Hi and Thanks Arno and Slowpoke!Ihave now decided or my parents to enjoy 2 days in Interlaken ........ Spend the 3rd day inand around Lucerne ....">>
You are quite welcome. The trip looks a lot less hectic. Hope you have good weather for the Jungfraujoch; It's not much fun to get up there in the midst of the clouds. That information will be available at the station in I.O, maybe on a sign board, maybe even in your hotel lobby.
Apparently, you don't mind getting up early. However, you might try to find out from I.O. Tourism or the train ticket counter if trains will fill up on your chosen day.
You could save a 46 minute train trip ( the portion from IO as far as Wengen) by staying in Wengen.
<<" Leave by an early morning train to Zurich. Thanks for the detailed information on the rail system.">>
You are welcome. Glad it was helpful. I know you said that you did not need any more information, but here are a few more details that might interest you, about one portion of the rail journey to Züri Flughafen. (Since you did say that it might cut it a bit close.)
Please note that those trains in the AM are very full (see the people icons at the right in the attached *.JPG file.)
You might wish to consider an upgrade to first class just for those trips, if the travel pass is second class.
You could buy a one trip upgrade one in the Luzern station while you are passing through on the 27th. Pretty sure you can no longer buy one after you are on the train.
Why? First class will give you more room to stash your luggage on board in that compartment. I hope that it does not consist of big heavy bags. On crowded trains to the airport you will surely find people standing (including yourself) with their luggage in the on/off space at the ends of the cars unless you get on as soon as the train pulls in and empties.. Possibly they will be standing even in the actual passenger compartments. This will not be the Tokyo subways, with pushers, but it can get pretty full with people taking luggage to the airport.
And, I would get to the tracks early, locate the first class sections by noting the sector(s) (A, B, C, D) on the overhead sign board (if you choose first class) stand at that part of the platform. First class cars have a yellow stripe on the sides and/or over the doorways on the cars.
The 0710 from Luzern arrives at track 6 at 0649.
If you take the 0710 train from Luzern, it will be on track 6 - which is good if your flight departure is a bit later than 1000 hrs from ZFH, and still tolerable for a 1000 departure if you can move quickly with your luggage.
The luggage carts at the airport do not require coins and they ride the escalators. A big help..
I assume a 2 hour early arrival at the airport. If your flight is intercontinental, it will require a bit of extra time to get out to Terminal E by train, so watch the clock carefully..