May 10, 2011 - 2:25 PM
I need some help making the final decision on buying a pass for a very basic Swiss/Italy itinerary (two 25 year olds traveling together).
Day 1: Land in ZRH around 11am - travel to Murren (3 nights) ~$58
Day 2: Explore Lauterbrunnen Valley or Jungfrau/Schilthorn
Day 3: Explore Valley or Jungfrau/Schilthorn
Day 4: Travel from Murren across the Italian border (via Milano?) to Sirmione, Lake Garda, Italy (explore Italy and fly out of Rome)
I realize we're mostly going to be in the mountain area wherethe discounts apply more than the free pass rides, and my biggest travel days are the first and fourth day.
SBB.ch is farely confusing when comparing point to point tickets versus start to end locations. It always seems that buying point to point is less expensive.
For example, my Day 4 travel:
Murren > Desenzano del Garda (~$140 sbb.ch)
Murren > Milano (~$60 sbb.ch) > Desenzano del Garda (~$22 via trenitalia)
Which pass is best? Which routes would be best? Am I forgetting or overlooking something? What would you suggest?