Comparison of individual tickets and 1/2 fare card

Comparison of individual tickets and 1/2 fare card

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natashaover
natashaover
6 posts
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Sep 18, 2015 - 7:33 PM

Hello,

We are a family of 4 - 2 adults 2 children (ages 7, 9). I was told that paying full price tkt is the most expensive option in switzerland. I did some comparisons between individual ticket, regional pass and 1/2 fare card and I find that indicidual ticket is the cheapest option. Would somebody be kind enough to verify my work and point out where I'm going wrong. I've also attached the spreadsheet I'm using. Thanks so much.

Individual tickets for adults & Junior Travel card for kids from Montreux to what we want to visit Geneva airport -Montreux- Adult 35.00 € 70.00 € Montreux to Maison Chailler -Adult 25.00 € 100.00 € Montreux to Haut-de-Caux Free with Montreux Riveria card for adults 0.00 € 0.00 € Haut-de-Caux Free to Rochers de Nays 50% off with Montreux Riveria card and kids are on junior travel card 12.90 € 51.60 € Montreux - Geneva airport -Adult 35.00 € 70.00 € Junior travel card for kids 30.00 € 60.00 € Total 351.60 €1/2 fare card / children free with Family card Geneva airport -Montreux- Adult 17.50 € 35.00 € Montreux to Maison Chailler -Adult 12.50 € 50.00 € Montreux to Haut-de-Caux Free with Montreux Riveria card for both adults and kids Haut-de-Caux Free to Rochers de Nays 50% off with 1/2 fare card so kids can be free with their family card 12.90 € 51.60 € Montreux - Geneva airport -Adult 17.50 € 35.00 € Children - Request Family card 0.00 € 1/2 fare card 98.00 € 196.00 € Delivery 12.00 € Total 379.60 €

Regional Pass - 5 days(2 free 3 days 50% discount)+ Junior Travel card 105.00 € 210.00 € Maison cailler Day Free; Travel back to Geneva airport day free Delivery 20.00 € Junior travel card for kids 30.00 € 60.00 € Travel from Geneva airport @50% discount 17.50 € 35.00 € Montreux to Haut-de-Caux Free with Montreux Riveria card for both adults and kids Haut-de-Caux Free to Rochers de Nays 50% off with 1/2 fare card so kids can be free with their family card 12.90 € 51.60 € Total 376.60 €

Thanks so much

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Annika
Annika
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Sep 19, 2015 - 2:09 PM

Hello natashaover,

I just checked your Excel sheet and as far as I can see, you did a very good job making such detailed calculations! One minor thing is that a 2nd Junior Travelcard costs CHF 20,- instead of CHF 30,-, but that won't cause major differences. Also, I noted that you listed all prices in Euros, whereas some of the pass and ticket prices you listed are actually the ones in CHF. Both currencies are pretty similar at the moment, but small shifts may occur when you re-calculate CHF prices to Euros, or the other way around.

In any case, price differences between your three options are relatively small, only about EUR 25 in total. In case of such a minor difference, I'd personally prefer to still have a rail pass. That's because your plans can't be set in stone. Weather or other circumstances may cause you to change your itinerary, and once you're there you may want to include a boat trip or another trip you haven't though of before. In that case regular ticket prices may add up quickly. Ease of use (e.g. not having to buy tickets on free travel days) is a factor to consider too. In all, the Regional Pass discussed in your previous topic would be most convenient I think. But it's all a matter of personal preference.

Last modified on Sep 19, 2015 - 2:10 PM by Annika
natashaover
natashaover
6 posts
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Sep 19, 2015 - 11:28 PM in reply to Annika

Hi Annika,

Thank you so much for checking through my work and verifying. I'm very grateful. Thank you also for your comments and views. We'll take your advice and go with the regional pass.

Warm Regards

Annika
Annika
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Sep 20, 2015 - 7:52 AM in reply to Annika

For other readers, in addition to my previous post: Junior Travelcards cost CHF 30,- each and are free from the first child onward, other than stated above. Please refer to www.myswissalps.com/ju niortravelcard/.

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