Entry fees for mountain activities in Switzerland

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Deshani57
Deshani57
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Jul 16, 2019 - 9:06 AM

Hi,

Would like to quickly check if, to attractions like Schilthorn, Rochers de Naye, Brienz Rothorn, there is an entry fee as well. I know depending on the rail pass, you pay (or don’t) for travel but after that, how does it work?

To attractions, where your pass offers a discount, do you buy the entry tickets on the day? In that case, do you run a risk of it being sold out?

Thanks,

Deshani

rockoyster
rockoyster
7111 posts
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Jul 16, 2019 - 9:57 AM in reply to Deshani57

There is no additional "entry fee" for any of the excursions you list. If you plan to do them all I'd suggest the Swiss Travel Pass is your best bet.

You probably already know this but you should read “How to choose the best travel pass” (www.myswissalps.com/tr ain/ticketspasses/prac tical/chooserailpass), download the handy spreadsheet calculator and do the math. The spreadsheet also includes links to all the available passes. Be sure to check the "where it's valid" tab for each pass you are considering.

Last modified on Jul 16, 2019 - 9:57 AM by rockoyster
Rohan
Rohan
73 posts
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Jul 16, 2019 - 10:00 AM

I can add a bit from my experience and will request experts to correct if there need be.

For attractions like schilthorn, even if its covered fully under the Swiss Pass, you are still expected to buy the ticket at the cable car station. When you display your swiss pass, they will provide you the ticket at no cost ( or otherwise by charging whatever is appropriate )

You will need to get the ticket because there are turnstiles at the cable car stations and you got to scan the bar code printed on the ticket to open those gates

I have not read or heard about 'sold out' instance but I would leave that for the experts to answer.

Steph
Steph
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Jul 16, 2019 - 11:08 AM in reply to Deshani57

Hello Deshani,

As already mentioned, the destinations you mention do not have any extra activities including costs.

To see which activities, mainly museums, are covered by the Swiss Travel Pass use below link:
- www.myswissalps.com/sw isstravelpass/details

Best,
Steph

Also see:
- www.myswissalps.com/sc hilthorn
- www.myswissalps.com/br ienzerrothorn

Deshani57
Deshani57
42 posts
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Jul 16, 2019 - 12:06 PM

Thankyou everyone. Since you mentioned the passes, I did the math and weirdly, what seemed to be the best deal, was the combo of the Montreux riviera card & the BO regional pass. (We are spending 3 nights in Montreux & 4 in Lauterbrunnen) don’t know if that’s incorrect. The next in line was the STP.

I have already posted in the forum re the rail passes and hope you get some insight on that.

Thanks again... I can’t help but mention how useful this forum has been. I honestly don’t know what I would have done without it!

Deshani

Annika
Annika
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Jul 17, 2019 - 8:21 AM

Hi Deshani!

Your rail pass question has been addressed here: www.myswissalps.com/fo rum/topic/8-days-in-montreux-lauterbrunnen-which-pass. Happy to hear the forum has been useful so far, thanks for your kind words!

Deshani57
Deshani57
42 posts
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Jul 17, 2019 - 8:31 AM in reply to Annika

Thanks Annika..yes I just saw that....

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