Traveling to Mt.Schilthorn with Eurail Select Pass

Traveling to Mt.Schilthorn with Eurail Select Pass

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Mayky
Mayky
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Nov 28, 2017 - 3:05 PM

Hi

I plan to travel to Schilthorn next April. I plan to go up via Stechelberg and go down via Grutschalp. I have a 5-day Eurail Select Pass. My questions are:

1.If I depart from Interlaken Ost to Lauterbrunnen and return, will my pass cover the fare for these routes? Your website says the Eurail Select pass gives 25% of the train and cable car fare to Schilthorn. I just wanna make sure about this.

2. Does my pass cover the bus fare from Lauterbrunnen to Stechelberg? The website doesn’t say anything about the bus fare, so I’d like to ask.

3. If my pass doesn’t cover both train fare and bus fare, that means I need to get a ticket from Interlaken to Schilthorn, right?

4. I can find one-way ticket fare for the cable car from Stechelberg to Schilthorn but can’t find the one-way fare for the route via Grutschalp. So I wonder if I buy round-trip ticket from Stechelberg - Schilthorn (or Interlaken-Schilthorn), will I be able to ride a cable car via Grutschalp route?

5. Do you have any suggestion for me to get the cheapest ticket for this trip to Schilthorn?

Thank you so much.

May

Lucas
Lucas
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Nov 28, 2017 - 5:05 PM in reply to Mayky

Hi May and welcome to MySwissAlps!

  1. The Eurail Select Pass gives you 25% off the ticket cost from Interlaken to Murren & on to Schilthorn. Lauterbrunnen is on the way from Interlaken to Murren so it is also 25% off the ticket price. You can see a PDF map on what is covered fully or partially by that rail pass here.
  2. No it doesn't cover that bus route. See the PDF map on the link above.
  3. You will need a ticket from Interlaken to Schilthorn yes. You will get 25% off that ticket (except for the bus route if you take it (full price but it is a small amount - short bus ride!)
  4. You can find a price sheet for fares on the Schilthorn website here. The price going via Stechelberg is 2chf cheaper round-trip. If you want to make both trips you would be 1-way tickets (round-trip tickets are not discounted anyway)
  5. The cheapest option (by 2chf) is to make the round-trip via Stechelberg (129.00chf) less your 25% discount with the Eurail Select Pass.

While the Eurail Passes do get you discounts on some Swiss trips, The Swiss Travel Pass would give you better discounts in general for any/all trips you make in Switzerland.

The entire trip to Schilthorn would be free with the Swiss Travel Pass for example in 2018.

Last modified on Nov 28, 2017 - 5:07 PM by Lucas
Mayky
Mayky
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Nov 29, 2017 - 2:01 AM in reply to Lucas

Thank you so much Lucas.

That does help me a lot.

At first i planned to get 4-day STP, but unfortunately i've already got 5-days Eurail pass because on the 5th day of my trip, i'm going to Italy. I was afraid that the cost of ticket on the 5th day would be expensive so i decided to get the Eurail when i see the cyber monday 20% discount on top 15% traveling in pack without well research. Now i think using the Eurail cost me a lil bit more than using 4-day STP.

By the way, if i buy one-way ticket from Interlaken to Schilthorn at Interlaken station, will i be able to buy the ticket back down to Interlaken via the Grutschalp route at Schilthorn? If not I think i'll just leave the Grutchalp route and get the return ticket Interlaken-Schilthorn via Stechelberg. Can i buy the ticket at the train station in Interlaken or do i have to book online?

Thank you so much.

May

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Nov 29, 2017 - 3:28 AM in reply to Mayky

Hi May,

Just in case you are travelling at the end of April, here is information about the operating dates of transport you have mentioned using:

  • Cable car Lauterbrunnen-Grütschalp - closed from 30 Apr until 4 May 2018
  • Cable car Mürren-Schilthorn - closed from 23 Apr to 27 April 2018

Alpenrose

Last modified on Nov 29, 2017 - 3:28 AM by Removed user
Mayky
Mayky
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Nov 29, 2017 - 3:47 AM

Thank you so much for your information, Alpenrose.

Fortunately, my trip is on the beginning of April.

May

Lucas
Lucas
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Nov 29, 2017 - 7:26 AM in reply to Mayky

Hi May,

You can buy a ticket down from Schilthorn yes. You may be able to buy the return ticket down from Interlaken when you buy the ticket to go up as well.

Mayky
Mayky
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Nov 29, 2017 - 8:12 AM

Thank you so much, Lucas.

May

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