Geneva to Meiringen by train

Geneva to Meiringen by train

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raykie
raykie
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May 28, 2017 - 12:15 PM

We plan to train from Geneva to Meirengen Mid August this year. As we are staying in the Meirengen region for one week we are thinking of buying a regional BO pass. I see Bern is the outer limit of this pass. Does this mean if we purchase a BO then we should only purchase a one way ticket from Geneva to Bern ( as the BO covers the rest of the trip to Meirengen ) ?

Appreciate your input .

thanks.

Lucas
Lucas
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May 28, 2017 - 4:05 PM in reply to raykie

HI Raykie and welcome to MySwissAlps!

If you buy the Regional Pass - Bernese Oberland, then from Geneva, yes you buy a ticket to Bern and from there you are covered. You can read more about this pass, how to buy it and what is covered (including a map) here.

You can also travel via Montreux at around the same price (possibly a few Swiss Francs more).
Point to point tickets can be bought online here.

Lucas

Arno
Arno
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May 28, 2017 - 5:47 PM

If you have time I'd recommend the second option, via Montreux. The Golden Pass line is wonderful. In that case you'll get a discount from Montreux to Saanen and free traveling from Saanen to Meiringen.

raykie
raykie
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May 29, 2017 - 12:20 PM

thank you Arno and Lucas for your prompt replies.

A few more train questions please.

As we may be purchasing a BO and travelling in mid august , do we just board a train and hope to get a seat ?

would the regional trains be pretty full at this time of the year ? Does one just board the train with your BO pass or do you have to inform a ticket office first ?

Another question please. Travelling from Geneva to Meirengen means a stop at Berne and Interlaken. Does one normally have to change trains at each of these stops or is it possible to continue on one train all the way thru .

Lucas
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May 29, 2017 - 5:05 PM in reply to raykie

No need to buy a ticket - just show your pass to the conductor when asked.

Some trains can get busy but reservations aren't possible on almost all trains in Switzerland.

The towns you change trains at will be noted on the schedule (it changes depending on the train you choose to take). There is at least 1 change on that route and up to 3, again depending on the train. You can find the timetables/schedules for trains here.

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