Jun 20, 2018 - 5:28 PM
in reply to Arno
Thanks to all for the replies. I've been doing the math and looking at different pass configurations. We'll mostly be in the Berner Oberland region: Grindelwald, Lauterbrunnen, Brienz, Kandersteg and want access to the cable cars/gondolas etc without having to pay more.(will be going up First, Pfingstegg,Mannlichen-Kleine Scheideg,Murren,Allmendhubel,Schynige Platte, Oeschinsee, and Brienz Rothornbahn). We used that pass last time and it worked well for us. This time, we'll have a day in Luzern at the beginning of the trip, and a couple days in Thun/Bern at the end of the trip, plus transport to and from Zurich airport. I was also thinking about a trip to Schilthorn while we're in Lauterbrunnen(depending on weather), which is about halfway through the trip. That's why I was looking at the Flex Pass- to cover the first day, the last two, and the ride up to the top of Schilthorn.
This is my first time relying entirely on public transportation. Last time we had a car in addition to the regional pass. Unless there's a huge savings using another pass combination that I'm missing, I'll likely go ahead w/ the Flex pass, as part of my priority is to not have to stop and buy individual tickets. I will go through the math again though.
And I'll go ahead with Happy Rail, as I would like to have the passes before I arrive. Glad to hear people have had good experiences with them.
Thanks so much!