Jun 8, 2017 - 3:37 AM
in reply to Luciana
>> We have purchased a Swiss Travel pass, we will be travelling from Interlaken to Zermatt on the 30th of June, and returning to Interlaken on the 1st of July, do we need to make a reservation?
If you travel between Zermatt and Brig on the Glacier Express you will need a reservation, but on normal trains you can travel without a reservation.
There are 3 ways you could consider for travelling between Zermatt and Interlaken (and vice versa).
1. Take the official Glacier Express from Zermatt to Brig, and go to Interlaken from Brig. This would involve a compulsory reservation on the Glacier Express. From Brig to Interlaken, you could incorporate the scenic Lötschberger route from Brig to Spiez via Kandersteg, and change trains for Interlaken at Spiez. You can identify the Glacier Express in the timetable by the letters "GEX".
2. Take the above route using only regional trains - no reservations required.
3. Take regional trains from Zermatt to Interlaken via the fastest route, changing trains at Visp and Spiez. This route goes through the Lötschberg-Basistunnel, missing the lovely scenery around Kandersteg.