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Apr 24, 2013 - 2:34 AM

My friend and I are planning to travel to Switzerland for 4 days.
1st day - Travel fm Milan to Bern.
2nd day fm Bern to Lauterbrunnen Valley
3rd day in Lauterbrunnen Valley
4th days back to Bern and proceed to travel to Italy.

Should we purchase a Swiss pass?

Looking forward to your reply soon. Thks
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Apr 24, 2013 - 2:13 PM

Hi lipingred. It depends a bit on your plans for day 3. Assuming you need transportation then as well, a 4 day Swiss Saver Pass would be by far the easiest solution. It allows you to travel in the Lauterbrunnen valley and to nearby highlights such as Grindelwald, Interlaken, Mürren, boat trips on the lakes Brienz and Thun, and so on. Urban transportation in Bern is included too, as well as many museums. You won't need further tickets for the trips you mention.

If traveling on day 3 is very limited, you could also look into the Swiss Half Fare Card. This requires you to buy 50% discounted tickets for all trips though.

By the way: it's easier to travel via Interlaken, Spiez and Brig on you way back to Italy on day 4. Traveling via Bern is a detour. The timetable may be of help here.

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new member
Apr 25, 2013 - 1:11 AM
Hi Annika,

Thks for your quick response.

Few more questions and hope you to receive your advice and suggestion.

1.) What is the shortest and fastest route to go from Bern to Lauterbrunnen Valley?
2.) What kind of transportation we should take to reach there? We are staying at Eiger guesthouse
3.) Any recommended itineraries in Lauterbrunnen Valley to expose?
4.) We are going to Venice straight after Switzerland, which route is easier?
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Apr 25, 2013 - 3:02 AM
Hi lipingred,

For questions 1, 2 and 4 you can consult the timetable Annika linked to. From your hotel you either walk to the rail station called Mürren BLM at one end of the village, or the cable car station called Mürren Schilthornbahn at the other end. From there you can travel to anywhere as per the advice of the timetable. As for question 3: the Trümmelbach falls are a good destination for any kind of weather. If the weather is good I would recommend some hiking, and a visit to the Schilthorn (from Mürren Schilthornbahn).


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