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    • lesliench's Profile Photo

      jungfraujoch ticket

      Switzerland Aug 6, 2015 at 2:48 AM

      we have found the train ticket from wengen to grindelwald by online system which the ticket price is chf 88.5 with swiss half fare card.

      Is it the same price if we buy it through internet in advance or buy it in person at the station?

      I will take this train at 15 August.

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      Swiss Train Pass

      Switzerland Aug 2, 2015 at 4:18 AM

      Pass is for 4 days and 8 days, question is are they continuous or specified days.,like marked the date of use on the pass. Thanks

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    • One day in Locarno area, what shouid I give up?

      Locarno Aug 1, 2015 at 8:20 AM

      I hope my whole Q will show.. Each time I write they are cut in the middle.
      On a 2 weeks trip to North Italy we have a few nights in Verbania on maggiore lake.
      I had in mind spending one day in Locarno area, I think my plan is too hectic; I need your suggestions what to give up…
      Travel from Verbania to Locarno – continue to Verzassca valley, till Sonogno at the end and back – with some stops to tour the valley , but not long walks.
      Then return lo Locarno, go to Madonna del Sasso by funicular or by car (is it possible? Is there a parking?) Continue to Cardada and maybe Cimeta stations, enjoy the view, maybe make short hikes, return to the Church and explore it, then descend to the city and take the Centovalley Train route but do it by car,,,up to Domodossola, and from there return to Verbania.,
      The original plan was to take the train to Sta Maria Maggiore and back, but I read recommendations of doing it by car, easier to stop at any village and tour around without waiting for the train, and in the end returning directly to Verbania. No need to do the way back again to Locarno. The driver is a very good one.
      This whole plan is more than 4 hours by google maps, it might be too much for one day so :
      Shall I give up Verzasca ?
      Give up the Madonna del Sasso or the Cardada (we'll have plenty of funicular and high mountains in Italy)
      Centovalley road?
      If I shall do it , by car or by train…if I choose train I certainly need to cut other places, it will take a cupple of hours.
      Visit Ascona instead of some other place?

      I'm not going to purchase the swiss permit for motorways, so take that in count. (it's not worth for a cupple of hours) I can't go on motorways – and I sure hope I didn't plan a road including them , I thought I didn't.
      The area norther of Verbania Villa Taranto, Cannobio, Santa Ana canyon is for another's day plan.

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      Outlet mall in Switzerland

      Switzerland Aug 28, 2015 at 1:24 AM

      Hi, I read about Foxtown in Lugano. Is that the biggest and best outlet mall in Switzerland?
      Looking for opinion whether there are good deals throughout the year (especially winter time)

      Is it walking distance from a train station? I checked the website - it says reachable via train, but not sure if from the station to the mall it is very near?

      Thank you

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      Lucerne lake cruise

      Lucerne Aug 12, 2015 at 1:48 AM

      Hallo. Pls do you have any personal experience on lake cruise at Lucerne lake? As a round short trip I found two options and I don't know which is more scenery. The one is Lucerne-Alpnachstad and the other Lucerne-–Küssnacht am Rigi. Both last 2 hours. And there are also 2 shorter ones, up to Meggen (1,30h) and the other to Kastanienbaum (1h). Thank you.

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      Langmatt museum

      Baden Aug 9, 2015 at 6:53 AM

      Hallo. Do you know if there is a parking area at the Langmatt museum for our car? Is it open space or should we look for sth private? Thanks.

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      Itenary for 10 days - first trip to Switzerland

      Switzerland Aug 28, 2015 at 1:00 AM

      Hello, exploring a possibility of a 10 day trip to Switzerland in mid November.

      How cold will it be - any advise on what to pack?

      Is it better to take the train or rent a car? How is driving conditions?

      Any views on the following itenary?

      Option A
      Day 1 - Arrive Geneva (overnight Geneva)
      Day 2 - Explore Lausanne and Montreaux - Chateau de Chillon (overnight Lausanne)
      Day 3 - Go to Bern in the morning, explore Bern (overnight Bern)
      Day 4 - Rest and relax Bern (overnight Bern)
      Day 5 - Head to Interlaken (overnight interlaken)
      Day 6 - Head to Luzern (overnight Luzern)
      Day 7 - Head to Zurich (overnight Zurich)
      Day 8 - Board Bernina Express - Chur to Tirano (day trip on train) (possibly overnight Tirano)
      Day 9 - Explore Lugano (overnight Lugano)
      Day 10 - Train onward to Milan, fly out from Milan

      Option B
      Day 1 - Arrive Geneva (overnight Geneva)
      Day 2 - Explore Lausanne and Montreaux - Chateau de Chillon (overnight Lausanne)
      Day 3 - Train to Tirano (day trip on train) (possibly overnight Tirano)
      Day 4 - Explore Lugano (overnight Lugano)
      Day 5 - Bernina Express up to Chur (overnight Chur)
      Day 6 - Head to Luzern (overnight Luzern)
      Day 7 - Go to Bern in the morning, explore Bern (overnight Bern)
      Day 8 - Rest and relax Bern (overnight Bern)
      Day 9 - Head to Zurich (overnight Zurich)
      Day 10 - Fly out Zurich the following day

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      Traveling from India

      Switzerland Aug 23, 2015 at 1:36 AM

      I am traveling with a family of 4 to Switzerland and London. We will arrive to Zurich and do sightseeing for 5 days and will have to come to London and back to India.

      I seek help from members to plan my visit. It is going to be 5th of December to 12th.

      Cheers
      Nagaraj

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    • Train Ticket Prices in Switzerland

      Switzerland Aug 10, 2015 at 2:28 AM

      I've been trying to find train ticket prices in Switzerland.
      All I get from google are the train ticket booking companies, not the Swiss rail company itself.
      We are travelling to Switzerland for the first time at the end of this month. We will not pre book our train tickets as recommended.
      It would be good to have some idea of the train ticket prices. Geneva to Interlaken via Montreux. Interlaken to Luzern etc.
      Rail Europe quoted Geneva to Interlaken for $270 2nd class for 2 adult flexi fare. Is this what we expect to pay?
      Does anyone know the website for Swiss rail?
      Thank you.

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      Schaffhausen Switzerland to and from Konstanz Germany

      Switzerland Aug 5, 2015 at 3:36 AM

      Can the Swiss train Pass be used from Schaffhausen to Konstanz Germany and return ?. .Thanks.

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      Swiss rail pass 1st or 2nd class?

      Switzerland Aug 26, 2015 at 10:49 AM

      My sister and I shall be staying in Luzern from 30/9 to 6/10, and then take the William Tell express to Lugano from where we shall move on to Como for another week. During our stay in Luzern we shall do daytrips to Mt Pilatus, maybe Zurcich or Bern and other smaller towns in the area. We really intend to use trains, boats and other forms of public transport daily. I plan to buy Swiss rail passes for 8 consescutive days. 1st class is so much more expensive. I have always travelled 2nd class in Europe and found it to be quie acceptable. I read with the boats only 1st class can sit on the top deck. Is this enough reason to pay double for 1st class? The only days we shall have luggage with us, is the 30th when we shall take the train from the airport to Luzern, and the last day, on the William Tell express to Lugano.

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    • What to do April 30-May 2nd

      Grindelwald Aug 20, 2015 at 2:57 PM

      What is there to do in Grindelwald end of April and beginning of May?

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      Things to Do in Interlaken

      Interlaken Aug 5, 2015 at 5:54 AM

      Hello, I am travelling to Interlaken from 15-20 Aug with My Family 3 Kids (9,8,2). Please advise how can i maximize the stay. Recommendations are welcome. My plan as per research is,

      1. Jungfru. 16th
      2. Lake Thun and Harder Kalem 17th
      3. Titlis 18th
      4. Geneva 19th Ppls say Watches and Chocolates are good there.
      5. 20th to Zurich for Flight

      I will enter Switzerland from Berns. People Recommended me to take Kids Card 30 CFH. That will make their travel free. Please Advise Whats the best travel tickets we can take.

      Thx

      Zafar

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      Rheinfalls

      Schaffhausen Aug 9, 2015 at 6:07 AM

      Hallo. The Rheinfall site says that in order to visit the north bank (Neuhausen) it is free and that you only pay for parking your car or, of course, if you take an activity.
      As for the south bank it says about 5 CHF/person entrance fee but no charge for parking.
      Is the 5 CHF an entrance fee to the area of the bank or to the building of Schloss Laufen?
      Actually we would like to have some good free of charge views of the falls and take the boat to the basin. We are not at all interested in the Schloss and if the charge of 5 CHF/per person is for the entrance to the south bank, we will drive straight to the north bank although arriving from Winterthur. Nevertheless as far as I can understand the views are better from the north bank. Any help? Thank you.

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      Transport - Interlaken to Luzern

      Switzerland Aug 28, 2015 at 12:40 AM

      I checked the train routes from Interlaken to Luzern it seem funny that google would give me this route all the time - Interlaken to Luzern via Bern. Is there no direct train from Interlaken to Luzern?

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      Glacier Express or Bernina Express?

      Switzerland Aug 22, 2015 at 12:19 PM

      If I would only choose to do 1 of the above, which one do you recommend? First time in Switzerland.
      I read in detail reviews of both but could not decide. Also for either of them, do you recommend northbound or southbound in winter time? I am planning for a trip tentatively in November. Thanks!

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    • Including a 3 day layover in Zurich. Surcharge on Swissair?

      Zürich Jul 29, 2015 at 3:32 PM

      I am planning on flying Swissair from Boston to Rome in October. The flight from Rome changes planes in Zurich on the return. I would like to break the trip to visit a friend who lives about 50 miles from Zurich for a 3 day layover and then pick up the flight sequence to Boston after the 3 day visit. Will Swissair allow that or make me pay a surcharge? Do I need a visa to leave the airport? I carry an USA passport.

      3 Answers Jul 29, 2015 at 4:48 PM
    • Day trips from Zurich

      Zürich Jun 6, 2015 at 11:39 PM

      Hello, I have slightly more than a week in Zurich when I head there in September 2015. I know that accommodation can be expensive in Switzerland, thus, is it possible to take day trips from Zurich and get a train pass instead? I am interested to visit Interlaken, Bern, the Jungfrau region and Lucerne. I am staying with a family member in Zurich, therefore I wondered if I could just take day trips in and out of Zurich each day? Appreciate your advice. Thanks.

      4 Answers Jun 7, 2015 at 3:26 AM
    • Airport Transit Visa - Delhi - Zurich - Toronto

      Zürich May 17, 2015 at 12:38 PM

      Hi

      I am flying on an Indian passport from Delhi to Toronto via Zurich (Layover 3 hours) - do i need a Airport Transit Visa?

      I am flying on 23rd May, 2015.

      Thanks
      Rahul

      2 Answers May 17, 2015 at 2:28 PM
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      Visiting Zurich

      Zürich Apr 14, 2015 at 3:36 AM

      I am visiting Zurich by the 20/4/2015 for business purposes. I want to add some fun activity to my visit apart from the business meetings. Looking for suggestions for some guided tours in the area.

      1 Answer Apr 14, 2015 at 9:54 AM
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      one night layover in Zurich...itinerary question

      Zürich Mar 16, 2015 at 4:05 AM

      I'm arriving in Zurich at 9:40pm on a Wednesday evening in June, and flying out (back home to Canada) the next morning at 9:30am. I would love to check out Zurich in my limited time. I hope my plan is possible. Any advice?
      My tentative plan:

      Arrive and be out of the airport by 11pm (approx?)
      Take public transit to Zurich HB Stn
      Check into a hotel within 10-15 minutes walking distance from this station (possibly finding something under 200 CFH? Suggestions?)
      Walk around and check out the Old town, wander a bit and find some late night drinks and food - something with local feel (Suggestions?)
      Back to hotel to sleep for a couple hours, then grab a sunrise coffee and catch train back to airport at 6:30am (enough time for a 9:30am flight?)

      I really hope I can make this work. Thank you in advance for any feedback :)

      5 Answers Mar 17, 2015 at 3:59 AM
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      Do I have to pay cash at any of the hostels?

      Zürich Mar 11, 2015 at 4:13 PM

      it has been a few years since I went to Europe just want to find out if I can pay via credit card now or I still have to pay cash.

      thanks!
      Daisy

      4 Answers Mar 12, 2015 at 4:45 AM
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      Short layover sufficient?

      Zürich Mar 2, 2015 at 4:07 AM

      I'm flying on SWISS and there's a short transit in Zurich airport. Though there's a fast train from the airport, is a 3 hour layover enough time to visit Zurich city center or should I just not risk it and hang around at the airport? Thanks

      11 Answers Mar 13, 2015 at 6:10 AM
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      Zurich transport

      Zürich Jan 19, 2015 at 6:27 PM

      Hi,
      We are travelling to Zurich next week for travel show Fespo Messe 2015. I have a few questions regarding transportation?
      1. What is the best and inexpensive way from airport to city center? How much is the cost?
      2. What is the best option to travel from city center to exhibition area? How much is the cost*
      3. How much a train ride would cost from Zurich to Basel
      Thanks

      4 Answers Jan 20, 2015 at 10:38 AM
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      Green Card Holder, Transit Visa!!

      Zürich Jan 11, 2015 at 11:19 PM

      I'm an Egyptian, lives in USA, have the green card, going to have a layover in Zurich for one night (16 hours) do I need a transit visa?.. if yes, can I get it in the airport?

      1 Answer Jan 12, 2015 at 10:56 AM
    • 24 Hours kiosk/Shop in Niederdorf

      Zürich Nov 8, 2014 at 7:14 PM

      Dear all

      Does anybody know if in the Niederdorf area there is a 24 hours Kiosk/Shop?

      2 Answers Nov 9, 2014 at 5:05 AM
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      Zurich airport

      Zürich Oct 25, 2014 at 7:49 AM

      Will be landing in zurich airport at 21:50 just as "transfer" to the next flight on 22:45 to Israel. The inbound flight comes from Warsaw, Poland (schengen block) probably to the main part of the airport and the next flight will be leaving from gate E bulding which is not the same building as the main area of arrival. It is "transfer" with Swiss. I have Polish citizenship and passport. How EXACTLY should I go from the place of getting off board the first flight, to the place of E gates, in just 30 minutes? does anyone can explain it as I've never been in this airport (or Zurich) before?

      12 Answers Jan 10, 2015 at 10:44 AM
    • Zurich to Vienna

      Zürich Sep 11, 2014 at 10:59 AM

      Thinking about a 10 day trip over. How many days would you recommend to see Zurich, and then maybe head over to Munich or Vienna?

      What would be the best way to travel? Is there high speed rail connections? Any idea of pricing? Thank you.

      Andrew

      6 Answers Sep 12, 2014 at 10:04 AM
    • how to travel from zurich car sihlquai to zurich airport ?

      Zürich Sep 5, 2014 at 1:54 PM

      what is the best cheap way to go zurich airport ? except train :( bla bla car and car pooling don't go in weekends . I think the last option is mein fren bus but it doesn't goes to airport .So anybody please suggest me howcan i go from zurich car sihlquai to zurich airport ?

      7 Answers Sep 6, 2014 at 3:24 AM
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      transportation to Eriz

      Zürich Aug 3, 2014 at 10:24 AM

      what is the best way to get from Zurich to Eriz? Thanks

      2 Answers Aug 3, 2014 at 11:21 AM
    • what to in Winterthur when you´re 15 and a foreigner.

      Winterthur Jul 23, 2014 at 1:52 AM

      My son of 15 is going to Winterthur from mid august to mid september. The purpose is to learn German, and he¨ll be attending classes, but only for 2 hrs. a day. So he¨ll have a lot of free time, and I¨m hoping that somebody can give me some ideas about how to fill out the remaining time, preferably in german speaking company. He plays the piano, he¨s a good swimmer, but he doesn¨t really like other sports, he likes photografy and computers, Maybe someone knows of some computerclasses. Thank you so much..
      Tina Thomsen

      5 Answers Jul 24, 2014 at 11:56 PM
    • St. Josef or Adler hotel?

      Zürich Jul 14, 2014 at 5:15 AM

      I will be in Zurich in September, and can't decide on a nice hotel. St. Josef and Adler both are within my budget and seem to have good reviews. Which one should I go for? Are there any similarly priced hotels that I could consider? Any suggestions will be gratefully appreciated! :)

      1 Answer Jul 14, 2014 at 6:25 AM
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      where to stay for eur 80 - 100

      Zürich Jun 17, 2014 at 7:44 AM

      Hi i will be arrrving in zurich from Milan by train on 4 july and flying out zurich on 5 july at a 10.30 pm . so i technically have 2 full days .. planning to cruise the lake and on the next day visit lucern and mt titilis .

      my question is where should i stay . i have reseach 2 possible hotel , 25 hour zurich west hotel or hotel limmathof .

      or any suggestion is fine with me

      thankyou

      3 Answers Jun 17, 2014 at 9:49 PM
    • costs of clothings

      Zürich Jun 8, 2014 at 6:59 PM

      how much is the following in Zurich:

      1. suit case
      2. chargers
      3.cosmetics
      4. bra
      5. underwear
      6. sunglasses
      7. jeans
      8. jacket
      9. socks
      10. bonnet
      11. gloves
      12. towel
      13. scarf

      4 Answers Jun 9, 2014 at 10:03 AM
    • Day trips out of Zurich

      Zürich Jun 3, 2014 at 8:45 PM

      I am a photographer, so I am interested in finding day trips departing out of a Zurich base - in any direction. Have a SW rail pass, so should probably take advantage of that! :) Also considering one overnight trip into Austria. Have been to Innsbruck previously.

      Castles are nice but probably looking more for wine or lakes, etc. Have done numerous castle ventures.

      Thanks
      Bruce

      1 Answer Jun 4, 2014 at 12:08 AM
    • 5 Hours between Flights at Zurich Airport

      Zürich May 30, 2014 at 11:19 AM

      Hello!

      I am a US citizen and I booked a flight from Boston to Barcelona via Zurich on Swiss airlines. My layover in Zurich is 5 hours. I am wondering if I have enough time to quickly enjoy Zurich before I depart for Barcelona. I've read that by train, it is about 10-15 minutes to Zurich.

      A few questions...

      1. Will my luggage go straight to Barcelona as I am booked to Barcelona on the same airline (Swiss) or will I have to get my luggage and re-check it in?

      2. If my luggage is indeed going all the way through to Barcelona, can I go through passport control and exit the airport even though my check in luggage is still at the airport?

      3. For a 16:00 Swiss flight from Zurich to Barcelona, what time should I plan on arriving at the Zurich airport?

      I understand that under the very best circumstances, my time in Zurich will be very limited. Even just an hour to walk around would make it worth it to me.

      4 Answers Jun 3, 2014 at 8:15 AM
    • Visa Requirements

      Zürich May 30, 2014 at 8:29 AM

      I am flying from Ny to Nairobi, Kenya and have a 45 min layover between Zurich and Nairobi. Will I need any visas and is there enough time to make my connecting flight?

      2 Answers Jun 3, 2014 at 7:29 AM
    • From Zürich airport to Rifferswil

      Kanton Zürich May 30, 2014 at 1:22 AM

      Transportation for five persons from Zürich airport to Rifferswil at about 11 pm possibly on wednesday august 6. What is the best way to make that. And if you have an idea of the cost would be useful to know. Thank you for helping!

      5 Answers May 30, 2014 at 12:59 PM
    • Travel to andermatt from Zurich airport with bicycle

      Zürich May 27, 2014 at 4:07 AM

      What is the easiest way to get from Zurich airport to andermatt with a bicycle arriving July 1st 2014

      5 Answers May 27, 2014 at 12:35 PM
    • Taxi - Basel Airport to Winterthur

      Winterthur May 18, 2014 at 4:58 AM

      Please can anyone recommend a Taxi service to collect 5 people from Basel Airport and take them to Winterthur... return trip 2 days later.

      Thank you Redfletch

      2 Answers May 18, 2014 at 5:23 AM
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      How to kill time at Zurich airport

      Zürich Apr 27, 2014 at 11:17 AM

      I will have to kill 2 hrs and, on the way back home, 3 hrs at Zürich airport, any ideas on what I could do during this time? I guess the time is too short for a short visit to the city centre? Is there anything special one can do at Zürich airport besides having something to eat or checking out the shops?

      Many thanks in advance!

      2 Answers Apr 27, 2014 at 11:35 AM
    • Bus Services Zurich to Munich

      Zürich Apr 24, 2014 at 11:13 PM

      Hello , I am travelling to Engelberg for Christmas this year, i have plans to go to Munich. Please advice me with bus timings, company and rates. Is there any bus around 11 am from Zurich to Munich , or any direct buses fro Engelberg to Munich.

      5 Answers Apr 25, 2014 at 10:48 AM
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      What businesses are opened on 29 May 2014?

      Zürich Apr 23, 2014 at 8:55 AM

      On that day a public holiday in Zurich, are there many shops open for business in the old town? Not sure what to expect to do or to see.

      Thanks for any tips.

      2 Answers Apr 23, 2014 at 1:55 PM
    • Break journey in Zurich for 4 days

      Zürich Apr 17, 2014 at 10:38 PM

      I am planning a break journey in Zurich for 4 days. How can I organize tours possibly to cover some places in Switzerland for about 2 days and possibly around Munich for 1.5 days?

      2 Answers Apr 18, 2014 at 1:47 PM
    • Going to Munich

      Zürich Apr 17, 2014 at 10:48 AM

      Hello , i am going to munich tomorrow. does anyone knows the cheaper way to go there

      11 Answers Apr 18, 2014 at 7:02 AM
    • Visitor Visa of Germany but Arrival to/Departure from Zurich?

      Zürich Apr 16, 2014 at 3:55 AM

      I live in Germany and invited my mother on Visitor Visa. She go the visa in Germany. As I live near to Switzerland in Germany, so it booking the flights to Zurich is more convenient for us.
      My Question is that can she arrive at Zurich and depart from Zurich though she has Visitor Visa for Germany? Or does she need to Land in Germany first?

      3 Answers Apr 16, 2014 at 5:29 AM