Mar 29, 2018 - 5:06 AM
in reply to Gail
>> Is there a scenic train ride from Zermatt to Grindelwald
Yes, the Lötschberg-Bergstrecke (Lötschberg mountain route). To get this route in the timetable, put in From Zermatt To Grindelwald Via Kandersteg.
>> Grindelwald to Luzern?
Yes, the Luzern-Interlaken Express, which is part of the Golden Pass route. This is the standard route between Grindelwald and Luzern, and will come up automatically in a timetable search for connections from Grindelwald to Luzern.
>> How much longer would it take if we took a scenic train or boat ride for either of these routes?
Please note that all questions about how long any journey will take can be answered by using the Swiss Timetable :-)
The scenic route Zermatt-Grindelwald via Kandersteg takes 4.25 to 5.0 hours, depending on departure time. The fastest route, which avoids the scenic mountain route by zooming underneath it in the Lötschberg-Basistunnel, takes about 3 hours.
>> How long will it take to go from Grindelwald to Shilthorn?
The Swiss Timetable has the answer!
Grindelwald to the Schilthorn via Stechelberg takes a bit over an hour-and-a half. If you go via Grütschalp instead, it takes a bit longer (a bit over two hours), but this also includes a 15-20 minute walk through the village of Mürren from the railway station to the Schilthorn cable car.
It's nice to go up one way and down the other. You can read about this circuit in rockoyster's post of Jan 27, 2018 - 2:11 AM on the following page:
Last modified on Mar 29, 2018 - 5:08 AM by Alpenrose666