Making the most of 3 days in Switzerland in May

Making the most of 3 days in Switzerland in May

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Walkfan
Walkfan
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Jan 23, 2018 - 7:47 PM

I am planning a trip with a friend at the beginning of May. We will be staying across the border in Lörrach. We plan to spend 3days in Switzerland. We would like to see as much scenery as possible. As yet we are undecided whether to buy a Swiss rail pass or hire a car.

Does anyone have any suggestions on the best routes to take without travelling too far in one day?

rockoyster
rockoyster
3701 posts
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Jan 23, 2018 - 11:53 PM in reply to Walkfan

Hi Walkfan and Welcome to MySwissAlps,

Don't drive. Swiss public transport is the best. See www.myswissalps.com/ca rversustrain

Use the Swiss Train Timetable (www.myswissalps.com/ti metable). If you haven’t used it before it will pay to read the instructions on that page before delving into the timetable.

Given your desire to see as much scenery as possible I would go Basel to Zermatt via Kandersteg, Zermatt to Andermatt to Lucerne, Lucerne to Jungfrau Region and then back to Germany.

Stopover in Zermatt, Lucerne and Wengen if you can afford 3 nights.

Between Zermatt and Andermatt you can take Glacier Express train or regular trains on same route.

From Andermatt you could train to Flüelen and then catch a boat to Lucerne. It is a fantastic trip with wonderful scenery and par to the Gotthard Panorama Express route.

A 3-day Swiss Travel Pass would probably work well for you.

Any terms or places you don't know or understand above just use the search facility top right on this site.

Walkfan
Walkfan
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Jan 24, 2018 - 4:34 PM

Thanks so much for that. We will be staying inLörrach, so guess some of the longer trips might be too far in a day. Do you know what the Swiss coupon pass costs? I can’t seem to find a price. Certainly the Swiss travel pass sounds like a good idea.

Lucas
Lucas
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Jan 24, 2018 - 4:55 PM in reply to Walkfan

Hi Walkfan,

You can find more details on our Swiss Coupon Page.
There is a link there to buy it as well.

Cheers

rockoyster
rockoyster
3701 posts
expert
Jan 24, 2018 - 7:30 PM in reply to Walkfan

Hi Walkfan,

I misunderstood, I thought you meant you wanted to do a 3-day trip in Switzerland.

A trip on the Golden Pass Line (www.myswissalps.com/go ldenpass) to Montreux might be worth a look. From Basel you would join it at Spiez and continue via Zweisimmen. Return via Lausanne.

Last modified on Jan 24, 2018 - 7:31 PM by rockoyster
Walkfan
Walkfan
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Jan 24, 2018 - 10:54 PM

That sounds good. Thanks. Do you know if it’s covered by the Swiss travel pass?

rockoyster
rockoyster
3701 posts
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Jan 24, 2018 - 11:01 PM in reply to Walkfan

Affirmative. You can check what is covered by the STP using the map located here www.myswissalps.com/sw isstravelpass/validity.

Walkfan
Walkfan
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Jan 25, 2018 - 11:41 AM

Thanks again. You've been very helpful.

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