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Andy Liau
Andy Liau
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Jan 11, 2020 - 2:51 AM

What is the best way to get to Grindelwald from the Zurich Airport? Is it recommendable to purchase the tickets earlier?

rockoyster
rockoyster
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Jan 11, 2020 - 6:10 AM in reply to Andy Liau

Hello Andy,

The best way to get from Zurich to Grindelwald is by train.

The cheapest ticket is probably going to be a Saver Day Pass. They go on sale 2 months from your travel date and get more expensive as you travel date approaches.

However that's not the whole story. We know from your earlier post that you are spending 3 days in Grindelwald and plan to go to Jungfraujoch.

Based on your personal itinerary you should read “How to choose the best travel pass” (www.myswissalps.com/train/ticketspasses/practical/chooserailpass), download the handy spreadsheet calculator and do the math. The spreadsheet also includes links to the “Where it's valid" page for all available passes. Be sure to check those pages for each pass you are considering. Study the map AND read all the text on those pages to fully understand what is covered by the respective pass.

I strongly recommend using the SBB Mobile app (bit.ly/2ICIUHi) for checking train, bus, boat and cable way timetables, finding fares* and buying tickets on-line if required. In the unlikely event you don’t have a device capable of running the app then you can use the timetable on the SBB website (bit.ly/2HH1U7B). If you are not familiar with using the SBB timetable it is worth first reading the instructions at www.myswissalps.com/timetable.

* The SBB website shows half-fare prices by default, the mobile app allows you to nominate whether to show full or half-fares (by editing the passenger details in settings) and is also smart enough to offer you the Saver Day Pass (www.myswissalps.com/saverdaypass) if that offers the best fare. The app can also display a platform map (at least at the larger stations) to help you make connections. You can also easily filter modes of transport (eg bus or ship).

Anna
Anna
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Jan 11, 2020 - 6:20 AM in reply to Andy Liau

Hi Andy Liau,

The fastest and most practical way to get to Grindelwald from Zurich airport is by train. The journey takes about 3 hours. You can check for connections and plan your journey using the SBB timetable (www.myswissalps.com/timetable). There's also a mobile version you can download to your smart devices here: www.myswissalps.com/aboutswitzerland/practical/websites

You will also be able to check for tickets prices on the SBB timetable. For your information, the prices are set to half-price by default. If you are planning to get the Saver Day Pass, I would recommend you to buy it as soon as you finalise your travel plans, as the Saver Day Pass tickets are limited and cost less the earlier you book them. More information here: www.myswissalps.com/saverdaypass

Also, if you plan to travel to a few places in Switzerland, I would recommend you to consider other rail pass options here: www.myswissalps.com/swissrailpasses

You can use this step-by-step guide to determine which railpass works best for you: www.myswissalps.com/train/ticketspasses/practical/chooserailpass

If you are travelling in group and would prefer a direct route, there is a daily bus service run by Flybus from Zurich Airport to Grindelwald Bahnhof. More details here: flugbus.ch/en/grindelwald-2

Regards,

Anna

Last modified on Jan 11, 2020 - 6:23 AM by Anna

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