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Berner Oberland Pass in March ?

We are planning a 2 week European vacation in March 2015.
Our only Swiss destination is 4 nights in Wengen. Is there a similiar
pass to the "Berner Oberland Pass" in the winter months?
My wife and I don't ski but we would love ride all the same
routes , including boat rides and some mountain gondolas and the bus up the Valley.
Eventually going to Jungfraujoch also . So.... anything similiar ?

Thank You,
Ross B , San Francisco

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They still sell the plain old Berner Oberland Regional Pass, 4 day for 230 chf. I am looking at last years piste map and it shows 186 chf for hiking/sledding pass for 4 days. or 153 chf for 3 days. Does not include any boat rides, but does include all the trains and cable cars and trains to Interlaken as well as a 50% reduction for the Jungfraujochbahn and Schilthornbahn.

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31471 posts

Ross,

AFAIK, both the Berner Oberland Pass and the Jungfrau VIP Pass are ONLY sold from May to October each year. Therefore you wouldn't be able to buy one for travel in March.

I'd have to spend some time looking at the various options, but you may find some good information on this page....

https://www.ricksteves.com/travel-tips/transportation/trains/switzerland-rail-passes

One of the Swiss Passes will at least provide discounts for the mountain lifts and the trip to the Jungfraujoch (be sure to check the weather forecast before you go on that trip).

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16883 posts

Among the full-country options, the Swiss Card covers one train ride from a border or airport into Wengen and one ride out, plus 50% discounts on all other transportion during your stay, about $225 per person in 2nd class. A Swiss Pass could give you more coverage for 4 consecutive days, about $275, but that sounds like a day too short to cover your in- and out-trains. Or are you driving in and parking in the valley?

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Thank you everyone for your replies.
To Laura, we are already planning on taking point to point trains.
Paris to Interlaken, then Interlaken to Venice.
Lots of time to think about the options you all gave me.