Jun 22, 2022 - 1:37 AM
in reply to Lijianhughes
"I saw on the SBB website that a train ride from Interlaken to Davos takes easily 5 hours as it loops a big round to Bern then Zurich and then towards the east. There doesn't seem to have any train ride going via Interlaken - Andermatt - Chur direction"
The simple reason for the conundrum you describe is that the 'big loop' via the mains Swiss cities is actually the fastest way for a train as it is on the mainly level terrain of the Swiss 'MIttelland' (the plateau area between the Alps and Jura mountains containing the 'busy' part of Switzerland). The mountain route is not fast because it is in mountain terrain and the railways are slow, narrow gauge trains required for running through the high Alps.
However, Interlaken - Davos is not over 5 hours - the fastest connection take 4 hours 27 minutes - which is not bad on comfortable Swiss main line trains.
Route is Interlaken - Spiez - Bern - Zurich - Landquart - Davos.
However you should start a visit to Graubünden by staying in Chur, Switzerland's oldest city, and that is only 3 hours 21 mins from Interlaken with two changes of train. I was in Chur a few days ago - beautiful weather and surrounded by mountains
Last modified on Jun 22, 2022 - 1:46 AM by 1960man