Jul 13, 2016 - 9:12 AM
The timetable "forces" you to travel to Andermatt via Brig as that's simply the quickest route, and that's what's always displayed by default. This will indeed result in a journey with overlap, as the sections Brig-Andermatt and Andermatt-Brig (by Glacier Express) will be the same.
So if you prefer another route to Andermatt, you'll need to add via-stations to force the timetable to come up with alternatives. You could make a detour via Lucerne, Flüelen and Göschenen in order to reach Andermatt if that's what you prefer (Bern-Olten-Göschenen is a somewhat quicker option, but less scenic). In order to find information on this route, select the "Advanced search option" and enter Interlaken West as your departure station and Zermatt as your destination. Next, add Lucerne, Göschenen and Andermatt (in that particular order) as via-stations. You'll find several connections allowing you to pick up the Glacier Express train in Andermatt at 13:08. It will be a long travel day this way, but if you definitely want to experience a part of the Glacier Express ride and avoid overlap, it's a doable option.
Last modified on Jul 13, 2016 - 10:11 AM by Arno