Luzern to Zermatt via Bern and Visp

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euniceho
euniceho
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Apr 7, 2017 - 2:34 PM

Hi ,

My husband and I are going to Switzerland in May and travelling around by train. One of the sector from Luzern to Zermatt involves 2 connections . As we are in our 60's, I will like to find out how difficult it is to find the platforms at each station and changing trains in Bern and Visp especially with our luggages.

Thank you

Arno
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Apr 7, 2017 - 4:29 PM

Hi Euniceho,

Welcome to MySwissAlps! Changing trains is very easy. There are signs and displays everywhere, and there will be staff too on larger stations. If you read myswissalps.com/train/ practical/howtotravel you'll be prepared.

For good scenery, I'd recommend the local train from Luzern via Schüpfheim to Bern. There you can change for Visp, where the train to Zermatt departs.

For even better scenery you can travel from Luzern along the Golden Pass line to Interlaken, then change to Spiez and proceed to Visp from there. So that's one more change, but again it's not difficult and just a normal thing to do when traveling by train.

If you want the maximize the views you can take the slow route from Spiez via Kandersteg to Brig, where trains to Zermatt depart as well. This avoids the quick but long tunnel, so there's much more to see. 3 changes in total.

All details are in the timetable.

Last modified on Apr 7, 2017 - 4:30 PM by Arno
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Apr 8, 2017 - 9:48 AM in reply to euniceho

>> As we are in our 60's, I will like to find out how difficult it is to find the platforms at each station and changing trains in Bern and Visp especially with our luggages.

Both Bern and Visp have step-free access to platforms, which means a ramp at minimum. If you are walking along the platform and see stairs down to an underpass, keep walking and there will usually be a ramp leading down to the same underpass.

When you alight at Bern, look up at the blue and white signs along the platform to see what sector of the platform you are on (A, B, C, D). You can change platforms by ramp, escalator or lift as well as stairs. This is where to find them:

Sector A - stairs

Sector B - ramp

Between Sectors C and D (closer to D) - lifts and escalators.

Alpenrose

euniceho
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Apr 9, 2017 - 9:31 AM in reply to Arno

Thank you for your suggestions, it is most helpful

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