May 3, 2017 - 3:17 AM
in reply to atedinabox
>> You recommend the regional pass - why this over the STP? I've tried looking for what the STP doesn't cover that the regional pass does, but can't find anything. So as the prices for the 2 passes are similar I'm a bit confused. The only thing I can see is that for the regional pass there are a couple different durations, which may be better based on how long one's trip is (like for mkmoooo where they stay 5 nights but the STP has a gap between 4 and 8 days). Thanks!
Hi atedinabox, and welcome to MySwissAlps!
Within the area covered by the Berner Oberland Regional Pass, the main difference between that and the Swiss Travel Pass relates to which routes are free, which are discounted, and the level of the discount.
Wengen or Grindelwald to Kleine Scheidegg
Berner Oberland Regional Pass - free
Swiss Travel Pass - discounted 25%
Hergiswil to Engelberg (for Titlis)
Berner Oberland Regional Pass - discounted 50%
Swiss Travel Pass - free
Golden Pass route
Berner Oberland Regional Pass - free Luzern to Saanen; 50% discounted between Saanen and Montreux
Swiss Travel Pass - free (whole route)
The legend on each map explains how to interpret the lines showing which routes are covered. The list of discounted routes/attractions on each page will help as well (Regional Pass - Bernese Oberland / Swiss Travel Pass)
Hope this clarifies things for you.