Advise required for 4 days stay in interlaken

Advise required for 4 days stay in interlaken

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Ameen
Ameen
13 posts
new member
Aug 20, 2012 - 5:11 PM
Dear team,
I have few queries, thanks to address this
1)Question regarding travelling:
As my daughter aged 6 years travels with me, must be free of cost if i have the Family card.
a)for that i need the Swiss Travel System Family Card. Where will i get that family card ??
b) can i get e-ticket and also the Family card online ? because it is mentioned in swissrailways.com that they normally
departure 2 to 3 weeks before departure;
but in my case i leave on 29th August. That is why i'm asking for E-ticket and Family card online
c)my stay would be from 29/08 till 01/09 at Interlaken, is it advisable to go for Swiss card
d)also in swiss card it is mentioned that Children without STS Family card, can you explain that ?
e) I have already booked a ticket from Paris Gare de lyon till BALE CFF, as i would be staying Interlaken west, also not
booked the ticket from BALE CFF to interlaken west, can i book the tickets online for e-tickets or i can buy at the BALE CFF
station ??
f) how often the trains are there from BALE CFF to interlaken west?
d)in case i book online, if i own the Swiss card, my ticket would be free of cost, where should i book that free tickets ?
can i have the internet address link ??

2)QUESTION regarding stay :
I assume that i have to take a bus/train from Interlaken west to reach beatenberg village,
a) at which stop i have to get down ??

b)The cable car ride leaves from beatenberg to niederhorn peak with one stop at vorsass, i guess that i have to buy two
different tickets, that is one from beatenberg upto vorsass and another ticket from vorsass upto niederhorn.
- is it correct ??
- do i have to book a ticket for the cable car in advance or i can buy at beatenberg while visiting ?
- if i have an option to buy the ticket at that place, where can i buy the return tickets of the cable car,
c)either in beatenberg or in niederhorn ?
- will i get 50% discount on this tickets as i would be having the swiss card ??

d)I'm planning to go to Brienzer Rothorn, Brienz, i would like to travel via boat till Brienz, where should i book the tickets for the boat ride
e) also where should i buy the ticket for the local movement, can we buy in the bus or only at the railway station??
it would be grateful and thankful to you for answering long queries, as i would be leaving on 29th Aug, thanks provide me an answer as early possible
regards
Ameen
Arno
Arno
7716 posts
expert &
moderator
Aug 21, 2012 - 2:10 AM
Hi Ameen, and welcome to MySwissAlps!

All Swiss rail passes are physical tickets; there are no e-tickets. I would advice to visit our Swiss Card page and make your selections (pass type, travelers, etc.) to find resellers of the pass, and details about how to get the Swiss Family Card. Shipping details are provided there as well. Swissrailways.com will send your order immediately; the 2-3 weeks are just for people ordering well in advance. The Swiss Card does not require further tickets for your trip from Basel to Beatenberg and back.

This map shows exactly where train stations and bus stops are located. Train and bus schedules can be found in the timetable.

The Swiss Card provides 50% discounts on further trips during your stay. A map of what's covered can be downloaded from the Swiss Card page. Tickets for these trips can simply be purchased at rail or bus stations, or in the bus in case there is no manned ticket shop. Just show your Swiss Card and explain where you want to travel to get the correct ticket.

Enjoy your stay!
Last modified on Dec 28, 2014 - 4:31 PM by Arno
Ameen
Ameen
13 posts
new member
Aug 21, 2012 - 2:30 AM
hello Arno, thanks for your quick reply,

can i buy or get the Swiss Family Card at BALE CFF Railway station while buying the Swiss card ?? (if i buy the Swiss card at BALE station).

i feel that if i order online, i risk that it may take few days to reach Paris (i mean to receive Swiss Family Card ), what to do i don't receive before 29th August, as i leave on 29th Aug.
That is why i ask this question.

thanks
Ameen

Arno said: Hi Ameen, and welcome to MySwissAlps!

All Swiss rail passes are physical tickets; there are no e-tickets. I would advice to visit our Swiss Card page and make your selections (pass type, travelers, etc.) to find resellers of the pass, and details about how to get the Swiss Family Card. Shipping details are provided there as well. Swissrailways.com will send your order immediately; the 2-3 weeks are just for people ordering well in advance. The Swiss Card does not require further tickets for your trip from Basel to Beatenberg and back.

This map shows exactly where train stations and bus stops are located. Train and bus schedules can be found in the timetable.

The Swiss Card provides 50% discounts on further trips during your stay. A map of what's covered can be downloaded from the Swiss Card page. Tickets for these trips can simply be purchased at rail or bus stations, or in the bus in case there is no manned ticket shop. Just show your Swiss Card and explain where you want to travel to get the correct ticket.

Enjoy your stay!
Arno
Arno
7716 posts
expert &
moderator
Aug 21, 2012 - 4:13 AM
Hi Ameen,

Within Switzerland, the Swiss Card is only available at a few border stations. Basel is such a station so that should be no problem as long as you're there during opening hours (listed on sbb.ch).
Ameen
Ameen
13 posts
new member
Aug 21, 2012 - 7:52 AM
Thanks dear Arno for your reply,

you have told about Swiss card, but what about Swiss Family Card, can i get easily at Basel station ( i mean Family card) ?

also please let me know is there any difference between Basel station and Basel SBB station as i find both the stations in sbb.ch.

but in my ticket from paris, it is not mentioned as BALE CFF, then what is this station ?

regards
Ameen

Arno said: Hi Ameen,

Within Switzerland, the Swiss Card is only available at a few border stations. Basel is such a station so that should be no problem as long as you're there during opening hours (listed on sbb.ch).
Arno
Arno
7716 posts
expert &
moderator
Aug 21, 2012 - 8:37 AM
Hi Ameen,

Sure you can, no problem. There's only one main station in Basel, which is usually referred to as Basel SBB or sometimes just Basel.
Ameen
Ameen
13 posts
new member
Aug 21, 2012 - 8:46 AM
Thanks a Ton Arno for your replies.

regards
Ameen

Arno said: Hi Ameen,

Sure you can, no problem. There's only one main station in Basel, which is usually referred to as Basel SBB or sometimes just Basel.

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