Aug 27, 2016 - 12:38 PM
in reply to derlinger
Thanks, that helped, I was able to open your calculations now. Note that Kleine Scheidegg to Lauterbrunnen is not 50% off with a Swiss Travel Pass. It's hard to see, but if you zoom in on the map you'll find that Kleine Scheidegg - Wengen is 25% off and Wengen - Lauterbrunnen is free. You'll pay CHF 17.25, so that's not very different from the amount you assumed.
Likewise, Gimmelwald - Schilthorn is not 50% off but free until Mürren, then 50% off from Mürren to Schilthorn.
Your option D is not correct: the Swiss Travel Pass Flex Combi needs to start and end with a free travel day, so you can't start with discounted days. Please see myswissalps.com/ swisstravelpassflex/ howtouse.
After correcting the above you'll probably end up with the Swiss Half Fare Card being the cheapest option, and the Swiss Travel Pass being second best. If the difference is only CHF 40 or so, like it is now, I would personally prefer the convenience of the Swiss Travel Pass: no tickets to buy apart from mountain transport, and extra trips and museums (e.g. in Lucerne) you may spontaneously add will be free.
Note that both the Swiss Travel Pass and Swiss Half Fare Card can be printed at home, which is recommend as you'll be able to switch straight from the plane to the train, without queuing for a ticket office. It takes 1 to 3 business days to receive the e-mail with the pass. All options are here:
Last modified on Aug 27, 2016 - 12:40 PM by Arno