Oct 27, 2010 - 4:01 PM
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Hello megha! If you want to stay in either Lucerne or Interlaken, you can easily visit some beautiful viewing points. For example, consider Mt. Rigi or Mt. Pilatus close to Lucerne, or the Jungfraujoch which can be reached from Interlaken. The trip between Lucerne and Interlaken takes about 2 hours, so you could choose one of both towns as your base and still visit viewing points near the other town.
A Swiss Saver Pass
can be purchased online in advance. The Swiss Saver Pass offers free travel in regular trains, buses and boats. A 50% discount is granted for most cable cars and mountain trains. A trip to the Jungfraujoch is discounted by 25%. On the Swiss Pass page
, you'll find a link to a map showing the exact area of validity. Please refer to the link 'Overview of the network on which the Swiss Pass is valid' under the header 'Features'.
With your Swiss Saver Pass, you don't have to buy tickets for regular trains, buses and boats. You can simply get on board and show your pass. Discounted tickets for cable cars and mountain trains can be purchased at the spot right before boarding in the valley. If you want to get up to the the Jungfraujoch, you can arrange for your tickets at several railway stations along the train route, such as Interlaken, Grindelwald and Lauterbrunnen. Just show your Swiss Saver Pass when buying a ticket and you'lll receive the right amount of discount.
The most important bus lines in Lucerne will, approximately, run until midnight. Your trips can be planned through the online timetable
. City buses are inclued in this timetable as well.
I hope this answers your questions!