Aug 15, 2010 - 7:51 AM
Hello -Pri, and welcome to the forum! The Swiss timetable is a great tool for planning your itinerary in advance. Simply fill out your departure and arrival station, the right date and travel time, and the timetable will show all possible connections including important information on platforms, changes of trains, and so on. For your trip from Zurich Airport to Mürren, fill out 'Mürren BLM' as your arrival station. The timetable will show then show the easiest way to get up to Mürren, which is by a short cable car ride from Lauterbrunnen to Grütschalp and a connecting train ride to Mürren. The exact timetables of this leg of your trip can be found here as well.
It's also possible to get to Mürren by taking a bus from Lauterbrunnen to Stechelberg and then getting up by cable car via Gimmelwald. This is part of the cable car route up to Schilthorn. Timetables for the all cable car sections between Stechelberg and Schilthorn can be found on the Schilthorn website.
As for a Swiss rail pass: as your stay in Switzerland is relatively short, and so are your trips, a Swiss Pass wouldn't be worth your money. Instead, the cheapest solution in your case is a Swiss Card, which offers a free transfer between the airport (Zurich) and your destination (Mürren) and a 50% discount on the other trips (to Schilthorn and Wilderswil/Interlaken) during your stay. Purchasing a Swiss Card would save you about CHF 40.00 compared to buying regular tickets (I've already included the price of the Swiss Card, which is CHF 182.00, in this calculation). Please refer to our Swiss Card page for more information and purchase options.
By the way, if you get to Wilderswil and Interlaken in clear and sunny weather, consider the beautiful cog railway ride up to Schynige Platte!
Last modified on Nov 1, 2018 - 4:17 PM by Arno