Best pass for 5-night Murren stay

Best pass for 5-night Murren stay

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Kstockman
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Jun 15, 2017 - 7:01 PM

Looking for suggestions on best rail pass for 5-night stay in Murren. I arrive in Murren on June 29th (leave Frankfurt on 8:50 am train) and leave Murren on July 4th (train to Lucerne airport to meet my daughter in Slovenia). Weather dependent, I would love to see Schilthorn (heard there is a 100 year special ticket??) and Jungfraujoch and then other hiking in area. Threw in the towel trying to plug in prices on Excel tool)--I thought combo pass seemed best but heard it is no longer available. Any suggestions for best rail pass would be greatly appreciated. I am 61 years old, leaving Seattle on June 27th to Frankfurt. Thanks for any suggestions! Kathy

rockoyster
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Jun 16, 2017 - 3:24 AM in reply to Kstockman

Hey Kathy,

That "working out the best pass thing" can really drive you crazy.

I'm no expert but my bet would be a 6-day Regional Pass - Bernese Oberland would do the trick.

That would get you from Bern to Mürren and from Mürren to Luzern. So you would only need one ticket from Frankfurt to Bern. Better discounts than the Swiss Travel Pass on some routes in the area. I'd go for that.

See www.myswissalps.com/re gionalpassberneseoberl and

Mürren is gorgeous. Enjoy.

Alpenrose666
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Jun 16, 2017 - 3:41 AM in reply to Kstockman

Hi Kathy, and welcome to MySwissAlps!

>> I would love to see Schilthorn (heard there is a 100 year special ticket??)

If the information I have linked to below is what you have heard about, that is only for large groups (minimum 50 people), and includes dinner.

http://schilthorn.ch/en/Angebot/Offers/Anniversary_offers_2017/Evening_Special

Alpenrose

Kstockman
Kstockman
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Jun 16, 2017 - 4:50 PM in reply to rockoyster

Thank you!

Kstockman
Kstockman
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Jun 16, 2017 - 4:51 PM in reply to Alpenrose666

Bummer--I must have misunderstood. Thank you.

elbarcosr1
elbarcosr1
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Jun 17, 2017 - 4:29 AM in reply to rockoyster

Im no expert either, but I'd say the 1/2 fare card + 4 day Bernese Oberland pass. You can use 1/2 fare card on day coming in and day leaving and BO pass for the 4 full days when you are there - and the 1/2 fare card cuts the BO pass cost by 25% I believe.

rockoyster
rockoyster
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Jun 17, 2017 - 6:31 AM in reply to elbarcosr1

Hi elbarcosr1,

The savings if any are so marginal that I think the convenience of the 6-day pass wins hands down.

But in fact with Swiss Half Fare Card:

4-day BO Pass less 25% - CHF187.50.

Point to Point fares Bern - Mürren and Mürren to Luzern cost CHF50 total.

Swiss Half Fare Card costs CHF 120

Total outlay is CHF357.50 versus CHF310 for 6-day BO Pass

Even if you added the fare from Basel to Bern it would still be very line-ball.

Bear in mind that Deutsche Bahn offer some excellent saver fares from Frankfurt Airport to Bern.

rockoyster
rockoyster
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Jun 17, 2017 - 6:42 AM in reply to elbarcosr1

Hi elbarcosr1,

In fact having looked at it again the value of the 6-day pass is marginal. The cheapest option is probably a Deutsche Bahn ticket from Frankfurt Airport to Mürren on day 1, a 4-day BO Pass and a full fare Mürren - Luzern on day 6.

Many ways to skin a cat. ;-)

Kstockman
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Jun 18, 2017 - 2:49 AM

So many choices....Thanks all for the suggestions! Kathy

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