Sep 1, 2017 - 2:33 PM
in reply to Removed user
Hi JillClark and welcome to MySwissAlps!
I can certainly help. It is easiest to use the timetable here and then use an example you can follow.
I don't know when you are traveling but let's use September 5 as an example and at 12:00.
The first train listed after you hit the search button is the 12:18 heading to Geneva airport with 3 connections. It shows an arrival at 14:55 in Lauterbrunnen - with changes in Bern (6 minutes to change), Spiez (7 minutes to change) and Interlaken Ost (7 minutes to change).
The timetable will tell you what track you are arriving on and what track your next track is departing from (and the direction of the train IE the final destination of the train).
So on this train you have to leave and get on another train 3 times (at those 3 stations). 6 or 7 minutes isn't great but isn't horrible either. If you have a normal ticket or rail pass then you can just hop on the next train if you miss the connection (no harm no foul but the need to wait for 20 or 30 minutes maybe).
You can also go to the advanced settings on the timetable (hit change, then advanced search and scroll down and select a longer duration of transfer: 10, 20 or 30 minutes.
If you have a smartphone I would highly recommend getting the SBB mobile App for real-time schedules/timetables of the trains.
Let me know if that makes sense!
PS some trains have 3 connections and some have 2 on this route. You can choose whichever one you want.
Last modified on Sep 1, 2017 - 2:35 PM by Lucas