Rail pass for Zurich to Grindelwald 5 days

Rail pass for Zurich to Grindelwald 5 days

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YatiYusope
YatiYusope
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Jan 25, 2018 - 4:28 AM

Hi,

We are planning to visit Switzerland from 3rd to 7th April 2018.

We will arrive at Zurich on 3rd April at 2pm and we plan to stay at Grindelwald area.

If we buy the 4 days Swiss Travel Pass, does that include the train journey from Zurich Airport to Grindelwald and return? Thank you for the advice.

Yati Yusope (Singapore)

rockoyster
rockoyster
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Jan 25, 2018 - 5:47 AM in reply to YatiYusope

Hello Yati and Welcome to MySwissAlps,

A Swiss Travel Pass will get you to and from Grindelwald, but a 4 day pass will cover 3-6 April or 4-7 April only.

A Swiss Travel Pass Flex would let you use it on 3rd and 7th provided you had a non-travel day in the middle somewhere. But there is a premium to pay for the flexibility.

rockoyster
rockoyster
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Jan 25, 2018 - 7:16 AM in reply to YatiYusope

You could look at getting a Swiss Transfer Ticket (www.myswissalps.com/sw isstransferticket) to get you to and from Grindelwald and a 3 day Hiking and Sledging Pass while there. That might work out more economical. See www.myswissalps.com/ju ngfrauhikingsledgingpa ss

But word of warning there are a few lift closures at that time of year (list below compiled by Alpenrose666)

  • Train Wilderswil-Schnyige Platte - expected to reopen on 26 May 2018 (weather dependent)
  • Gondola Grindelwald Grund-Männlichen - Operating until 2 April 2018; closed 3 Apr to 25 May 2018; reopens 26 May 2018.
  • Cable car Wengen-Männlichen - Operating until 2 April 2018; closed 3 Apr-31 May 2018; reopens 1 June 2018
Last modified on Jan 25, 2018 - 7:42 AM by rockoyster
shuchirumit
shuchirumit
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Jan 25, 2018 - 12:11 PM

Rockoyster,

We are in Grindelwald from 21st May to 24th May. Hike from Männlichen - Kleine Scheidegg was one of the things we aim at doing. Now reading you above inputs regarding closures, can you guide me how can we reach Männlichen to start our hike?

Thanks

Mark
Mark
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Jan 25, 2018 - 12:41 PM

If the cable cars are closed I believe the only way to get to Männlichen is walking. That means you would have to walk from KS to Männlichen and back to KS. An alternative that is about the same time walking KS to Männlichen would be a hike out Of First. Either to Bachalpsee and back or to Grosse Scheidegg. Also KS to Wengeralp is nice. It may be a moot point if all these trails are impassable due to snow cover which is possible if not likely. Mark

shuchirumit
shuchirumit
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Jan 25, 2018 - 12:55 PM

Marki,

Thanks so much for inputs

rockoyster
rockoyster
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Jan 25, 2018 - 7:48 PM in reply to shuchirumit

I didn’t include Alpenrose’s full text because the OP was ravelling early April, but . . .

Gondola Grindelwald Grund-Männlichen - Operating until 2 April 2018; closed 3 Apr to 25 May 2018; reopens 26 May 2018. However, if snow conditions are good, it will also operate over Pentecost weekend between 19–21 May.

YatiYusope
YatiYusope
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Jan 26, 2018 - 4:25 AM

Dear All,

Thank you for your reply and advice. I am so excited and look forward for my switzerland trip.

We plan to stay 2 nights in Grindelwald and 2 nights in Zermatt.

Besides Jungfrau, these are the some place we would like to explore while in Grindelwald, such as murren valley, Lauterbrunnen and Wengen.

In Zermatt we plan to go for the Matterhorn excursion too.

Above are roughly the places we intend to travel.

I think its worth getting the swiss travel pass.

Thank you for the advice.

Have a great day..

Removed user
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Jan 26, 2018 - 5:17 AM in reply to shuchirumit

>> We are in Grindelwald from 21st May to 24th May. Hike from Männlichen - Kleine Scheidegg was one of the things we aim at doing. Now reading you above inputs regarding closures, can you guide me how can we reach Männlichen to start our hike?

Please see the post from Kim dated Jan 16, 2018 - 6:28 AM regarding the likelihood of the hike from Männlichen to Kleine Scheidegg being open in May.

www.myswissalps.com/fo rum/topic/traveling-to-berner-oberland-in-late-may

Just because the cable cars are operating doesn't mean the hiking trail will be open. You can check with the local tourist office about which trails are open when you are there.

Alpenrose

Last modified on Jan 26, 2018 - 5:17 AM by Removed user
Lucas
Lucas
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Jan 26, 2018 - 7:01 AM in reply to YatiYusope

Hi Yati,

Yes, if you are exploring both the Jungfrau region as well as down in Zermatt the Swiss Travel Pass is probably the best option (it is the only pass that would cover both areas). Have a look at the validity map and attraction coverage list here.

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