Geneva to Kandersteg (5 days) best rail pass

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Jun 14, 2018 - 6:04 PM


I will be traveling to Geneva landing on 9/9. From the airport we need to arrange rail transport to Kandersteg. We'll be in Kandersteg for 5 nights then spending 2 nights in Geneva. We will primarily be hiking in Kandersteg and it sounds like we'll need tram passes while there. I was wondering if anyone had any recommendations about purchasing a rail pass in advance of our travel or just purchasing it at the airport. Also, does anyone know how to determine whether it would be best to purchase a point to point ticket to/from Geneva or whether a rail pass for the whole trip would be better.

Thanks in advance.

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Jun 14, 2018 - 6:19 PM in reply to Mzak99

Hi Mzak99 and welcome to MySwissAlps!

I'd imagine the Swiss Half Fare Card is your best bet. It will get you 50% off all trains, buses, boats and cable cars. The Regional Pass - Bernese Oberland is another option if you plan on doing some trips by train or bus further out from Kandersteg in the surrounding region, regularly. It doesn't cover as far as Geneva but you'll get 50% off starting in Montreux and after Gstaad you'll be fully covered (https://www.myswissalp eseoberland/validity)

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If you want to be sure which rail pass is the cheapest option for you, you'll need to plan out all your trips (cable car, train, bus, boat) that you'll make while in Switzerland and do the math to compare. See our page here fore help: https://www.myswissalp ses/practical/choosera ilpass

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Jun 14, 2018 - 10:30 PM in reply to Mzak99

Depends entirely on how much hiking you will be doing.

If you are literally going to stay in Kandersteg and do mostly walking, then a plain rail fare from Geneva might be the best bet, but you would have to pay normal fares on any local mountain transport, again depends how many times you do that.

You might want to pay the fare to go up the cable cars in the Kandersteg are, but again, you may want to just walk up the mountain.

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