Zurich to Zermatt including Golden Pass train

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monaGmona
monaGmona
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Nov 18, 2017 - 8:10 AM

Hi,

I am traveling from Zurich to Zermatt in November. I want to combine a part of the goldenpass line on the way. Is it a good idea? Should I go from Zurich to Luzern to Visp to Zermatt? Are all stops on the same station as regular trains?

On my way back to Zurich, is it possible to combine a little Glacier Express in the trip? Where should I change?

Thanks!

rockoyster
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Nov 18, 2017 - 9:22 AM in reply to monaGmona

Yes, you can follow some of the Golden Pass Line Lucerne - Interlaken OST - Spiez then to Visp - Zermatt (if you put in via Kandersteg it will take you longer but a very nice scenic route between Spiez and Brig).

From Zermatt you can take Glacier Express to Chur then Zurich or just go to Andermatt and go via Göschenen to Zurich.

Glacier Express trains requires reservations but you can follow same route on regular (non-Panoramic) trains.

Lucas
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Nov 18, 2017 - 9:53 AM in reply to monaGmona

Hi monaGmona.

Here is a link to the timetable to plan out your trips. If you have time (8 hours) take the whole Glacier Express trip to Chur!

monaGmona
monaGmona
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Nov 18, 2017 - 9:53 AM in reply to rockoyster

Thank you, rockyoyster!

2 follow up questions.

1. I saw from SBB app, there is 11 min walk at Spiez from transition to Spiez to Visp. Does it mean a different station?

2. On SBB app, if I search time table for Luzern to Spiez , it gives out many routes. How do I know which refers to Golden pass line? Or does it run on a different time table?

Thanks again!

rockoyster
rockoyster
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Nov 18, 2017 - 10:02 AM in reply to monaGmona

1. No same station, I think that may be 11 meters you need to walk. Or 11 min wait for next 🚊

2. Search Luzern to Spiez via Meiringen.

Last modified on Nov 18, 2017 - 10:03 AM by rockoyster
Lucas
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Nov 18, 2017 - 10:04 AM in reply to monaGmona

  1. No, any transfer you would need to do are in the same train station - it would mean you have 11 minutes to get to the next train (not an 11 minute walk I would think? Spiez isn't a big train station).
  2. The Golden Pass isn't a specific train - just a route.The route is Luzern to Interlaken to Zweisimmen to Montreux - so you'll be on the route as far as Spiez (just before Interlaken and then transfer on to Visp).

Lucas
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Nov 18, 2017 - 10:04 AM in reply to rockoyster

Jinx again. haha

rockoyster
rockoyster
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Nov 18, 2017 - 10:21 AM in reply to Lucas

LOL and Spiez is after Interlaken not just before. Sorry to be pedantic.

rockoyster
rockoyster
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Nov 18, 2017 - 10:23 AM in reply to monaGmona

If you go via Kandersteg from Spiez to Zermatt you will follow a longer but much more scenic route than the 35km tunnel on the faster more direct route.

Lucas
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Nov 18, 2017 - 10:28 AM in reply to rockoyster

Ah good point, I was looking at it from Bern for some reason!

monaGmona
monaGmona
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Nov 18, 2017 - 10:28 AM in reply to Lucas

Thanks for the reply! It is clear now.

monaGmona
monaGmona
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Nov 18, 2017 - 10:29 AM in reply to rockoyster

Thanks a lot for the suggestion!

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Nov 18, 2017 - 11:34 PM in reply to monaGmona

>> I saw from SBB app, there is 11 min walk at Spiez from transition to Spiez to Visp.

As others have mentioned, that is just the time you have between connections.

The app will also give you the platform numbers for your arriving and departing trains. Spiez only has 5 platforms. Platforms 2 and 3 are two sides of one platform, as are Platforms 4 and 5.

If you need to transfer from one platform to another, there are ramps as well as steps down to the underpass.

Alpenrose

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