Aug 12, 2017 - 10:45 AM
Hi red6277, thanks for joining MySwissAlps!
I agree that renting a car in Switzerland to go to Italy probably is an expensive option, but you'd have to double check that with the rental agency. I'd keep things simple and not rent a car until you reach Italy.
A train trip from Wengen to Lugano takes 5h15 and 3 changes. A car trip will take 3h30, assuming no traffic jams and excluding the time it takes in Interlaken to go to the rental agency and to drop it off in Lugano. It also requires 2 changes (Lauterbrunnen and Interlaken) because you'll have to train from Wengen to Interlaken anyway. I don't think there's any advantage to rent a car for just that Swiss leg, to be honest. Take the train and enjoy the scenery I'd say!
Last modified on Aug 13, 2017 - 3:25 PM by Arno