Help with rail pass for Grindelwald

Help with rail pass for Grindelwald

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meggie
meggie
2 posts
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Jul 13, 2014 - 4:13 PM

We are a couple aged 62 and 63 travelling to Grindelwald from Zurich in September by train for a 10 day holiday based in Grindelwald for the whole time. We plan to do the following.

1 First Bachsee First 2 Männlichen Kleine Scheidegg 3 Lauterbrunnen Stechelberg. 4 Lake Brienz boat trip. 5 Brienzer Rothorn. 6 Schilthorn. 7 Jungfraujoch.

Please can you advise on whether we should purchase a rail pass and do we need to book any tickets in advance. This is our first trip to Switerland and any help will be much appreciated.

Annika
Annika
4418 posts
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Jul 13, 2014 - 5:08 PM

Hello Meggie, thanks for your post,

You do need a rail pass, that will save you a lot of money (see here). The 10-day Regional-Pass Bernese Oberland would be great for your trip. How it works, what's covered, prices and resellers are listed here: www.myswissalps.com/regionalpassberneseoberland.

meggie
meggie
2 posts
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Aug 2, 2014 - 4:03 PM in reply to Annika

Many thanks for your reply. Will the 10 day pass recommended help with cost of the return train journey from Zurich to Grindelwald .? Also am I best to purchase a pass before arriving in Zurich

Kind Regards

Meggie

Arno
Arno
7726 posts
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Aug 2, 2014 - 5:50 PM

Hi Meggie,

Yes, the pass will cover Lucerne to Grindelwald (most scenic) or Bern to Grindelwald for free. You can download the map from our pass page to see what's covered.

Buying in advance is the most convenient way. Although the price is the same online and in Switzerland, shipping to the UK is free, and you can pay in GBP so there's no costs due to exchange rates on the day of purchase. Also you can validate the pass yourself, so you'll save time as you can immediately board your first train. All you additionally need is a ticket to Bern or Lucerne, but you can get that quickly from ticketing machines in Zurich, or even online.

See here for points of sale.

Travel Bug
Travel Bug
11 posts
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Aug 27, 2014 - 6:18 PM in reply to meggie
One of my favorite things to do is take a gondola from Grunt (near Grindelwald) to Männlichen (near Wengen). It is a wonderful transverse from one mountain, over a pass, and to another mountain. You can either return the same way (view seems different from the opposite direction) or catch a train.

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