Budget trip to Switzerland from Bangalore via Paris

After our Paris trip, today is our much awaited destination. Switzerland trip had been postponed for a long due to the fact that it is very expensive. From hotel,  transportation and food every thing is very expensive here. Just to have a comparison , a star bucks latte cost you CHF 4.5 which is equivalent to $6.

Today we have decided to go to Switzerland by train. We had already booked our cab to train station – Gare de lyon.  Our train was at 9:15 am . We reached on time and waited for the train in the mentioned hall.

Here platform will be announced just 20 mins before the departure time. While we were waiting in the hall we met a security officer who was an Indian settled in Paris for 20 years. We had exchanged conversation with him for 10 mins and once the platform number is announced we move to the platform which is located above the waiting hall. We had to change our train at Basel SBB station and then take another train to Lucerne.  We reach Basel station at 1:30 pm pm and next train to Lucerne was at 2:15 pm. This train journey was mesmerizing. We started to see the beauty of Swiss.

We reached Lucerne at around 3:00 pm and we had to go to hotel Ambassador by our own.  We had a 12 mins walk from train station to this hotel.


We were thrilled and excited to see the beauty of nature in Lucerne . We had taken at least 1000 pictures and climate was excellent. Overall our minds were overflowing with joy and ecstasy.


It took some time to find the hotel as the name board was not really visible from the direction which we were walking from train station, anyways once we reached the hotel, we were too happy to see the spacious room.

We quickly had our coffee from hotel reception and decided to roam around Lucerne. Magnificent view of the landscape were not allowing us to take rest. We have gone to the famous chapel bridge and crossed the bridge and walked thru the local food street and market place. All the places were so beautiful and kept clean.



Our next days tour was to Interlaken and common meeting point was ata Star bucks . This was very near to the train station which we got down from Paris. During our evening walk we had noted this place too so that we save some time tomorrow.