Bernese Oberland Regional Pass (A Great Option)

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The Bernese Oberland Regional Pass is a great option for people spending lots of time in the region. The Bernese Oberland region includes such gems as the Jungfraujoch, Interlaken, Grindelwald, Lauterbrunnen, Lake Thun, and Lake Brienz, and a whole lot more.

So, if you are planning on spending 3 days or more in the area, then this is a pass you should consider.

What Is Included In The Bernese Oberland Pass?

The Bernese Oberland Pass includes travel on almost all trains, buses, and boats within the Canton of Bern. There is also free travel on 25 mountain railways and a significant discount on many others. There is also a wide range of discounts on attractions in the region.

You can get a better idea of which ones are not included in the map below. There are actually very few.

You can actually travel for free on the GoldenPass line from Lucerne to Interlaken Ost. From Bern to Interlaken, Bern to Brig, over to Kandersteg, on any of the Lakes, and significantly more routes too.

The pass also includes free travel on a wide variety of mountain railways and cable cars to:

  • Grindelwald First
  • Eigergletscher
  • Männlichen, Wengen
  • Schynige Platte
  • Harder Kulm
  • Oeschinensee
  • Brienzer Rothorn
  • Niesen

Travel to the Bernese Oberland from these locations:

  • Berne
  • Lucerne
  • Saanen
  • Domodossola

Discounts on the following:

  • The final portion of the Jungfraujoch from Eigergletscher for 99 CHF return
  • Niederhorn Schilthorn & Titlis – 50% off
  • Travel within the city of Bern – 50% off
  • Visit the Blausee – 50% off
  • Various other discounts on most attractions within the Bernese Oberland
Bernese Oberland Train

Bernese Oberland Regional Pass Prices

You can buy the Bernese Oberland Pass for 3,4,6,8 or 10 days. There are two price categories:

  • Full price – for those with no other passes
  • Half fare – for those with a Swiss Travel Pass, Swiss Travel Pass Flex, Swiss Half Fare Card, Halbtaxabo, or Generalabo.

** Children and dogs only have to pay 30 CHF for any of the passes.

The following table shows you all the options:

Number of DaysFull Price (CHF)Half Fare Price (CHF)
3230150
4270175
6340220
8380250
10420275
Bernese Oberland Regional Pass prices

Berner Oberland Pass Map

The following Bernese Oberland Pass map will give you an idea of what is covered by the pass.

Bernese Oberland Pass Map
Bernese Oberland Pass Map – courtesy of regionalpass-berneroberland.ch

However, if you want to see in detail which trains, buses and boats are covered, then this PDF is the best way.

How to Use Berner Oberland Pass

Using the Berner Oberland Pass is quite simple, all you need to do is follow these steps:

What is the best pass for the Bernese Oberland?

There are a few options for those of you traveling in the Bernese Oberland – the Bernese Oberland Pass, the Jungfrau Travel Pass, and the Swiss Travel Pass.

The best option will depend on how far you are traveling if you have the Swiss Travel Pass or not, and what you want to see while you are there. I have tried to break it down so you can get an idea of what is covered in each, and if you really need that particular pass or pass combination.

The Swiss Travel Pass is perfect for longer trips between major destinations in Switzerland and includes over 500 museums. And, you get 50% off almost all mountain railways and cable cars in the Bernese Oberland. The only exception is the Jungfraujoch, where you get 33% off the journey price.

** Note: Both of the following two passes are discounted if you also have the Swiss Travel Pass or another Swiss pass like the Half Fare Card or GA.

The Jungfrau Travel Pass is more focused on the Jungfrau region with free travel on all trains, buses and boats, but only within that region (Interlaken, Grindelwald, Lauterbrunnen and on the lakes). Travel to most mountain destinations are included such as Grindelwald First and Eigergletscher, Schynigge Platte, Harder Kulm, Männlichen, Mürren, Wengen, Kleine Scheidegg. And you get a huge discount on the Jungfraujoch, which varies depending on the season.

The Bernese Oberland Pass covers a wider range of destinations stretching all the way to Lucerne and Bern, ad down to Brig in Wallis. It also offers free travel on the majority of mountains and big discounts on those not covered. There is also a wide range of partners offering discounts to most of the attractions in the region.

Swiss Travel Pass vs Bernese Oberland Pass

The Swiss Travel Pass covers travel all over Switzerland, while the Bernese Oberland Pass only covers travel in the Bernese Oberland region.

On top of that, the Bernese Oberland Pass covers the majority of mountain excursions around Interlaken, except for the Jungfraujoch and Schilthorn. The Swiss Pass in comparison only gets you discounts on mountain excursions, although they are often 50% off.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Swiss Travel Pass cover Bernese Oberland?

Yes, the Swiss Travel Pass does cover the Bernese Oberland. However, it only covers public transport such as trains and buses and not mountain railways, gondolas and cable cars. So, for example, you will have to pay extra to go to the Jungfraujoch, First, Kleine Scheidegg and other mountain destinations.

Is Berner Oberland Pass worth it?

Yes, the Bernese Oberland Pass is worth it if you are visiting a lot of the main attractions in the area such as Grindelwald First, Männlichen, Jungfraujoch, Oeschinensee, Schynige Platte, Harder Kulm, Brienzer Rothorn and the Niesen. It is also great for traveling around the whole Bernese Oberland area by public transport as that is all included..

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Jungfrau Travel Pass,   Interrail,   Car Rental

Written by Ashley Faulkes
As a twenty-year resident of Switzerland, I am passionate about exploring every nook and cranny of this beautiful country, I spend my days deep in the great Swiss outdoors, and love to share these experiences and insights with fellow travel enthusiasts.

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