Looking for scenic drive between Zurich and Geneva

Looking for scenic drive between Zurich and Geneva

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sambozuk
sambozuk
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Jul 26, 2017 - 12:22 PM

Hello friends.

me and my wife driving from Zurich to Geneva first week of September thinking to spend September 5th in Zurich and I know I will like to spending 8th in Geneva I would really appreciate if somebody tell me which route to take not looking for the shortest, looking for the best scenery ..

Thank you all

Lucas
Lucas
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Jul 27, 2017 - 9:00 AM in reply to sambozuk

Hi Sambozuk and welcome to MySwissAlps!

If you are looking for mountain scenery (like you find in the Jungfrau region) there are some alternate routes you can take - depending on how long you want to spend driving.

I'd be tempted to drive Zurich - Interlaken - Gstaad - Montreux - Geneva. Close to 6 hours without stops though (direct to Geneva is about 3 hours). A little quicker (less than 5 hours) would be to go to Bern after Interlaken and not via Gstaad.

Lucas

sambozuk
sambozuk
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Lucas
Lucas
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Jul 27, 2017 - 1:16 PM in reply to sambozuk

If you have time for an overnight stay then there are a couple options for you.

Bern is one of my favourite cities here but only if you are looking to see a nice city while driving through Switzerland. :)

If you want to get into the mountains and see some beautiful landscapes I would stop in Lauterbrunnen for the night before continuing on by car. Both town links above have hotel recommendations as well for you and things to do in the area.

Lucas

sambozuk
sambozuk
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Jul 27, 2017 - 4:50 PM in reply to Lucas

Thank you for your insightful information Lucas ...after reading all the information on line and from you i think this is what i will do ...

we are arriving Sept 4th 7 pm to ZURICH, staying around airport dont think we can do much after 7 pm. On the 5th we will start early and go to center Zurich, in the afternoon we will start driving around city to Lucerne , on the 6th we will start going around town LUCERNE to Lauterbrunnen and explore as much as we can Lauterbrunnen, then drive toward Montreux and stay there on the 7th. next day start driving to Geneva, I reserved a hotel near the airport where I will check in and drop of the rental car at the airport. What do you recommend I take to go to the city? train or uber? we are leaving Geneva on 9th. If anything does not make sense please tell me i respect your opinion .

Thank you

Thank you

Lucas
Lucas
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Jul 27, 2017 - 5:27 PM in reply to sambozuk

Those are definitely nice towns to visit. If you want information on each town and what to do there, click on the where to go button (or click the town links I made above) at the top of the web page and scroll down to read about each town.

Trains are fast and reliable here so I wouldn't worry about Uber - but that is a personal preference.

Lucas

Last modified on Jul 28, 2017 - 4:54 AM by Lucas
Slowpoke
Slowpoke
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Jul 28, 2017 - 2:01 AM in reply to sambozuk

Hi Sambozuk-

<<"we are arriving Sept 4th 7 pm to ZURICH, staying around airport dont think we can do much after 7 pm. On the 5th we will start early and go to center Zurich, in the afternoon we will start driving around city to Lucerne , on the 6th we will start going around town LUCERNE">>

If you take the trains, everyone, including the driver, can concentrate on the scenery, instead of driving.

In approximately one hour and a few minutes after you are out of the arrivals hall at Zürich airport you can be in Luzern. Trains at 1947, and 2047 take slightly over one hour (62 minutes to be precise) with no changes. The ones at 2018, 2113, and 2143 take one hour and 6 to one hour and 12 minutes, but require a change in Zürich main station.

www.myswissalps.com/ti metable

Slowpoke

PS- You will see the German spelling "Luzern" when you are near Zürich. Once you reach the French speaking region, you will see "Lucerne."

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