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Berner overland pass? Is it worth it

Trying to figure out what this pass is about. I am a little unsure if this pass will mean free rides or if it is just 50% off. We will be taking a train from bern to Kandersteg. Then the gondola up and down to Oeschinenese lake. Then train to Interlake then to Lauterbrunnen where we have a hotel for three nights. We plan to do lift that takes us to Grutschalp then walk to murren. Then the lift up to Shilthorn for 007 breakfast brunch. Tram ride from Gimmelwald to Stechelberg. Train from Lauterbrunnen to wengen. Wengen to mannlichen cable car then hike down to Kleine Scheidegg then cable car to Jungfraujoch. train from lauterbrunen to Interlake to Lucerne and will explore Lucerne for a while before we head to Germany. Looks like a 4 day pass is 250. I just feel like it could do what we are doing cheaper if I just bought my husband and I tickets without the pass. Any help would be great. Thanks!

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We will be coming from Paris and then heading to Salzburg. I added up trains already and it wasn’t going to be cheaper with half fare card to buy the card and only get a 50% off unless it works well on all the lifts that I will need as well and my understand was that overland pass would be better for that since I am staying in that area the full time. The other consideration is the jungfraujoch pass possibly.

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Im trying to figure out the same thing. I’m thinking SHF for my three days in BO/LV, and then a 3-day STP for my other three days in Switzerland. I’m looking for max flexibility (weather) while trying to save some money. I ruled out the BO Pass for some reason, can’t remember why...

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I am a big fan of the Berner Oberland Regional Pass having purchased them 4 or 5 times now. We always get more than face value in our usage. The Schilthorn will have an extra charge, as will the Jungfraujoch, but everything else on your list is covered 100%. Here is the area of validity https://www.regionalpass-berneroberland.ch/assets/pass-und-infos/geltungsbereich/Geltungsbereich-2019.pdf.

A nice feature of the pass is that if you decide on a whim to take an extra train or gondola ride, you don’t have to even think about it as there is no additional out-of-pocket, even if just hopping on the PostBus.