Best pass for Bern and Grindelwald?

Best pass for Bern and Grindelwald?

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Wassim
Wassim
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Jul 27, 2016 - 6:59 AM

Hey guys! I'm going to Bern for a couple of days and then I'll be staying in lütschental for another couple of days. In Bern, I won't be moving around much, but I'll still need a pass for there are a few places I'd want to visit (in Bern), and in Lütschental, I'll be starting hikes in Grindelwald, so I'll be needing to get to Grindelwald and back and take some cable cars up the mountains for 2 days.

That is it, SO! Which travel pass suits me best, or would I be better off using just the point to point tickets.

I know I have been a bit vague about my plan in Bern but I honestly haven't really planned anything there yet.

Let me know your thoughts.

And thanks in advance

Arno
Arno
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Jul 27, 2016 - 5:11 PM

Hi Wassim,

Your hotel in Bern will get you a ticket for free public transport within town: myswissalps.com/ bern/hotels. As for the rest of your stay I would think one of these passes make sense:

Wassim
Wassim
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Jul 29, 2016 - 6:11 AM

Thanks as always Arno!

Just a couple more questions: what is the fastest way to get to jungfraujoch from grindelwald and how long would it take? Also, what is the difficulty of the walk to the top if I got as close as possible to it?

Arno
Arno
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Jul 29, 2016 - 7:00 AM in reply to Wassim

Hi Wassim,

Unless you are a mountaineer, the only way to reach Jungfraujoch is by the cogwheel train. It takes about 90 minutes to get there. You can't walk part of the way.

Wassim
Wassim
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Jul 29, 2016 - 7:34 AM

Being the legendary mountaineer that I am, I'll aim to take the train from grindelwald to kleine scheidegg and from their to jungfraujoch.

However, I've read that the temperature could reach 0°c in August, and I've already packed thermal under-armour and pullovers but I'm guessing that won't be enough; so is there a place where I could rent some gear? Like a jacket or water proof boots for example?

And I know you've gotten tiered of my questions Arno :P but what would the average price for the trip from grindelwald to jungfraujoch and back, be like? (Not exactly but just to get a general idea of the budget required)

Arno
Arno
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Jul 29, 2016 - 12:36 PM

Good decision :-) You don't need very special clothing for a regular visit, unless you plan to do snow park activities. Water proof hiking boots are recommended, and multiple thinner layers of clothing will work well. Take gloves and a hat, if you like. Do not forget sun glasses. Our Jungfraujoch page explains about this as well. You can ask any sports shop in Grindelwald what kind of rental clothing they offer, but you won't need it for a regular visit.

You'll find ticket prices through the link in the Tickets section of our Jungfraujoch page. For your route, a regular return ticket, so without a discount, is CHF 184.

Wassim
Wassim
11 posts
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Jul 29, 2016 - 5:56 PM

I'll be leaving bern tomorrow for bernese oberland and I've planned a few good walks/visits thanks to you. You've really helped me out here Arno. Ich danke dir sehr!

Arno
Arno
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Jul 30, 2016 - 4:58 AM in reply to Wassim

You're very welcome. Enjoy your stay!

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