i checked the sbb timetable for Murren to Zermatt (weekday 10:28am). One was a shorter 3hr 23min and the longer route around 4hr 23min (via Kandersteg). This is tentatively scheduled for 28 Sept 2017.
Bearing in mind before this journey, we would already taken train rides from Zurich airport to Engelberg, Engelberg to Luzerne to Wengen, Wengen to Murren. So for this last segment Murren – Zermatt, is it basically the same scenery on the longer route from what we would experienced on the earlier rides and if we should just save the extra hr of travel to Zermatt from Murren.
We will be taking 1st Class on the main routes.
LONGER ROUTE: Interlaken Ost – Spiez – Brig – walk – Brig Bahnhofplatz – Zermatt
Can anyone advise if the longer route is worth taking for the scenery?
The longer route shows that when we arrive at Spiez, we take the Lotschberger Train to Brig. At Brig, we have to walk 139m to Brig Bahnhofplatz to catch the train in 7 mins. Then from Brig Bahnhofplatz we carry on to Zermatt.
1) Is the walk from Brig to Brig Bahnhofplatz to catch the train in 7mins rushed if we have roll on bags?
SHORTER ROUTE: Interlaken – Spiez – Visp – Zermatt
2) Is the portion from Spiez to Visp on the IC train via the tunnel?
3) From Visp to Zermatt, is this journey the same scenery as the one on the longer route from Brig Bahnhofplatz to Zermatt?
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