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Murren to Geneva - advice needed

I will be in Milan on June 11 and need to fly out of Geneva on June 14. After much research I've decided to spend the little time I have in Bernese Oberland, making Murren my base. I will take the earliest train into Interlaken on June 11. I realize I need to take a train from Interlaken to Lauterbrunnen and then take a cable car up to Murren. My flight from Geneva is at 3pm, is it possible for me to get from Murren to Geneva in time to catch that flight on the 14th? How early in the morning do the cable cars and train from Lauterbrunnen to Interlaken start operation? I don't mind starting the journey very early in the morning, I just don't want to lose a day in Murren by going to Geneva a day early.

Thank you in advance.

Posted by
31435 posts

jia,

One point to clarify......

There are two routes to reach Mürren:

  1. Take the Cable Car from Lauterbrunnen to Grütschalp, and then transfer to the BLM mountain railway which is timed to meet the cable car.
  2. Take the Post Bus from Lauterbrunnen station to the Cable Car station in Stechelberg, and then the spectacular cable car which goes first to Gimmelwald and then to Mürren (you'll have to walk across the platform and transfer to a different car).

Each of these arrives at a different end of Mürren. Of the two, Option 1 would be the easiest.

Posted by
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Thank you Sam and Ken. I'll stick with my plan and leave Murren early morning to get to Geneva by the afternoon.

Posted by
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I am trying to determine which rail pass is best for our family of 4, kids 18/20, who will be spending 3 nights in Murren this June. Are either of these trips to reach Murren covered with the 8 day Swiss travel pass? I know I have to pay 5o% for mountain transport in BO but which ones? I am having a hard time calculating the cost of our train/cogwheel trips so I can figure out which pass or combi is best for us. Any advice would be appreciated, we want to hike around Murren see the falls in Lauterbrunnen and go to Schilthorn. Thank you

Posted by
16427 posts

Generally, a Swiss Pass covers anything that serves an inhabited location. Muerren and Wengen are certainly inhabited.

Posted by
7205 posts

Yes, your Swiss Pass will get you as high as Murren with a discount from Murren on up to the Schilthorn. Your Swiss Pass will get you as high as Wengen on the other side of the valley with a discount from Wengen on to Kleine Scheddeg and higher to the Jungfraujoch.

Posted by
16883 posts

Erin, it is generally better to start your own question on a new page. Those of us who already read or replied to the first question often would not come back again to see your question.

If you choose the Swiss Travel Pass for 8 consecutive days, then transportation and musuems are covered during your whole stay, regardless of how many times you repeat the same trip (e.g. between Muerren and the valley floor). This applies for all train, bus, and boat lines that the pass fully covers. You'll see these marked as solid lines on the map that comes with your pass or view it online at http://www.swisspasses.com/railpass/overviewmap_en.pdf.

The small dashed lines on the map are where discounts apply. Most are 50% off but Wengen-Jungfraujoch is 25% off. You can see regular lift prices in the Berner Oberland chapter of Rick's books, or several listed on the rail pass page link above, or see the entire price list at http://www.jungfrau.ch/en/quick-navigation/top-of-europe/fares/.