Best pass for 6 days Lucerne and Lauterbrunnen?

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manikad21
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Sep 20, 2017 - 10:53 AM

And Lucas I called treinreiswinkel in netherlands and they said i get the 25 % discount when i buy swiss travel pass flexi combined with bernese oberland regional pass.

But Arno said that is not possible.

Can you please confirm on the same.

Tx

Lucas
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Sep 20, 2017 - 4:32 PM in reply to manikad21

Our understanding is that it wouldn't work unless all your dates on the Swiss Travel Pass Flex is validated for use in the Bernese Oberland region.

If treinreiswinkel is willing to sell it to you for a discount then I would go for it. Let us know if it works out for you. I'm not sure if this is a new change or if the salesman isn't correct (but once it is bought you would be good to go).

Lucas

manikad21
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Sep 20, 2017 - 6:47 PM

Our understanding is that it wouldn't work unless all your dates on the Swiss Travel Pass Flex is validated for use in the Bernese Oberland region.

How can I validate the swiss travel pass flex?

The third day I would use on the last day of my return.

Once I buy it he already sent the invoice can I face any problem with these passes in bernese oberland?

Arno
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Sep 21, 2017 - 4:06 PM

Hi Manikad21,

Currently Lucas's statement is correct as far as I know. However, I'll look into this and get back to you here in this thread.

"Validating" in this context means that you use one of the travel days of the pass. The details can be found here: www.myswissalps.com/sw isstravelpassflex/howt ouse

Last modified on Sep 21, 2017 - 4:08 PM by Arno
manikad21
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Sep 21, 2017 - 5:00 PM

Great I shall wait for you to come back before I go ahead with the purchase tomorrow.

"Validating" in this context means that you use one of the travel days of the pass.

Yes we will be using the the third day of the swiss travel pass flex on the 4th day of Bernese oberland pass to return to Geneva from Lauterbrunnen via Bern.

Arno
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Sep 22, 2017 - 12:57 PM in reply to manikad21

Hi Manikad21,

Indeed they confirmed the discount to me as well. I'm still looking for more information as I recall this was not the case two years ago. I'll update here if I find anything else. Meanwhile, if they offer you this I guess you can purchase. You did your research and I can't confirm you received false information at this point.

Last modified on Sep 22, 2017 - 12:57 PM by Arno
manikad21
manikad21
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Sep 22, 2017 - 7:09 PM

Hi,

I could not afford to wait any longer as my travel date is this tuesday so i completed the purchase. so i purchased a 3 days swiss flex pass and 4 days bernese oberland pass. Hopefully everything goes well and they do not create any problem with the passes in Switzerland

Arno
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Sep 27, 2017 - 8:25 AM

Hi again Manikad21,

Sorry for the delay but it took some time to ask around. I finally received the confirmation from the SBB that people are only in title to receive a discount on the Regional-Pass Bernese Oberland if they validate their Swiss Travel Pass Flex for ALL days. So the days of both passes need to overlap. In reality this is not a viable option as it is too expensive to use two passes as once.

I hope train staff won't make a problem out of this for you, but just explain them that it has been sold to you this way and I guess it will be fine. Many travel companies apparently don't know this, and I can't blame them as it's pretty hard to figure out.

Enjoy your trip!

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