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Shazia154
Shazia154
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Jan 15, 2023 - 6:01 AM

Hi,

I would like to confirm can I drive from Interlaken to Tasch via road only?

This is because some of the blogs I have read mentioned that travelling by car from Interlaken to Tasch will have to board the car train.

I would like to know if its possible to drive by road all the way to Tasch.

Thanks!

Swiss Sights
Swiss Sights
16 posts
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Jan 15, 2023 - 10:35 AM in reply to Shazia154

Do you mean Täsch near Zermatt? If so, it is quite possible to get there via the Grimsel Pass. I would also prefer such a trip, as it is also very scenic.

Have a great trip!

Martin

ioana
ioana
80 posts
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Jan 15, 2023 - 5:31 PM

But do check that Grimsel Pass is open when you are visiting. It usually opens at the end of May/beginning of June and closes at the end of October/beginning of November.

Yolanda
Yolanda
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Jan 15, 2023 - 7:32 PM in reply to Shazia154

Hi Shazia154,

Yes, you can indeed drive from Interlaken to Täsch by car, there are two options:

1. Via Lötschberg, this will involve taking the car train: https://www.myswissalps.com/car/cartrains

2. Via the Grimsel Pass, this will not involve the car train : https://www.myswissalps.com/car/drivinginthemountains

I hope this helps.
Best wishes,
Yolanda

1960man
1960man
4750 posts
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Jan 15, 2023 - 10:56 PM in reply to Shazia154

The 'car train' you mention is the Lotscherg tunnel car carrying train that has operated for many years and is the normal direct route from Spiez (and therefore Interlaken) . It is not a problem to use - what is it you are worried about?

Using it is simple, you just drive up, buy a ticket at the booth and drive on to the next available train. It is in fact great fun.

Last modified on Jan 15, 2023 - 11:05 PM by 1960man
Shazia154
Shazia154
12 posts
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Jan 21, 2023 - 2:29 AM in reply to ioana

Hi,

Thanks for the advise. I have checked and Grimsel Pass is closed until May.

Shazia154
Shazia154
12 posts
new member
Jan 21, 2023 - 2:31 AM in reply to Yolanda

Hi,

Thanks for the information.

It is clear now.

And I have checked Grimsel Pass is closed at the moment so my only option is using Lotschberg car train then.

Shazia154
Shazia154
12 posts
new member
Jan 21, 2023 - 4:44 AM in reply to 1960man

Hi,

Thanks for the information.

I am quite worried as it is my first time to Switzerland.

So from my research, I've found out the route is as below:

driving from Interlaken-Kandersteg

From Kandersteg to Goppenstain via car train

Driving from Goppenstain to Tasch.

Is it correct? Tq

Anna
Anna
4181 posts
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Jan 21, 2023 - 8:50 AM in reply to Shazia154

Hi Shazia154,

Yes, that's right. You drive to Kandersteg towards the BLS Car Train Kandersteg - Goppenstein, buy a ticket from the counter and drive onto the train when requested. The journey takes less than 20 mins.

There is a video explaining this if you are unsure: www.bls.ch/en/fahren/autoverlad/verladehinweise

For more information about travelling on car trains: www.myswissalps.com/car/cartrains

Hope this helps.

Regards,

Anna


1960man
1960man
4750 posts
expert
Jan 22, 2023 - 1:03 AM in reply to Shazia154

Yes, that is correct. There is no main road beyond Kandersteg - so you cannot miss the car carrying train terminal - just follow everybody else. The Grimsel Pass is a high altitude pass only open in summer. The normal route for the journey you are doing is as explained previously

Swiss Sights
Swiss Sights
16 posts
new member
Jan 22, 2023 - 11:03 AM

Apart from the Grimsel Pass, there is also a variant via Saanen and the Col de Mosses. This pass is much less high than the Grimsel and should be open in May. It is also possible to drive via Montreux and then to Matigny and then up the Valais to Täsch. However, both options are quite long detours and take much more time than the car transport via Kandersteg.

Have a great trip

Martin

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