Fastest way from Interlaken to Milan

Fastest way from Interlaken to Milan

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Annie65
Annie65
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Feb 20, 2018 - 2:12 PM

I´m traveling from Milan to Zurich, Lucerne and Inerlaken. What is the fastest way from Interlaken to Milan

Chantal
Chantal
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Feb 20, 2018 - 6:52 PM in reply to Annie65

Hi Annie65, and welcome to MySwissAlps,

I am assuming your traveling by train? If you use the Swiss timetable www.myswissalps.com/ti metable and fill in from Interlaken to Milan the tool will give you by default the fastest route.

Annie65
Annie65
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Feb 20, 2018 - 6:59 PM

Thank you very much. Yes, I am travelling by train.

Also, I am a little confused regarding the different train passes available. Eurail, Railpass, swisspass...Since my trip begins in Milan, and will be traveling by train to Zurich and Interlaken, which pass would be best for me?

Chantal
Chantal
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Feb 20, 2018 - 7:24 PM in reply to Annie65

In order to pick the best rail pass for your trip read our page on how to choose the best rail pass. You will need to check the prices of all your planned train, bus, gondola, boat tickets (you plan to take) and do the math to compare prices. We have a spreadsheet on that page to help you do the calculation.

Last modified on Feb 20, 2018 - 7:24 PM by Chantal
Annie65
Annie65
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Feb 20, 2018 - 7:47 PM in reply to Chantal

Excellent. Thanks for the assistance.

rockoyster
rockoyster
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Feb 20, 2018 - 10:23 PM in reply to Annie65

Eurail Pass will only be of use if you are doing a lot of train travel in Italy prior to reaching Switzerland.

Peterli
Peterli
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Feb 21, 2018 - 2:08 AM

To add to what Rockoyster has already stated, a train ticket to Chiasso, just over the Swiss border from Italy, will cost less than 10 Euros for a direct train and less than 6 Euros with a change of train en route.

Over how many days are you doing this trip to Switzerland ? If I read your question correctly, I assume that you are returning to Milan. Make sure you follow Chantal's advice about costing out what you are planning to do to see which pass would be the best fit for you or even if buying tickets as you go would be better. Just keep in mind that the advantage of a pass is that you can modify what you do on a daily basis.

Annie65
Annie65
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Feb 21, 2018 - 4:28 PM

Thank you. I´m traveling from Milan to Zurich by train and staying in Zurich/Lucerne for two days, on the third day, I will travel to Interlaken, stay overnight and return at the end of the day to Milan.

Arno
Arno
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Feb 25, 2018 - 10:27 AM in reply to Annie65

Hi Annie,

A 4-day Swiss Travel Pass could make sense for the Swiss portion of your trip, plus tickets for the Italian legs as explained above. Did you find a pass that suits your needs?

Annie65
Annie65
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Feb 25, 2018 - 10:57 PM

Thank you all for your help. I think I am ready. I'm purchasing the 4 day Swisspass and separate portiions for Milan-Zurich/Interlaken-Milan. Thank you again!

rockoyster
rockoyster
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Feb 25, 2018 - 11:24 PM in reply to Annie65

Hi Annie,

It's the Swiss Travel Pass (the Swiss Pass is a different product for Swiss residents). Remember you only need a separate ticket between Milan and the Swiss border. Within Switzerland your are covered by the STP.

You asked for the fastest route Milan to Zurich. I would stay in Lucerne, not Zurich. You can go direct to Lucerne and skip Zurich altogether.

If you had the time and depending on what time of year you are travelling you could take the very scenic Gotthard Panorama Express (www.myswissalps.com/go tthardpanoramaexpress) or follow that route on regular trains. If Time is short you can scrap the boat leg and just used trains. Just make sure you add via Göschenen to follow the scenic train route.

The fastest route will always take you via the Gotthard Base tunnel where you will spend 57km underground with not a lot to look at. Take a good book.

Annie65
Annie65
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Feb 26, 2018 - 1:29 AM in reply to rockoyster

Thank you for clesring that point up. Will make sure not to make a mistake when purchasing.

I have very little time and will look forward to coming back to your suggested route.

Regards and thank you again!

Last modified on Feb 26, 2018 - 6:27 AM by Chantal

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