Milan to Zermatt & Interlaken - How to travel?

Milan to Zermatt & Interlaken - How to travel?

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Jun 29, 2018 - 12:35 AM


We plan to visit Switzerland from Milan. Our plan is as follows :

1. Train from Milan to Interlaken where we stay for two days. We may visit Sion if it's feasible unless there's enough to do in Interlaken for our duration.

2. Train from Interlaken to Zermatt where we stay for another two days and then back to Milan.

Following are my questions :

1. Should I buy the half fare pass for this entire trip? Would it make sense?

2. When I book my ticket from Milan to Interlaken, the ticket prices that I pay online for purchasing the ticket is the only amount I pay? Or do I have to pay anything extra while entering the border or extra charges for using Switzerland rails?

3. We intend to relax in Zermatt but want to make good use of our time in Interlaken. From what I saw, there isn't much to do unless someone can suggest few good things.

4. We intend to travel in the first week of October. Is that a good time for zermatt and Interlaken to see snow?

Thank you very much in advance. :)

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Jun 29, 2018 - 6:16 AM in reply to Shoebsm89

Hi Shoebsm89 and welcome to MySwissAlps!

You can find travel times and schedules to each town and mountain with the Swiss railways timetable: https://www.myswissalp

  1. To know which rail pass is the best for your specific itinerary you need to plan out all trips you will make (train, bus, boat, cable car) and compare the prices for regular tickets to the rail pass price (and which routes/mountains are free or discounted). Once you have that information you can read our page here on how to choose the best rail pass. There is a spreadsheet there to help with the math. :)
    https://www.myswissalp ses/practical/choosera ilpass
  2. You pay whatever the ticket price is for Milan to Interlaken only. See here for prices: aintickets/italy
  3. Perhaps not a lot to do in Interlaken itself, but in the nearby area there is a lot to do. But I suppose it depends on your interests. The region has many mountains and hikes to do: terlaken/activities
  4. There won't be snow in Interlaken...there could be snow in Zermatt if they get a freak snow fall. There will be snow on some mountain tops if you want to go up. 2 that come to mind are Jungfraujoch near Interlaken: https://www.myswissalp & Klein Matterhorn near Zermatt: https://www.myswissalp

Last modified on Jun 29, 2018 - 7:34 AM by Arno
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Jul 16, 2018 - 6:37 AM

Hi Shoebsm89,

Were you able to complete your planning and pick a rail pass?

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