Jun 24, 2017 - 4:24 PM
in reply to visiutsi
Hi Olga, thanks for joining MySwissAlps!
I'd take a train from Rome to Wengen. It's about a 7 to 8 hour journey with some pretty scenic legs, and I think you won't win that much time by flying to Zurich and then heading for Wengen by train. All details can be found in the timetable.
Yes, a rail pass nearly always make sense. Which pass is best depends on your specific plans. If you want to make sure you'd best make calculations as explained here. Here are some options to look into:
- the Swiss Half Fare Card, which provides 50% off of your trips in Switzerland. This includes the Swiss legs (Domodossola-Wengen) of your trips from and to Rome. You'd need additional full-fare tickets Rome-Domodossola and back. Please review this page for tickets to and from Italy: myswissalps.com/traint ickets/italy;
- the Regional-Pass Bernese Oberland, which provides excellent coverage in the Wengen area and the rest of the Bernese Oberland. You'd need additional full-fare tickets Rome-Brig and back, as the Regional-Pass is valid from/to Brig;
- the Jungfrau Travel Pass, which is mainly interesting if you plan to focus on the immediate surroundings of Wengen. You'd need additional full-fare tickets Rome-Interlake and back.
Mind to decide and order soon. Many passes are available as e-tickets, which is the most convenient option. But e-ticket orders too can take a few days' processing time. And in case of physical tickets, they need to be sent to your home address before your departure.
Does this get you started?
Last modified on Jun 24, 2017 - 4:26 PM by Annika