Lake Thun boat trip; where to have a break?

Lake Thun boat trip; where to have a break?

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Sep 16, 2016 - 12:42 PM

We are planning to travel from Interlaken to Thun by boat. Can we get off at any of the stops and then catch the next boat through if we want to look around or have lunch? Are there stops that are recommended or restaurants that we should try?

Brahms
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Sep 16, 2016 - 9:25 PM

Stops at Faulensee, Spiez or Oberhofen are nice, and also with restaurants.

Change boat with a ticket is no problem.

Last modified on Sep 16, 2016 - 9:25 PM by Brahms
Slowpoke
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Sep 17, 2016 - 10:06 PM in reply to Removed user

Hi djgluckman-

<<"Can we get off at any of the stops and then catch the next boat through if we want to look around or have lunch?">>

In principle, yes.

If you buy a ticket from Interlaken to Thun, it will work exactly as you wish. You can't double back, but you can keep going in the same direction, and get on and of at various stops.

However, as with other times of tickets, there might be some me time limit...for example, I don't think you could wait for the next day, unless you are traveling with some kind of pass that has no restrictions. So, when you buy the ticket, possibly at the ticket booth before you board, ask about time...there may be a ticket with a full day validity, at no extra cost. Or, they may all be that way.

You can also buy a ticket on board the boat.

Slowpoke

chandraks
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Sep 18, 2016 - 1:54 PM in reply to Slowpoke

Buying tickets on board is a bit tricky, if you have some kind of pass that too you need to make sure you did not pass the validity point. One of the ticket agents at a train station mentioned they expect you to purchase the tickets before boarding in general, otherwise it might be risky and might be penalties if you do not have any valid pass.

Brahms
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Sep 18, 2016 - 2:15 PM

There is no validity point when you go on the ship on Thuner- or Brienzersee.

When you have no ticket, you can buy it direct on the boat by the ticket on-board office on every boat. When the boat is traveling, the conductor check the tickets.

chandraks
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Sep 18, 2016 - 4:26 PM in reply to Brahms

I was referring to trains especially, I just don't want people to get carried away that it is the norm everywhere

Slowpoke
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Sep 18, 2016 - 4:29 PM in reply to chandraks

Hi Chandraks-

It used to be possible as a routine matter to buy tickets on board the trains. Now, it is either completely impossible, or only possible in rare circumstances.

The boats are more accommodating. It is routine to buy tickets on them, in no smallpart because some of the small boat landings have no ticket office.

Slowpoke

chandraks
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Sep 18, 2016 - 4:34 PM in reply to Slowpoke

I agree Slowpoke and Brahms, no issues buying tickets on board for boats. Thanks

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