Jul 12, 2022 - 9:57 PM
in reply to familyman
Question 2: I will be catching the Glacier Express to Zermatt from Andermatt. I need to travel from Interlaken OST to Andermatt for this. Again according to the site of Regional Pass Bernese Oberland, travel from Interlaken OST to Brig is free and half fare apples from Brig to Andermatt with Berner Oberland pass. How can I book tickets with this pass?
This is a personal opinion (but based on 60 years of travelling by train in Switzerland including on the so called Glacier Express route many times).
Your plan as stated is rather pointless, as you would be travelling almost all the way to Andermatt on the same railway that the Glacier Express runs on, so you would be going Brig Andermatt just to come back Andermatt - Brig - Zermatt. The Glacier Express is an 'exclusive' train but you do not need to travel on it to see fabulous scenery.
Neither Luzern nor Interlaken /Jungfrau area are a good base from which to go and travel on the Glacier Express. The Glacier Express runs East - West across the southern edge of Switzerland, and Luzern is to the north.
Just because the train exists doesn’t mean it is necessary to travel on it – there are dozens of other ways to see the same or similar Swiss alpine scenery.
The Glacier Express suits organised tours that rush you to Zermatt, then put you on the Glacier Express all day, then rush you off from St Moritz to somewhere else. But for independent tourists, there are a plenty of regular trains on these and all the other Swiss railways, so there are a zillion other sights to see in Switzerland which are ‘not’ on the Glacier Express!
Andermatt - Zermatt is not the most spectacular part of the Glacier Express route which lies East of Andermatt.