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Oct 4, 2016 - 2:25 PM

Family of 10 (including 2 under age 16) arriving at Geneva Airport on June 21, 2017. We will take the Golden Pass to Interlaken and then Wengen, where we are staying 7 days. During our stay in Wengen, we hope to use the local trains and lifts to move between Grindelwald, Kleine Scheidegg, Jungfraujoch, Lauterbrunnen, Murren, and Schilthorn. After leaving Wengen, we spend 5 days in Chateau D'Oex where we will take the Golden Pass trains both west to Montreux/Vevey and east to Zweisimmen and Gstaad. On July 2, 2017, we must leave Chateau D'Oex and travel back to Geneva Airport for our afternoon departure.

I am having difficulty choosing the rail passes. Is the Swiss Transfer Ticket and Berner Oberland Regional Pass the best combination for us? Thank you!

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Oct 5, 2016 - 9:58 AM

Hi variation15, welcome to MySwissAlps!

The only way to tell for sure which pass or pass combination works best is to the math in quite a detailed way, as explained at www.myswissalps.com/tr ain/ticketspasses/prac tical/chooserailpass. As for your plans: I don't think a Swiss Transfer Ticket and a Regional-Pass Bernese Oberland will work that well. That's because the Swiss Transfer Ticket requires you to use either the quickest or the cheapest route to your destination: www.myswissalps.com/sw isstransferticket/howt ouse. When traveling from Geneva to Wengen, the Golden Pass route is both longer and a bit more expensive than the default route via Bern and Spiez, so technically this is not allowed. The Regional-Pass Bernese Oberland provides excellent coverage in the Jungfrau region, but discounted traveling around Chateau d'Oex only: www.myswissalps.com/re gionalpassberneseoberl and/validity.

In all, a 15 day Swiss Travel Pass might be better and in any case easier. Again, you'll have to work your way through calculations to be sure.

Does this get you started?

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