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Neubigl
Neubigl
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Jul 7, 2022 - 12:23 PM

Good Morning Swiss Alps!

My husband and I are finally realizing our trip to Switzerland this August for the entire month after 4 times canceling for Covid! Traveling all by train. Very excited!

We will travel all around from Zurich,to Lucerne, to Murren, to Wengen, to Montreux, to Bern, to Chur and on the Bernina Express to Lugano and then finally back to the US thru Zurich.

We have decided to buy the Swiss Travel Pass . It seems it will be great not having to stand in line and buy each point to point ticket and it covers Bernina (we made seat reservations).

The highlight of the trip is hiking in the alps. BIGGEST QUESTION....With the Swiss Travel Pass, do we need to also buy the Regional Bernese Oberland or the Jungfrau passes. We will be hiking everyday and going from Murren to Wengen. We talked to SBB and they say the STP covers 50% of the costs for the cable cars, cogwheel, trams etc. up in the Alps. What do you suggest?

You have been so very helpful with easy to understand answers. We read all your posts to all members and your answers are always clear and direct.

Thank you for your reply!

Linda Neubig

Ildiko
Ildiko
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Jul 7, 2022 - 1:40 PM in reply to Neubigl

Hi Linda,

I hope that finally you can make it now to Switzerland! :)

Yes, Swiss Travel Pass also grants you discounts on mountain transport, you can find the validity map and list here: www.myswissalps.com/swisstravelpass/validity.

Whether you need an extra regional pass, depends on your exact itinerary. How many days are you staying in the Jungfrau region?

For the Regional Pass Bernese Oberland a 35% discount applies if you have a valid Swiss Travel Pass. For the Jungfrau Travel Pass, you get a 25% discount with your Swiss Travel Pass.

Regional Pass Bernese Oberland has a bigger validity area than the Jungfrau Travel Pass but it is also a bit more expensive. See the validity maps here: www.myswissalps.com/regionalpassberneseoberland/validity and www.myswissalps.com/jungfrautravelpass/validity.

I think if you are planning to use many cable cars during your stay, then a regional pass would be great.

To be able to decide, you should make calculation, you can use our calcultion spreadsheet: www.myswissalps.com/train/ticketspasses/practical/chooserailpass.

Ildiko

Neubigl
Neubigl
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Jul 7, 2022 - 1:43 PM in reply to Ildiko

Thank you for your speedy reply. We will be in Murren 4 nights and Wengen 6 nights. In Switzerland totally 27 nights thus we think the Swiss Travel Pass with our Itinery will work. It's in the mountains and for hiking and the cable cars/ cog wheels etc. local travel we're wondering about.

1960man
1960man
4353 posts
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Jul 7, 2022 - 4:15 PM in reply to Neubigl

If you intend to buy overlapping Passes, I would recommend not spending extra money on two passes that will be valid on the same days. If you are careful, you could use a Swiss Travel Pass Flex, and local or regional passes valid for days that you are not using the STP Flex

Ildiko
Ildiko
2515 posts
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Jul 7, 2022 - 6:42 PM in reply to Neubigl

Hi Linda,

I highly recommend our calculating spreadsheet, have a look at it, I will help you calculate your options.

Swiss Travel Pass Flex can be a good solution too, it is a bit slightly more expensive than the Swiss Travel Pass, you can see the prices here: www.myswissalps.com/swisstravelpassflex/price.

It depends on your planned itinerary and how many times you want to use the mountain transport in that 10 days while you are in the Jungfrau region.

Swiss Travel Pass Flex + 10 days Regional Pass Bernese Oberland sounds good I think.

Ildiko

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