Getting off before end station to visit Lucerne

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pilakglobo
pilakglobo
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Mar 19, 2018 - 6:11 AM

Hi SwissAlps friends,

I am travelling to interlaken on 1st wk of april.

I am checking on the tickets from interlaken to lucern from sbb, which is very expensive. i dont have the rail pass.

I was thinking of purchasing ticket in bhan but getting off before my designated station.is it allowed?

pls advise thanks.

rockoyster
rockoyster
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Mar 19, 2018 - 8:59 AM in reply to pilakglobo

You can buy a ticket from A to B and get off before you reach B but what does "I was thinking of purchasing ticket in bhan" even mean?

Anything to do with www.bahn.com/en/view/i ndex.shtml? But where are you coming from?

Mystified.

pilakglobo
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Mar 19, 2018 - 9:13 AM in reply to rockoyster

Hi Mystified,

Thanks for replying.

Yes, buying from db bhan. From interlaken to lucern.

Planning to buy from interlaken to freisburg, then i get off in olten, then take SBB to lucern.

Is it allowede?

rockoyster
rockoyster
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Mar 19, 2018 - 9:24 AM in reply to pilakglobo

Where is Freisburg?

Interlaken to Freisburg, then get off at Olten, then take SBB to Luzern?

If Freisburg is somewhere in Germany (Freiburg perhaps) than you can't use that ticket to go from Olten to Lucern.

You can get a Super saver ticket from SBB for CHF26 from Interlaken to Lucerne. How much are you planning to pay DB Bahn?

You've been reading too much www.seat61.com!

Last modified on Mar 19, 2018 - 9:57 AM by Chantal
pilakglobo
pilakglobo
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Mar 19, 2018 - 9:26 AM in reply to rockoyster

yes from that forum.

olten to luzern will buy ticket in sbb.

so its not legit?

rockoyster
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Mar 19, 2018 - 9:28 AM in reply to pilakglobo

If you buy a ticket from Olten to Lucern it is legit.

You can get a Super saver ticket from SBB for CHF26 from Interlaken to Lucerne. Olten to Luzern is CHF44 as no supersaver showing. How much are you planning to pay DB Bahn?

Last modified on Mar 19, 2018 - 9:55 AM by Chantal
pilakglobo
pilakglobo
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Mar 19, 2018 - 9:33 AM in reply to rockoyster

19.90 euro only.

rockoyster
rockoyster
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Mar 19, 2018 - 9:39 AM in reply to pilakglobo

When you add the ticket from Olten to Lucerne it will cost more than SBB ticket Interlaken to Lucerne.

What am I missing here?

Even more mystified.

Last modified on Mar 19, 2018 - 9:53 AM by rockoyster
rockoyster
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Mar 19, 2018 - 9:54 AM in reply to pilakglobo

If you think Bahn is so good why not buy a ticket Interlaken to Freiburg via Lucerne and jump off at Lucerne??

Last modified on Mar 19, 2018 - 9:55 AM by rockoyster
pilakglobo
pilakglobo
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Mar 19, 2018 - 10:00 AM in reply to rockoyster

interlaken to freiburg bahn = 19.90eur

olten to luzern sbb = 15.60 chf

pls note i dont have a swiss rail pass.

rockoyster
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Mar 19, 2018 - 10:05 AM in reply to pilakglobo

Have a nice trip.

Chantal
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Mar 19, 2018 - 10:08 AM in reply to pilakglobo

Hi pilakglobo,

I think you need to check the conditions attaching to your ticket as well. Most tickets permit stop-offs between the start and end station. However sometimes tickets require you to carry out the full journey without stopping-off.


pilakglobo
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Mar 19, 2018 - 10:39 AM in reply to Chantal

Hi,

Thank you for the advise.

rockoyster
rockoyster
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Mar 19, 2018 - 10:43 PM in reply to Chantal

I started off a little mystified. Now I am totally baffled.🧐

1. Who’s going to stop someone getting off a train wherever they like?

2. pilkglobo’s cunning pricing plan costs more than the regular SBB ticket from Interlaken to Luzern. (CHF33) See attached.

Last modified on Mar 19, 2018 - 10:47 PM by rockoyster
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Chantal
Chantal
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Mar 20, 2018 - 7:43 AM in reply to rockoyster

Hi Rockoyster,

No one can of course stop him, but I was assuming he was going to Freiburg in Germany and I actually thought that it depends on the ticket (e.g. the ICE train) whether you can get off the train or not with the same ticket.

Last modified on Mar 20, 2018 - 7:47 AM by Chantal
Arno
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Mar 20, 2018 - 3:35 PM

Hi Pilakglobo,

You're being very creative here with the options to save money :-) It's not totally clear to me where you want to go that day. Do you want to travel from Interlaken to Freiburg via Lucerne? Or is Freiburg just a virtual destination to get a cheap German ticket, and do you only want to travel from Interlaken to Lucerne?

As Rockoyster said, a regular ticket from Interlaken to Lucerne is only CHF 33 (€ 28). A German ticket plus a ticket from Olten to Lucerne is more expensive than that, plus you won't travel via the scenic direct route from Interlaken Ost to Lucerne: Golden Pass route. To save money, you can try Rockoyster's other suggestion to get a ticket from Interlaken to Freiburg via Lucerne from www.bahn.com/en. If you book well in advance they cost only € 19.90 too. But do check ticket conditions as Chantal said, and the route you're being offered (might be the Golden Pass route, might be via Bern or Olten).

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