Jun 6, 2017 - 2:39 PM
in reply to shamloo
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>> If I understand the Swiss Pass right, it does not include cable cars in wengen, we will stay 4 nights in wengen so at least we would use 8 return cable car.
What cable cars would you be doing these 8 return trips on?
Wengen is reached by train, free with the Swiss Travel Pass. There's only one cable car in Wengen, which goes up to Männlichen. The Swiss Travel Pass will get you a 50% discount on that. Most people would only go on that once, and either walk to Kleine Scheidegg, get the cable car back to Wengen or the gondola down the other side to Grindelwald (also 50% discount with the Swiss Travel Pass).
Some other cable cars in the area are free with the Swiss Travel Pass, i.e. Lauterbrunnen to Grütschalp, Stechelberg to Gimmelwald and Mürren. The cable car from Mürren to the Schilthorn is discounted at 50%, as is the gondola from Grindelwald to First. If you decide to go up to the Jungfraujoch, that is a train trip, for which your Swiss Travel Pass would get you free travel to Wengen or Grindelwald and a 25% discount between Wengen or Grindelwald and the Jungfraujoch. I have attached a picture which might help you to visualise the transport options in the Jungfrau Region.
However, the only way to be absolutely sure about what works out cheapest is to add up the cost of each trip you intend to make by train, boat, bus and cable car, and compare that with the cost of using various passes. There is some information to help you do this here:
www.myswissalps.com/tr ain/ticketspasses/prac tical/chooserailpass