Jun 14, 2011 - 4:55 AM
Hi swapc! Welcome and don't mind asking your questions, that's what the forum is for. Now, as for your questions: I think the Swiss Card
fits your needs. It offers a free trip from the border (Basel) to your destination (Wengen), and from your destination (Wengen) back to the Swiss border (depending on your train connection to Milan, this border station will be either Domodossola or Chiasso). On top of that, the Swiss Card offers a 50% discount on the trips you'll be making in Wengen.
A Swiss Flexi Pass
is worth considering if you plan to make some longer (and more expensive) trips from Wengen, for example to another part of the country. The free travel days offered by the Swiss Flexi Pass could be used for longer train journeys.
If you need (discounted) train tickets, for example when using your Swiss Card during your stay in Wengen, it's easiest just to buy them at railway stations. You can use either manned desks or rail ticketing machines with clear instructions in English, allowing you to buy 50% discounted tickets.
Routes from Wengen to Milan can be found using the timetable. The route via Lucerne, Arth-Goldau and Chiasso is definitely scenic. You could even take the Wilhelm Tell Express
, which involves a boat ride and a scenic train, between Lucerne and Lugano. Another route crosses Spiez, Brig and Domodossola. The quickest connection passes a tunnel between Spiez and Brig, but you can also choose to cross the mountains by the scenic regional Lötschberg Express. Just enter 'Kandersteg' and 'Goppenstein' as your via-stations in the timetable; it will show connections by Lötschberg Express if you do so.
Does this answer your questions? Kind regards,
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