Jun 15, 2010 - 2:49 PM
Hi Lisa, and welcome to the forum! If you plan to to make a few train journeys only, it would be too expensive to purchase a Swiss Pass or another pass allowing unlimited travel. A Swiss Half Fare Card may be a good option: it allows a 50% discount on most train journeys, including scenic routes such as the Glacier Express. On the Swiss Half Fare Card page
, please review the link 'Overview of the network on which the Swiss Half Fare Card is valid'. This will show a detailed map indicating the validity of the Swiss Half Fare Card. Please note that for the Glacier Express, and other panoramic trains, a seat reservation
fee has to be paid. This is also the case if you have a valid rail pass.
If the amount of train journeys you plan to make is very limited, you might even be best off with regular point to point tickets. Which solution is best, ultimately depends on your exact travel plans. You can try to calculate the costs of the plans you have in mind and find out if a rail pass fits your need. For further tips, please follow the instructions in our rail FAQ
I don't have personal experience with camp sites near Visp or Interlaken. The Swiss Camps website
may help you out here. This detailed overview of campsites in the Bernese Oberland
, including some near Interlaken, can be useful as well.
I hope this gets you started!