Best train ticket for Zurich-Locarno-Thun-Zurich

Best train ticket for Zurich-Locarno-Thun-Zurich

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BMayer
BMayer
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May 16, 2016 - 7:01 PM

My husband, myself and my 13 year old daughter will be travelling from Zurich to Locarno, to Thun taking an excursion to the Jungfraujoch, going back to Thun,and then back to Zurich. We are in Switzerland from July 19-August 2. What are the best train tickets for us to buy?

Arno
Arno
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May 17, 2016 - 6:24 AM

Welcome to our website BMayer!

The answer to your question depends on all of your travel plans combined. I suppose you've planned to do quite some day trips during your 14 days in Switzerland, either by train, bus, boat or mountain transport. Regular tickets will work out too expensive, so you need a rail pass. The below pages give you two pass options and a way to determine which one is best. My estimate would be that the 15-day Swiss Travel Pass is the best and easiest option. Your daughter travels along for free everywhere you go.

BMayer
BMayer
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May 17, 2016 - 11:48 AM

Thank you so much. To make sure I'm clear, if my husband and I purchase the Swiss 15 day travel passes for ourselves, then our daughter is covered under our passes and travels free?

Arno
Arno
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May 17, 2016 - 12:34 PM in reply to BMayer

Yes indeed. When you order the pass, you can indicate you have your child traveling along with you. That will get you a free Swiss Family Card which allows her to travel along for free everywhere you go with the pass. Even if you go to a peak which is not free but discounted, you would only need to buy tickets for the adults as your daughter still travels for free there. Please see myswissalps.com/ swisstravelpass/ price.

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