Car vs public transport to Interlaken region

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Mar 11, 2019 - 4:18 PM

Hello, we are travelling to Switzerland in August 2019 for 3 days. We are spending the first night in Geneva city centre, and the following two nights at Lake Brienz. We are unsure whether we should rent a car or use public transport, or both. We will need to drive from Geneva airport -> Geneva city centre -> Lake Brienz & explore Interlaken area, then back to the airport for our flight home at 5.00pm on our last day.

We want to see;

- Grindelwald

- Jungfrau zipline

- Rodelbahn Oeschinensee (alpine slide)

- Glacier Express (Andermatt to Disentis)

- Top of Europe/First

- Aare Gorge canyon walk

Any tips or advice would be greatly appreciated! :) We can't wait to visit!

Kind regards, Emma & Paddy.

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Mar 11, 2019 - 9:07 PM in reply to Emmyod456

Hi Emma and Paddy and Welcome to MySwissAlps

Nice to hear you're coming for a visit!

Get some general input on your question about car vs train and travel in Switzerland read these pages:
- rversustrain
- avel/inswitzerland

I personally would opt for the public transportation as travelling is normally less stressful and finding a parking lot can be tricky and expensive generally.

You don't need a car to get from Geneva Airport to the city center if you don't have a personal reason to do so. Use the timetable link below to find out about connections and travelling times between destinations.
- metable
Make sure you read the instructions if you're not familiar with it.

should you decide to use public transportation this timetable will also help to figure out the travelling times to your planned destinations (most of them searchable in the search bar on this page).
- ienz
- kebrienz
- terlaken
- indelwald
- ngfrauregion

Once you have a clearer idea of your itinerary the following link will help you figure out if there is a good rail pass:
- ain/ticketspasses/prac tical/chooserailpass

Happy planning.


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