Meiringen to St Moritz in early June

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nbaner
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Jan 28, 2018 - 4:12 AM

From Wengen want to visit Meirengen and then continue to St Moritz in early June. Also want to travel by Glacier Exp. As per Postbus website,bus runs from 19 June or so and goes from Meirengen to Andermatt and next day can take GE to St Moritz. Is it correct to say that this bus service is definitely not available in early June? If yes, then what's a good way to travel out of Meirengen to connect GE to St Moritz? Any other local bus or train with minimum changes/transfers? Can overnight at Brig or Andermatt- scenic route preferred. Any advice is welcome.Thanks.

rockoyster
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Jan 28, 2018 - 5:30 AM in reply to nbaner

Looks like first run of bus is 23 June according to SBB Timmetable.

You can go to Brig via Interlaken, Spiez and Kandersteg which is quite scenic. Or to Andermatt via Lucerne and Göschenen.

The Brig to Andermatt section of the Glacier Express is OK but the best part starts at Andermatt.

But if you went via Brig you might as well kick on to Zermatt for an overnighter, see the Matterhorn and pick up the GEX there.

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Jan 28, 2018 - 5:35 AM in reply to nbaner

>> Is it correct to say that this bus service is definitely not available in early June?

Yes. The bus from Meiringen to Andermatt over the Susten Pass runs between 23 June and 14 October 2018. This is because the Susten Pass is impassable in winter.

>> If yes, then what's a good way to travel out of Meirengen to connect GE to St Moritz?

Use the Swiss Timetable to get possible connections between Meiringen and St Moritz.

www.myswissalps.com/ti metable

Put in "via Andermatt" to get connections utilising the Glacier Express route. The Glacier Express is denoted in the timetable with the letters GEX. Reservations are compulsory, which you may already know.

Most connections from Meiringen will involve first going to Luzern (then Andermatt) or Brig (where you could join the Glacier Express). The route with least transfers is Meiringen > Interlaken Ost > Spiez > Brig > St Moritz (3 transfers). The transfer at Spiez will be particularly easy, as you will arrive on platform 2 and depart on platform 3. Those platforms are simply two sides of the same platform. Are you familiar with how to find the Glacier Express platforms at Brig?

Connections that might suit you are attached. When you do your own timetable search, it will look a little different, as I prefer to use the older version of the Swiss Timetable. However, it will bring up the same connections.

Alpenrose

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nbaner
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Jan 29, 2018 - 11:42 AM in reply to Removed user

Thanks Alpenrose. The issue seems to be the very short time at some transfer points. Is this practically possible? 7 mins walk etc. We will actually be going to Meirengen from Wengen.

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Jan 30, 2018 - 1:13 AM in reply to nbaner

>> The issue seems to be the very short time at some transfer points. Is this practically possible? 7 mins walk etc.

The standard transfer times in the Swiss Timetable are achievable under normal circumstances - they take account of the size of the station, distance involved in transferring between platforms etc.

If you prefer, you can modify the transfer times by using advanced search in the Swiss Timetable.

>> We will actually be going to Meirengen from Wengen.

In this case, your timetable search will be Wengen to Brig or Andermatt via Meiringen, and you can put in how long you want to stopover at Meiringen. The fastest route is to Brig.

Then for the second day, Brig to St Moritz via Andermatt; or Andermatt to St Moritz, depending on where you spend the night. To travel on the Glacier Express, choose a connection designated GEX in the timetable. Reservations are compulsory.

In Brig, the Glacier Express platforms are outside the main station. You just walk out into the street adjacent to Platform 1, from where you will see the 3 Glacier Express platforms across the road (Platforms 11, 12 and 14).

Alpenrose

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