7 days Interlaken, is it worth getting a pass?

7 days Interlaken, is it worth getting a pass?

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megtastic13
megtastic13
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Feb 23, 2016 - 7:18 PM

My husband and I are planning to travel to Interlaken in late May. We will be flying in to Zurich and would like to take the train to Interlaken. I've listed our tentative itinerary below. Any suggestions and or help with the train transportation would be greatly helpful. Thank you!

  • Day 1: Zurich Airport to Interlaken
  • Day 2: Interlaken
  • Day 3: Funky Chocolate Club/Hang Gliding
  • Day 4: Jungfraujoch OR Schilthorn
  • Day 5: Cruise on the lake/Castle Tour
  • Day 6: Bike Tour
  • Day 7: Interlaken back to Zurich Airport
Arno
Arno
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Feb 24, 2016 - 6:12 AM

Hello megtastic13, welcome to MySwissAlps,

Cost wise, I would say that a Swiss Half Fare Card is the best option. Alternatively, you can consider the Regional-Pass Bernese Oberland. You can print the Swiss Half Fare Card at home by selecting "Online Ticket" while ordering from www.swissrailways.com/ en.

Regarding day 2: Interlaken itself is not in the mountains and there's not much to see (no museums or picturesque streets). So you may want to plan for something else that day.

I hope this was useful!

megtastic13
megtastic13
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Feb 24, 2016 - 1:33 PM in reply to Arno

Wow thank you for this great info! I will definitely look into this more. It's great that we can print before we leave - one less thing to think about once we arrive. What would you suggest as some other activities that we could replace a day in Interlaken with? A good mountain town maybe?

megtastic13
megtastic13
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Feb 24, 2016 - 7:21 PM

Also would we each need one, or is this good for both of us?

Arno
Arno
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Feb 25, 2016 - 8:03 AM

Hi megtastic13,

You're welcome! The Interlaken page I linked to provides lots of suggestions. Looking at your plans I would suggest one of the hikes as that's one of the best ways to enjoy the scenery. By the end of May trails below 2500 m should be accessible (clear of snow), but you can always ask the tourist agency to be sure.

You each need a Swiss Half Fare Card. Please see www.swissrailways.com/ en. They ask for the number of travelers; it's pretty straightforward.

GlobiTrotti
GlobiTrotti
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Feb 25, 2016 - 2:15 PM in reply to megtastic13

Hello - if you should fly by SWISS intl. airways, you are allowed to check in your baggage in New York (or other airports with SWISS flights) and say them, your train destination is Interlaken. The SWISS will arrange than, that your baggage goes directly from the plane to the train (in Zurich airport). You pick it up again, when you arrive at the train station in Interlaken. It is very comfortable, because the way from the airport to the undergound railstation is very long (about 1 km). You must pay for this service CHF (swiss francs) 20.--. It is worth to do it like that, especially than, if you should change the train(s) in Zurich and/or Luzern ans/or Bern. I wish you a pleasant stay in Switzerland!

GlobiTrotti

GlobiTrotti
GlobiTrotti
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Feb 25, 2016 - 2:41 PM in reply to megtastic13

In Interlaken I also can recommend you a boat trip on the lake of Thun or lake of Brienz. You will have wonderful sights around the lake and mountains.

www.interlaken.ch/en/e nterprise-offices-tourist-information/trade-corner/plans-and-maps/interlaken-maps/cruises-lake-thun-and-lake-brienz.html

Interlaken = Between Lakes

megtastic13
megtastic13
4 posts
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Feb 25, 2016 - 4:51 PM

Thank you this information is fantastic! We will definitely have to keep the luggage transport in mind - sounds like a very nice option. We are planning to take a boat cruise one of the days. The logistics are really where I'm struggling to find exactly how to get here and there. All of you have been a huge help in this process. Thanks again!!

Arno
Arno
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Feb 26, 2016 - 8:29 AM in reply to megtastic13

Did you check the timetable? It shows the details of any trip within Switzerland.

Just let us know if you have more questions.

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