Best Swiss Travel Pass option

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coco18
coco18
3 posts
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May 18, 2015 - 1:21 PM

Hello. I planned the following itinerary and would like to know which is the best travel pass to buy .There 2 adults and 2 youths in my group and we ail be travelling over 11 days only in Switzerland from May 27 - June 6. We would like to travel 1st class.

Day 1 : Zurich Airport to Interlakken to Wengen

Day 2 - Day 5 : Staying at Wengen and hiking at Jungfrau. Day 3 : travel to Schilthorn. Day 4 : Grindelward to First 4000 cable car ride. Day 5 : Lauterbrunnen Valley - cruise Lake Brienzersee

Day 6 : Check out from Wengen and travel to Zermatt

Day 7 - 8 : Visit Matterhorn and ICE museum

Day 9 : Leave Zermatt for Lucerne

Day 10 : Cruise on lake, Walk around Lucerne

Day 11 : Leave Lucerne for Zurich Airport

Thank you.

Annika
Annika
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May 18, 2015 - 5:09 PM

Welcome to MySwissAlps, coco18!

I think a 4 day Swiss Travel Pass Flexi Combi is a good option for your itinerary. You can pick 4 days on which traveling is for free, which I'd use for day 1 (Zurich-Wengen), day 6 (Wengen-Zermatt), day 9 (Zermatt-Lucerne) and either day 10 or 11; that depends on how long and expensive your boat journey on the lake will be. The combi variant means that you'll also get a discounted Swiss Half Fare Card, that allows you to buy 50% discounted tickets for all trips in between your first and last free travel day. The 50% discount is ideal for the shorter local trips you intend to make from Wengen and Zermatt.

Purchase options are listed here (make sure to select the Combi variant from the drop-downlist). Ordering through RailEurope World or RailEurope Singapore is best in your case.

coco18
coco18
3 posts
new member
May 18, 2015 - 10:22 PM in reply to Annika

Hello Annika. Thank you so much for your advice.

Unfortunately, my husband made a mistake and bought the 4-day Swiss Travel Pass Flexi without selecting the combi option. Should we now buy for the Swiss Half Fare card separately ? Thank you.

Arno
Arno
7719 posts
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May 19, 2015 - 5:57 AM

Hi coco18,

I'm sorry to hear that! Cancelling an order usually costs 15% so that's probably not worth the hassle (you can check to be sure though). You can get separate Swiss Half Fare Cards through raileurope.com.sg/pass /swiss-half-fare-card, or see here for all the options.

coco18
coco18
3 posts
new member
May 19, 2015 - 1:31 PM

Dear Arno,

Thank you for your advice.

May I know if I can purchase the Swiss Half fare card when I arrive at Zurich airport ?

Thank you.

Arno
Arno
7719 posts
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May 19, 2015 - 2:52 PM

You're welcome coco18! Please click the second link in my last post. All the options are listed there, including purchase at the airport (the last option in the list). It's more expensive there than online, but it is possible.

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