Basel - Bern - Jungfraujoch and back over 4 days

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Jan 11, 2016 - 5:08 PM


Is it worth buying a Rail Pass and if so, which one? Any help would be amazing... 

Day 1: Basel Euroairport to Bern.

Day 2: Explore Bern (no travel).

Day 3: Bern to Jungfraujoch and back.

Day 4: Bern to Basel Euroairport.


Basel Euroairport to Bern is CHF 22.20 and Bern to Jungfraujoch is CHF 65.10, so probably a return total CHF 174.60 (GBP 120). I also understand that my hotel gives out a free Bern travel pass.

Is it worth buying a Rail Pass for this travel? Am I forgetting something and/or restricting myself? E.g. Jungfraujoch to Sphinx Observatory via Grindelwald etc.? Sphinx Observatory is to be my highlight...

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Jan 11, 2016 - 7:16 PM

Welcome six8ight,

The prices you mentioned are actually double that amount. Please see here for how to find ticket prices in the timetable. I recommend a Swiss Half Fare Card. A list of good retailers can be found here.

I would indeed recommend to go up to Jungfraujoch via Wengen and down via Grindelwald, but that does not make much of a difference price wise.

Does this help you out?

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Jan 12, 2016 - 1:02 AM in reply to six8ight

As Arno noted - the timetable prices assume that you are a Swiss resident with a half fare abonnement. "(Halb-tax"). So, you will not get the fares you quoted without buying a half fare card.

Spend 120CHF (I think that is the current price...?) to save 175 CHF.....and, additional 50 % savings if you add in any spur of the moment trips, or use the trams in Bern.

Bern is a nice city to walk around in. An occasional tram is helpful, too.

The arcaded streets in the old town keep you out of the weather. rn

Have a great trip.


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Jan 15, 2016 - 12:10 AM

Cheers Arno and Slowpoke. Have to admit it, I was pretty lost in all the info out there. You've done an excellent job of breaking it down. Just in the nick of time too, better on that half fare pass as I fly tomorrow!

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