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connection timing

Folsom , CA
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connection timing

Looking at a train connection in Spiez ... is this realistic ???

From Bern

Spiez, Platform 3 Arrival 12:02

Change

Spiez, Platform 2 Departure 12:05

To Interlaken Ost

If we miss connection ... next train to Interlaken Ost is only 28 minutes ... recommends on somewhere to grab some lunch to take on train with us?

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England, United...
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1. Re: connection timing

Yes, its realistic if it's on the sbb site. Lots of people will be making the same change and announcements are clear. The platform for the departing train will also be on the timetable. In any case, trains are very frequent.

Canton of Valais...
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2. Re: connection timing

all you have to do is to cross the platform in Spiez. You have plenty of time to do that and the trains here are normally exactly on time. In fact I did this very connection a couple of weeks ago - no problem at all.

You won't have time to eat anything on the train. It is barely 30mns from Bern to Spiez... but by all means take a sandwich.

Wengen, Switzerland
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3. Re: connection timing

The connecting train will even wait if your train is a few minutes late. The only thing to be aware is that the Spiez - Interlaken regional train is usually a short 4 car doubledecker. If you are in the front or the rear of the IC you will not see a train in front of you as you get off, but look to the left (or right) along the platform and you should see it.

Folsom , CA
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4. Re: connection timing

Thanks everyone for the info ... was hoping to hear the train will even wait if the other train is a few minutes late .. so good to know

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