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Train Pass in Switzerlad

Traveling to Berner Oberland this summer . What pass would be best ? Im thinking of getting the 2nd class saver flexi pass because we will be traveling from Zurich to Interlaken first and last and it seems you can only get 50% discount once past Interlaken . Am i understanding this correctly ? Will I be able to still use the 50% discount in between the scheduled travel days of the flexi pass ? thank you for any clarification of my understanding .

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Yes I had one last year, and you get the 50% for lifts etc without using the day of the travel - so with the SWISS CARD you get a free train ride from Airport to destination first day, and the same on the return. You can add a few extra days of full travel - but if you chose short local train stops - under $25 - its probably cheaper to just buy the ticket that day. worked great over over Berner Oberland with the gondolas, and also the To/From Zurich airport trips.

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Actually, a Swiss pass will get you into the Lauterbrunnen Valley and up to Wengen, Gimmelwald and Muerren without extra costs. Any higher, the pass provides a 50% discount. Depending on the length of your Swiss visit, point-to-point tickets may be less expensive. If you only there 2-3 days and you don't go to the Jungfrau or Shilthorn mountaintops, PTP would be less expensive. Any longer, a pass is most useful. Zurich to Interlaken is only a 2hr. journey and is not expensive.

CLICK HERE to see a downloadable .pdf file for the Swiss train and bus system. Red lines are trains. Yellow lines are buses. The pass is good on all solid red lines without extra costs. Red dotted lines are extra.