Interlaken to Mt.Schilthorn using Eurail Pass

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Russell1955
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Mar 21, 2018 - 12:00 AM

I am planning on booking tickets for mid June to travel from Interlaken to Mt. Schilthorn using my 2 country Eurail Select Pass. I get a 25% discount. Am I right to assume that, even though part of the journey is by rail, that I do not have to use up a day of my pass?

Thanks

Removed user
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Mar 21, 2018 - 2:59 AM in reply to Russell1955

Hi Russell, and welcome to MySwissAlps!

I would say so. The Eurail site says "The discount benefits apply during the validity of your Eurail Pass, whereas free passage on trains, buses or ferries is only valid on travel days."

www.eurail.com/en/deal s/eurail-pass-benefits/benefits-switzerland

However, you can't reserve seats between Interlaken and the Schilthorn, so there's really no point in buying your tickets this early. They don't sell out.

In any case, it is not a good idea to buy tickets for mountain-top visits until the day before at the earliest, as you need to know what the weather will be like before spending all that money. If the top of the Schilthorn is in the clouds, there won't be any views, and you will have wasted your money.

You can check the webcam before buying your tickets to go up:

schilthorn.ch/en/Infos /Live

Alpenrose

Last modified on Mar 22, 2018 - 5:43 AM by Arno
Russell1955
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Mar 21, 2018 - 6:22 PM in reply to Removed user

Hi Alpenrose,

Thanks very much for your prompt and detailed response. Lots of good information. Very much appreciated.

Russell

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