Which rail pass for 4 days in Wengen

Which rail pass for 4 days in Wengen

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Travelbug53
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Aug 23, 2015 - 12:37 AM

Hi,

we are driving from Innsbruck to Lauterbrunnen on September 9th, then taking the train and spending 3 days in Wengen. We want to go to Jungfraujoch, Murren, Gimmelwald, Schynige Platte, Trummelbach Falls, and also hike from Kleine Scheidegg to Mannilichen. Which rail pass would you recommend? We are 4 adults. Thank you.

Slowpoke
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Aug 23, 2015 - 12:46 AM in reply to Travelbug53

<<"and also hike from Kleine Scheidegg to Mannilichen. ">>

Arno and Annika are experts on the passes.

I recommend that you do that walk in the opposite direction.

More on that later... that is my personal fixation on those hikes. ;-)

Slowpoke

Travelbug53
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Aug 23, 2015 - 1:03 AM in reply to Slowpoke

Thank you so much for the advice.

Arno
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Aug 23, 2015 - 5:34 AM in reply to Travelbug53

Hi Travelbug53,

The two options that come to mind are:

Travelbug53
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Aug 23, 2015 - 6:20 AM in reply to Arno

Thank you for your reply. We are driving to Munich..

Arno
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Aug 23, 2015 - 8:13 AM in reply to Travelbug53

Sorry, I missed that you travel by car. The Swiss Transfer Ticket is not an option in that case. The Regional-Pass is an option as it provides the best coverage. Alternatively there's the Swiss Half Fare Card which does not cover anything for free, but 50% off the daily tickets you buy.

Travelbug53
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Aug 23, 2015 - 5:47 PM in reply to Arno

Thank you Arno. Is the Jungfrau 3 day VIP Pass a good option for the places we want to visit fromWengen that I mentioned in my first post. I'm confused trying to figure out what's not covered by the Regional Bernese Oberland and Jungfrau VIP passes. Thanks for your patience.

Arno
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Aug 24, 2015 - 4:39 AM

Hi Travelbug53,

To see what's covered you can go to any of our pass pages (Regional-Pass Bernese Oberland, Jungfrau VIP Pass, etc.) and click "Where it's valid".

The VIP pass does not include Gimmelwald and the bus to the Trümmelbach Falls. It covers just a small area, so no way to go to Bern or Thun on a bad weather day, for example.

Travelbug53
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Aug 24, 2015 - 6:19 AM in reply to Arno

Dear Arno,

thank you for the links. They were extremely helpful. I went to the Jungfrau.ch website and calculated the ticket prices with and without the regional Berner Oberland pass. Am I calculating this correctly? We will buy round trip cable car from Murren to Gimmelwald separately. The BO pass definitely seems worth it, not just for the price but also for the convenience of not having to buy tickets for each trip. Thank you again. You have been so helpful. Please let me know if my calculations below are correct.

with BO pass Without Bo pass

Laut. To Wengen - free. 6.80

Wengen to KS - free. 46

KS to Jungfraujoch -1/2. 124

Wengen to Mannilichen 1/2. 22

Wengen to Schynige Platt free 90

wengen to Murren. Free. 46

Arno
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Aug 24, 2015 - 6:40 AM

Hi Travelbug53,

You listed a few single and a few return prices, so if that matches your plans it's fine. All the trips are free with the regional pass, except Kleine Scheidegg to Jungfraujoch, that's 50% off. Mürren to Gimmelwald is included too, no need to buy a ticket. Please see www.swissrailways.com/ en/products/ regionalbernese oberlandpass for the pass price.

Last modified on Aug 24, 2015 - 6:41 AM by Arno
Travelbug53
Travelbug53
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Aug 24, 2015 - 7:14 AM in reply to Arno

Hi Arno,

thank you so much for taking the trouble to look at my calculations. Now my challenge is how to purchase the pass. We leave the US for Munich on August 28th. I understand I can't print the passes at home and there isn't enough time for mail delivery. Is it possible to purchase the pass at Lauterbrunnen train station on September 9th for travel between September 10-13? Thank you.

Arno
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Aug 24, 2015 - 10:06 AM

Hi Travelbug53,

You can buy it in Lauterbrunnen, or you can purchase it through the link in my previous post. Choose a different delivery address, and fill out the address of your accommodation in Lauterbrunnen. Delivery takes 3 working days, so it will be there when you arrive.

Last modified on Aug 24, 2015 - 10:08 AM by Arno
Travelbug53
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Aug 25, 2015 - 4:44 AM in reply to Arno

Thanks for all your help Arno. The website provides excellent information. I read that the pass would be sent by registered mail and I would have to sign for it.

Arno
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Aug 25, 2015 - 5:12 AM

You're welcome! Someone has to sign for it, but it does not have to be you in person. As long as the hotel knows a parcel will arrive for you it will work. People have even received their passes in camp grounds.

Enjoy your stay and your trips!

Travelbug53
Travelbug53
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Aug 25, 2015 - 5:13 AM in reply to Arno

Thank you!

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