Jul 21, 2010 - 4:07 AM
Hello Digger and welcome to the forum. Which ticket or rail pass is best for you, depends on several factors. You don't mention any other travel plans during your stay in Berne. If the trips from Zurich to Bern and back, and from Berne to the Jungfraujoch and back, are the only ones you'll be making, the costs are as follows (per person and in 2nd class):
Zurich Airport - Berne return: CHF 102.00
Berne - Interlaken Ost return: CHF 52.00
Interlaken Ost - Jungfraujoch return: CHF 181.80
Total: CHF 335.80
This means that you're best off with a Swiss Half Fare Card
, which costs CHF 99.00 and allows a 50% discount on almost all trips you'll be making during your stay. The total costs in this case would be CHF 99.00 + CHF 167.90 = CHF 266.90. Only if you plan other long journeys from Berne, another pass such as the Swiss Saver Pass may become cost effective.
Calculations can be made by following the instructions in our rail FAQ
. I hope this gets you started!