Jun 18, 2012 - 11:57 AM
Hi looban! I'm sorry for our late response. We generally answer within a few days, but somehow didn't notice your last post. As for your questions: the plans you have in mind are indeed doable from Interlaken, Lucerne and Zermatt. I'm not sure if you'll manage to cover all places you list while you're in Interlaken, as that's quite a lot for 3 1/2 days. If weather is good, go for all the outdoor attractions and viewing points; keep indoor attractions such as the Trümmelbach falls, the caves and the glacier gorge at hand as bad weather alternatives.
The Lötschberg Regio Express is a possible connection from Zermatt/Brig to Bern, so yes, you can easily fit this one in. Just enter 'Kandersteg' and 'Goppenstein' as via-stations in the timetable
to obtain information on this route. The Centovalli line can be done from Zermatt, but will require a long day trip. Please consult the timetable and the Centovalli website
for more information. The trains don't require seat reservation
, but you have to pay a small extra fee for the Centovalli line. The Voralpen Express is a huge detour in your itinerary, so I would skip it if I were you.
The trains you mention are covered by the Swiss Pass indeed. Please review the downloadable validity map at the Swiss Pass page
for an exact overview of the validity area.
You should be able to catch your trains, but personally I would prefer a bit more time with heavy luggage, especially if you need to catch a flight. You can leave earlier in the morning and take earlier trains to create more time in Brig and Bern.
Have a wonderful stay in Switzerland!
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