Jan 25, 2018 - 3:35 AM
Trying to plan a two week trip to Europe and have a few questions regarding rail tickets and what passes to get. I'll apologize for the long post ahead of time.
Here's our itinerary:
London (2 nights) > Paris (2 nights) > Lucerne (2 nights) > Grindelwald [via Interlaken] (3 nights) > Mittenwald [via Garmisch-Partenkirchen] (3 nights) > Salzburg (2 nights)
Pretty sure we've settled on the Eurail Select Pass; specifically either 5 or 6 days over 2 months option. Almost certain Eurail pass will cover London to Paris, Paris to Lucerne and Lucerne to Interlaken. Where I get hung up at is what specific pass to get once we get to Interlaken.
We are likely staying in Grindelwald and I know that connection isn't included in Eurail Select Pass. I know I have a few options and just don't know which one is the best:
- Swiss Travel Pass (270 CHF)
- Regional-Pass Bernese Oberland (CHF 250 for 4 days)
- Jungfrau Travel Pass (CHF 206)
From what I can tell, all three passes will cover travel around Grindelwald, Wengen, Lauterbrunnen and Murren. I am just confused on which one would be best option. I know that Swiss Travel Pass covers more and the Jungfrau Pass covers the least. Prices are that big of difference and didn't know which one to go with. Since I already have the Eurail Pass to cover most of Switzerland journey. I'm guessing that I'm probably okay going with cheapest option - the Jungfrau Travel Pass - but wanted to make sure.
Also, I see there's a discount for these Regional & Jungfrau Passes if you have the Swiss Travel Pass. What about with a Eurail Pass? And do these need to be bought beforehand or can I just purchase once I get to Interlaken?
Plan after Interlaken is to take LONG trip to Garmisch-Partenkirche with Eurail Pass and then buy separate ticket to Mittenwald. Then go from there to Salzburg and use Eurail day again.
So, I got on here mainly to get suggestions on what pass to get in Interlaken and to also make sure this itinerary looks okay to use Eurail Pass.
Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks again.