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Apr 23, 2016 - 6:23 PM

My wife and I will be travelling in Europe for 3 weeks in August 2016. The last 5 days we will be staying in Lauterbrunnen for 4 nights and enjoying the scenery, hiking over to Murren and possibly the Schilthorn. I had planned to purchase a Eurail Global Pass, but am not clear if the Eurail pass covers the train trip from Interlaken to Lauterbrunnen or other Gondola trips. We may take a few day trips to Interlaken or other small towns using Lauterbrunnen as a base, and finally will travel to Lausanne for 1 day before flying out from Geneva. I am looking for advice on which pass to get - use Global for full trip, or Global for first 15 days and then purchase a separate Swiss Pass (and which one as there are a lot) for the last 5 days.

Thanks for your assistance or advice!

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Apr 24, 2016 - 12:56 PM in reply to dmorgan02

Hi dmorgan02, welcome to MySwissAlps!

Eurail passes don't provide good coverage for the Jungrau region unfortunately. Trips south of Interlaken are mostly discounted by 25%, which isn't that much. You can check such details by studying the validity overview at our Eurail Global Pass page: www.myswissalps.com/eu railglobalpass/validit y.

It's hard to tell whether the Eurail Global Pass would be a good choice in your case, as that depends on your plans for other countries. But if you decide to get one, I think a Jungfrau Travel Pass (www.myswissalps.com/ju ngfrautravelpass) or Regional-Pass Bernese Oberland (www.myswissalps.com/re gionalpassberneseoberl and) would be a good addition for your days in Murren. Here's how to calculate which pass or pass combination suits your plans best: www.myswissalps.com/tr ain/ticketspasses/prac tical/chooserailpass.


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