Rail pass for Zurich, Bernese Oberland & Austria?

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Mar 26, 2018 - 2:00 PM

HI! We will be in Switzerland June 21-June 27 thereupon traveling to Austria via train. We arrive in Zurich, but plan to spend the majority of time in Bernese Oberland region. There will be 2 adults and a 13 year old. Which rail pass should I get. We do plan on going on gondolas, etc. Should we buy the tix beforehand or while there?

Thanks in advance,


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Mar 26, 2018 - 5:36 PM in reply to isepa

Hi isepa,

A clearly mapped out itinerary is the basis for deciding which pass suits. Based on your itinerary you need to do the sums based on the cost of all your planned trips on trains, boats, cable cars etc. You can use the Swiss Train Timetable (www.myswissalps.com/ti metable) to work out the fares for any trip. When you go to buy a ticket the fare you see on the right hand side of the page will normally be the half-fare price. Double it to get full fare. With a Swiss Travel Pass it is free provided it is shown as free on the Area of Validity map ( PDF downloadable from www.myswissalps.com/sw isstravelpass/validity).

You should read “How to choose the best travel pass” (www.myswissalps.com/tr ain/ticketspasses/prac tical/chooserailpass).

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Mar 26, 2018 - 9:33 PM in reply to isepa

Hello Irena,

As well as what Chantal said you might want to give www.myswissalps.com/re gionalpassberneseoberl and a good hard look. Be sure to check the “Where it’s valid” tab.

There is an order on-line and print at home option. See under “Prices” tab.

You could buy ticket from Zurich to Bern in advance if you choose that Pass but just as easy to wait until you arrive in Switzerland.

Last modified on Mar 26, 2018 - 9:36 PM by rockoyster
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Mar 26, 2018 - 9:36 PM in reply to rockoyster

Thanks! Very helpful advice.


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