Bern public transport prices and options

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erikabeetge
erikabeetge
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Mar 10, 2017 - 10:19 AM

Hallo,

I read that all public travel in Bern is free.....if you have accommodation booking. What if you only travel to Bern for a day? We are renting a car for our week in Switzerland (we are staying at one place), but thought we will take the rail to Bern and use public travel there.

Thanx

Erika

Lucas
Lucas
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Mar 10, 2017 - 1:26 PM in reply to erikabeetge

HI Erikabeetge and welcome to MySwissAlps!

If you don't have a Swiss rail pass (and I guess you don't if you are renting a car) then you will have to buy tickets for the transit in Bern (or a day pass).

But once you arrive in Bern I doubt you will need to use any buses or trams to get around - it is a small, walk-able city for a day trip. If needed though, it is easy to buy a ticket or day pass at a machine in the train station.

Regards,
Lucas

Last modified on Mar 10, 2017 - 1:27 PM by Lucas
erikabeetge
erikabeetge
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Mar 10, 2017 - 2:07 PM in reply to Lucas

Thank you Lucas! If its a small town, you think we'll manage to do Bern and move on to Lucerne in the same day? We're not much into museum to museum to cathedral to castle. Will see some, but more about experience and people. Don't want to rush through either....

E

Lucas
Lucas
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Mar 10, 2017 - 5:43 PM in reply to erikabeetge

Yes, you could do Bern in 3 to 4 hours (the highlights certainly). I head down there in the summer to have lunch and walk around - its much prettier than here in Zurich (all towns are actually) haha.

Cheers,
Lucas

erikabeetge
erikabeetge
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Mar 10, 2017 - 6:12 PM in reply to Lucas

Tanx Lucas, looking fw 2 c your country!

Cheers. E

Removed user
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Mar 11, 2017 - 11:38 PM in reply to Lucas

You've been living in Zürich too long :-D

I actually prefer the smaller scale of the old town in Zürich to the grandeur of Bern's old town, beautiful though it is!

Alpenrose :-)

Lucas
Lucas
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Mar 12, 2017 - 11:04 AM in reply to Removed user

Ha, yes I have...we are cranky Zurichers (?)

I wish the old town here would be bigger! It is what us non-Europeans like most about European towns :)

Lucas

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