Zurich to Andermatt. 4th May 2023
- Todays mileage: Zero ☹️
- Total mileage: 30 miles
- Disasters: Not getting a couchette for the Amsterdam to Zurich leg. 🤦
Well that was a night of broken sleep so we’re both knackered. After being kept awake by the Italians (who we’re actually Spanish) I was woken early (6am) by a large gent shouting into his phone.
Zurich station was clean & functional, as you’d expect from the Swiss. Only problem is there’s no seats in the station except for the cafe. So we had a coffee & pastry for breakfast and waited for our 10am train to Andermatt.
We’ve decided that for long distance train travel to be fun you need a sleeping compartment. So far our travel time is…
- Aspatria to Newcastle 2 hours
- Ferry to Amsterdam 12 hours
- Amsterdam to Zurich 12 hours
- Zurich to Andermatt 2 hours
Total travelling time 2 1/2 days so far & we’ve 1 train to go. Just flying is now seeming a good option 🤨
The journey to Andermatt was beautiful and we got an early glimpse of the Rhine.
In Amdermatt we sat out in the sun & had some lunch of bread, cheese & tomatoes. The mountains are beautiful but there is a lot of new build going on.
In the hotel we crashed for a few hours before showering & going out for food.
We had burger & chips in a nearby pub. It was lovely but Switzerland is expensive – it was £80 for that & 2 beers each !
Anyway early to bed…