Best Pass for 5 day Trip

Best Pass for 5 day Trip

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angelaf22
angelaf22
5 posts
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May 20, 2014 - 4:45 PM

Dear All,

My husband and I will be staying in Bernese-Oberland area for 5 days. Below is a detailed itinerary. Which PASS would be the best for our needs. Thank you very much!

Day 1

Arrive in Zurich from USA. Take train to Lauterbrunnen

Day 2

Train Lauterbrunnen to Wengen Walk thru village

Cable car to Mannlichen

Walk from Mannlichen to Kleine Scheidegg

From there take cog-train up to Jungfraujoch Walk around

Take train to Kleine Scheidegg

Train from here to Grindelwald back to Interlaken - lauterbrunnen

Day 3

Start at Lauterbrunnen
Gondola to Grutschalp
Walk along tram line to Murren

From Murren take cable car down to Stechelberg (or Schilthorn) bus to Trummelbach
Waterfall

Bus back to Lauterbrunnen

Day 4
Grindelwad via Kl. Scheidegg
Take gondola to First and hike up to Bachalpsee (If more time further hike from Lake to Waldspitz - Bort )
Gondola back to Grindelwald

Day 5
Hike the Lauterbrunnen - Stechelberg section
Head down and take a Lake Thun cruise

Day 6

Train to Zurich

Visit Zurich

Train to airport

Annika
Annika
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May 20, 2014 - 5:15 PM in reply to angelaf22

Hi angelaf22,

I would probably get the 4-day Regional-Pass Bernese Oberland, as it includes almost all transportation for free, so no tickets needed. On the day that the pass is not valid (day 1 or 5), you would need a regular ticket. If you travel to or from Zurich via Lucerne (Golden Pass route) on a day covered by your pass, you only need tickets for the short leg from Zurich Airport to Lucerne: CHF 28 per person. See here for pass details and the Swiss Railways website for prices.

Another option is the Swiss Half Fare Card, which gets you 50% off all trips. See here for details.

If you need to be sure what works out cheapest, please find the instructions here.

angelaf22
angelaf22
5 posts
new member
Jul 3, 2014 - 3:51 PM in reply to Annika

Hi Annika,

Will I be able to purchase the Regional-Pass Bernese Oberland at the airport in Zurich or should I purchase it at the train station in Lauterbrunnen?

Many thanks for your help!

Annika
Annika
4424 posts
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Jul 3, 2014 - 6:47 PM

Hi angelaf22,

It's available online or at rail stations in the region. Please see the pass page for all purchase options. It's probably available at the airport too, but I'm not 100% sure.

angelaf22
angelaf22
5 posts
new member
Jul 12, 2014 - 11:19 AM

Thank you Annika!

one last question.. besides Swiss francs, can you use euros in Switzerland as well?

Annika
Annika
4424 posts
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Jul 12, 2014 - 11:24 AM

Hi angelaf22,

Please see here: www.myswissalps.com/swissfranc

mikesc60
mikesc60
74 posts
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Jul 13, 2014 - 4:35 PM in reply to Annika

4 day regionasl pass = 230CHF + Zurich to Lucerne 28 CHF + single journey between Wengen and Zurich 85 CHF + 50% Kleine Scheidegg to Jungfraujoch return 120 = 463 CHF

Swiss half fare card = 120 CHF + return journey to Wengen 85 CHF + half price on all journeys on days 2 to 4 except Kleine Sheidegg to Jungfraujoch return 120 CHF = 325 CHF + journeys on days 2 to 4. You can work these out from the SBB website...go to timetable, search the journey, select any option and click on fare...then use the drop down menu and choose half fare option.

All journeys except Kleine Scheidegg to Jungfraujoch on days 2 to 4 would have to come to more than CHF 138 (with the haslf fare discount) for the regional pass to be better than the half fare card.

No liability is accepted for any errors or oversights - please check figures and pass validities yourself!

I am having problems pastinlinks to Swiss half fare card and regional pass validity maps but perhaps they are elsewhweere on this site.

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Annika
Annika
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Jul 13, 2014 - 5:05 PM in reply to mikesc60

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