Change of travel plan; which rail card required?

Change of travel plan; which rail card required?

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Ollie66
Ollie66
4 posts
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Mar 25, 2016 - 3:13 PM

My travel plan change.

14/4 - Zurich

15-18/4 - Zermatt

19-20/4 - Bern

what kind of rail pass should I purchase?

Thank you.

Annika
Annika
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Mar 26, 2016 - 8:50 AM

Hi Ollie66,

From your previous topic, I infer that you initially planned to do Zurich-Zermatt-Zurich. The pass combination recommended by Arno there (Zurich Card + Swiss Transfer Ticket) might still work for your new plan, but it depends a bit on the further details of your itinerary. I assume you still need to get back to an airport or border station when leaving Bern, for example. That may be rather short trip for which you can easily buy a regular full fare ticket. In that case a Zurich Card + Swiss Transfer Ticket Combi (that ends after your arrival in Bern) + Bern Ticket (granted for free if you book a hotel in Bern) + regular ticket back to the airport/border station could be a good option. Price wise, you may compare this to the Swiss Half Fare Card by making calculations as explained here.

Last modified on Mar 26, 2016 - 8:53 AM by Annika
Ollie66
Ollie66
4 posts
new member
Mar 26, 2016 - 10:39 AM in reply to Annika

My itinerary is as below: -

I will be arriving Zurich City Centre on 14 Apr 2016 from Locarno by train which had already included in my other package. I shall stay a night in Zurich and leave for Zermatt on 15 Apr 2016 from Zurich City Centre.

My time in Zermatt between 15 to 18 Apr 2016, I would like to take it easy - Sightseeing the town, visit the Matterhorn and also Gornergrat.

I have booked a Hotel in Bern City Centre for 18 - 20 Apr 2016. My plan shall be visiting the Old Town, the city and Gurten.

On 20 Apr 2016, I shall leave Bern in the late afternoon to Zurich Airport.

Arno
Arno
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Mar 26, 2016 - 1:44 PM in reply to Ollie66

Hi Ollie66,

In that case I'd recommend the Swiss Half Fare Card. You can order it through www.swissrailways.com/ en and print it at home. Make sure to pick "Online Ticket' when delivery options are presented. It takes 2-3 working days to receive the card through e-mail.

Enjoy Switzerland!

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