Advice on best travel pass for Zurich and Wengen

Advice on best travel pass for Zurich and Wengen

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aplopez
aplopez
8 posts
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Mar 22, 2016 - 5:15 PM

Hello,

My wife and I will travel to Zurich on June 30, and see the city for 2 days, then on July 2 will travel to Wengen, where we will stay for one week. From there, will go to Rome for a few days, then return to Zurich on the 15th July to return home.

Fy question is what might be the best travel pass or combination of passes for the trip. We will get the Zurich card for the city. for the rest of trip the Swiss Travel Pass seems like more than we would need, but I know there is the half fare pass, and passes for the Jungfrau region. We will take the railway to the top of Jungfrau, and will need the various trams to get into mountains. Will be mostly hiking in the area around Wengen and Grindelwald. We would like to have the most efficient way to travel. Any advice will be appreciated.

Annika
Annika
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Mar 22, 2016 - 6:43 PM

Hi aplopez!

The Swiss Transfer Ticket Combi is a good choice. It will cover the rides Zurich-Wengen and Wengen-Swiss/Italian border and provide a 50% discount on trips you'll be making in the Jungfrau region. Details are at the page I linked to. Does this seem to be a suitable option for you?

Last modified on Mar 22, 2016 - 6:44 PM by Annika
aplopez
aplopez
8 posts
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Mar 23, 2016 - 2:18 AM in reply to Annika

Yes, it does sound like a good choice. It appears there are first and second class tickets. Do you recommend first class or is second class okay? It appears each first class ticket would cost $302 USD. How long are the tickets good for; I did not see this on the order page.

Arno
Arno
7696 posts
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Mar 23, 2016 - 6:21 AM

Hello aplopez,

First class costs $299, please see www.raileurope.com/rai l-tickets-passes/swiss-transfer-ticket-with-half-fare-card-combi/index.html or here for the other purchase options. The tickets are good for one month; you'll find all details in Annika's link (click the various tabs).

Second class is perfectly fine but if you prefer a more luxurious and quiet trip you can consider first class: myswissalps.com/ train/practical/ 2nd1stclass. This only applies to the included trips to Wengen and back. The discounted tickets during your stay can be first or second class; you'll have that option each time you buy a ticket.

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