Swiss Travel Pass for Berner Oberland for 5 days?

Swiss Travel Pass for Berner Oberland for 5 days?

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BOHOL
BOHOL
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Jan 25, 2016 - 3:58 PM

My family will be traveling to Switzerland in July for 5 days, mainly visiting the Berner Oberland and Gimmelwald. We'll be flying into Basel, catch a train to Bern and spend half day there before going to Interlaken. We are family of 4, 2 adults and 2 kids, ages 7 and 13 years old. I would like to know if you recommend the Swiss travel pass for the adults and just pay the high altitude lifts and trains once in Lauterbrunnen. Also, for the 2 kids, we can get the family pass for free for them with our Swiss travel pass, right? Lastly, do you recommend buying the pass ahead of time? what website? Thank you in advance.

Claire

Annika
Annika
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Jan 25, 2016 - 5:42 PM

Welcome Claire, glad you're joining us!

The Swiss Travel Pass is an option indeed. You can best get a 4 day variant and buy regular tickets for either your first or last day in Switzerland. You can indeed get a free Swiss Family Card for both children. Explanation and resellers are listed at www.myswissalps.com/sw isstravelpass/price. The easiest option is to buy in advance through www.swissrailways.com: you can get both the Swiss Travel Pass and the free Swiss Family Card as print as home tickets without any additional fees.

An alternative is the Regional-Pass Bernese Oberland, that allows for free traveling in this region, even as far as Bern. Many mountain trains and cable cars are fully covered too. This is a good option if you plan to focus on just this region and to make exensive use of mountain lifts. All details, including a validity overview and purchase options, are at the Regional-Pass Bernese Oberland page.

I hope you're able to choose. If not, please let us know.

BOHOL
BOHOL
7 posts
new member
Jan 26, 2016 - 2:55 PM in reply to Annika

Annika,

Thank you for the quick response and suggestions. Yes, I will just buy individual tickets on our last day from Lauterbrunnen to Basel airport. I have one more question, how do I get the saver pass? I read it somewhere that if you're traveling with at least 1 more person,it is 15% cheaper if you get the saver pass? Do they still offer that kind pass. Thanks again.

Claire

Arno
Arno
7721 posts
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Jan 26, 2016 - 3:21 PM in reply to BOHOL

Hi Claire,

The Saver pass was last offered in 2014 and does not exist anymore. The links Annika referred to provide the latest information.

BOHOL
BOHOL
7 posts
new member
Feb 8, 2016 - 2:46 PM in reply to Arno

Thank you for all the information, Annika.

Claire

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