5 days Switzerland: Titlis, Lucerne & Jungfraujoch

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Jul 3, 2018 - 6:39 AM

Hello, I am from the US. We want to see Lucerne, Mt Titlis and Jungfrau. Need your help in putting together the itenary. After 5 days we plan to fly out of Zurich. We are travelling with 2 large suitcases and 4 pull on. Our trip starts from Frankfurt. Train from Frankfurt to Interlaken/Wengen/Grindelwald (not sure which one to choose) we plan to stay in a hotel, take rest and take a train to Jungfrau. After that, leave Interlaken./Wengen/Grindelwald and go to Lucerne. Stay one day in Lucerne (How to travel to Lucerne? Train?) Where to stay in Lucerne? The next day travel to Titlis. Then take a train from Lucerne to Zurich Airport (preferable stay one night). Take flight out of zurich to USA.

Please suggest changes which will make better sense. What kind of train/bus passes to purchase? Places to stay.

Appreciate your reponse.

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Jul 3, 2018 - 11:44 AM in reply to RVMountains

Hi RVMountains and welcome to MySwissAlps!

Frankfurt to Interlaken and area is about 5-6 hours by train. Then another 2 or so to the Jungfraujoch. A very long day. You can use the Swiss railways timetable to plan out the trip. https://www.myswissalp s.com/timetable

For such a short visit I might stay in Interlaken for convenience (good train connections everywhere). Go to Jungfraujoch the next day and then Lucerne that night followed by Titlis and Zurich. If you don't have a very early flight from Zurich you can stay in Lucerne the night before (just over an hour by train to Zurich airport).

For suggestions on where to stay in Interlaken and Lucerne look here:
https://www.myswissalp s.com/lucerne/hotels
https://www.myswissalp s.com/interlaken/hotel s

I think the simplest rail pass option would be the 3 day Swiss Travel Pass. You can see what routes are covered on the PDF map here and what mountains are free or discounted as well.

None of your trips require buses - everything would be by train.

You can buy tickets to Switzerland from Germany here: https://www.myswissalp s.com/traintickets/ger many. If you get a Swiss Travel Pass that is valid on the day you arrive in Switzerland, you would only need to buy a ticket from Frankfurt to the Swiss border (Basel): https://www.myswissalp s.com/swisstravelpass/ validity.

Last modified on Jul 3, 2018 - 5:36 PM by Annika
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Jul 12, 2018 - 6:27 PM in reply to Lucas

Hello Lucas - Appreciate your reply. I am getting closer to my trip and have few more questions for you all. If anyone can help.

1. Recommend a good hotel or Airbnb place to stay at frankfurt, Preferably near the Central Train Station, For a family of 4? 2 adults and 2 kids.

2. Train from Frankfurt to Interlaken the next day. Planning to take the ICE (Intercity Express) since I will have a Swiss Pass. Is this the only train option available?

3. I am still debating if it is good to stay at Interlaken and make a day trip to Jungfrau or stay at wengen and then take a trip to Jungfrau? Either way, Please recommend good places to stay at Interlaken and Jungfrau (Regular hotel or Airbnb).

Thanks a lot!


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expert &
Jul 12, 2018 - 6:37 PM

Hi RVMountain,

1. Sorry, we can't help with that one. We're only about Switzerland and we don't work with Airbnb: www.myswissalps.com/ac commodation/airbnb.

2. You can take any train, but an ICE makes sense as those are quick. Please see Lucas's tips for which ticket to get.

3. A trip to Jungfraujoch is fine from either Interlaken or Wengen. I'd just pick the town that appeals to you most. Please see here for town information and accommodation suggestions:

Last modified on Jul 12, 2018 - 6:37 PM by Arno

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