Basel to Interlaken - best route for scenery

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May 4, 2017 - 3:01 PM

Hi,

I will be travelling from Paris to Basel for which I have a reserved tkt. From Basel, I need to travel to Interlaken (W). Pl advise what will be the best train I should take to have a panoramic view of the journey

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May 4, 2017 - 11:02 PM in reply to Removed user

Hi Sanjeev-

There are several routes possible....how much time do you have and what time of day or night will you reach Basel.

The most straightforward route is Basel to Bern to Interlaken. It is a pleasant journey with quite nice scenery from Bern south to Interlaken. You begin to see the Alps as you go south from Bern.

This map will help you visualize the journey.

map.search.ch/?pos=677760,225920&z=1

If you use "Traffic" in the "Points of Interest" menu. you can get icons for tranpost stops, which outline the rail routes. Zoom in far enough, and the tracks are shown.

To calculate times for various routes, use the timetable:

www.myswissalps.com/ti metable

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May 5, 2017 - 9:42 AM in reply to Removed user

Hi Sanjeev,

The other option would be to go Basel - Luzern - Interlaken Ost. You can take the Luzern-Interlaken Express train from Luzern to Interlaken which is part of the Golden Pass route, and the train is a panoramic train with larger windows

Lucas

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May 5, 2017 - 9:46 AM in reply to Lucas

Or, he can go via Montreux and Zweisimmen to Spiez and Interlaken...Or Montreux, Brig, Kandersteg, Spiez..... It all depends on how much time he has.

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May 5, 2017 - 10:33 AM in reply to Slowpoke

limitless options :) All of Switzerland is scenic!

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May 5, 2017 - 1:16 PM in reply to Lucas

<<"limitless options :) All of Switzerland is scenic!">>

All except the insides of the new trans-alpine "basis" tunnels. ;-(

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May 6, 2017 - 2:51 AM in reply to Removed user

Hi Sanjeev,

Do you have plans to visit other parts of Switzerland? Where are you going after you leave Interlaken? That may dictate which route you take to get to Interlaken from Basel.

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May 7, 2017 - 12:39 PM in reply to Slowpoke

Hi Lucas !

I will reach Basel from Paris at 3:26 pm on 13th Jun 2017. My plan is to reach Interlaken as early as possible so that after hotel check-in, we can spend some time in local visits and if time permit, visit some lake Thun.

Hence, pl advise me the shortest route which takes me to Interlaken fast . However, if the train journey gets scenic, nothing like it.

Thanks

Sanjeev

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May 7, 2017 - 12:41 PM in reply to rockoyster

Hi,

I will be going to Luzern after Interlaken. Pl suggest me a route from Basel to Interlaken accordingly. Which train I should take such that my journey takes shortest time to Interlaken (West) besides being scenic.

Thanks

Sanjeev

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May 7, 2017 - 1:11 PM in reply to Removed user

Hi Sanjeev,

The timetable for Swiss railways will always provide you with the quickest route to your destination. You can search the timetables here. The quickest option is a direct train in about 2 hours.

Lucas

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