Jul 8, 2018 - 3:28 AM
in reply to Syd65
>> Another traveller recommended a lengthy journey between Pontresina and Wengen that promises great scenery but involves a daunting schedule. Is it worth it?
Personal choice ;-) I would prefer to do the PostBus sectors separately, rather than including them in an A to B trip with luggage in tow. See below for some suggestions.
If you do this with luggage, I would leave the PostBus by the front door, and remind the driver that your luggage is in the luggage compartment underneath the bus, so he or she doesn't drive off with your luggage! The driver will also need to release the lock on the luggage compartment so you can get your luggage out.
>> Depart Pontresina at 10:02 - Glacier Express to Andermatt. Then Postbus over the Furka and Grimsel passes (bus change at Gletsch) to Meiringen and then train to Wengen, arriving at 20:19. It requires six changes. Plus, I can't seem to reserve the buses for those afternoon changes (681, 161) even though they're listed on the Postbus and SBB sites and state that reservations are necessary.
According to the timetable I can see, reservations on those PostBuses are not necessary (unless you have a bicycle), just on the Glacier Express sector. Usually PostBus reservations are only possible on specified tourist routes, or for some early/late services to small villages.
>> Any suggestions?
An alternative to consider would be to do the PostBus sectors as a separate excursion. You can choose from several excursions (and make online reservations) on the PostBus site:
www.postauto.ch/en/tra vel-information/reservatio ns/reserve-online-selected-tourist-routes
I did the Vierpässefahrt (Four Passes Trip) in 2016. If you are interested, you can read my trip report (with photos) here:
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