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Airolo to Grindelwald - best mode of transport

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Airolo to Grindelwald - best mode of transport

My husband and I will be in Switzerland this Nov 9th and would like to check best mode of transport from Airolo to Grindelwald. Any day tour package that you can recommend on these 2 places?

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1. Re: Airolo to Grindelwald - best mode of transport

Definitely the train:

Airolo to Göschenen

Göschenen to Andermatt

Andermatt to Brig

Brig to Spiez

Spiez to Interlaken Ost

Interlaken Ost to Grindelwald

Will take around 5, 5 1/2 hours for the journey.

November 9th is way out of season for ski resorts and Grindelwald will be very quiet. not much to see in November around Airolo either...the high passes will be closed and ski lifts not running. Only thing I can think of recommending in Grindelwald would be to go to the Jungfraujoch IF you get a nice day but in November that is not a given either.

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2. Re: Airolo to Grindelwald - best mode of transport

Or via Erstfeld, Lucerne, Interlaken Ost. 4hrs 52 min.

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3. Re: Airolo to Grindelwald - best mode of transport

la stessa cosa!!

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4. Re: Airolo to Grindelwald - best mode of transport

Thank you all for your replies! Where would be the best place to do sightseeing from Airolo? We are flying via Milan and want to visit Switzerland. Fell in love with the beauty of Ticino that’s why we wanted to explore more although weather is not that good in November...

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5. Re: Airolo to Grindelwald - best mode of transport

Why did you pick Airolo? November is very much out of season. Staying nearer Lake Lugano or Maggiore might be a better option.

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6. Re: Airolo to Grindelwald - best mode of transport

Airolo is not at all a good base to use if you want to sightsee in the Ticino. And November is not a good time either... if you cannot change your dates then look at Lugano or Locarno or Ascona. From Locarno you have a better connection to Grindelwald anyway -- via the Centovalli line to Domodossola and then train to Spiez, connect to Interlaken Ost and then to Grindelwald.

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7. Re: Airolo to Grindelwald - best mode of transport

I saw beautiful houses in airolo, in the middle of alps via airbnb... so wanted to stay there... we just booked our air tickets, and still open to change our lodging in switzerland. =) thanks again for all your advises!

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8. Re: Airolo to Grindelwald - best mode of transport

Airolo is not really in the middle of the Alps. It is on the southern flanc of the Alps. If you want to be in the middle of the Alps then Wengen or zermatt would be better choices. That said - November is a dire time to be in the mountains...most hotels etc are closed. And Airbnb is not at all well regarded here in Switzerland because many owners of these properties do not declare them to the authorities so you have no guarantee that standards of hygiene will be met nor that you money will be handled correctly. Best place to book any accommodation is via the local tourist office website. They have search engines and you can enter your dates of stay and all available will show on a list.

Since you have your tickets and are flying into Milan either go to Lugano or Locarno or, if you want to be in the mountains, to Zermatt. Just expect the village to be very quiet and not much open.

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9. Re: Airolo to Grindelwald - best mode of transport

Thanks so much! Just want to enjoy the scenery, for sure far different from what we have here in Asia. =)

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