Sep 24, 2015 - 12:19 AM
in reply to Erkrutibs
Hi Erkrutibs -
<<"yes for sure you can travel from Rhine falls -Zurich-lucerne under a 2hr journey considering the fact that Swiss rail is the unanimous besttransportation system across globe, even i have not experienced a traindelay for a nano second.With added advantage the sun set in Swissis after 8 pm in month of October , stretching you day travel time till10-11p.m on day 1.">>
It is nice that you have not experienced even a nanosecond of delayon Swiss trains. On the route between Luzern and Zürich , the stretchfrom Zug northwards has very heavy traffic these days, and I havefrequently encounter minor delays up to 5 minutes. In practice, thisdoes not make any real difference, but the trains are notinfallible...they are heavily loaded these days.
What you say about possibilities is potentially all true. What it may not consider is the time of day that Ramya arrives, how long he has been flying before he arrives at Zürich Flughafen, his state of jet lag and resultant available energy, whether he is traveling with small children, how much time he spends at Rhine Falls, and the added time ( probably 30 to 45 minutes because of train schedules) if he stops in Zürich Hbf to pick up his left luggage on the way to Luzern.
As a consequence, he might not find it easy to visit the the Rigi and actually spend some time (more than a few seconds) up there on his first day. That is why I commented that the day may be difficult with his original suggested plan to visit the Rigi on day 1, and provided alternatives.
If you come to Switzerland to see the scenery and landscapes, then staying up until 10PM is irrelevant if the sunset is near 8PM. Nightlife, a dinner in a city, all possible. Hard to see the sights when it is dark, however.
These are some factors to consider when advising Ramya. If he provides his arrival time and expected degree of jet lag, we can both be more precise.