Bernese rail pass availibility

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al w
al w
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Dec 11, 2016 - 3:14 PM

Can you tell me when the 2017 Bernese Oberland rail pass will become available to purchase ?....thanks, Al

Arno
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Dec 11, 2016 - 4:13 PM in reply to al w

Hi Al,

The websites selling it are listed here. You can already buy a pass for 2017 through www.swissrailways.com/ en/products/ regionalbernese oberlandpass.

al w
al w
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Dec 12, 2016 - 8:11 PM in reply to Arno

Thank you Arno....one more question. Is it possible to purchase the Bernese Oberland pass upon arrival at either the rail office in Zurich airport or at the rail office of our destination in the Bernese Oberland (Wengen) ? That is instead of purchase in advance......... thanks again, Al

Arno
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Dec 13, 2016 - 9:30 AM in reply to al w

Hi Al,

Sure, please see the first link in my previous post for where to buy local or online. You can at least buy it in Bern or Lucerne, and probably in Zurich but I am not 100% sure about that. Having it in hand is more convenient though. Buying at the airport takes time (5 to 30 minutes, hard to say in advance) so you may miss the first available train, and buying along the way also means getting off the train and waiting for the next one onward. You can for sure buy it in Wengen too, but in that case you won't be able to use the pass for your incoming trip.

al w
al w
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Dec 13, 2016 - 11:06 AM in reply to Arno

Thank you Arno.......... this answers perfectly how I will proceed. Sorry I did miss the third option on the link in your first post........but now I see. This is a very helpful list ...so thank you again. Since I am staying in the Berner Oberland for 11 days I will be traveling from the Zurich airport to Wengen on either a transfer card or just an individual ticket....because I will use all 10 days on the rail pass while I'm in Oberland. So buying the pass in Wengen on my first day is no problem. Thanks again, Al

Arno
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Dec 13, 2016 - 12:22 PM in reply to al w

You're welcome Al! In that case a Swiss Transfer Ticket gets you from the airport to Wengen and back for less money than a regular ticket. You can print it at home through www.swissrailways.com/ en. After filling out your address, they will show the delivery options. Pick "Online Ticket" from the bottom of the list. They will e-mail the pass (no delivery fees) within 1-3 days. It's ready to use, so you can board the first available train immediately without delays.

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