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Feb 19, 2016 - 1:50 AM


My husband and I will be staying in Grindelwald from June 1-June 6. We are also visiting Germany & Austria before visiting Grindelwald. We bought the Eurail Global Pass because we liked the flexible the pass would allow, but now, after doing some research, I'm not sure that we should use the Eurail Global Pass. I think most of our more "unplanned" train travel will be done while we're staying in Grindelwald and, from what I can tell, we will only get a 25% discount on most of the trains and cable cars around the area. We plan on traveling to the nearby cities, such as Lauterbrunnen, Muerren, and Zermatt for day trips while staying in Grindelwald. Should we reconsider using the Global Pass and maybe use one of the Swiss Travel Passes?

Thanks in advance!

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Feb 19, 2016 - 8:20 AM

Welcome to MySwissAlps, rkwelsh15!

You're right, the Eurail Global Pass isn't the best choice for traveling in the Grindelwald region. Depending on your exact travel plans, you may look into:

  • the Regional-Pass Bernese Oberland, that offers great coverage in this area. It provides free traveling on many trains, buses and boats and even includes a considerable amount of cable cars and mountain trains. It won't cover your entire trip to Zermatt, but it does offer free traveling as far as Brig, so you'd only need additional tickets for the leg Brig-Zermatt;
  • the Swiss Half Fare Card, that gets you a 50% discount on all trips in Switzerland.

Here's how to find out which pass suits your plans best. Does that help you out?


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