Advice needed for Lucern, Lauterbrunnen and Geneva

Advice needed for Lucern, Lauterbrunnen and Geneva

Share this page on Facebook Share this page on Google+ Share this page on Twitter Print this page
Create an account to receive an e-mail when someone replies to this thread
Posts: 6. This thread is closed.
kasykas
kasykas
11 posts
new member
May 18, 2017 - 7:43 AM

Hi Guys,

You have been very helpful in my previous thread about visiting the Jungfrau region. I have my travel confirmed and have freed up more days to be in Switzerland and that will be 8 days.We will be taking a train from Paris.

I would like to start from Lucern (that would be from Basel then to Lucern?), then go to Lauterbrunnen (do the Jungfraujoch, falls and just visit other areas), and then leave from Geneva airport. I think I will be buying the Swiss Family Pass as a lot of people say that its cheaper to travel with it. We would like to do the panoramic train ride, lake cruise from Lake Lucern etc. We would also like to do the Glacier express but don't know where to slot that in.

Could anyone advice if this is a good plan? I have a 5 and 12 year old who loves the outdoor, trains and mountains (which we don't get to see in Singapore!) :)

Please advice!

Lucern - 3 days (plus day of arrival)

Lauterbrunnen - 3 days

Have a day to slot in Glacier express and maybe stay in St. Moritz - 1 day

Geneva - 1 day and travel back to Singapore.

Thanks!

Kas

Lucas
Lucas
3076 posts
expert &
moderator
May 18, 2017 - 10:30 AM in reply to kasykas

Hi Kas,

For rail passes, the adults need to buy a Swiss Travel Pass and then you order the Swiss Family Card (for free) at the same time to cover the kids travel.

Here is a list of activities in Luzern and nearby and Lauterbrunnen. I'm not sure what panoramic train ride you mean from Luzern, but I'm guessing the Golden Pass to Montreux?

The Glacier Express runs from Zermatt to Chur or St. Moritz (or in the opposite directions) and if you have 1 night free to overnight than it is possible to fit it in yes.

You can check train schedules to help plan your trips here.

Lucas

kasykas
kasykas
11 posts
new member
May 24, 2017 - 10:52 AM

Hi Lucas thanks for your reply! Would you advice us to stay in Lucern itself if we want to do whats listed in you link above ( Luzern and nearby)? Thanks yet again :)

Lucas
Lucas
3076 posts
expert &
moderator
May 24, 2017 - 11:39 AM in reply to kasykas

Yes, staying in Luzern for those activities would be the best idea or are you thinking of a small town nearby instead? I think Luzern will offer the most for you to do and easy rail connection still to those attractions.

Lucas

kasykas
kasykas
11 posts
new member
May 24, 2017 - 11:47 AM in reply to Lucas

Hi Lucas, Luzern seems pretty expensive (just checking the hotel pricing!). My dad was in Lucern last year and did tell me to stay a bit further as its a city but Im more concern about ease of access. We will be staying in Lauterbrunnen for 3 days after all to experience the scenic areas. Another quick question...Our flight will be at 9.30 pm from Geneva. Would you advice us to travel from Lauterbrunnen (by train) or book the last day in Geneva? Sorry for the many questions :)

Thanks

Kas

Lucas
Lucas
3076 posts
expert &
moderator
May 24, 2017 - 2:16 PM in reply to kasykas

Hi Kas,

We have a list of hotels (some hostels too) on our Luzern page if it helps with your search. I would try and stay in Luzern as well if you find an economical option.

Yes, you can travel from Lauterbrunnen on your last day. It is about 3 hours 15 minutes (with 2 train changes) to Geneva. You can check the train schedule in my first post. You have lots of time that day assuming you should be at the airport by about 19:00.

When I am catching a flight I make sure I don't take the last possible train to make it on time - I take the one before just in case :)

Lucas

Last modified on May 25, 2017 - 12:05 PM by Arno

More on MySwissAlps.com

Swiss tips in your mailbox

Sign up to receive our newsletter and the latest forum messages. The best way to prepare for your trip!

Sign up

Get a customized itinerary for your trip

Let Swiss travel consultants create a customized itinerary. They will book your entire trip.

More
© MySwissAlps.com 2002-2017