Lauterbrunnen to Lucerne to Italy options by train

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Mar 15, 2018 - 1:13 AM

Were spending 8 days traveling in Switzerland first landing in Zurich for 2 days then on to Lauterbrunner for one night before we go up to Gimmelwald for the next 3 nights, and back to Lauterbrunner for one night before we take a train to La Spezia ITALY, i think what i saw was the train leaves from Lucerne to Italy do i have enough time to get there from Lauterbrunner the next day ? next ,can i but the rail pass in Switzerland or is it better to buy before we get there were from the US and will be in Switzerland at the end of May, what kind of pass would you suggest ? and would you plan another way to go ? thanks for you help if possible, take care rich

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Mar 15, 2018 - 4:20 AM in reply to itsmerich

Hello Rich and Welcome to MySwissAlps,

What time of year are you travelling?

Do you have a particular reason to swap from Lauterbrunnen to Gimmelwald to Lauterbrunnen. They are really quite close. Also Gimmelwald is really really tiny (see this thread rum/topic/traveling-with-3-children for some observations on Gimmelwald).

You might consider just having one base in the Jungfrau Region and Wengen would be my recommendation.

Use the Swiss Train Timetable ( metable) to plan your travel including to Italy. Have a look at aintickets/italy.

You can buy the Swiss Travel Pass ( isstravelpass) on-line and print at home. Very convenient.

Before you decide on a Swiss Travel Pass you might want to read “How to choose the best travel pass” ( ain/ticketspasses/prac tical/chooserailpass).

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Mar 15, 2018 - 12:37 PM in reply to rockoyster

End of May Rockoyster :-)

I would recommend to stay in Lauterbrunnen all the time. Or in Gimmelwald if that suits you better. It is really tiny though, with no facilities other than the cableway to get there and glorious nature. It will probably be very quiet at that time of year. Switching accommodations takes away sightseeing/hiking time.

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Mar 15, 2018 - 11:30 PM in reply to itsmerich

thanks for your quick answer, will be there may 23 leaveing may31, you have given me more to think about, get web site, i will be asking more when i tey and figure out the route again, best to you

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