Half Fare Card vrs Berner Oberland regional pass

Half Fare Card vrs Berner Oberland regional pass

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arturo61
arturo61
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Feb 12, 2016 - 11:12 PM

We are going to be in Switzerland in June for 6 days. We will arrive at the Zurich Airport and take the rail to Luzern for a stay of 2 nights. We plan to take a train from Luzern to Murren for a 4 night stay. While we are Murren we plan to ulilize the lifts and railways to the surrounding areas including Jungfraujoch and Schilthorn. From Murren we are planning the train to Salzburg. We would appreciate any feedback on choosing the half fare Swiss card or the Berner Oberland pass to meet our travel plans.

Annika
Annika
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Feb 13, 2016 - 9:37 AM

Hi arturo61, welcome to MySwissAlps!

The only way to tell for sure which rail pass works out best, is to make a detailed list of plans and then start calculating as explained here. Here are some further thoughts to consider: the Swiss Half Fare Card has one big advantage here, and that is that it's valid for all your trips. This includes Zurich Airport-Lucerne, trips made in and from Lucerne, trips in the Bernese Oberland and the Swiss leg of your outbound journey to Salzburg. The disadvantage is that it requires you to buy (discounted) tickets for each and every trip, which isn't very convenient.

If you'd like to have the freedom of ticketless traveling on most routes, a 2 day Tell Pass for your days in Lucerne plus a 4 day Regional-Pass Bernese Oberland would be easier. You'd only need additional tickets for your inbound and outbound rides, and for the few mountain rides that aren't fully covered by both regional passes.

I hope this helps you decide.

arturo61
arturo61
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Feb 14, 2016 - 5:48 PM in reply to Annika

Hi Annika,

Thank you for response. The Tell Pass won't be of value for us since we will be in Luzern for only 1 full day. The Berner Oberland 4 day pass looks like it will be a good deal for us. I'm unsure if this regional pass would cover our rail fare from Luzern to Murren?

Last modified on Feb 14, 2016 - 5:49 PM by arturo61
Annika
Annika
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Feb 14, 2016 - 6:40 PM

Hi arturo61,

Yes, Luzern to Mürren is covered. Please see www.myswissalps.com/re gionalpassberneseoberl and/validity.

Last modified on Feb 14, 2016 - 6:40 PM by Annika

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