Andermatt cogwheel & Glacier Express experience

Andermatt cogwheel & Glacier Express experience

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Istaffa
Istaffa
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Jun 11, 2018 - 9:37 AM

Hello , we are travelling from Zurich to Lucerne by car . We (5 of us) like to experience the Cogwheel train tride and Glacier express train tride. It is possible to go by Glacier express to Goschenen and Cogwheel train to Adermatt ?

Lucas
Lucas
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Jun 11, 2018 - 12:30 PM in reply to Istaffa

Hi Istaffa and welcome to MySwissAlps!

You would need to get to Chur or Zermatt typically to take the Glacier Express train to Göschenen (or start in Göschenen). Between Andermatt and Göschenen is a cogwheel train yes.

You can find train schedules between any towns on the timetable here: https://www.myswissalp s.com/timetable

What is the trip you want to make that day? Starting in Luzern and getting back there later that night?

Last modified on Jun 11, 2018 - 12:30 PM by Lucas
meesonia
meesonia
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Jun 11, 2018 - 3:23 PM

Depending on your timings you could do the Gornergrat cog wheel from Zermatt, just across the road from the railway station. It is about a 30 minute ride, we did it last week, it is good, but it is just up & down, so your time depends on how long you stay up there. Great views of the Matterhorn, and other peaks, weather permitting.

Ian

Lucas
Lucas
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Jun 11, 2018 - 3:59 PM

The Gornergrat trip is longer than Göschenen to Andermatt - only 10 minutes!

Istaffa
Istaffa
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Jun 19, 2018 - 6:50 AM in reply to Lucas

How can i get tickets from Göschenen to Andermatt ? We (5) travelling by car from Zurich to Luzern then we have to get back to Zurich that night. Can we drive to Göschenen and come back ?

Lucas
Lucas
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Jun 19, 2018 - 6:00 PM in reply to Istaffa

You want to drive to Göschenen, then train to Andermatt and back to Göschenen then drive back to Luzern? I don't think the trip is worth it for such a short train trip....

1960man
1960man
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Jun 19, 2018 - 11:16 PM in reply to Istaffa

Not really worth it.

If you only have one day out from Zürich and you want to visit Luzern, the nearest 'cogwheel' (aka rack railway in English English) is the Pilatus or the Rigi.

For the Pilatus, you would take the motorway from Zürich through Luzern to Alpnachstad

Having said the above, did you know there is a 'cogwheel' railway right in the middle of Zürich?

Last modified on Jun 19, 2018 - 11:18 PM by 1960man

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