Getting around Grindelwald without a car

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WillysCrew9
WillysCrew9
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Jun 18, 2018 - 12:46 PM

Hello-

My family is contemplating getting an 8 day Swiss Pass and travelling solely by public transportation instead of renting 2 cars (there are 10 of us). We have rented a Chalet in Grindelwald. We are wondering if Grindelwald is a small enough town that walking to the train station and to the town center is feasible? We don't mind a 20-30 minute walk. Thank you.

chandni177
chandni177
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Jun 18, 2018 - 4:24 PM

Hello!

I was in Grindelwald with my family last month - best week of our lives :)

Grindelwald is pretty big. The best way according to me would be to check the walking distance time and trail from your chalet to the train station. There are buses running, but they might not be very frequent and stop running around 6pm I think. You should be able to confirm here (www.grindelwaldbus.ch/ en/timetable)

Hope that helps! Have a great trip!!

Chandni

WillysCrew9
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Jun 18, 2018 - 4:41 PM

Thank you for your reply. We are so excited! The owner of the Chalet sent us the attached maps. From what I can tell It would be doable but sometimes things aren't always as they seem :)

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chandni177
chandni177
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Jun 18, 2018 - 4:52 PM

You will not believe this. We stayed 2 min away from your chalet! :) :)

From the station, it is an uphill climb for a bit and then downhill. Would take around 20 min to walk I believe, but its is gorgeous and absolutely lovely. If you can coordinate with the bus, you skip the first leg (uphill part) while coming from the station. Most days, we walked, but sometimes found the bus on our way to the station. We were out late evenings everyday so always walked all the way back. It is fun and nice if you don't mind the slope.

chandni177
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Jun 18, 2018 - 4:53 PM

Note : The above was for the main station and city center. Grund is a steep downhill walk and then flat road. We just used that to go up to Jungfraujoch on the last day.

Lucas
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Jun 18, 2018 - 4:54 PM in reply to WillysCrew9

I wouldn't rent a car just to get to the town center (where you'll then need to park the car for the day anyway).

Public transit in Switzerland is, actually, exactly as posted and extremely reliable. If the buses aren't running at night a taxi would be an easier alternative (pre-book when possible).

You can also use the Swiss railways timetable to show bus schedules. If it is within a town, you can enter the addresses and it shows the bus and walking times. https://www.myswissalp s.com/timetable

WillysCrew9
WillysCrew9
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Jun 18, 2018 - 5:57 PM in reply to chandni177

Well then you have great insight to my question:). Thank you for all of your information!

WillysCrew9
WillysCrew9
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Jun 18, 2018 - 5:57 PM in reply to Lucas

Thank you! This timetable will be very valuable!

May
May
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Jun 21, 2018 - 4:46 AM in reply to WillysCrew9

Hi Willy

Sharing this linking of Jungfrau Travel Pass (tab a price to further view area of validity of this Pass).

www.jungfrau.ch/shop/e n/tickets/bergbahn/ang ebote/jungfrau-travel-pass

May

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