Sep 27, 2014 - 3:51 PM
Welcome to MySwissAlps, swatdila! It's great that you plan a few days in Switzerland during your trip to Europe.
First I'd like to give some advice on the order of your destinations. I noticed that you plan to visit Paris first, then Switzerland, then London. In terms of traveling times and distances it would make more sense to start off in Switzerland, then continue to Paris and then to Londen. Or alternatively, do London-Paris-Switzerland.
As for your further questions:
1, 2, 3) There are no direct trains between Charles de Gaulle airport and Switzerland. You should get to Gare de Lyon first (see here for details). From there, direct and comfortable trains leave for Basel. From Basel you can easily travel to Interlaken and the entire train journey from Gare de Lyon takes about 5 hours. The timetable provides all details for Gare de Lyon-Interlaken. Our page on train traveling to Switzerland may be convenient too.
5) Yes, you can get to London by train from Interlaken. The connection runs via Basel and Paris. Connections can be checked through the timetable I mentioned.
4) In most cases, a rail pass is cheaper than buying regular full-fare tickets, even for short stays. I think you should look into the Swiss Half Fare Card or (if you plan more traveling and appreciate the ease of unrestricted, ticketless traveling) a 4 day Swiss Saver Pass. Here's how to decide which pass works out best.
I hope this helps you plan for your stay in Switzerland!
Last modified on Jul 3, 2016 - 10:13 AM by Arno