Jun 10, 2018 - 6:27 AM
Hi - I'm now attempting to look at our journey Zermatt to Wengen via Kandersteg. on Tue 28 August. Your suggestion was the more scenic route via Kandersteg. travel between Brig & Spiezon the Regio -Express Lotschberger train. So through the spp website Ive found the following
dep 08:52 4 h 27 min 4 GEX, RE, R, R, R (GEX 902 to Brig), RE 4266 RegioExpress to Spiez, R 6720 Regio to Interlaken, R 161 Regio Richtung: Lauterbrunnen , R 361 Regio to Wengen
arr 13:19 Wengen
Is this the correct train we should be attempting to get on? In Interlaken we will only have 7 minutes to change trains. I don't think this is enough time as we will have a suitcase each (trundle wheels) plus we will have to buy our ticket for the Interlaken to Wengen sector, as we have Eurail Pass. We need to purchase this sector . this information I received from Jungfrau Railways Rail information : "Holders of a Eurailpass can travel free until to Interlaken and then get a discount of 25% for the trip further up to Wengen. A one way ticket from Interlaken to Wengen holding Eurailpass is CHF 11 per person, so not too expensive J." "Trains from Interlaken Ost to Lauterbrunnen and Wengen leave every 30 minutes. So don’t worry about the 8 minutes. Just go the platform 1 to get the tickets from Interlaken to Wengen and then catch the train leaving a half hour later "
So we will hope to book on the train from Interlaken to Wengen 1/2 hour later then the "7 minutes" connection that spp site suggested.
Wednesday 29 August Wengen, Interlaken, Montreux (using the Golden Pass Line, Geneve. We overnight in Wengen and continue on our journey hoping to book on the Golden Pass Line. I think I'll book the VIP seats if I can, as we have 1st Class Eurail tickets. The departure at 1425 Zweisimmen to Montreux arriving 1613 sector hopefully is the MOB Panoramic train. If I can't obtain tickets on this one, there is a trian at 1625 arriving Montreux 1813 - I think its the "classic". Then there's the 1705 departure arriving at Montreux at 1913. There is also another departing 1825 arriving 2013. These last two MOB trains, I'm wondering can you still see the amazing scenery when travelling very very late in August? In Australia 2013 would be darkness.
thanks for any advice once again. Ta AusCol