Please help to decide which pass I need to buy

Please help to decide which pass I need to buy

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shashikiran
shashikiran
6 posts
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Sep 24, 2015 - 2:55 PM

Hi,

Following is the itineary which we are planning to do in Switzerland:

Date DestinationFrom Destination To Approx Time Timings Notes27-Sep-15 Basel Airport (BSL) -> Basel SBB 0 h 19 min 08:30 to 08:43 NFB 50 plus 6 minwalk27-Sep-15 Basel SBB -> Luzern 1 h 01 min 09:04 to 10:05 LuganoICN 30667 (Platform 8)27-Sep-15 Luzern -> Interlaken Ost 1 h 50 min 12:05 to 13:55 Interlaken Ost IR2924 (Platform 12)27-Sep-15 Interlaken West -> Interlaken Ost 0 h 04 min 14:53 to 14:57 Interlaken Ost IC 971(Platform 1)27-Sep-15 Interlaken Ost -> Lauterbrunnen 0 h 20 min 15:05 to 15:25 Lauterbrunnen R 171(Platform 2)27-Sep-15 Lauterbrunnen -> Trümmelbachfälle 0 h 09 min 15:35 to 15:42 Stechelberg, HotelNFB 141 14133 27-Sep-15 Trümmelbach Falls -> StaubbachfallWasserfall, Lauterbrunnen 0 h 10 min 17:17to 17:25 Lauterbrunnen,Bahnhof NFB 141 1414227-Sep-15 Lauterbrunnen -> Interlaken Ost 0 h 21 min 18:33 to 18:54 Interlaken Ost R 170(Platform 3)27-Sep-15 Interlaken Ost -> Interlaken West 0 h 03 min 19:00 to 19:03 Basel SBB IC 984(Platform 5)28-Sep-15 Interlaken West -> Interlaken Ost 0 h 05 min 06:14to 06:19 Interlaken Ost R 6708(Platform 1)28-Sep-15 Interlaken Ost -> Lauterbrunnen 0 h 20 min 06:35to 06:55 Lauterbrunnen R 137(Platform 2)28-Sep-15 Lauterbrunnen -> Kleine Scheidegg 0 h 43 min 07:07 to 07:50 Kleine Scheidegg R33728-Sep-15 Kleine Scheidegg -> Jungfraujoch 0 h 52 min 08:00 to 08:52 Jungfraujoch R 53728-Sep-15 Jungfraujoch -> Kleine Scheidegg 0 h 50 min 11:00 to 11:50 Kleine Scheidegg R54828-Sep-15 Klein Schedigg -> Grindelwald 0 h 39 min 12:03 to 12:42 Grindelwald R 44828-Sep-15 Calbe Car @Grindelwald Grindelwald-First 28-Sep-15 Trekkingto Bachalpsee Lake(One hour/7 km)28-Sep-15 Grindelwald-First Grindelwald via CableCar 28-Sep-15 Grindelwald -> Interlaken Ost 0 h 35 min 16:19to 16:54 Interlaken Ost R 262(Platform 1)28-Sep-15 Interlaken Ost -> Thun 0 h 31 min 17:00to 17:31 Basel SBB IC 980(Platform 5)28-Sep-15 Thun -> Spiez 18:34to 19:28 PS Blümlisalp (Paddlesteamer)28-Sep-15 Spiez -> Interlaken Ost 0 h 25 min 20:03 to 20:28 Interlaken Ost IC1083 (Platform 1)29-Sep-15 Interlaken Ost -> Bern 0 h 52 min 09:00 to 09:52 Basel SBB IC 964(Platform 7)29-Sep-15 Bern -> Basel SBB 0 h 55 min 12:34 to 13:29 Basel SBB IC 1068(Platform 6)29-Sep-15 Basel SBB -> Basel Airport (BSL) 0 h 22 min 13:45 to 14:01 BaselEuroAirport NFB 50(Basel SBB, Bahnhof --> Basel EuroAirport)

Apologies, for the formatting. Can we buy 3 day swiss pass? Can you also please let me know whether I can buy the tickets at airport and where should I buy mountain tickets and cable car tickets?

Thanks

Shashi

Arno
Arno
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Sep 24, 2015 - 3:07 PM

Hi Shashi,

Welcome to MySwissAlps! Your plan is pretty hard to read. Can you clean it up a bit? (click the edit button) You can use bullet points, new lines, etc., and perhaps remove traveling times. What matters is which trips you intend to make on which day.

The Swiss Pass has been replaced by the Swiss Travel Pass. Details about it can be found here.

Thanks!

shashikiran
shashikiran
6 posts
new member
Sep 24, 2015 - 7:36 PM in reply to Arno

Apologies Arno! I was in a hurry and didn't what got posted. Please find the formatted one. Please suggest which is the best pass and where to buy. Can I buy it @ airport?

Date DestinationFrom Destination To Timings

27-Sep-15 Basel Airport (BSL) -> Basel SBB 08:30 to 08:43

27-Sep-15 Basel SBB -> Luzern 09:04 to 10:05

27-Sep-15 Luzern -> Interlaken Ost 12:05 to 13:55

27-Sep-15 Interlaken West -> Interlaken Ost 14:53 to 14:57

27-Sep-15 Interlaken Ost -> Lauterbrunnen 15:05 to 15:25

27-Sep-15 Lauterbrunnen -> Trümmelbachfälle 15:35 to 15:42

27-Sep-15 Trümmelbach Falls -> StaubbachfallWasserfall 17:17 to 17:25

27-Sep-15 Lauterbrunnen -> Interlaken Ost 18:33 to 18:54

27-Sep-15 Interlaken Ost -> Interlaken West 19:00 to 19:03

28-Sep-15 Interlaken West -> Interlaken Ost 06:14 to 06:19

28-Sep-15 Interlaken Ost -> Lauterbrunnen 06:35 to 06:55

28-Sep-15 Lauterbrunnen -> Kleine Scheidegg 07:07 to 07:50

28-Sep-15 Kleine Scheidegg -> Jungfraujoch 08:00 to 08:52

28-Sep-15 Jungfraujoch -> Kleine Scheidegg 11:00 to 11:50

28-Sep-15 Klein Schedigg -> Grindelwald 12:03 to 12:42

28-Sep-15 Grindelwald to Grindelwald-First via Cable Car

28-Sep-15 Trekking to Bachalpsee Lake

28-Sep-15 Grindelwald-First to Grindelwald via Cable Car

28-Sep-15 Grindelwald -> Interlaken Ost 16:19 to 16:54

28-Sep-15 Interlaken Ost -> Thun 17:00 to 17:31

28-Sep-15 Thun -> Spiez 18:34 to 19:28 via PS Blümlisalp (Paddlesteamer)

28-Sep-15 Spiez -> Interlaken Ost 20:03 to 20:28

29-Sep-15 Interlaken Ost -> Bern 09:00 to 09:52

29-Sep-15 Bern -> Basel SBB 12:34 to 13:29

29-Sep-15 Basel SBB -> Basel Airport (BSL) 13:45 to 14:01

Thanks

Shashi

Last modified on Sep 25, 2015 - 8:11 AM by shashikiran
wanderer
wanderer
9 posts
new member
Sep 25, 2015 - 4:11 AM in reply to shashikiran

whatever your plan

swiss travel pass is fantastic , its convenient , its one time

it is the best value for money , forget the hassles

just get into any train or bus , and best part is local travel within the cities is included .

including boats and ferries ...

cable car and mountain rails can be purchased for 50 % off at the point of entry

its extremely well organised you can go wrong ,

just travel light thats all and one more thing dont loose the tkt . :)

Arno
Arno
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Sep 25, 2015 - 7:12 AM

Hi Shashi,

To be honest, it's still hard to understand. Did you paste text from another program, like Word? If you edit your post with bullets or line breaks it would be easier to read. Anyway, from what I can see you travel from Basel to the Jungfrau region and back, plus quite some local trips. As wanderer says, the Swiss Travel Pass is indeed the most convenient one, as it includes nearly everything (boats, trains, the bus to the Trümmelbach Falls, etc.). You only need tickets for cable cars and cogwheel trains. Wengen and Mürren can be reached for free though. I noticed you live in the UK, so normally I would have recommended to buy through www.swisstravelsystem. co.uk. They allow you to print the pass at home so you can go straight to the bus at Basel airport. They currently offer a 20% discount on 4- and 8-day passes. Even a 3-day pass is slightly cheaper than in Switzerland. But, processing orders takes a few days so in your case you 'd better buy it after arrival.

You may want to compare this option with the Swiss Half Fare Card. This one does require you to buy tickets all the time though.

Hopefully this was useful for you!

Last modified on Oct 13, 2015 - 8:38 AM by Arno
shashikiran
shashikiran
6 posts
new member
Sep 25, 2015 - 8:06 AM in reply to Arno

Many thanks Wanderer & Arno. Apologies, I really messed up with my post. I will buy it at the airport then.

Thanks

Shashi

shashikiran
shashikiran
6 posts
new member
Sep 25, 2015 - 8:12 AM

Managed to some what edit my 2nd post.

Arno
Arno
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Sep 25, 2015 - 8:27 AM in reply to shashikiran

Thanks Shashi, enjoy your trip!

shashikiran
shashikiran
6 posts
new member
Sep 25, 2015 - 12:45 PM in reply to Arno

Hi Arno,

The train to Jungfraujoch from Lauterbrunnen goes via the following stations:

Lauterbrunnen -> Wengwald -> Wengen -> Allmend -> Wengernalp -> Kleine Scheidegg

Can you please let me know whether I can buy mountain train ticket either in Interlaken or Lauterbrunnen itself if not then where should I buy the tickets to the top?

Thanks

Shashi

Arno
Arno
7696 posts
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moderator
Sep 25, 2015 - 3:23 PM

Hi Shashi,

You can buy tickets at any rail station.

Last modified on Sep 25, 2015 - 3:23 PM by Arno
shashikiran
shashikiran
6 posts
new member
Sep 25, 2015 - 3:30 PM

Great!! Thanks.

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