Grindelwald bus with Swiss Pass

Grindelwald bus with Swiss Pass

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bashnaini2013
bashnaini2013
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Aug 11, 2015 - 2:26 PM

Hi

i am planning to buy Swiss pass.

1- will the swiss pass cover riding public buses inside grindelwald.

2- Where can I get public bus map for grindelwald.

regds.

bashnaini

Arno
Arno
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Aug 11, 2015 - 3:12 PM

Hi Bashnaini,

Please note Annika's explanation in your previous post: the pass you need is called Swiss Travel Pass. The Swiss Pass is a new product since August 1, and it's not for tourists.

1) Tickets for buses in and around Grindelwald are discounted by 50% if you have a Swiss Travel Pass.

2) Please see www.grindelwaldbus.ch/ en/timetable/ timetable-summer.

I hope this was useful, enjoy your stay!

bashnaini2013
bashnaini2013
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Aug 11, 2015 - 3:44 PM in reply to Arno

Hi Arno

thank you for,the clarification.

Yes , I mean Swiss travel pass in my questions.

but the grindelwald bus website does not show the price for ticket using the bus

where to find prices to ride the grindelwald buses

rgeds

bashnaini

Arno
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Aug 11, 2015 - 3:55 PM

You're welcome! Prices can be found in the timetable.

Barkha
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Aug 12, 2015 - 10:20 AM

Hi Arno, just clarifying ... Since I'm going to be staying In grindelwald .... So you're saying that from Interlaken to grindelwald by gain is covered by the Swiss travel pass ... However from grindelwald if I take a bus to my apartment that will be at a 50% discount???

Arno
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Aug 12, 2015 - 4:33 PM

Bashnaini said:

I am planning to buy Swiss travel Pass. I was looking into grindelwald bus website and they mention that prices are as follows:

  • Normalpreis / Normal price CHF 88.40
  • 1/2Tax-Abo CHF 44.20
  • GA CHF 9.90

which of these prices apply to swiss travel pass?

Annika
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Aug 12, 2015 - 4:51 PM in reply to Barkha

Hello Barkha,

Yes, that's correct. Urban transportation is mostly covered by the Swiss Travel Pass, especially in larger towns. The 50% discount within Grindelwald is an exception.

Annika
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Aug 12, 2015 - 5:05 PM in reply to Arno

Hi Bashnaini!

We noticed you've posted your follow-up question on Grindelwald bus prices in a new topic, but it's easier to continue with closely related questions in the same topic. That's why we've quoted your question here, and we'll answer it here to have all information on this particular matter within one thread.

I'm not sure which prices you're quoting. The ones listed on the Grindelwald bus website apply to day trips and packages, not to regular trips within Grindelwald as far as I can see. The timetable Arno mentioned is an easier source, I think. Just enter your trip, pick a connection and click 'Fare/Buy'. Here's how to interpret the options you've encountered:

  • the "1/2 Tax" or "Halbtax" is a half fare pass for Swiss residents, and results in 50% discounted prices, just as the Swiss Travel Pass does for local traveling in Grindelwald;
  • "GA" means "General-Abo", a pass for Swiss residents allowing free traveling. This often results in the same coverage as the Swiss Travel Pass, and that's the price you can expect for trips outside of Grindelwald.

If you're not 100% sure in advance, don't worry: rail and bus officers at the spot will be able to tell you whether or not your Swiss Travel Pass grants free traveling and sell you a 50% discounted ticket in case it doesn't.

Last modified on Aug 12, 2015 - 5:06 PM by Annika

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