Jul 12, 2010 - 7:46 PM
My wife and I are planning on flying in to Zurich, taking the train to Luzern for the day, then spending 3 nights in Lauterbrunnen. We will leave Lauterbrunnen and take the train to Freiburg, Germany after that. We want to hike and use the gondolas, funiculars and mountain trains in the Grindelwald, Gimmelwald, Murren area, and possibly take the JungFraujoch as well.
I figure our total rail fares for the trip will be about $318, so the Swiss Pass and FlexiPass would probably not be effective, and the Bernese Oberland regional pass doesn't seem cover the rail trips in and out of Lauterbrunner. I believe that the Swis Half Fare Card would be a good option, but I cannot figure out which of the gondolas, funiculars and mountain trains are discounted with this card. Would we get the 50% discount in the Lauterbrunner area?
Secondly, if we purchase a ticket to Freiburg, I believe we will get the discount for the travel to the Swiss Border, can we buy the discounted ticket and pay the regular fare for the German portion of the trip at the station in Lauterbrunner?
Thanks for your help - we are looking forward to seeing the Swiss Alps!