Feb 8, 2017 - 9:31 PM
in reply to Adelaidean
>> Am just checking specifics for bus tickets in Bernese Oberland, eg Grindelwald to Grosse Scheidegg is not covered with the BO pass... are there ticket machines at the main stops or can tickets be purchased on bus?
I can confirm that you can buy a ticket from the driver on the bus for the trip between Grindelwald and Grosse Scheidegg, which is operated by Grindelwald Bus.
There is also a little hut at the Grosse Scheidegg bus stop where you can buy a ticket, although when I was there in September last year, the ticket window was open, but the hut was not staffed.
I highly recommend that trip! The mountain scenery is stunning and the skill of the bus drivers is amazing on that narrow, winding road (with no guardrails) where hairpin bends, oncoming buses and cars, and herds of cows ambling along the road all have to be contended with! You will love the distinctive sound of the PostBus horn, which the driver has to use constantly to warn oncoming traffic of the approach of the bus, which has right-of-way and needs to use all of the road to get around those hairpin bends.
If you have time, the trip down the other side from Grosse Scheidegg to Meiringen is also lovely. And if you do make it to Meiringen, a meringue dessert at the Frutal Tea Room is not to be missed! It's not far from the bus stop and railway station.