Glacier Express round trip on regional trains

Glacier Express round trip on regional trains

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vishal1112
vishal1112
6 posts
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May 9, 2017 - 5:37 AM

I will be based out of Wengen for 2-3 days around May 20. I was planning to take the Glacier Express or use a normal train on the Glacier route (I have purchased a 8 day Swiss Travel Family pass). On checking the timetable, I was planning to go from Wengen via Interlaken and via Kandersteg (for a more scenic route) to Brig. From Brig, I was planning to take the Glacier route upto Oberwald and from there start get back to Wengen.

My query is, rather than going back the same route to Wengen, I wanted to see if I could do a round trip via Grimselpass, Guttannen and Meiringen and then onto Interlaken. The map shows a bus route on this route, but on trying the SBB timetable, I am always getting the route via Brig only, even if I enter via Guttannen. Is my proposed option feasible? Going back the same way entirely would not make sense (especially since it is almost 5 hours one way), and I will probably drop this from my itinerary.

Thanks

Vishal

Lucas
Lucas
3076 posts
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May 9, 2017 - 6:56 PM in reply to vishal1112

Hi Vishal,

There is a bus on that route yes - but it only runs in the summer. This year it starts June 10 and that is when it will appear on the SBB timetable. For travel in May your planned round-trip won't work unfortunately.

Lucas

rockoyster
rockoyster
754 posts
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May 10, 2017 - 4:59 AM in reply to vishal1112

Hi Vishal,

What about Interlaken - Brig - Andermat - Göschenen - Luzern - Interlaken? That's a round trip.

vishal1112
vishal1112
6 posts
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May 10, 2017 - 11:15 AM

Thanks Rockoyster, but I checked the SBB timetable for that route, it will take me over 5 hours and 6 changeovers to get to Wengen from Andermatt.

Will just give the Glacier express a miss.

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