5 days in Interlaken what is the best pass?

5 days in Interlaken what is the best pass?

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jvoix
jvoix
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May 18, 2016 - 4:55 PM

We will be traveling from Lucerne to Interlaken. Staying 4 days in Interlaken visiting Jungfrau, taking lake tours, then taking the train to Geneva. Since we actually have 5 days of potential train/boat travel, we figure we would get a pass and pay for individual train tickets. What pass do you think is best? The 3 day STP or the flex pass? or even the 4 day? So hard to figure out the best pass. Thanks for your help!

Arno
Arno
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May 18, 2016 - 5:09 PM

Welcome jvoix!

Did you do the math as explained here? It's a bit of work but really useful. The Swiss Travel Pass Flex is too expensive in most cases, but do consider the Regional-Pass Bernese Oberland and compare it to the Swiss Travel Pass.

jvoix
jvoix
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May 18, 2016 - 5:13 PM in reply to Arno

Thanks Arno. I did the math and agree the Flex pass is quite expensive. I will check out the Regional Pass. as I am not totally sure what we will be doing while in Interlaken. I know the longer train trips will be Lucerne to Intelaken, then to Geneva.

Arno
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May 18, 2016 - 5:25 PM in reply to jvoix

Great! The links I gave you provide all pass details. Let me know if anythings remains unclear.

jvoix
jvoix
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May 18, 2016 - 9:57 PM in reply to Arno

I like having a 4 day pass, however, it seems like the Bernese Overland pass does not include the rails above Interlaken, which is the area we plan on spending the most time. As an alternative to the Bernese Overland pass, do you suggest we get the 3 day STP and pay for the trains individually for the 4th day?

Many thanks.

Arno
Arno
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May 19, 2016 - 5:53 AM

Hi jvoix,

Have you downloaded the detailed map from our page? I am not sure what you mean by "the rails above Interlaken", please elaborate on that. As far as I know nearly everything is included.

jvoix
jvoix
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May 20, 2016 - 5:21 PM in reply to Arno

After seeing what is included in the Bermese Oberland pass, that seems to be the best for us. Since it doesn't go all the way to Geneva, we will buy the ticket from Montreux to Geneva separately. As there are several trips per day, should we just buy the tickets in Montreux or should we buy them ahead of time?

Many thanks.

Annika
Annika
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May 21, 2016 - 7:08 AM in reply to jvoix

Hi jvoix,

Good to hear that you've decided on the Regional-Pass Bernese Oberland. Please find purchase options here. As for the journey to Geneva: the first section to Saanen is for free with your Regional-Pass. Saanen-Montreux is discounted by 50%, Montreux-Geneva isn't covered. So you need additional discounted tickets Saanen-Montreux and full fare tickets Montreux-Geneva. You can get them at railway stations before boarding, either from manned desks or ticketing machines. Assuming you start this trip in Interlaken, you can get both tickets there before boarding the train. That way you don't have to spend time on it while changing trains in Montreux.

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