Jun 18, 2011 - 12:59 PM
Hi AnninAus, and welcome! The Regional Pass-Bernese Oberland offer may be a good choice indeed. If you choose this option, you should start the validity immediately at day 1, as part of your trip Zurich-Interlaken will be covered by the Regional-Pass. This goes for part of your outbound trip as well. Please refer to the link 'Overview of the network on which the Regional-Pass Bernese Oberland is valid' down at the Regional-Pass page
. As for shipping: you can have your passes delivered to one of the addresses you'll be staying during your tour around Europe in the weeks prior to your stay in Switzerland. It'll be sent by certified mail though, so you'll have to receive the passes yourself and sign for approval. I think you can ask our partner STC to send your passes right after ordering as well. You can best contact STC
to ask for this.
Apart from the Regional-Pass, the Swiss Card
is worth considering. It covers all of your inbound trip (Zurich-Interlaken) and outbound trip (Lauterbrunnen-Milan), and offers a 50% discount on your trips on day 2, 3 and 4. Although it doesn't offer free traveling once you're in Interlaken and Lauterbrunnen, it may still be cost effective, as 'free travel days' on a Regional-Pass still mean that some mountain lifts and trains are discounted (and not for free). But this depends on your exact plans of course. Calculations
based on your plans could show which solution is cheaper.
I hope this doesn't complicate things :-). Kind regards,
Last modified on Dec 28, 2014 - 4:31 PM by Arno