5 days 4 nights in Central Switzerland.

5 days 4 nights in Central Switzerland.

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Surekha
Surekha
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May 13, 2014 - 11:04 AM

Hello,
I will be staying at Engelberg as soon as I arrive from Salzburg. I will stay at Engelberg during my stay as per itinerary below and will visit tourist places as mentioned below -
11.6.14: Salzburg – Zurich – Lucern – Engelberg. I wish to travel by Swiss rail to Engelberg.
12.6.14 – Visit Mt. Titlis and neighbouring places and back to Engelberg.
13.6.14 – Engelberg to Luaterbrunnen and back to Engelberg.
14.6.14 – Engelberg to Luzern Via Stans-Hergiswil.
15.6.14 Engelberg to Paris by Swiss rail.

I will be travelling with my wife and wish to know type card most suitable to me based on itinerary mentioned above. I also wish to know any outing at any above places based on travel time consumed and well used. This may be possible if above itinerary is redesigned to make use of it at the optimum.

Thanks.

Arno
Arno
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May 14, 2014 - 4:53 PM in reply to Surekha

Hi Surekha,

I think you should look into these two rail passes:

How to decide between the two is explained here.

The day trip to Lauterbrunnen is quite long. If you're going to spend that much time to get to the Jungfrau region, I would recommend to see a little bit more of it (unless you need the time to go hiking for example): do the round trip Interlaken - Lauterbrunnen - Wengen - Kleine Scheidegg - Grindelwald - Interlaken, and then back to Engelberg. Note that the Swiss Flexi Pass provides a 25% discount (not 50%) between Wengen and Grindelwald.

Just so you know, there is a local pass (Tell-Pass) too, but I don't think it would be a better fit than the other two.

Last modified on Dec 28, 2014 - 12:58 PM by Arno
Surekha
Surekha
4 posts
new member
May 14, 2014 - 5:11 PM in reply to Arno

Hi Arno,
Thanks for the reply and I am glad I picked Swiss Half Fare Card for our stay in Switzerland. As for Lauterbrunnen, we will not be doing hiking in the region but merely wish the nature and fall. Of course, Wengen and Kleine Schidegg is definitely part of the day tour before we return to Engelberg for the night. In this case barring journey between Wengen and Grindwald, will Half Fare Card work?
What do you suggest fare for journey between Wengen and Grindwald and is there any other card besides Swiss Flexi Pass?
Thanks.

Arno
Arno
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May 14, 2014 - 5:33 PM

Hi Surekha,

You don't need a second pass. The Swiss Half Fare Card will work just fine and will get you 50% off the fares between Wengen and Grindelwald, as well as for the rest of the trip. A link to prices in the Jungfrau region can be found on the Jungfraujoch page.

Surekha
Surekha
4 posts
new member
May 14, 2014 - 5:46 PM in reply to Arno

Thanks of confirming travel detail with possibility for Swiss Half Fare Card. I am much relieved to find my itinerary will work. Thanks million for your guidance and help.

Arno
Arno
7719 posts
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moderator
May 14, 2014 - 6:29 PM

You're most welcome! It would be great to hear from you in the Trip Reports section once you're back.

Surekha
Surekha
4 posts
new member
May 15, 2014 - 1:34 AM in reply to Arno

Hello,

Yes, I will definitely write my report in the section you suggested for other to read and get instructed.

Regards,

Annika
Annika
4417 posts
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Jun 29, 2014 - 10:58 AM

Hi Surekha,

How did you like Switzerland, Engelberg and traveling by Swiss rail? I hope you had a great time and we're able to do all trips as planned. A trip report would be welcome, and it can win you a free night in a hotel!

Last modified on Jun 29, 2014 - 10:58 AM by Annika

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