>> I still have some questions regarding the transportation as we are very unfamiliar with the places and very fear of getting lost.
I think it would be almost impossible to get lost in the places you are going to ;-) It will often be a matter of “follow the crowd”, platforms/destinations are well signposted, and there will always be people with whom you can confirm you are heading the right way. And then transport is so frequent that it is generally of little consequence if you should happen to miss a connection, as another train or bus will be along before too long.
Are you using the Swiss Timetable? That will give you full details of the connections you need, including platform numbers for the arrival and departure of most trains.
>> Stechelberg —> Murren (by cable car), Murren —> Birg (by cable car), Birg —> Schilthorn (by cable car) I've just noted a new place called “Gimmelwald” from a different map. Should there be an additional change at “Gimmelwald" between Stechelberg and Murren? Is each one of the above places very close to the other and is each connection between a place and another very short and easy for travellers to make a change?
Yes, you do change cable cars at Gimmelwald, but you pretty well just step out of one into the other. It would be impossible to get lost ;-) You can see how it works on this YouTube video. Right at the end of the video, you see the Stechelberg-Gimmelwald cable car arriving from below, and the Gimmelwald-Mürren cable car arriving from Mürren. You just walk a few paces from one to the other. The second link shows both cable cars on a map.
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Please note that the Schilthorn cable car is closed for maintenance between 13 Nov and 8 Dec 2017 inclusive.
>> What is the post bus number for the change in Stechelberg?
The bus from Lauterbrunnen to Stechelberg is bus 141 and will say “Stechelberg” on the destination display on the front of the bus. You get off at the stop called “Schilthornbahn”, which is right outside the Stechelberg-Gimmelwald-Mürren cable car building. Practically everyone else who is still on the bus will also get off there.
>> How far is the bus stop from the train station in Lauterbrunnen for taking a bus to Stechelberg? Is the bus stop difficult to be found in Lauterbrunnen?
The bus stop for the Stechelberg bus is easy to find. It is just outside Lauterbrunnen railway station. You leave the station at street level, and cross the road to the bus stop, which is outside a bakery (Bäckerei-Café von Allmen) and adjacent to the Grütschalp cable car.
On the attached screen capture of Lauterbrunnen in Google Street View, you can see (marked with red circles from left to right): Exit from Lauterbrunnen railway station, entrance to Lauterbrunnen-Grütschalp cable car, bus stop for Lauterbrunnen-Stechelberg bus.
>> Is my understanding correct that the holders of Swiss Travel Pass and the holders of Hiking and Sledging Pass are also free for the bus ride?
>> is my understanding correct that the only difference between the going up route and going down route is from Lauterbrunnen (by bus) to Stechelberg and then (by cable car) to Murren for going up; and from Murren (by train) to Grutschalp and then (by cable car) to Lauterbrunnen for going down?
Yes. The only difference is how you get to and from Mürren. From Mürren there is only one way up to the Schilthorn and one way down.
Lauterbrunnen and Stechelberg are in the Lauterbrunnen Valley at opposite ends of the valley. On top of the cliffs above the Lauterbrunnen Valley are Grütschalp and Mürren, again at opposite ends: Grütschalp is above Lauterbrunnen; Mürren is roughly above Stechelberg. So it is possible to do a circular route between Lauterbrunnen and Mürren - actually more of an oblong: the long sides of the oblong are Lauterbrunnen-Stechelberg on the valley floor (travelled by bus) and Grütshcalp-Mürren on top of the cliff (travelled by train). The short sides of the oblong are the cable cars from Stechelberg-Gimmelwald-Mürren at the Stechelberg end and Lauterbrunnen-Grütschalp at the Lauterbrunnen end. These pictures might help you to visualise it better:
>> If I want to visit Allmendhubel on our way back to Grindelwald, does it mean that I'll have to take a train from Murren to Allmendhubel and go back to Murren again take the train to Grutschalp and continue the rest?
No. The Schilthorn cable car is at one end of Mürren village. The station for the train from Mürren to Grütschalp is at the other end of the village, and the funicular to Allmendhubel is in between the two. It takes about 20 minutes to walk from one end of the village to the other. There is no transport. Please note that the Allmendhubel funicular is closed between 16 Oct and 9 Dec 2017 inclusive.
So when you come down from the Schilthorn to Mürren, you walk through Mürren until you see the signs for the Allmendhubel funicular, which will be on your left (and you will also see the funicular track going up the mountain). When you descend from Allmendhubel, you continue walking through the village until you get to the railway station.
The following map should make this clear. The "Bahnstation BLM" is the railway station for the Mürren-Grütschalp train, and hopefully the location of the Schilthorn cable car and the Allmendhubel funicular are self-explanatory.
This is a photo of the Mürren station:
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>> I once heard that the cable car from Grindelwald to Pfingstegg and the bus from Grindelwald to Grosse Scheidegg only operate in summer, is that correct?
Yes. In 2017, the Pfingstegg cable car ran from 6 May until 22 October and the bus to Grosse Scheidegg ran from 20 May to 22 October. Neither of them will recommence operations until similar dates in May 2018.
>> Do you think I need to make seat reservation(s) for the trip to Jungfraujoch, if so, on which part(s) of the trip I'll need to make reservation(s)? And how to make such reservation(s)?
Reservations can only be made for the sector from Kleine Scheidegg to Jungfraujoch. I went up to the Jungfraujoch last year on 23 December. It was pretty busy, but everybody without a reservation had a seat. I expect it would be a bit less busy when you are there.
You can buy a ticket (and reservation, if you choose) at any staffed railway station in the Jungfrau Region (Interlaken Ost, Grindelwald, Wengen, Kleine Scheidegg). Before buying a ticket (or reservation) make sure the weather will be clear on top of the Jungfraujoch. Once you have bought your ticket or reservation, you will not get a refund if it turns out that the Jungfraujoch is in the clouds on your chosen day.
>> Do you know there is a luggage delivery service from Zurich airport to Grindelwald? Any idea as to how it works and how to book this service?
As well as the link you have already been given about luggage services, you can find more information here:
It’s important to take note of when and where you would have to lodge your luggage for the various luggage services, and when you would be able to collect it, so that you can tell how well each service would meet your particular needs.