Rail pass for Montreux and 4 days in Grindelwald?

Rail pass for Montreux and 4 days in Grindelwald?

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Nsk68
Nsk68
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Apr 14, 2018 - 3:44 AM

Hi

My Husband and I are planning to travel from Montreux to Grindelwald on the 22nd June. We will stay in Grindelwald for 4 nights and plan to explore the Bernese Oberland- Lauterbrunnen, Wengen, Murren, jungfraujoch, lake Thun boat ride and do a bit of hiking.

We leave for Zurich on the 26th

1.Is a 4 day Bernese Oberland regional pass our best option?

2. Is there a pass that can help us with the trip to Zurich?

Thanks in advance

rockoyster
rockoyster
3345 posts
expert
Apr 14, 2018 - 5:04 AM in reply to Nsk68

Hello Nsk and Welcome to MySwissAlps,

1. The BO Pass (https://www.myswissalp s.com/regionalpassbern eseoberland) may well be your best option. It depends on what else you are doing in Switzerland prior to Montreux. It offers 50% off the fare from Montreux to Saanen. From there to Grindelwald is "free".

2. The BO Pass will get you to Lucerne. A point to point ticket from Lucerne to Zurich costs CHF30 so probably doesn't warrant a pass. If your BO Pass is not valid on your first or last day you can have a look at a Saver Day Pass (www.myswissalps.com/on edaytravelpass/details).

Standard disclaimer about picking the best travel pass follows . . . . .

A clearly mapped out itinerary is the basis for deciding which pass (if any) suits your needs.

Using your itinerary you need to do the sums based on the cost of all your planned trips on trains, boats, cable cars etc. You can use the Swiss Train Timetable (https://www.myswissalp s.com/timetable) to work out the fares for any trip. If you are not familiar with the timetable it will pay to first read the instructions at that page.

When you go to buy a ticket the fare you see on the right hand side of the page will normally be the half-fare price. Double it to get full fare. With A Swiss Travel Pass it is free provided it is shown as free on the Area of Validity map ( PDF downloadable from www.myswissalps.com/sw isstravelpass/validity).

You should read “How to choose the best travel pass” (www.myswissalps.com/tr ain/ticketspasses/prac tical/chooserailpass), download the handy spreadsheet calculator and do the math.

Nsk68
Nsk68
2 posts
new member
Apr 14, 2018 - 9:19 AM

Thank you Rockoyster

I actually forgot to mention that we have a full day in Zurich on the 27th prior to flying out that night.

Do you think it’s worth getting a saver day pass for the 27th and just getting a point to point ticket from Lucerne to Zurich on the 26th?

rockoyster
rockoyster
3345 posts
expert
Apr 14, 2018 - 9:43 AM in reply to Nsk68

Depends what you plan on 27th. Rhinefalls (www.myswissalps.com/rh inefalls) is worth a look. But you’d have to check prices for point-to-point to see if a Saver Day Pass made sense.

Problem with SDP is if you just buy it close to time of travel it is likely to be more expensive than best price of CHF52.

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