Which place to stay - Lungern or Niederried?

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romil1205
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Jun 6, 2017 - 9:38 AM

I am planning to travel Switzerland for 8 nights . I would like to know which is better place to stay lungern or Niederried. Travel places 1) Jungfrau 2) Titlis 3) Lucerne Lake and bridge 4) Glacier 3000 and Glacier express 5) Chocolate factory.

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Jun 6, 2017 - 2:05 PM in reply to romil1205

Hi romil, and welcome to MySwissAlps!

In my opinion, neither option is central enough to be convenient, due to excessive travel times to the places you plan to visit.

Lungern to the Jungfraujoch - 3 hours 13 minutes one way

Lungern to Titlis - 2 hours 22 minutes one way

Lungern to Luzern - 50 minutes one way, hourly service

Lungern to Glacier 3000 - 4 hours 48 minutes one way

Lungern to Zermatt (for Glacier Express) - 3 hours 22 minutes one way

Lungern to Broc-Fabrique (chocolate factory) - 3 hours 19 minutes one way

Niederreid to the Jungfraujoch - 2 hours 20 minutes one way

Niederreid to Titlis - 3 hours 48 minutes one way

Niederreid to Luzern - 2 hours 16 minutes one way

Niederreid to Glacier 3000 - 3 hours 25 minutes one way

Niederreid to Zermatt (for Glacier Express) - 2.5 to 3 hours one way

Niederreid to Broc-Fabrique (chocolate factory) - 3 hours 09 minutes one way

This is what I would suggest:

For Luzern/Lucerne and Titlis - somewhere central in Luzern

For the Jungfrau - Interlaken, Wengen, Grindelwald or Lauterbrunnen

For the chocolate factory - Montreux

For Glacier 3000 - it's quite out of the way, so not sure. Maybe Sarnen or Gstaad. Perhaps someone else has a better suggestion.

For the Glacier Express - to do the whole route, which takes about 8 hours, you really need to stay one night in both Zermatt and St Moritz. For information on doing part of the route, see the heading Don't have time to do the full route? on this page:

www.myswissalps.com/gl acierexpress

Using the Swiss Timetable will assist you with travel times and routes between wherever you decide to stay, and the places you plan to visit.

www.myswissalps.com/ti metable

Alpenrose

romil1205
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Jun 6, 2017 - 6:28 PM in reply to Removed user

Thanks for your reply so now I need to skip glacier 3000. Can I have two base 1) in Interlaken 2) Lucerne. And Whichis the best scenic train

Slowpoke
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Jun 6, 2017 - 10:34 PM in reply to romil1205

Hi Romil1205 -

<<"And Whichis the best scenic train">>

What do you mean by best?

Shortest trip? Longest trip? Easiest to reach? Requires reservations or the opposite? Has special panoramic cars? Has the best chances for good photography?

Every person has their own preferences, so it is hard to say which one is best for you. And, most trains in Switzerland offer views of very attractive sites in the countryside.

This link may help you, in combination with the timetable that was linked above:

www.myswissalps.com/ac tivities/scenictrips/t rain

Also, a look at a map may help ypu with your routing:

map.search.ch/?pos=672384,195072&z=2

If you zoom in far enough, you can se the train routes.

In the menus, under Points of Interest/Traffic, you can turn on layers that show transport stops.

Slowpoke

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Jun 8, 2017 - 3:20 AM in reply to romil1205

>> Whichis the best scenic train

See the map at the link below, which will help you see where the scenic routes start and finish in relation to where you will be staying. The Wilhelm Tell Express is now called the Gotthard Panorama Express.

Reservations are compulsory on the Glacier Express, Bernina Express and Gotthard Panorama Express. They are not compulsory on the Golden Pass, but this route can get busy, so reservations are recommended, at least between Zweisimmen and Montreux. You can also travel along all panoramic routes on normal trains without a reservation.

www.sbb.ch/content/dam /sbb/en/pdf/en_bahnhof -services/en_am-bahnhof/en_unsere-bahnhoefe/panoramic-routes.pdf

Check travel times in the timetable to help you decide what is feasible in the time you have available.

Alpenrose

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romil1205
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Jun 8, 2017 - 4:27 AM

Thank you for reply.

Slowpoke
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Jun 8, 2017 - 8:37 AM in reply to Removed user

Hi Alpenrose-

www.sbb.ch/content/dam /sbb/en/pdf/en_bahnhof -services/en_am-bahnhof/en_unsere-bahnhoefe/panoramic-routes.pdf

Very useful map.

Thanks a bunch,

Slowpoke

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