Our family of 3 will be staying in Wengen August 14-20. We are interested in primarily doing daily hikes in the Jungfrau region only and taking a few side trips (e.g. to Lauterbrunnen to see the Staubach and other waterfalls, up to Jungfraujoch and to the Schilthorn, boat rides on one of the nearby lakes). We will be taking a train from Zurich Airport to Wenger on the 14th and need to return by train on the 20th, too.
I wanted to confirm a few things and ask about a couple others:
1. Does the 5-day Jungfrau Travel Pass include free passage on all the cable cars, chair lifts, cog wheel trains, funniculars, trains, boats and buses in the Jungfrau region (other than the exceptions listed under that pass on your website that show discounts of 50% to Jungfraujoch, for example, or exclusions such as Murren to Schilthorn)? I can't seem to get the link to the validity map to show. It says "Problem Loading Page."
2. If we buy a Swiss Half Fare Card, can it be used to purchase other passes at a discount, such as the Swiss Transfer Ticket or Jungfrau Travel Pass or OB Regional Pass, or can it be used only for point to point purchases?
3. We were thinking the 5-day Jungfrau Travel Pass would be best for us? If we get this one, you don't have to purchase tickets, you just jump on and off trains, cable cars, boats, etc. that are included, correct? Does it cover all the main forms of transport (rail, cable car, etc.) to and from hiking trails from Murren, Wengen, Grindelwald, etc? Again, for some strange reason, I can't download the validity map...
4. Given that I can't find prices on many train routes because it is too long before our arrival in Switzerland, and knowing what we want to primarily do and where, what pass - the Jungfrau Travel Pass, OB Regional Pass, or Swiss Half Fare card - is best for us do you think? Part of the problem with the OB pass is that it covers 4 or 6 days and I would really need 5 or 7 to take full advantage of it for hiking and transfers to and from the airport (well, the portion to and from Bern, anyway). Are there any other pass combinations that might work out better (e.g. BO Regional card for 4 days and then a half fare card for that 5th day and the trips to and from Wengen to ZRH )?
Thanks for your help!