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Arriving in Murren late in evening

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Arriving in Murren late in evening

Hi

We have been working on our itinerary and it now looks like we will be catching a train from Cinque Terre arriving in Interlaken around 8:30pm. Is it still possible to get to Murren that night or would we be better to make our base in Grindelwald? This will be in early September. We plan on 3 nights in the area.

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1. Re: Arriving in Murren late in evening

Yes, there is transport departing Interlaken Ost at 9:02 pm and arrives at Mürren at 10:05 pm. However, the only route possible is Interlaken Ost - Lauterbrunnen via train, Lauterbrunnen - Stechelberg Schilthornbahn station via bus, then the Schilthornbahn gondola up to Mürren.

Last full train route (Interlaken - Lauterbrunnen - Grütschalp - Mürren) departs Interlaken Ost) a little after 8:00 pm.

You can get precise transport schedules at www.sbb.ch.

Another thing you need to consider: you may or may not be able to check into your hotel or rental at that hour of the night. You need to check with your lodging provider.

Route from Interlaken Ost to Grindelwald departs 9:05 pm and arrives 9:35 pm. However, I'm not a big fan of Grindelwald -- too busy and touristy for my taste. Others are fond of it, but it is very different than one of the car-free villages (Mürren or Wengen).

Interlaken Ost to Wengen train leaves at 9:02 pm and arrives 9:44 pm. Unlike the multiple changes required to get to Mürren there is only one train change (at Lauterbrunnen). So you may want to consider Wengen instead.

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2. Re: Arriving in Murren late in evening

Taking the bus from Lauterbrunnen is easy. The bus stop is right across the street from the train station and a ten minutes ride takes you to the cable car station. We love staying in Murren. Have a great trip.

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3. Re: Arriving in Murren late in evening

Yes, Happycanesfan is exactly right that the bus from Lauterbrunnen to Stechelberg is very easy. Pretty much all the connections on Swiss public transport are easy. Number of changes are only a consideration if you have lots of luggage and just get weary of schlepping it off and on busses, trains, gondolas, etc.

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4. Re: Arriving in Murren late in evening

Thank you both for the information. We haven't booked accommodation yet so will make sure we ask about the late check-in.

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