Clarification about regional-pass Bernese oberland

Clarification about regional-pass Bernese oberland

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Babsvals
Babsvals
3 posts
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Jun 15, 2015 - 4:38 AM

I have this fixed itenary- I and my daughter aged 21years will arrive in Zurich on 1st July morning & have to go to Bern as we are staying there for the entire duration of our trip. During this time I want to visit Interlaken & Jungfroujach & surrounding areas on one day & visit Geneva on another day & maybe Lucerne on a third day. In between I also want to travel locally in Bern. I am flying back to India on 9th morning from Zurich.

kindly suggest if the regional-pass Bernese Oberland is suited for this ?

Arno
Arno
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Jun 15, 2015 - 5:47 AM

Hi Babsvals, welcome to MySwissAlps!

A Regional-Pass Bernese Oberland doesn't include the trip to Geneva, nor cable cars around Lucerne. Please see the map for details: myswissalps.com/region alpassberneseoberland/ validity. A Swiss Travel Pass or Swiss Half Fare Card seems like a better fit, but you can do the math based on your exact itinerary to be sure. To save money, be sure to buy online if you choose one of these last two passes. Please see here for pass details and prices:

Babsvals
Babsvals
3 posts
new member
Jun 16, 2015 - 6:31 AM in reply to Arno

A very good morning to you. Thank you for the clarification.

i have decided to buy a Swiss Travel Pass Flex and also a half fare card. So,

1. Till which point can I use the Swiss Travel Pass Flex from Bern to Jaungfroujoch, that is without any payment, and from where can I use the half fare card.

2. With these passes, when and where should I buy the tickets for Jungfroujoch if I plan to do that journey on 2.07.2015.

thank you

Arno
Arno
7725 posts
expert &
moderator
Jun 16, 2015 - 9:37 AM

Hi Babsvals,

1. You can reach Wengen and Grindelwald for free. The rest of the trip is discounted by 50% with the Swiss Half Fare Card. Please see myswissalps.com/ swisstravelpassflex/ validity and myswissalps.com/ swisshalffarecard/ validity for where the passes are valid.

2. You can buy the tickets as soon as you're sure you'll do the trip (i.e. if the weather is good). They're available at any staffed station, e.g. Bern.

In your case, both passes are available through your local Indian reseller: www.raileurope.co.in/p ass/swiss-pass

Have a wonderful trip!

Last modified on Jun 16, 2015 - 9:37 AM by Arno
Babsvals
Babsvals
3 posts
new member
Jun 16, 2015 - 6:48 PM

Thank you for all the help & the prompt replies.

This is indeed a wonderful forum.

Bye & take care

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