May 20, 2014 - 4:53 PM
in reply to swisscat
Let's start with the rail pass: if you plan to buy 50% discounted tickets for your day trips from Wengen, then the Swiss Card works out a bit cheaper than a Swiss Half Fare Card. That's because Geneva Airport - Wengen is quite a long trip which would be free with the Swiss Card. If however, you want to travel ticketless most of the time, the Regional-Pass Bernese Oberland is a good choice. In most cases it's not worth it to buy two passes, but you will get a discount on the Regional-Pass if you own a Swiss Card or Swiss Half Fare Card. All in all, combining a Regional-Pass with the Swiss Half Fare Card is slightly cheaper than combining it with a Swiss Card.
So, in summary: you either buy a Swiss Card, or a Regional-Pass plus a Swiss Half Fare Card. Check the links for more pass details, where to buy, what's covered, etc. Which pass is the best choice depends on your preferences. If you're looking for the cheapest options, please look here.
The direct route is explained on the Swiss Card page, here. You can break your trip anywhere along the route as long as you complete the trip in a day.
Don't spend too much time in Interlaken except for shopping and going out for dinner, see the town page for details. Bern is much more interesting. The Geneva rail station has lockers and a left luggage office.
Most of the places you intend to visit are described in detail on our website, so please check the Bernese Oberland page or the activities overview for trip suggestions, how to get there, etc.
The timetable allows you to see how to travel: by train, bus or another mode of transport. When a train connects two places, there won't be a bus in most cases and vice versa, so there is no choice.
About all attractions (not the shops) will be open on National Day and Sunday, as that's when the Swiss go out for day trips too.
Last modified on Dec 28, 2014 - 1:07 PM by Arno