Germany -Switzerland -Lake Como train routes

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Jun 3, 2018 - 1:18 PM


We are planning a trip to Germany (2 Days) - Switzerland (7 Days) - Lake Como (2 Days) in October and intend to purchase a Swiss Travel Pass. We will arrive in Zurich and after the 7th day, we need to get to Como, Italy. We are not sure how to go about planning our route. We intend to visit the following:







How should we plan the route so that it is more convenient and will not waste too much time on travelling from point to point?

After the 7th day, we need to travel from Switzerland to Como.Is there any route that requires less connections?


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Jun 3, 2018 - 7:30 PM in reply to AlyssaC

Hi Alyssa and welcome to MySwissAlps!

The Swiss railways timetable will always give you the most direct / quickest trip options: https://www.myswissalp

I would probably make your trip in the order you listed. Depending on how much time you have going to Zermatt you can look at two slower scenic trips:

  1. Via Zweisimmen, Montreux & Brig on the Golden Pass line
  2. Via Spiez, Kandersteg & Brig on the Lötschberg line.

From Zermatt you can go to Domodossola and then to Milan or from Domodossola via Locarno and Lugano (which if you have time is much more scenic).

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Jun 3, 2018 - 10:42 PM

An eight day Swiss travel pass would cover your time in Switzerland. If bought in advance and dated accurately, it would be valid immediately from wherever you cross the German/Swiss border. It's validity would cease at Chiasso, which is the Swiss border station on the railway from Zurich to Milano. Como is the Italian station across the same border

The simplest way to end your Swiss segment would be to be in Luzern and take the direct train to Como.

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