3D2N Zurich-Interlaken-Geneva, which pass to buy?

3D2N Zurich-Interlaken-Geneva, which pass to buy?

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daphnedo00
daphnedo00
2 posts
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Jul 27, 2011 - 2:31 AM
Hi,

I will be travelling to Europe with my brother and we plan to stop by Switzerland for 3 days 2 nights.

Day 1: London to Zurich then take train to go to Interlaken OST. Stay in Interlaken.
Day 2: Interlaken OST to Jungfraujoch (Interlaken OST-Lauterbrunnen-Wengen) and hike down from Kleine Scheidegg to Grindelwalk. Continue by rail down the valley to Interlaken. Stay in Interlaken.
Day 3: Interlaken to Geneva. We will take train to Geneva early in the morning and will go to the airport directly to put down our luggage then touring Geneva (Geneva's quays and old town) for half a day before our flight departure at 3 something.

Could you please advise me which type of travelling card or pass is more suitable for my trip? Thanks in advance.
Annika
Annika
4424 posts
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Jul 27, 2011 - 3:35 AM
Hi daphnedo00! Both a Swiss Half Fare Card and a Swiss Card would be a good option for your itinerary. The Swiss Card would be slightly more expensive (about CHF 8.00), but the the advantage offered by the Swiss Card over the Swiss Half Fare Card is that it offers a free inbound and outbound trip. This would mean that your travels on day 1 (Zurich Airport-Interlaken) and 3 (Interlaken-Geneva) are covered and that you don't have to buy any other (discounted) tickets for these trips, whereas the Swiss Half Fare Card requires you to buy 50% discounted tickets for all trips. So that's just a matter of convenience and personal preference. I hope this helps to make a decision!
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daphnedo00
daphnedo00
2 posts
new member
Jul 27, 2011 - 10:52 AM
Thanks for your quick response and assistance.

We have decided to buy Swiss Card. You help us to save a lot as initially we planned to buy Swiss Pass which is much more expensive.

May we find out from you again what type of card we should buy in addition to Swiss Card to travel within Geneva for half a day?
Annika
Annika
4424 posts
expert &
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Jul 27, 2011 - 3:53 PM
Hi daphnedo00! You can either buy regular tickets for trams and buses in Geneva (as the validity of the Swiss Card ends indeed right after your return trip Interlaken-Geneva), or go for the Swiss Half Fare Card instead of the Swiss Card after all. The Swiss Half Fare Card will also be valid for 50% reduced trips within Geneva. I don't think there will be that much difference in price between both options - again, the Swiss Half Fare Card will be a bit cheaper -, so you should base your decision on convenience instead. There's no separate card for Geneva that's applicable to you. A Geneva Transport Card does exist, but that's only for hotel guests, and I'm not aware of any other options. Does that answer your question? Best regards,

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