Queries: Brienzer Rothorn + Harder Kulm

Queries: Brienzer Rothorn + Harder Kulm

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Sjchaos
Sjchaos
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Jun 22, 2018 - 8:17 AM

Hi,

Few Questions reg my trip

1. What is the name of starting point from Sörenberg to reach Brienzer Rothorn via cable car ( I was looking for fare and timings in sbb) but it was showing only buses

2. Also fare mentioned is half fare card when i check in sbb (it is same as swiss pass - 50% reduction)

3. Did i read the info correct that it takes 5.5 hours for round trip of Brienzer Rothorn using 5 modes of transportation as suggested in the landing page

4. Under page of STP validity, I could not find Harder Klum but i read in the forum discussions (it is discounted by 50% )

Thanks a lot!

Last modified on Jun 22, 2018 - 8:19 AM by Sjchaos
Lucas
Lucas
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Jun 22, 2018 - 1:07 PM in reply to Sjchaos

Hi Sjchaos,

  1. No train to Sörenberg, so indeed a bus is your only option.
  2. Yes, you must double the fare to get the regular fare on the timetable. The Swiss Travel Pass (not Swiss Pass by the way) covers the bus trip though so no need to worry about fares to Brienzer Rothorn if you have that pass.
  3. From Sörenberg? No only 35 minutes. But you are coming from the other side of the mountain so you don't take the steam train that 95% of tourists take as everyone comes from the Brienz side. You take a gondola.
  4. Harder Kulm is only noted as Harder on the PDF map (right above Interlaken). It is 50% off with the Swiss Travel Pass: myswissalps.com/swisst ravelpass/validity
Last modified on Jun 22, 2018 - 5:42 PM by Annika
Annika
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Jun 22, 2018 - 5:47 PM in reply to Sjchaos

Hi Sjchaos! You probably mean the round trip Interlaken-Sörenberg-Brienzer Rothorn-Interlaken as described at myswissalps.com/brienz errothorn? Yes, takes quite some hours indeed, but it's perfectly doable as a day trip. You can find post bus routes to/from Sörenberg in the timetable at myswissalps.com/timeta ble. There's a link to the Brienzer Rothorn Sörenberg cable car timetables at the Brienzer Rothorn page I just mentioned, under 'More on other websites'.

1960man
1960man
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Jun 22, 2018 - 11:37 PM

Sörenberg is served by bus from Schupfheim, on the Luzern - Bern Emmental valley line, so yes, from the north side it is train - bus - cable car to reach the Brienzer Rothorn

Sjchaos
Sjchaos
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Jun 28, 2018 - 10:19 AM in reply to 1960man

Hi,

Sörenberg is served by bus from Schupfheim - I checked timings & fare on postbus app. It is mentioned as 30 mins ride with 27 stops. Is it not too many no of stops :-)

I would love a scenic bus ride but I am easily confused looking at no of stops.

Lucas
Lucas
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Jun 28, 2018 - 3:39 PM in reply to Sjchaos

Hi Sjchaos,

All Swiss buses have a TV display showing the final destination and the upcoming 3 stops - so it is fairly easy to know when your stop is coming up. The easiest public transport system I've ever used!

Sjchaos
Sjchaos
13 posts
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Jul 1, 2018 - 5:34 PM

Thanks Lucas. Now that I am fine tuning my trip. I already havehtaken STP. I plan to keep my schedule flexible as per weather as advised in most of your threads.

To pay for cable car, gondola, bus etc, I can use cash card (MasterCard/visa) or any places require cash?

These tickets can be bought easily on the spot I understand.

Also Euro is acceptable widely or we need to convert to sw.francs?

Lucas
Lucas
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Jul 2, 2018 - 5:29 AM in reply to Sjchaos

If you are buying tickets at a rail station you won't have an issue with credit cards, but for buses you'll need Swiss Francs (coins).

A few larger retailers (rail office, grocery store) may accept Euros but then give change in Swiss Francs and it isn't a good exchange rate for you. Most shops of course only accept Swiss Francs and some don't accept credit cards. You should definitely convert to Francs. https://www.myswissalp s.com/swissfranc

Tickets can be bought on the spot for sure.

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