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Best way from Florence to Grindlewald, Switzerland

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Best way from Florence to Grindlewald, Switzerland

Can anyone suggest the best route from Florence Italy to Grindlewald, Switzerland on a week day? Would like the fastest, most direct route, as we will only be in Florence for a few hours before trying to head to Switzerland. Thanks!

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1. Re: Best way from Florence to Grindlewald, Switzerland

For train connections from Firenze to Grindelwald (spelling!) see http://www.sbb.ch/en/home.html but don't buy tickets on this website as they must be collected in Switzerland or couriered very expensively to the USA. Choose a connection, then buy from Firenze S. M. Novella to Spiez or Brig (if normally a direct train) on www.trenitalia.com (or www.italiarail.com - perhaps more user-friendly for this journey but a little more expensive), Brig requires an extra train change, but there are more times available.

Buy from Spiez or Brig onwards on www.sbb.ch which gives you an e-ticket for journeys entirely within Switzerland. Or buy the Swiss portion in Switzerland, as there are no advance reductions and no reserved seats for this part.

I say 'normally a direct train' as there are track works during the day at the moment which mean that a number of trains from Milan on your route are currently terminating at Domodossola and are replaced by a short bus journey for just a few miles after that, adding around an hour to the journey time. The sbb website has the full details, but the Trenitalia website is simply showing the trains running straight through as normal and leaving passengers to find out once they're on the train.

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2. Re: Best way from Florence to Grindlewald, Switzerland

Great advice - thanks - will be sure to check on that track work

3. Re: Best way from Florence to Grindlewald, Switzerland

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