Jul 26, 2017 - 1:57 PM
My wife and I will be traveling to Switzerland in late August, arriving in Zurich by train from Salzburg on August 29. We will leave Zurich and travel by train to Wengen on August 30, and we will be staying in Wengen for five nights. On Sunday, September 3, we will travel to Geneva by Golden Pass train. We will be in Geneva for three nights, departing for home (in the US) on September 6.
We have purchased 1/2 Fare cards for our trip, and I intend to purchase Bernese Oberland Passes for part or all of our time. However, I'm not sure how the BOP apply on our travel from Zurich on August 30 or to Geneva on September 3.
(1) A portion of the trip from Zurich to Wengen obviously is within the scope of the BOP. If I purchase Bernese Oberland Passes with a start date of August 30, should we just purchase train tickets to Bern, and then use the Passes for the balance of the trip?
(2) How does the Bernese Oberland Pass apply to the portion of the Golden Pass train within the Pass area? Since our only travel on September 3 will be from Wengen to Interlaken Ost, and then on the Golden Pass train to Montreux (and then on to Geneva), does it make sense to purchase Bernese Oberland Passes covering September 3?
Thanks for your help!