Scenic route Genoa to Lauterbrunnen

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Aug 13, 2019 - 1:33 AM

We are starting in Genoa and want to end up in Lauterbrunnen, where we plan on spending a couple days, maybe more. We are considering taking the train through Tirano on the Bernina Express line for the beauty of the ride, but it's a long way to get there and looks like a two day trip rather than a six hour one if we go through Brig to Interlaken. If we travel through Brig, are we missing some "must see" Alps scenery? Our schedule is flexible, so time isn't an issue and we can stay in the region to do some day trips. (any recommendations?) From Lauterbrunnen we are heading to Germany. Thanks in advance

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Aug 14, 2019 - 8:07 AM

Hi EMSV, welcome to MySwissAlps!

I think both options can be considered scenic, so it doesn't really matter which one you choose. The Bernian Express is obviously a special experience ( rninaexpress) and the scenery is absolutely beautiful. Heading for Lauterbrunnen that same day would indeed be a bit ambitious, but if time is no issue you make like an overnight stay in or near St. Moritz ( moritz) or Chur.

The Brig-Interlaken alternative is very nice too though, especially if you plan some extra time to use the local Lötschberger RegioExpress trains passing Goppenstein/Kandersteg, rather than the quicker tunnel connection between Visp and Spiez. If you'd like to spend most of your available time in Lauterbrunnen, this would be a great option. You'll find all connections in the timetable at metable.

Please find day trip suggestions for the Lauterbrunnen area at ngfrauregion.

Since you plan to spend some days in Switzerland, you're probably best off buying a rail pass: ain/ticketspasses/prac tical/chooserailpass. Depending on which pass you choose, you'll also need additional tickets for (parts) of you inbound and outbound trips from Italy and to Germany:


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