Best train pass for 4 days in Wengen?

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jamckend
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Mar 9, 2018 - 10:24 AM

We will be finishing a tour in Lucerne in late May, and plan on spending 4 additional days on our own in Wengen. The 5th day we go to Zurich to fly home. We were planning on buying the 5 day Jungfrau Travel Pass, as we want to take a boat trip some time. However, since the pass doesn't include transportation from Lucerne I'd welcome suggestions as to which travel pass would best serve us to see as much of the area as possible. We definitely want to see at least the Jungfraujoch, Schilthorn, Schynige Platte, Trummelbach Falls and Lake Brienz or Thun. Thanks in advance for any suggestions!

Lucas
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Mar 9, 2018 - 11:05 AM in reply to jamckend

Hi Jamckend and welcome to MySwissAlps!

The only rail pass that will cover Lucerne to the Jungfrau region and on to Zurich is the Swiss Travel Pass.
Whether that is the best pass for you won't be known until you plan out all your trips to compare tickets with rail passes and their discounts. Read our page here for help: How to choose the best rail pass.

You could stick with your plan and get a 5 day Jungfrau Travel Pass and then just buy point to point tickets from Lucerne to Interlaken (the JTP covers the rest of the trip to Wengen). Then buy another point to point ticket from Interlaken to Zurich.

A 3rd option is to look at the Regional Pass - Bernese Oberland. It will cover the trip from Lucerne so you just need a point to point ticket from Lucerne back to Zurich.

The Jungfrau Travel Pass gives you the best discounts in the Wengen area, but the Regional Pass - Bernese Oberland could be the best deal overall depending on exact trip plans.

jamckend
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Mar 9, 2018 - 2:15 PM in reply to Lucas

Thanks so much for your quick response, Lucas. I really appreciate it.

Lucas
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Mar 9, 2018 - 3:50 PM in reply to jamckend

No worries.

When looking through the passes be sure to click on the where it's valid tab & open the PDF map to see which routes etc are covered.

Happy travels!

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Mar 10, 2018 - 4:16 AM in reply to jamckend

>> We will be finishing a tour in Lucerne in late May, and plan on spending 4 additional days on our own in Wengen ... We definitely want to see at least the Jungfraujoch, Schilthorn, Schynige Platte, Trummelbach Falls and Lake Brienz or Thun.

Schynige Platte reopens after the winter closure on 26 May 2018 - hopefully that fits in with your dates. The others you mention will all be open/operating in late May.

Other mountain transport in the area that will be operating includes:

  • Gondola Grindelwald to First
  • Scenic PostBus from Grindelwald to Meiringen over the Grosse Scheidegg (from 19 May 2018)
  • Jungfraujoch snow fun park (from mid-May)
  • Gondola Grindelwald to Männlichen (from 26 May 2018; also Sat/Sun/Mon 19-21 May if weather is good)
  • Cable car Wengen to Männlichen (from 1 June 2018)
  • Funicular Interlaken to Harder Kulm (from 14 April 2018)

The funicular from Mürren to Allmendhubel will be closed 9 April to 22 June 2018.

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