6N in Bernese Oberland & 2N ZRH - What pass?

6N in Bernese Oberland & 2N ZRH - What pass?

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deniseyan75
deniseyan75
3 posts
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Sep 10, 2014 - 7:16 AM

Hi,

I am travelling in a group of 5 (me,hubby, my mum & my 3 year old twin boys) from 16th Mar 2015 - 24th Mar 2015.

My itinerary is as follows;

Arrival in ZRH on 16th Mar & will travel to Grinderwald.

Between 16th Mar - 21st Mar - Will be staying in Grinderwald and explore surrounding areas below;

1) Rhine Falls (no preference on mode of transport)

2) Jungfrau (no preference on mode of transport)

3) Kleine Schdeigg (no preference on mode of transport)

4) Wengen (no preference on mode of transport)

5) Cable car to First then hike to Lake Bachalpsee

6) Cable car to Mannlichen

7) Lauterbrunnen by train

8) Cable car up to Grutschalp

9) Murren

10) Murrenbahn to Schilthornbahn

11) Stechelberg

12) Trummelbach falls

13) Interlaken - Giessbach falls (can take red funicular)

14) Brienz Rothorn Bahn / Lake Brienz.

Between 22nd & 23rd Mar - Will be exploring Zurich and depart on 24th Mar (morning flight)

Please advise if it is cheaper to buy the Bernese Oberland Regional Pass or the Swiss Pass / Flexi Pass as I get very confused. Can I know if the BO regional pass cover the train from Zurich airport to Grinderwald?

Thanks

Cheers,

Denise

Arno
Arno
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Sep 10, 2014 - 5:45 PM

Hi Denise,

You can best choose either the 8-day Swiss Saver Pass (16 to 23 March) or the Swiss Card. The Regional Pass is not available for traveling in March, see here. A Swiss Saver Pass is convenient as all transportation is free with the exception of most transport into the mountains such as cable cars (these will be discounted). So you don't need tickets and can board as you like. The Swiss Card will get you a free ride from Zurich to Grindelwald and back, and 50% discounted tickets for all trips during your stay. A Zurich Card may come in handy as well. Please see the first two links for prices and further details such as maps which show what's included. And here is explained how to make the best decision.

It's important to realize that March is the end of Winter. You need to check which attractions are open. The Trümmelbach Falls and Brienzer Rothorn will be closed, for example. And walking to Lake Bachalp is not possible as hiking trails in the high Alps will be covered in snow. Our attraction pages have links to the timetables, and the nation wide timetable will be a good help as well.

The name of the town is Grindelwald by the way, not Grinderwald. That will help if you are looking for trains in the timetable :-)

Last modified on Dec 28, 2014 - 1:05 PM by Arno
world travel
world travel
1 post
new member
Sep 10, 2014 - 10:31 PM in reply to deniseyan75
From much experience go with the BO Regional Pass, you won't regret it.
deniseyan75
deniseyan75
3 posts
new member
Sep 10, 2014 - 10:49 PM in reply to Arno
Arno said:

Hi Denise,

You can best choose either the 8-day Swiss Saver Pass (16 to 23 March) or the Swiss Card. The Regional Pass is not available for traveling in March, see here. A Swiss Saver Pass is convenient as all transportation is free with the exception of most transport into the mountains such as cable cars (these will be discounted). So you don't need tickets and can board as you like. The Swiss Card will get you a free ride from Zurich to Grindelwald and back, and 50% discounted tickets for all trips during your stay. A Zurich Card may come in handy as well. Please see the first two links for prices and further details such as maps which show what's included. And here is explained how to make the best decision.

It's important to realize that March is the end of Winter. You need to check which attractions are open. The Trümmelbach Falls and Brienzer Rothorn will be closed, for example. And walking to Lake Bachalp is not possible as hiking trails in the high Alps will be covered in snow. Our attraction pages have links to the timetables, and the nation wide timetable will be a good help as well.

The name of the town is Grindelwald by the way, not Grinderwald. That will help if you are looking for trains in the timetable :-)

thanks Arno. I shall check it out again. Too many options till I get all confused haha

deniseyan75
deniseyan75
3 posts
new member
Sep 10, 2014 - 10:51 PM in reply to world travel

World Travel,

Apparently the BO pass is not usable in Winter. Am coming in the month of Mar lol! Sigh

thanks

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