Europe Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all Europe activity »
  1. 1 alcazar question and seville advice
  2. 2 Why do you visit X or Y?
  3. 3 Trip Report Couscous
  4. 4 Cycling Nice into Italy along the coast
  5. 5 transportation from De Gaulle airport
  6. 6 London is it worth it?
  7. 7 Trip Report Lisbon
  8. 8 Area for a 2 Week Stay in Malaga
  9. 9 Tuscany Itinerary
  10. 10 driving from London to Lourdes
  11. 11 Paris..The St. Germain area.
  12. 12 One day in Berchtesgaden - what should we see
  13. 13 Solo in Paris and looking for the best neighborhood
  14. 14 Help with Scotland Itinerary
  15. 15 Favourite Alpine and Mediterranean place?
  16. 16 Renting a car for France thru BritishAirways.com instead of AutoEurope
  17. 17 Paris Restaurants esp in Marais
  18. 18 Places to stop/stay?
  19. 19 Trip Report Problem using American bank card in Turkey
  20. 20 Visit to Sardinia
  21. 21 ATM
  22. 22 Seeking scenic route from Bala, Wales to london
  23. 23 TIM in FCO - update
  24. 24 Visa Query
  25. 25 Trip Report London in Winter Report
View next 25 » Back to the top

Salzburg/Munich to Lucerne/Geneva - by car and train- easiest route?

Jump to last reply

I am planning a trip with my family that includes a route going from Salzburg to Paris. Due to big prices differences in flight, we will actually be flying from the US to Copenhagen then onto Salzburg, traveling by car and train through Germany and Switzerland, and ending up in Paris before we fly back to catch our return flight from Copenhagen. It is not idea, but for our budget, it was actually cheaper to do this. We will have around 14-15 days and we are traveling with 4 people. We plan to go in middle weeks of January.

We would ideally like to either rent a car from Salzburg or Munich (therefore taking a train from Salzburg to Munich) and spend a 3-4 days in the Munich/Bavaria area as we make our way towards the Swiss Border. My question then is:

Is it better to drop the car in Germany (by the Swiss border) and then taking the train to Lucerne? If so, what city is this best for? Is there an Austrian city we can take the train to Lucerne? Or is it more cost efficient for 4 people to drive directly to Lucerne (taking into account dropping off the car at a different country).

Basically, what is the best border city around Switzerland to take a train to Lucerne?

This was my main question, but if anyone wants to comment on the rest of our rough itinerary, we plan to train through Lucern/Interlaken to Geneva (3 days) and then taking a train to Paris for the rest of our trip before flying back to CPH. I know it is a bit rushed, but we are willing to spend less time in Paris for this trip (since we know we will go back there).

Thanks for all your help!!

14 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement