 9, 2016 - 9:14 PM in reply to Saumya12

If you are at Engelberg station by 12pm, then you can take the Gondola and Cablecar for 12:03pm to Kleintitlis. The journey is in 3 parts : Engelberg Talstation to Trubsee, Trubsee to Stand and Stand to Kleintitlis. This takes 34 mins. At Titlis, you have the option to do the Chairlift upto the Glacier Cave, where you can spend time in the park. I guess going by 12pm is doable but to enjoy more time up there you should leave by 10am or 11am.

Saumya12
Saumya12
46 posts
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Apr 10, 2016 - 3:43 AM

Thanks this will surely be helpful

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