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debbiek
debbiek
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Mar 29, 2015 - 4:14 AM

Hello I was wonder if you could advise the best pass to use. We were unsure if we need either the Bernese Oberland or the Tell Pass. Flying into Zurick we have 3 days in Lucerne, 1 day in Berne, 1 day in Thun, 4 days in Meirigen. Then we return to Zurick. We hope to do a lot of hiking. We would also like to include Rigi and Mount Titilis and possibly a morning trip to Jungraujoch. Thank you

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Annika
Annika
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Mar 29, 2015 - 9:58 AM

Hi debbiek,

The Tell-Pass covers the Central Switzerland region, and the Regional-Pass Bernese Oberland covers the Bernese Oberland region. Since you'll travel in both region, you don't need one of these passes. You either need both of them, or a pass that covers the whole of Switzerland, like the Swiss Travel Pass. Please see the links for all pass information, including maps of what's included.

debbiek
debbiek
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Mar 29, 2015 - 10:42 AM in reply to Annika
Hi Thank you Annika for your response. I am sorry I am confused because when I look at the maps for the Tell Pass and Bernese Oberland pass they both seem to have Lucere, Titilis, Meirigen and Interlarken on them. We have friends who can transport us to Berne and Thun so we will not need a pass. Do both of these passes offer most cables and cog trains free? Thank you.
Annika
Annika
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Mar 29, 2015 - 11:40 AM

Hi debbiek,

The covered areas do overlap. You'll have to look at the details and see how that lines up with your plans. For example, the Bernese Oberland Pass covers the train to Lucerne, but not much else: the train to Engelberg and the cable car to Titlis are discounted by 50%, but Pilatus, Rigi, the lake boats, etc. are not included at all. The Tell-Pass on the other hand does include the trains to Interlaken and Meiringen, plus one cable car from Meiringen and one cogwheel train from Brienz, but that's it: the boats from Interlaken and Thun are not included, nor is transportation into the Jungfrau region or buses up the Grimsel and Susten Pass.

One these passes may fit your plans, but you first need to have a detailed list of all the day trips you plan to make. Then follow these instructions to find out which pass is the best choice.

Hopefully this helps you out!

debbiek
debbiek
3 posts
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Mar 29, 2015 - 12:47 PM in reply to Annika

Thank you

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