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All-Encompassing Travel Card in Bernese Oberland?

My wife and I will spend 4-5 nights in the Bernese Oberland this September. We have been there several times before, and think we will stay in Lauterbrunnen. We will have a car, but think we'd like to just park the car wherever we stay, and use the transportation system in the BO. We think we remember some travel card that allows holders unlimited travel on all the trains, cable cars, cog trains, etc. in the Bernese Oberland. Does anyone know if there is such an all-encompassing card and, if so, where on the internet I can go to learn more about it?

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You probably mean this one, described in Rick's materials. Berner Oberland Pass: http://www.regiopass-berneroberland.ch/home-en This regional pass covers the entire Bern–Interlaken–Luzern area — but costs almost as much as a full Swiss Pass. It offers 4 continuous days for 230 SF (about $250), 6 days for 290 SF (about $320), or 8 days for 330 SF (about $365). The highest mountain lifts are either 50 percent off during the validity of the pass or have special prices (e.g., Kleine Scheidegg to the Jungfraujoch, or Mürren to the Schilthorn are 50 percent off). Parts of the Glacier Express and Golden Pass scenic routes are also discounted 50 percent. Also available in first class for 20 percent more; if you have any type of Swiss Pass or discount card, all prices are 25 percent less.

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Thanks! That's what I am probably remembering. I must have lost my old Rick Steves' Switzerland, or I would have looked there first. I have been holding off until April, when he updates the book for 2014, to buy a new one. We didn't know the pass was so pricey, so we may just hold off and buy point-to-point tickets when we're there -- that's what we did last time in the area. That may be more expensive in the long run, but may be worth it for more flexibility.