Hello! I am planning a self-catering trip for two to Interlaken (Switzerland) early August this summer. We've come to realise that trains in Switzerland charge extortionatly high prices... Am wondering if anyone knows of a clever way of getting to Interlaken avoiding the expensive trains... coach, bus... is it possible to trek?!?
Many thanks x
Where will you be travelling from? Zurich Airport or Basle?
You'll pay about GBP 60 return each for a train from Zurich airport, which is the most convenient way to get there and back.
Not sure about buses although I reckon it would be a lot of hassle.
Thought about hiring a car? It will cost a lot more but will give you flexibility of seeing more places?
jman, if you are living in the UK, look at EuroDomino railpasses for Switzerland. They're really cheap compared to the regular rail and bus prices if you want to travel all over Switzerland.
One big rule about travelling by public transport in Switzerland is that everything is integrated. That means if you buy a ticket from A to B at the train station the fare you pay at the train station includes the fare for the bus you will need to change to later. Everything is designed to connect, the whole public transport working like a Swiss clockwork. As such the EuroDomino pass should cover most public transport within Switzerland. Check with the Swiss Railway to be sure, though.