Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20TICKETTORIDE The Swiss Transfer Ticket is the most cost-effective solution for short trips and travellers staying at a single location. It takes you from airport or border train station to and from your destination. Valid for a month, it costs from £104. A Swiss Travel Pass gives you the flexibility to travel about by train once in the Bernese Oberland. It costs from £138 for a youth or £162 for an adult. It also gives you 50% discounts on most mountain railways. BY CAR If using Swiss motorways, you will need a vignette (motorway toll sticker) for your vehicle. This usually costs £31 and is valid from 1 December of the previous year to 31 January of the following year. If you have a trailer or a camper van, you are required to purchase an additional vignette. The vignette can be obtained from border posts, Swiss post offices and petrol stations. BY AIR The nearest airport to the Bernese Oberland is Bern, a fast, efficient hub for getting to Bernese resorts. Swiss airline Skywork is the only airline flying direct to Bern from the UK, with flights from London City Airport. Flights cost from around £138 each way. Switzerland’s national carrier Swiss offers direct flights from various UK airports to Geneva, ZÜrich, Basel and Lugano. Other carriers, including Easyjet, British Airways and Ryanair, offer varied routes to Geneva, ZÜrich and Basel. Onward travel to resorts in the Bernese Oberland is best done by the Swiss rail network. BY RAIL Being located in the heart of Europe, Switzerland has excellent links to the continent’s high-speed rail network. But it’s once inside Switzerland that the efficiency and scope of the Swiss Travel System network reveals itself. You can travel from, say, Zurich Airport to Interlaken and pick up connections to the Jungfrau resorts of Wengen, MÜrren and Grindelwald. A Bernese Oberland Regional Pass allows you to explore many outstanding attractions, including the train ride to Jungfraujoch – Top of Europe and a boat trip on Lake Thun or Brienz. Cost: from CHF 240 (approx £200) for a four- day pass. TYPICAL ROAD TRANSFER TIMES ZÜrich – Interlaken 1hr 45 ZÜrich – Adelboden 2hr 20 ZÜrich – Gstaad 2hr 40 Basel – Interlaken 1hr 45 Basel – Adelboden 2hrs 10 Basel – Gstaad 2hrs 30 Geneva – Interlaken 2hrs 15 Geneva – Adelboden 2hrs 30 Geneva – Gstaad 2hrs Bern – Grindelwald 1hr 10 GETTING THERE 19