Grindelwald to Zermatt

I was told travelling from Grindelwald to Zermatt by train required 3 changes. As we will be travelling with luggage we are concern how easy is the walk during the train change and will there be enough time to catch the next connecting train.

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Ross
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  • Jeff (Official Rep) November 16, 2015 20:46
    Hi Ross,

    A common minimum connection time is 7 to 10 minutes for changing trains at the typical station in Europe. A trip from Grindelwald to Zermatt takes just under 3 hours in duration and does involve 3 train changes en route; once in Interlaken, once in Spiez, and then once in Visp. These are small stations at which even a connection time of 5 minutes would be sufficient to change trains. In any case, with regard to a connection from Grindelwald to Zermatt, you would always be able to hop on the next train, should you miss the first.

    You would check schedules and purchase tickets by clicking on 'Find Fares & Schedules' on our homepage (www.raileurope.com) and entering a route. For a trip from Grindelwald to Zermatt, you would piece together the connection by doing a separate search for each segment. Therefore, you would do one search for trains from Grindelwald to Interlaken, another search for connecting trains from Interlaken to Spiez, another search for connecting trains from Spiez to Visp, and another search for connecting trains from Visp to Zermatt. Doing separate searches for each segment would also enable you to arrange for a connection time of your own choosing at each station.
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  • Jeff (Official Rep) November 16, 2015 20:54
    Since you'll be in Grindelwald, it's likely that you're planning on making the trek up to Jungfraujoch.

    For the Jungfraujoch trek, you would purchase the 'Jungfraujoch Top of Europe' pass, which would be purchased here: http://www.raileurope.com/activities/jungfraujoch/index.html

    Since you'll be in Zermatt, it's likely that you'll be making the trek to Gornergrat and/or Klein Matterhorn/Glacier Paradise for views of the Matterhorn.

    For Gornergrat, there is the 'Gornergrat Mountain Peak' pass, which would be purchased here: http://www.raileurope.com/activities/gornergrat/index.html.

    For Klein Matterhorn/Glacier Paradise, there is the 'Matterhorn Glacier Paradise' pass, which would be purchased here: http://www.raileurope.com/activities/matterhorn-glacier-paradise/index.html.
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    Thank you Jeff for your speedy and valuable feedback especially for a first-timer trying to plan a self-guided tour in Switzerland. This experience will surely prompt me to plan more self-guided tours to Europe.

    Ross Lau
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