Jan 15, 2018 - 4:57 AM
in reply to amweightman
>> Our family of four (kids 8 & 11 years old) will be arriving to Zurich Airport at 19:30 in July. We have 6 nights in Switzerland and would like to spend nights 2-3 in Murren and 4-6 nights in Lucerne. I have two questions. Since we get in later, where should we stay the first night and what is the best way to get there?
Trying to get to Mürren after arriving at Zürich airport at 19:30 is going to be quite a challenge.
If you go the whole way by public transport, you would need to catch a train from the airport by 20:43 at the latest in order to catch the last cable car up to Mürren. On Saturdays the 21:43 from Zürich airport would also get you to the cable car in time. (Make sure to check these times yourself in the Swiss Timetable).
The big unknown is how long it will take to get through luggage collection and passport checks at the airport, and that is completely outside your control. You are setting yourself up for a rather stressful start to your holiday it seems ;-)
Mürren is car-free, so however you get to Stechelberg, you need to be there in time to catch the last cable car up to Mürren at 23:45. If you miss that, there is no other way to get to Mürren until the following morning around 6am.
I would definitely recommend you start your holiday in Luzern.