Getting back to Interlaken from First Grindelwald

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Apr 20, 2017 - 9:56 AM

Hi to everyone,

I am planning an afternoon trip from Interlaken to First on 17th May. The reason to make it afternoon is that I will be coming to Interlaken with car from Luzern afternoon about 14:30-15:00.

But when I look at the SBB link to return from First to Interlaken (since I have to park the car at Interlaken or Grindelwald and get the funicular to First I guess? ) the latest funicular seems to return at 5pm to Interlaken..

Is there an alternative route to back to Interlaken? Or do you have other recommandations to get there and back? ( I can get on to another public transport or return to another location apart from Interlaken by the way )

Thank you.

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Apr 20, 2017 - 2:34 PM in reply to mertkip

Hi mertkip,

Correct, the last gondolas from First down to Grindelwald (not to Interlaken) will stop around 17:00 - 17:30, so that's when you have to leave the top station. You can park your car at the valley station in Grindelwald if you like and get back from Grindelwald to Interlaken by car. Alternatively you can park in Interlaken and catch a train back from Grindelwald to Interlaken. The timetable will provide details about possible connections. Just click on one of the presented options for more details. If you think leaving at 17:00 is too early, you'd better visit First the next day.

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