Correct Swiss rail pass for 1 week on Lake Brienz

Correct Swiss rail pass for 1 week on Lake Brienz

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Suep66
Suep66
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Jun 1, 2018 - 11:24 AM

Hi. New to this forum and looking for some help please. We are driving into Switzerland 1st July staying in a motorhome on Lake Brienz for 7 days.We would like to take the boat trip on Lake Brienz and Giessbach Falls. Also a ride Brienzer Rothorn . The rest of the time just relaxing and enjoying the beautiful view. So would we benefit from buying a pass for these trips or pay for each as we go along . Sorry I have really tried but cannot get my head around which would be more cost effective. Oh bringing our dog too!! Any help really appreciated.

Thanks Sue

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Lucas
Lucas
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Jun 1, 2018 - 3:04 PM in reply to Suep66

Hi Sue,

For travel around the Lake Brienz area you'll want to look at there 3 passes I think:

Though if those 2 trips you mention are your only trips then a rail pass most likely won't save you any money.

To know which pass is the best for your specific itinerary you need to plan out all trips you will make (train, bus, boat, cable car) and compare the prices for regular tickets to the rail pass price (and which routes/mountains are free or discounted). Once you have that information you can read our page here on how to choose the best rail pass. There is a spreadsheet there to help with the math. :)

Last modified on Jun 1, 2018 - 3:20 PM by Lucas
Gunzel
Gunzel
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Jun 1, 2018 - 7:48 PM

The Bernese Oberland Pass may be the way to go.

Some wonderful trips in the Brienz area.

The lakes are magnificent and the steam train at Brienz is a "must".

Check out the bus to Axalp and return. Not a long trip but so spectacular!!!!!

Others can advise what best to do with the dog when travelling by public transport.

Enjoy your travels.

Lucas
Lucas
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Jun 2, 2018 - 7:53 AM in reply to Suep66

You will have to buy a ticket for your dog on the trains.

As per SBB:
Dogs of any size travelling in passenger carriages or luggage vans must always pay second-class half fare or the stipulated minimum fare (1-day travelpass for dogs for 35chf) if there is one.
Exception: small dogs up to 30 cm high at the top of their shoulder blades can travel with you free of charge as carriage hand luggage provided they are in a carrier, basket or other suitable container.

Suep66
Suep66
2 posts
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Jun 4, 2018 - 1:10 PM in reply to Lucas

Thanks both for your replys. Really appreciate your help. We are going to see if we can fit in anymore trips and then decide on options for which pass. Bit concerned about if our dog will want to be dragged around site seeing or just prefer to laze around by the lake. Thanks again.

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