How does the Regional-Pass Bernese Oberland work?
A Regional-Pass Bernese Oberland is a convenient option for traveling in this region. You can travel as much as you like and you do not need tickets most of the time. Just board with your pass and enjoy the ride.
Regional-Pass Bernese Oberland travel days
The travel days are consecutive. If you don't travel on such a day, it still counts as a travel day.
There are two types of trips:
- Trips on routes that allow free traveling. You can just board any train, bus, boat, etc. on such routes. You do not need a ticket;
- Trips on routes that allow discounted traveling. You need to arrange for a discounted ticket at the ticket office of staffed rail stations, from a ticketing machine, or online.
There are many cable cars that also allow free traveling. In such cases you may need to get a ticket as access gates require a specific ticket type. You can get a free ticket upon presenting your Regional-Pass Bernese Oberland.
You do not need seat reservations for 99% of all trains and buses in Switzerland. You can just board with your Regional-Pass Bernese Oberland. Exceptions are some international trains and some panoramic trains. If you need, or want, seat reservations, you need to arrange for them separately. Seat reservations are not included in the pass.
About train seat reservations
About bus seat reservations
On board the train
Once you're on board, you will need to present your Regional-Pass Bernese Oberland (and the discounted ticket if applicable) to ticket controllers upon request. The controller may want to check your passport as well, to make sure you're the owner of the presented pass.