Rail pass for 5 nights Interlaken from Basel

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Apr 30, 2018 - 5:52 PM

How do I choose the right ticket options. I'm very confused as to whether I buy a half pass or just transfer tickets? I need to get to interlaken from Basel airport, I'll be staying for five nights & returning. I may travel by train or boat while there. It seems very expensive.

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Apr 30, 2018 - 8:04 PM in reply to Removed user

Hi Suzanne, and welcome to MySwissAlps,

You should read “How to choose the best travel pass”. A clearly mapped out itinerary is the basis for deciding which pass (if any) 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. The page has a spreadsheet to help you.

You can use the Swiss train timetable 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 validity map which you can download here.

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May 1, 2018 - 6:36 PM

Hi Suzanne,

I'm not sure if you've done the math yet, but with a trip from Basel to Interlaken and back, plus 6 days of sightseeing, it is very unlikely that regular tickets are you cheapest option. I would compare the Swiss Travel Pass, Regional-Pass Bernese Oberland and Swiss Half Fare Card.

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