Jun 17, 2018 - 4:42 AM
We are a family of four - traveling with my wife and 2 kids, visiting Switzerland end of this month. We are reaching Luzern by train from Paris. Plan is to stay 5 nights in Switzerland - 3 nights in Luzern, 2 nights in Lauterbrunnen/Wengen. We would likely do a day trip to Bern by train from Luzern. At Luzern, plan to do cog rail to either Mt. Rigi or Mt. Pilatus and do a lake cruise. Then we will travel by train to Wengen. We might do a round trip from Interlaken to Thun on lake if time permits. And then planning to take train back to Paris from Lauterbrunnen. My questions are:
1. For travel within Switzerland, is the best pass the Regional Berner Oberland pass or should I consider Swiss pass or something else? Which of the above trips I noted are fully covered in the Regional Berner Oberland pass, and which ones are discounted?
2. Other than getting the pass, I assume I also need to book specific train reservations using the pass, i.e. I can't just use the pass to board trains, correct? If so, which website should I use?
3. For the travel from Paris to Luzern, and back from Lauterbrunnen to Paris, are there multiple website options that are available to book trains, can you recommend any?