Mar 22, 2018 - 11:45 PM
in reply to Roseclar
>> am I correct in understanding that buses are direct to Grindelwald except for 11.33 one?
Yes. Theoretically the route between Meiringen and Grindelwald is operated by two separate bus services - Meiringen to Schwarzwaldalp (operated by PostBus), and Schwarzwaldalp to Grindelwald, (operated by Grindelwald Bus).
However, in practice, a lot of the time the one bus takes you the whole way, and just changes its route number at Schwarzwaldalp.
As you have noticed, the timetable will tell you whether or not you have to change to a different bus at Schwarzwaldalp. It's an easy transfer outside the Schwarzwaldalp restaurant, in a lovely alpine setting.
If you will have a Swiss Travel Pass, it provides free travel between Grindelwald and Oberer Gletscher (which is at the edge of Grindelwald village), and between Meiringen and Schwarzwaldalp. The middle sector between Oberer Gletscher and Schwarzwaldalp is discounted at 50%. On boarding the bus, state your destination to the driver and show your Swiss Travel Pass so you only get charged for that short sector. It will probably be about CHF 11.
Last modified on Mar 23, 2018 - 7:28 AM by Lucas