Scenic trains from Zurich to Grindelwald

Scenic trains from Zurich to Grindelwald

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Sporty56
Sporty56
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Jun 8, 2018 - 8:02 PM

Is there a train that is more scenic to Grindelwald from Zurich? Also, is visiting Lucerne from Grindelwald in one day possible? We will be staying in Grindelwald for 5 days and would like to plan day trips.

Your help is always appreciated.

Gunzel
Gunzel
74 posts
active member
Jun 8, 2018 - 10:31 PM

Consider the metre gauge Zentralbahn from Luzern to Interlaken. Slower than the main line (via a different route) but magnificent scenery.

This train will arrive at Interlaken Ost station where it's easy to change to the service to Grindlewald. But make sure you sit in the "Grindlewald" portion of the second train.

The resources you need are on this site.

PPPPP: prior planning prevents poor performance. And the planning is half the experience.

Enjoy your travels.

Slowpoke
Slowpoke
4568 posts
expert
Jun 8, 2018 - 11:54 PM in reply to Sporty56

Hi Sporty -

Gunzel has said it corectly.

This link will get you what you need:

www.myswissalps.com/ti metable

This will add broader information:

www.myswissalps.com/tr avel/inswitzerland

Slowpoke

Aimeesheck
Aimeesheck
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new member
Jun 11, 2018 - 5:07 PM in reply to Sporty56

We just went in June. The trains were all very comfortable and the scenery was very nice on the last leg from bern to interlaken then on to mountain towns. Sit on the left side of the train for views of the lakes.

Slowpoke
Slowpoke
4568 posts
expert
Jun 11, 2018 - 6:12 PM in reply to Aimeesheck

Hui Aimeescheck -

Welcome to my Swiss Alps.

I was there for a couple of weeks in late May, and had wonderful weather. Hope you did to.

The route you describe via Bern is the main line route. Indeed, the last stretch has nice views across the lake.

However, the route proposed, which may have even nicer scenery, goes via Luzern to Meiringen and thence to Interlaken. It goes over the Brunig Pass, is part of the Golden Pass route, and that section of the route is called the Luzern-Interlaken Express...or was unless they changed the name agian.

It is a meter gauge line, if that matters.

Slowpoke

Sporty56
Sporty56
10 posts
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Jun 11, 2018 - 6:38 PM

Thank you all so much. Again, very helpful.

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