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Thanks for the advice!

I was checking the Bernese regional pass, and its one with one free.

So if we get this pass 200 EU for me and my wife, will we get 50% off on jungfrau good morning ticket?
Then it does make sense.
This pass is 233 EU
Or jungfrau ticket will come to 130 EU for 2 people,
Total cost is 130+233 = 363 EU as opposed to 260 EU.

For 100 EU more, we can do some boat rides etc.,
I am getting more and more confused.
I went to online ticket booking site, and tried booking a ticket from Klein Sch. to Jungfraujoch.
Its telling me 112 CHF pp
With Swiss Pass(is it same as regional pass of bernese oberland??) its telling me just 84CHF

So two tickets will come to 168 + 233 = 400 CHF

Without any passes we will spend 260 CHF with 2 good morning tickets.

Is there any discount on good morning tickets for the Bernese regional pass holders?
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Re: Jungfrau good morning ticket

You could cut to the chase and call them or mail them.
Rail Info Interlaken
Telephone: +41 (0)33 828 72 33
Fax: +41 (0)33 828 72 60
E-mail: info@jungfrau.ch

They all speak English so it's easy.
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2) The Good-morning-ticket can not be combined with other reductions. The Bernese regional pass gives you 50% off the full price.
3) The special offers are there to fill trains that would otherwise be empty. They're empty because their timings/routings are not very attractive. The Jungfrau region was one of the first mass tourism destinations, and boy do they know how to optimise yield.
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I am getting more and more confused.
I went to online ticket booking site, and tried booking a ticket from Klein Sch. to Jungfraujoch.
Its telling me 112 CHF pp
With Swiss Pass(is it same as regional pass of bernese oberland??) its telling me just 84CHF

So two tickets will come to 168 + 233 = 400 CHF

Without any passes we will spend 260 CHF with 2 good morning tickets.

Is there any discount on good morning tickets for the Bernese regional pass holders?
You cannot combine two different offers. You need to choose only one type: Good morning ticket, Bernese Oberland ticket OR Swiss Pass.
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Old 26.07.2011, 15:04
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Re: Jungfrau good morning ticket

If you really want to feel that you've been in the Swiss Alps then forget about the tourist trip up the Jungfraujoch and go for a half-day or full day hike in the area instead.

Take a picnic of Swiss cheese and bread and some local fruit in season and something to drink and walk through Alpine meadows full of cows with their bells.

You may not be the envy of all when you get back home but you would have had a much better and more personal experience.

Anyway, that's what I would do.
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Re: Jungfrau good morning ticket

Tom's right, going to the Jungfraujoch ihas an element of weather risk, and you spend a long time in the train.
Walking in Murren or around Mannlichen etc may be a better experience.
A better view of the Alps is to be had from the top of Rigi.
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Re: Jungfrau good morning ticket

I understand your points, but we have 4 full days to enjoy the swiss countryside by car and rural roads.

I googled some, went to pass website, and here it what it tells me

The regional pass is 260 CHF for 2 people
With this pass there is 50% discount on Jungfrau

So for 56+56+260 which comes to 272 CHF we can visit Jungfrau anytime we like(paying 12 more than the good morning)

There is another reason for doing this. There are some great hikes up there, and cable car/gondola is expensive.
This will allow us to dedicate one more day to see other stuff. In in blatten for half the fare.
So its money saved.
thanks for all your help.
The dilemma is sorted

I am going to contact them if there is a way to purchase this 1+1 offer without doing it online, as shipping charges are a killer. If I can buy it Over the Counter, it will be 233 only!
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Tom's right, going to the Jungfraujoch ihas an element of weather risk, and you spend a long time in the train.
Walking in Murren or around Mannlichen etc may be a better experience.
A better view of the Alps is to be had from the top of Rigi.
It's a pleasant and easy walk down from the Mannlichen to Grindlewald in almost any weather, and there are a couple of good restaurants en route too.
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I understand your points, but we have 4 full days to enjoy the swiss countryside by car and rural roads.
You could also go here then
http://www.oeschinensee.ch/english/summer.html

Also I'd recommend a boat trip from Luzern, you can combine it to go up Mt Rigi also.
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Re: Jungfrau good morning ticket

Since we have 5 full days, we can do Lauterbrunnen-jungfrau-eigerglecher by 11am, walk down to kleine sch, take a gondola mann. and then train to grindelwald and then do a boat trip or something.
Plans are in full swing!
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Since we have 5 full days, we can do Lauterbrunnen-jungfrau-eigerglecher by 11am, walk down to kleine sch, take a gondola mann. and then train to grindelwald and then do a boat trip or something.
Plans are in full swing!
Slow down, slow down...

I think you are trying to cram too much into one day, especially if you want to do a boat trip as well. Assuming you get down to Kleine Scheidegg at 12, have lunch there (say one hour) then walk up to Männlichen, you will get to the top at something like 15:00. Another hour to get down to Grindelwald, get from the cable car to the station, that's 16:00. train down to Interlaken, 16:45... you will not be on a boat before 17:30.

There is no gondola from Kleine Scheidegg to Männlichen (if that's what you mean by "take a gondola mann"); you either have to walk up or go back down to Wengen/Grindelwald to get the cable car.

I wouldn't walk down from Eigergletscher to Kleine Scheidegg - you will be walking beside the railway lines and under ski-lifts all the way, with the KS railway junction in full view... not very scenic at all. Better to walk from Eigerglescher to Alpiglen via the "Eiger Trail".
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Slow down, slow down...

I think you are trying to cram too much into one day, especially if you want to do a boat trip as well. Assuming you get down to Kleine Scheidegg at 12, have lunch there (say one hour) then walk up to Männlichen, you will get to the top at something like 15:00. Another hour to get down to Grindelwald, get from the cable car to the station, that's 16:00. train down to Interlaken, 16:45... you will not be on a boat before 17:30.

There is no gondola from Kleine Scheidegg to Männlichen (if that's what you mean by "take a gondola mann"); you either have to walk up or go back down to Wengen/Grindelwald to get the cable car.

I wouldn't walk down from Eigergletscher to Kleine Scheidegg - you will be walking beside the railway lines and under ski-lifts all the way, with the KS railway junction in full view... not very scenic at all. Better to walk from Eigerglescher to Alpiglen via the "Eiger Trail".
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Actually, I will start a new thread on what to do with the bernese oberland pass, and I will give the region two full days(including jungfrau).
Now this eiger trail will allow us to walk to alpigen. Can we take a train ride back to the lake area, and then take a boat ride.
On the full day on the pass, we would like to enjoy some other nice rides to scenic villages and glaciers, and maybe enjoy one half fare destination.
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Now this eiger trail will allow us to walk to alpigen. Can we take a train ride back to the lake area, and then take a boat ride.
I really think you need to get a map, and use it while you do your planning. Google Earth will give you a good idea of the general layout of the area, what's up high, what's in which valley and what the mountains are in between.

Alpiglen is on the train line from Kleine Scheidegg to Grindelwald. To get down to the lakes (I am assuming you mean the Thunersee and Brienzersee), you would get the train from Alpiglen to Grindelwald, then change there to a train to Interlaken Ost. The boat landing stage for trips on the Brienzersee is about two minutes' walk from the station.

You can get timetables for the boats here: http://www.bls.ch/e/schifffahrt/fahrplan.php
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Re: Jungfrau good morning ticket

Yup, looking at google earth also. Will try to minimize walking, and maximize our "pass usage" on the free trips line.
I guess I will pick up my lonely planet and see whats best in Bernese oberland.
Then pick look at pics.
And then choose the places which come under "free coverage".
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