Changing trains at Interlaken Ost platform 7 to 2B

Changing trains at Interlaken Ost platform 7 to 2B

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Dydy
Dydy
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Apr 28, 2018 - 8:04 PM

I’m planning to take the train to Grindewald via Interlaken Ost.

When I’m trying to book for the Supersaver tickets found than there’s only 7 mins for changing train from Platform 7 to 2B.

Is that possible to make it with a group of 5 ppl and luggages?

Which car of the train shall I take so it will be more near to the staircase for changing the platform?

rockoyster
rockoyster
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Apr 28, 2018 - 8:43 PM in reply to Dydy

Hello Dydy and Welcome to MySwissAlps,

You should have no problem making the connection. Interlaken Ost is not a big station. See attached map.

There is a tunnel linking platforms and a ramp down to the tunnel. Easy for wheeling luggage.

The same train goes to both Grindelwald and Lauterbrunnen. The first few carriages go to Lauterbrunnen and the rear carriages go to Grindelwald.

In the absolute worst case you miss your train the next one will be along in 30 minutes and will only cost you CHF11 for a ticket.

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Last modified on Apr 28, 2018 - 8:46 PM by rockoyster
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Slowpoke
Slowpoke
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Apr 29, 2018 - 1:12 AM in reply to rockoyster

Hi Rockoyster -

You are certanly right about the connection......Usually they only offer 6 minutes. Seven is an unnecessary luxury, ;-)

I like the map. Where di you find it? This question about changing at Interlaken comes up many times per year, and the map is very helpful.

Slowpoke

rockoyster
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Apr 29, 2018 - 2:45 AM in reply to Slowpoke

Hello Slowpoke,

The "map" is just a screen grab from Google maps. Nice of them to add the platform numbers I thought.

Removed user
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Apr 29, 2018 - 6:27 AM in reply to rockoyster

>> Nice of them to add the platform numbers I thought.

Absolutely! That's a fairly new feature I think - good find!

Alpenrose

Dydy
Dydy
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Apr 29, 2018 - 7:09 AM in reply to rockoyster

Hi Rockoyster! Thanks for your information!

rockoyster
rockoyster
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Apr 29, 2018 - 9:51 AM in reply to Removed user

Hi Alpenrose,

It even makes a reasonable attempt at the platforms at Luzern HB. The numbers only appear if you zoom in enough.

How's the new knee? Are you back in training for the footy season? 😇

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Apr 29, 2018 - 10:44 AM in reply to rockoyster

>> How's the new knee?

Improving all the time! Only a few more sessions of rehab to go. Still need a stick outdoors, but looking forward to getting rid of that soon!

Alpenrose

Slowpoke
Slowpoke
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Apr 29, 2018 - 2:05 PM in reply to rockoyster

<<" It even makes a reasonable attempt at the platforms at Luzern HB. The numbers only appear if you zoom in enough.">>

<<"Absolutely! That's a fairly new feature I think - good find!">>

It sure is

It even works at Langnau im Emmental, where there are two platforms and 3 tracks. My favorite place in the Three Lakes Region, Ligerz, even gets it right! One track, one platform, numbered "1."

And, at Konolfingen, it even deals with having two track numbers - 4 and 5 - on the same side of one platform. #3 is on the other side.

At Spiez, it will now be easy to explain the notorious "3 minutes to change trains? " problem, clearly showing one platform with tracks numbered 2 and 3 on the two sides.

Unfortunately, it can't handle Zürich Hauptbahnhof, where it is really badly needed.

We'll still have to resort to the Trafimage Map. It does offer the benefit of showing the shops and services, at least.

plans.trafimage.ch/zue rich-hb#?lang=en&layer=zurich_i nnenplan&x=683040&y=24 8078&r=0.15

Slowpoke

Last modified on Apr 29, 2018 - 2:09 PM by Slowpoke

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