Brienz Rothorn Bahn steam train beside Lake Brienz
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Berner Oberland Pass [2024]: Info, Prices and Inclusions

May 1, 2024 Last Updated on May 14, 2024

If you’re planning a visit to Switzerland’s beautiful Bernese Oberland, home to the mighty Jungfrau, Interlaken, Lake Thun and Grindelwald, it’s worth considering buying a Berner Oberland Pass. 

The Berner Oberland Regional Pass is a single transport ticket that covers the entire Bernese Oberland and provides great value and flexibility.

But is the Berner Oberland Pass worth it and does it cover all the transport and activities you would like to enjoy in the region? Read on to find out.

In short, the Berner Oberland Pass covers:

  • Free travel on trains and (Post)bus in almost the entire Bernese Oberland between Bern, Lucerne, Saanen and Domodossola
  • Free travel on Luzern Interlaken Express and GoldenPass Express
  • Free travel on more than 25 mountain excursions in the Bernese Oberland and neighbouring Valais
  • Heavily discounted rate for the Jungfraujoch excursion
  • Free travel on bus lines in Grindelwald, Lenk, Adelboden and Kandersteg
  • Free travel on PostBus lines in the Bernese Oberland and neighbouring areas
  • Free travel on boats on Lake Thun and Lake Brienz
  • Reduced admission and discounts to over 40 regional attractions

In this guide you’ll find everything you need to know about the Berner Oberland Pass (which was previously called the Regional Pass Berner Oberland).

Click here to buy your Berner Oberland Regional Pass

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Changes and updates to the Berner Oberland Pass for 2024

In addition to the huge number of inclusions and discounts that the pass already provides, from 2024 the following changes will also apply to the Berner Oberland Pass:

  • Validity period now extended – the pass is now valid for use from 1 April to 31 December, 2024
  • Youth discounts (for travellers aged 16 to 25 years old) are now available
  • Two new PostBus routes have been included
  • Two new bonus partners have been added

What is the Berner Oberland Pass?

The Berner Oberland Pass is a tourist pass which offers visitors free travel on almost all public transport in the region.

What does the Berner Oberland Pass cover?

Travel on more than twenty-five different mountain railways is included, as well as free travel on trains and buses in almost the entire Bernese Oberland between Bern, Lucerne, Saanen and Domodossola. 

The pass also offers discounts for almost 40 different activities in the region.

The Berner Oberland Pass can be purchased for travel in either 1st class or 2nd class and it is available for durations of 3, 4, 6, 8 and 10 days of consecutive use.

We love the convenience and flexibility that the Berner Oberland Pass offers. With one ticket, you can hop on and off trains, buses, boats and mountain railways in the entire Bernese Oberland as you wish.

By purchasing a Berner Oberland Pass you can make substantial savings on your transport and sightseeing in the region.

The Berner Oberland Pass is our go-to Swiss rail pass when we visit the Bernese Oberland.

Validity of Berner Oberland Pass

Passes can be purchased that last 3, 4, 6, 8, or 10 consecutive days. The Berner Oberland Pass can be used from 1 April to 31 December, 2024 (subject to individual attractions, cable cars, etc operating).

Berner Oberland Pass Price for 2024

Adult FaresRegular Price
2nd Class
Regular Price
1st Class
Reduced Fare*
2nd Class
Reduced Fare*
1st Class
3 DaysCHF 240CHF 288CHF 168CHF 202
4 DaysCHF 280CHF 336CHF 196CHF 236
6 DaysCHF 350CHF 420CHF 254CHF 305
8 DaysCHF 395CHF 474CHF 287CHF 345
10 DaysCHF 435CHF 522CHF 316CHF 380
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Youth Fares
(16 – 25 incl.)
2nd Class1st ClassChild^ Fares
(6 – 15 incl.)
3 daysCHF 168CHF 202CHF 30
4 daysCHF 196CHF 236CHF 30
6 daysCHF 254CHF 305CHF 30
8 daysCHF 287CHF 345CHF 30
10 daysCHF 316CHF 380CHF 30
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Berner Oberland Pass discounts

*Holders of the Swiss Travel Pass, Swiss Travel Pass Flex and Swiss Half-Fare Card receive a discount on the price of the Berner Oberland Pass however both passes must be valid for the same dates.  Refer to the table above for discounted rates.

From 2024, there is also a youth discount for the Berner Oberland Pass. Prices are shown in the table above.

You do not need a Berner Oberland Pass discount code to purchase the pass at the youth rate, however youths will be asked by the ticket inspector on the trains to show proof of age.

Is there a Bernese Oberland Pass for children?

^The Berner Oberland Pass is available for children aged from 6 to 15 years (before their 16th birthday) for just CHF 30 (1st or 2nd class).  However, if children hold a Swiss Family Card, Junior TravelCard or Children’s Co-TravelCard, they travel for free.

Children under six years old always travel free of charge.

Where to buy the Berner Oberland Pass

The pass can be purchased at major railway stations in the region but in order to make use of your pass as soon as you arrive in the Berner Oberland region, the best bet is to buy your pass online

Prices are the same no matter where or when you purchase the pass.

For convenience, passes are delivered by email.

Berner Oberland Pass Map of Validity

Map of the area of validity of the Berner Oberland Pass

To download a map of the area of validity of the Berner Oberland Pass, click here.

How to use the Berner Oberland

After purchasing your Berner Oberland Pass, you will receive a digital copy of the Pass via email. You can print out the pass and carry a paper copy or save the PDF you receive by email to your mobile phone.

You simply show your Pass to the ticket inspector onboard each train, bus or boat when requested.

If you are enjoying a mountain excursion by cable car or funicular, just present your Berner Oberland Pass at the ticket counter or at the turnstile and the attendant will let you board.

Berner Oberland Pass vs Swiss Travel Pass – what’s the difference?

Available for travel in both 1st and 2nd class, both passes cover all public transport in the Bernese Oberland. The main difference is that the Berner Oberland Pass offers greater discounts on mountain excursions in the region. Some examples include:

With Berner Oberland PassWith Swiss Travel Pass
Harder KulmFree50% off
Schynige PlatteFree50% off
Grindelwald FirstFree50% off
Brienz RothornFree50% off
JungfraujochCHF 9925% off
SchilthornSpecial priceSpecial price
NiesenFree50% off
NiederhornFree50% off
Kandersteg-OeschinenseeFree50% off

Read our detailed guide to the Swiss Travel Pass

Berner Oberland Pass or Jungfrau Travel Pass?

Both passes are valid for use in the Jungfrau Region and for boat trips on Lakes Thun and Brienz but there are a number of differences between the two.

The Jungfrau Travel Pass only covers trains between Interlaken and Grindelwald, Lauterbrunnen, Mürren, Wengen and Kleine Scheidegg.  It does not include public buses in the region and is only available for travel in 2nd class.

The Jungfrau Travel Pass includes free travel on mountain railways to Grindelwald First, Schynige Platte, Harder Kulm, Mannlichen, Eiger Glacier (Eiger Express) and the Jungfrau train to Kleine Scheidegg.

The Berner Oberland Pass covers a much wider area – from Lucerne to Bern and from Interlaken as far south as Domodossola. Travel on the Luzern-Interlaken Express and the GoldenPass Express (to Saanen) is also covered. 

It includes travel on over 20 mountain railways, cable cars and funiculars, and offers discounted admission to numerous attractions.

The Berner Oberland Pass is valid all year round (not all mountain railways operate 365 days), whereas the Jungfrau Travel Pass (summer) is valid from 29 March to 27 October, 2024.

With Berner Oberland PassWith Jungfrau Travel Pass
Harder KulmFreeFree
Schynige PlatteFreeFree
Grindelwald FirstFreeFree
Brienz RothornFreeNo discount
JungfraujochCHF 99CHF 75
SchilthornSpecial priceNo discount
NiesenFreeNo discount
NiederhornFreeNo discount
Kandersteg-OeschinenseeFreeNo discount
Luzern-Interlaken ExpressFreeNo discount
GoldenPass Express*FreeNo discount
*Interlaken Ost to Saanen

Read our complete guide to the Jungfrau Travel Pass (summer)

Complete list of mountain railways fully included with the Berner Oberland Pass

🇨🇭 Note that not all mountain railways operate for the entirety of the Berner Oberland Pass validity period (ie. 1 April to 31 December).

  • Achseten – Elsigbach – Elsigenalp
  • Adelboden – Engstligenalp
  • Adelboden – Sillerenbuhl
  • Adelboden – Tschentenalp
  • Betelberg – Lenk
  • Bergbahnen Destination Gstaad
  • Bergbahnen Meiringen – Hasliberg
  • Brienz Rothorn Bahn
  • Diemtigtal – Grimmialp
  • Engelberg – Brunni
  • Engelberg – Titlis / Jochpass
  • Gemmi-Bahnen Leukerbad
  • Giessbachbahn
  • Grindelwald – Eigergletscher (Eiger Express)
  • Grindelwald – First
  • Grindelwald – Pfingstegg
  • Grindelwald Terminal – Eiger Glacier (Eiger Express)
  • Grindelwald Terminal – Männlichen
  • Grütschalp – Winteregg – Mürren
  • Heimwehfluh Interlaken
  • Hospizbahn
  • Interlaken – Harder Kulm
  • Isenfluh – Sulwald
  • Jungfraubahnen / Kleine Scheidegg – Jungfraujoch
  • Kandersteg – Allmenalp
  • Kandersteg – Oeschinensee
  • Kandersteg – Sunnbuel
  • Lenk Metsch Stand Xpress
  • Lötschental – Lauchernalp
  • Lungern – Turren – Bahn
  • Melchsee-Frutt
  • Mürren – Schilthorn
  • Murren – Allmendhubel
  • Niesen – Swiss Pyramid
  • Oberaarbahn
  • Reichenbachfall-Bahn
  • Schynige Platte
  • Sidelhornbahn
  • Sörenberg – Rothorn
  • Sörenberg – Rossweid
  • Sportbahnen Marbachegg
  • Stockhorn
  • Tällibahn
  • Wengen – Männlichen
  • Wengernalpbahn – Kleine Scheidegg

Highlights in the Bernese Oberland included in the Berner Oberland Regional Pass

Below you’ll find further details of just some of the excursions included in the Berner Oberland Pass including the savings you can make as a pass-holder. (*Indicates prices are ex Interlaken travelling in 2nd class.)

Brienz Rothorn Bahn

Brienz Rothorn Bahn train above Lake Brienz in Switzerland
Image courtesy Travel Switzerland

This 125-year-old steam-powered mountain railway not only harks back to an earlier time as it climbs from the town of Brienz to 2,351-metre high Brienzer Rothorn mountain, but also offers up what are often considered the best panoramic views in the entire Berner Oberland region through its large picture windows. 

As part of the landscape for so long, the train is all but ignored by the animal species that call the mountain home, including ibex and chamois goat, which can regularly be found feeding close to the tracks.

🇨🇭 Read more about Brienz Rothorn Bahn

Operates: 8 June to 20 October, 2024

Regular ticket price: CHF 113.20* | Cost with pass: FREE | You save: CHF 113.20Buy Now

Schynige Platte

Schynige Platte steam train in the Jungfrau Region of Switzerland
Image courtesy Jungfrau Region

The only rack and pinion railway of its kind anywhere in Switzerland, let alone Berner Oberland, the Wilderswil-Schynige Platte railway uses original locomotives and carriages from the late 1800s. 

Taking around 50 minutes to complete the seven-kilometre route, the journey offers views of some of the most-important mountains in the Alps, including the Eiger and Jungfrau. 

The railway allows visitors to travel in style, stay the night in the mountain hotel (click here to check prices), admire Switzerland’s only alpine garden, or enjoy a coffee at Breitlauenen middle station.

🇨🇭 Read more about Schynige Platte

Operates: 15 June to 20 October, 2024

Regular ticket price: CHF 72* | Cost with pass: FREE | You save: CHF 72Buy Now

Niesen Bahn

The Mt. Niesen funicular crossing a bridge
Image courtesy Niesen.ch

Another mountain railway that is not to be missed, and free with the Berner Oberland Regional Pass, is the funicular railway that runs up the side of the pyramid-shaped Mount Niesen. 

Its lower station at Mülenen is easily accessible by bus or train, while the single-carriage funicular runs on a track with gradients up to 68%. 

At the summit, Niesendörfli, lying 2,362 metres above sea level, you’ll find plenty to keep the whole family entertained, whether you’d prefer the many hiking trails, information path, or Berghaus restaurant.

Operates: 27 April to 10 November, 2024

Regular ticket price: CHF 101*^ | Cost with pass: FREE | You save: CHF 101Buy Now
^to be confirmed

Stockhorn

Running from Erlenbach in the Simmental to the summit of Stockhorn mountain, the Stockhorn railway provides the easiest means of capturing the mesmerising panoramic views that take in more than 200 peaks, including Mount Titlis, and can extend as far as the Alsace and Black Forest. 

The summit is just a few metres away from the upper station, and boasts a glass floor from where visitors can not only look out, but also down!

Regular ticket price: CHF 96.80 | Cost with pass: FREE | You save: CHF 96.80Buy Now

First (Mount Schwarzhorn)

Grindelwald First Cliff Walk

Rising to a height of 2,166 metres, First is one of the smaller summits on Mount Schwarzhorn. However, don’t let this put you off, since it is also the site of the upper cable car station that starts in Grindelwald and also stops at the intermediate stations of Bort and Schreckfeld. 

The six-seat gondolas make the full-length journey in 25 minutes. What’s more, First is making a name for itself as a destination for the adventurous, with the First Flyer zipline, mountain carts, scooter rides and Cliff Walk by Tissot just some of the activities available. (Most activities incur additional costs.)

Operates: 1 April to 3 November, 2024

Regular ticket price: CHF 95.60* | Cost with pass: FREE | You save: CHF 95.60Buy Now

🇨🇭Read more about visiting Grindelwald First

Männlichen 

Passengers stand in the special viewing platform known as the Royal Ride on top of the Wengen Mannlichen cable car
Image courtesy maennlichen.ch

This delightful alpine peak can be reached by way of the Wengen-Männlichen cable car, whose spacious gondolas not only incorporate floor to ceiling windows all the way round but also an external viewing platform that rests on the top of the gondola and is accessed via an internal staircase. 

You’ll understand why the external platform is so popular when you see your first glimpses of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau peaks. 

Then, when you reach the upper station at 2,222 metres, there’s the chance to follow the recently-completed Royal Walk, which leads to the mountain’s summit, a further 150 metres away.

Operates: 25 May to 20 October, 2024. Winter season starts on 7 December, 2024.

Regular ticket price: CHF 88* | Cost with pass: FREE | You save: CHF 88 – Buy Now

Harder Kulm 

Tourists looking over Interlaken and Lake Thun from the Two Lakes Bridge at Harder Kulm

Interlaken’s own mountain, Mt. Harder, makes a great half-day excursion.  The Harder bahn (funicular) station is a five minute walk from the Interlaken Ost railway station and in just ten minutes you reach the summit.

The highlight of any visit is the panoramic view of the surrounding Alps and lakes Thun and Brienz from the Two Lakes Bridge.

A restaurant, walking trails and children’s playground can also be found at Harder Kulm.

🇨🇭Read more about visiting Harder Kulm

Operates: 29 March to 24 November, 2024.

Regular ticket price: CHF 44* | Cost with pass: FREE | You save: CHF 44Buy Now

Oeschinensee 

Lake Oeschinensee above Kandersteg in Switzerland

The incredible blue hues of Oeschinen Lake, part of the UNESCO-listed Jungfrau-Aletsch site, can be admired by taking the Kandersteg-Oeschinen cable car. 

With a depth of up to 56 metres, the lake is home to Arctic char, as well as lake and rainbow trout, with ice fishing and ice skating popular activities during the months of December to May when the lake’s surface is frozen over. 

Rowing boats can be hired for pleasure journeys across the lake, and there’s also a summer toboggan-run suitable for all ages.

Operates: Year round except for annual maintenance (see closure dates here)

Regular ticket price: CHF 86* | Cost with pass: FREE | You save: CHF 86Buy Now

🇨🇭 Read more about visiting Lake Oeschinen

Cruises on Lake Thun and Lake Brienz

Cruise boat on Lake Thun, Switzerland

Cruises on Lake Thun (the largest lake in the Berner Oberland region) and Lake Brienz are a wonderfully-relaxing way in which to take in much of what the region has to offer. 

The elegant fleet of vessels, which include special journeys by the one-hundred-year-old steamship Blümlisalp on Lake Thun during the summer and Christmas periods, ply the waters of both lakes throughout the day.

Operates: Lake Brienz – 13 April to 20 October, 2024 / Lake Thun – 1 April to 31 October, 2024.

Regular ticket price: from CHF 54* return (Interlaken to Brienz) | Cost with pass: FREE | You save: from CHF 54Buy Now

Pass holders can also benefit from a discounted first class upgrade on the cruises. Pay just CHF 10 instead of CHF 16.

Excursion to Bern

View of the River Aare in Bern Switzerland

The capital of Switzerland has a population of just 140,000, making it feel much more like a pleasantly-sized, and very attractive, town rather than a large major city. 

A UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1983, the old town dates back to the medieval period, with its most famous sight from this time perhaps being the Zytglogge clock. 

Also not to be missed are the fifteenth-century cathedral and town hall, while children will have a great time watching the bears after which the city is named at the Dählhölzli Zoo.

Regular ticket price: CHF 56* | Cost with pass: FREE | You save: CHF 56Buy Now

Excursion to Gstaad

Scenic countryside view near Gstaad, Switzerland

With the Berner Oberland Regional Pass you can connect easily between Gstaad and destinations including Turbach and the Lauenensee. 

If you’re visiting Gstaad in winter you won’t want to miss the town’s major ski resort, which has welcomed everyone from Princess Diana to Madonna, while in the summer months the cross-country slopes become marked hiking trails suitable for all levels of ability.

Your fare for the premium panoramic train, the GoldenPass Express, is covered between Interlaken and Gstaad.

Regular ticket price: CHF 74* | Cost with pass: FREE | You save: CHF 74 Buy Now


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Excursion to Lucerne

Chapel Bridge, Lucerne with the Jesuit Church in the background

Travelling between Interlaken and Lucerne (or vice versa) aboard the Luzern-Interlaken Express train is a highlight of any trip. This train forms one leg of the popular GoldenPass Line.

It offers passengers panoramic picture windows from which to enjoy the sights around the Brünig Pass (where the train makes a stop), waterfalls, alpine scenery and five lakes. 

Once in Lucerne, you could take the Lucerne-Engelberg Express and visit Mt. Titlis (with tickets discounted 50% for pass holders). While there are many activities to enjoy once in Lucerne, no trip is complete without a gentle stroll around the cobbled streets of its Altstadt (Old Town).

Regular ticket price: CHF 68* | Cost with pass: FREE | You save: CHF 68Buy Now

Activities and excursions discounted with the Berner Oberland Pass

Pass holders also receive discounts from almost 40 additional partners.  Discounts include:

Schilthorn Piz Gloria

Schilthorn cableway in the Jungfrau region of Switzerland.

Schilthorn mountain sits above the village of Mürren, however the chain of cable cars that take visitors to the Piz Gloria revolving restaurant at its very top begin at Stechelberg, running to Mürren via Gimmelwald. 

This part of the journey is free with the Berner Oberland Regional Pass, while the next cable car from Mürren to Birg and then on to Schilthorn itself offers discounts of 50% with the pass. 

You’ll want to make the journey to the peak not only because of the spectacular scenery that can be observed from its 2,970-metre height, but also because Piz Gloria played such a central role in the 1969 James Bond film On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, where it doubled as the lair for Bond’s enemy, Blofeld.

Operates: Year round except for annual maintenance (see closure dates here)

Regular ticket price: CHF 132.80* | Cost with pass: CHF 42.80 | You save: CHF 90Buy Now

🇨🇭 Read more about visiting Schilthorn

Jungfraujoch – Top of Europe

The Jungfrau train in Switzerland in Summer

Connecting the peaks of the Jungfrau and Mönch, Jungfraujoch is itself almost 3,500-metres above sea level. The mountain railway that leads towards Jungfraujoch, Europe’s highest railway station, took 16 years to complete because of the difficult terrain. 

Now running for more than a century, the journey by train takes two hours and 15 minutes from Interlaken and is one of Switzerland’s most popular day trips.

With the opening of the Eiger Express cable car in December 2020, holders of the Berner Oberland Pass now have the option to travel either the entire journey by train, or part of the way by cable car (between Grindelwald and Eiger Glacier).

The cost of the excursion (CHF 99) remains the same regardless of which route you take.

Whilst the journey to the Top of Europe is a highlight in itself, at the summit there are plenty of activities, shops and restaurants to keep you entertained.

Our tip: Allow at least six hours for your excursion

Operates: Year round

Regular ticket price: CHF 249.80** | Cost with pass: CHF 99 | You save: CHF 150.80Buy Now
(**Indicates seasonal fare)

Gelmer Bahn

Passengers enjoy a ride on the Gelmer Bahn funicular in Switzerland
Image courtesy Jungfrau Region

This incredible funicular ride started life as a freight line transporting building material up the steep sides of the mountain. Today it is dedicated to transporting passengers to its upper station at over 1,800 metres. 

With a maximum incline of 106%, it is not only an engineering marvel, but also the steepest open funicular in Europe – there are no windows to spoil the view! 

At the summit, pretty Gelmersee (Lake Gelmer), makes a lovely place for a picnic.

Operates: 1 June to 20 October, 2024.

Regular ticket price: CHF 32 (funicular ride only) | Cost with pass: CHF 29 | You save: CHF 3Buy Now

Blausee

Tourists enjoy a row boat ride on Blausee, Switzerland

The Blausee, or Blue Lake, has even more startling colours than the Oeschinensee. 

Located in the Blausee National Park, after admiring the beautiful colours of the lake, you can enjoy a glass-bottom boat trip, let the kids run riot in the children’s playground, or enjoy a relaxing spa treatment in the hotel, overlooking the lake. 

The lake can be reached by bus from either Frutigen or Kandersteg.

Open: Year round

Regular ticket price: CHF 8 to CHF 10 | Cost with pass: CHF 4 or CHF 5 | You save: CHF 4 or CHF 5Buy Now

What other bonuses apply to the Regional Pass Berner Oberland?

Some of the other great bonus offers that apply to the Berner Oberland Pass include 25% off admission to Ballenberg Swiss Open Air Museum, 30% off admission to Aare Gorge in Meiringen, 50% off Lauberhorn Crazy Golf in Wengen and 20% discount off admission to Trauffer World of Experiences.

Pass-holders also receive reduced admission fees to Thun, Spiez and Oberhofen Castles.

Berner Oberland Pass podcast

Listen to our podcast episode about the Berner Oberland Pass below.

Complete list of partner offers for holders of the Berner Oberland Pass

  • Jetboat-Tours Brienz – 10% discount per ticket
  • Panoramabrücke Sigriswil – CHF 1 off on the crossing of the Sigriswil panoramic bridge
  • City of Bern – self-guided walk through Old Town with audio guide – 50% off
  • City of Thun – CHF 5 off all guided city tours
  • Thun Castle – Entry to Castle Museum CHF 8 instead of CHF 10
  • Thun Kunstmuseum – Reduction of CHF 2 on admission fee
  • Thun Panorama – Reduction of CHF 2 on admission fee
  • Hilterfingen Castle and Swiss Gastronomy Museum – Entry fee CHF 8 instead of CHF 10
  • Oberhofen Castle – Entry to Castle Museum CHF 10 instead of CHF 12
  • St. Beatus Caves – 30% off the admission fee
  • Mt. Niederhorn – 50% discount on rental of a scooter-bike at the Vorsass station
  • Spiez Castle – Entry to Castle Museum CHF 10 instead of CHF 12
  • Spiez Minigolf – 20% off minigolf tickets
  • Spiez and Faulensee canoe rental – 20% off canoe and SUP rental
  • Faulensee Pedalo rental – 20% off hire of pedalo, motorboats, canoes and SUP
  • Lake Thun and Lake Brienz cruises – 1st class upgrade for one day for CHF 10 instead of CHF 17
  • Air Glaciers Lauterbrunnen and Gstaad – 10% off scenic flights and taxi flights over Jungfraujoch
  • Tropical House Frutigen – 15% off the admission fee
  • Elsigenalp – Free SUP rental on Brandsee (one SUP per family/pair/group)
  • Adventure Park Adelboden – Admission CHF 36 instead of CHF 41
  • Blausee Nature Park – 50% off the admission fee
  • Gemmibahnen Leukerbad – Free climbing kit (value CHF 30)
  • Lotschentaler Museum Kippel – admission fee CHF 4 instead of CHF 6, children free
  • World Nature Forum, Naters – 50% off admission
  • Kambly Experience, Trubschachen – 10% off purchases in the Kambly Experience store (not the cafe)
  • Heimwehfluh, Interlaken – Every third ride on the funicular and toboggan run free of charge
  • Outdoor Interlaken – 10% off a range of activities including bungy jump, canyon swing (reservations required)
  • Lauberhorn Crazy Golf, Wengen – 50% off admission price
  • Ballenberg Swiss Open Air Museum – 25% off admission
  • Old Sawmill, Schwarzwaldalp – Free visit plus CHF 5 discount when purchasing sawmill handicraft products
  • Rosenlaui Glacier Gorge – 20% off admission
  • Aare Gorge Meiringen – 30% off admission
  • Bruder Klaus Museum, Sachseln – Admission CHF 8 instead of CHF 10
  • Regional specialties – 10% off certified regional specialties

Berner Oberland Pass live Q&A session

Watch a recording of our live Q&A session about the Berner Oberland Pass with Pass Manager, Jana Amacher, below.

FAQs about the Berner Oberland Pass

Are seat reservations required with the Bernese Oberland Rail Pass?

No, seat reservations are not required with the Berner Oberland Pass. They are, however, recommended if you plan to travel on the Luzern-Interlaken Express, GoldenPass Express (compulsory in Prestige Class), the Brienz Rothorn Bahn and the Schynige Platte Bahn.

Who can buy the Bernese Oberland Regional Pass?

The Berner Oberland Pass is available to anyone who wishes to travel within the Bernese Oberland.

Is the Berner Oberland Pass transferable?

No, only the person named on the Berner Oberland Pass can use it. Ownership cannot be transferred to another person.

Do I have to nominate a start date when I purchase my Berner Oberland Pass?

Yes, when you purchase your pass, you are required to nominate the date that you will start using your pass.

Does the Berner Oberland Pass have to be used on consecutive days?

Yes, the Berner Oberland Pass is a consecutive-day pass.

Where do I buy discounted tickets for travel in conjunction with my Berner Oberland Pass?

Tickets for mountain railways and attractions that offer holders of the Berner Oberland Pass a discount, can be purchased at the ticket office of the railway/attraction. Please present your valid Berner Oberland Pass in order to receive the discounted rate.

Is Jungfrau free with Berner Oberland Pass? Does Berner Oberland Pass include Jungfraujoch?

The excursion to Jungfraujoch Top of Europe is heavily discounted for holders of a Berner Oberland Pass but it is not free.  Instead, a supplement of CHF 99 per adult applies to pass holders who wish to travel to Jungfraujoch.

Can I buy a Berner Oberland Pass at Zurich airport?

The Berner Oberland Pass can be purchased at Zurich and Geneva airport stations and at many tourist offices and railway stations in the Bernese Oberland.  The most convenient way to purchase your Berner Oberland Pass is online – buy yours here.

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Does Berner Oberland Pass cover Grindelwald First?

The Berner Oberland Pass covers travel from Grindelwald to Mt. First by cable way.  Activities at First, such as the First Flyer, First Glider, mountain carts and Trotti bikes are not covered by the Berner Oberland Pass.

Does Berner Oberland Pass cover Schilthorn?

Holders of a Berner Oberland Pass pay an additional supplement of CHF 42.80 to visit the Schilthorn –  it is not fully covered by the pass.

Does Berner Oberland Pass cover Eiger Express?

Yes, travel on the Eiger Express is covered by the Berner Oberland Pass.

Does Bernese Oberland Pass cover Lucerne?

The Berner Oberland Pass covers travel between Interlaken Ost and Lucerne (and vice versa) aboard the Luzern-Interlaken Express train. Public transportation within Lucerne is not included.

How to add Berner Oberland Pass to SBB app?

It is not possible to add the Berner Oberland Pass to the SBB Mobile app.  Instead, we recommend saving a copy of the pdf version of the pass that you receive upon purchase to your mobile device.

Final Thoughts on the Berner Oberland Pass

As you can see from the above examples, the Berner Oberland Pass is great value and can save you a lot of money.  

If you plan on spending two or more days in the area and intend to take a couple of mountain excursions, we highly recommend you purchase the pass.

We love the flexibility and value that the Berner Oberland Pass provides.


To read our full guide to the Bernese Oberland Region, > click here.


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