Sept/Oct trip to Zermatt,Bern, Interlaken,Lucerne

Sept/Oct trip to Zermatt,Bern, Interlaken,Lucerne

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DSL
DSL
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Aug 11, 2018 - 3:35 AM

Hello everyone,

I will be travelling to Swiss in late Sep to Mid Oct and I have actually planned the following routing for my stay: Zurich->Zermattt->Interlaken->Bern->Zurich

The reason for Zurich to Zermatt is because I will reach Switzerland in late Sep and afraid if I visit Zermatt in Oct most of the services would not be in operation ?

Additionally, would like to seek feedback if the my planned rail routing is probably ágainst the flow'?

Lucas
Lucas
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Aug 11, 2018 - 8:58 AM in reply to DSL

Hi DSL and welcome to MySwissAlps!

I don't think you are going against any flow no. Nothing wrong with your itinerary. Zermatt won't begin to close down until about mid- October but even then not everything closes. I'd still do Zermatt in September though and keep your schedule as is.

you can plan out the train trips/schedules with the SBB timetable here: www.myswissalps.com/ti metable

Have a read about Zermatt and what to do there here: www.myswissalps.com/ze rmatt

and you will want to look at rail passes for your trip as well. You can start gathering information on it here:

Last modified on Aug 11, 2018 - 8:58 AM by Lucas
DSL
DSL
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Aug 11, 2018 - 3:57 PM

Hello Lucas,

Thanks for the reply, much appreciated. I will be spending 14 days was thinking of inserting Lugano and also Foxtown and was wondering which of the route would be a better option, taking into consideration that travelling to and fro via the railway. Would also welcome feedback if there could be a better routing to save on the distance

Option 1: Zurich -> Bern -> Zermatt -> Interlaken -> Lucerne -> Lugano -> Zurich

Option 2: Zurich -> Bern -> Zermatt -> Interlaken -> Lugano -> Lucerne -> Zurich

Lucas
Lucas
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Aug 11, 2018 - 5:32 PM in reply to DSL

I'd play around with the timetable to be sure, but I would lean to option 1. There are fast train options between Lucerne and Lugano (and Lugano and Zurich). Going to Lugano from Interlaken will take some extra time (about double than from Lucerne).

DSL
DSL
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Aug 11, 2018 - 5:45 PM

Thanks, I roughly have a idea of how to plan.

Just 1 more point, I was thinking of swapping the sequence of Zermatt and Bern to be Zurich->Zermatt-> Bern before onward to Interlaken, like to seek your feedback..

Lucas
Lucas
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Aug 12, 2018 - 7:57 AM in reply to DSL

Nothing wrong with that either. Bern has good train connections around the country. www.myswissalps.com/be rn so you can get there and elsewhere easily.

In the end, it is best to check the timetable from my link and try check the schedules and trip times to see what is acceptable to you.

Last modified on Aug 12, 2018 - 7:58 AM by Lucas

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