First time in Switzerland from 5/24 - 5/28

First time in Switzerland from 5/24 - 5/28

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DRoss
DRoss
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Apr 21, 2016 - 4:33 PM

I will be travelling from Zurich to stay in Mureen from 5/24 to 5/28. I have not decided whether or not to purchase a train pass or any other pass. No itinerary is set. I just want to and relax in the area before heading to Italy, specifically Milan. My question is whether or not to get a Swiss pass or a Berner Oberland pass. I did some checking and right now it looks like the cost to get from Zurich to Mureen is about $80. To get from Mureen to Milan is about $110. Assuming I'm right, should I get a Swiss pass, flexi pass, individual tickets, or what. I know part of it depends on what I want to do, but I want flexibiity at cheapest cost. If it is advantageous to get a pass just for travelling and it allows me to get a discount for something else or to do something else, which pass should I get? Are there free walking or hiking trails in the Bernese Oberland area?

Arno
Arno
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Apr 21, 2016 - 5:42 PM

Hi DRoss,

The name of the village is Mürren. You've asked the same question in your other thread. The suggested pass does exactly what you want: it includes the trip to and from Mürren, plus discounts on other trips you may make during your stay. If you don't want the discounts you can buy the Swiss Transfer Ticket instead of the Swiss Transfer Ticket Combi. Let me know if these options somehow do not fit your needs. In any case they're cheaper than point to point tickets. If needed, you can do the math as explained here.

Additionally, you need a ticket from the Swiss border to Milan: myswissalps.com/ traintickets/italy/ price

All hiking trails are free, no worries about that! You would just pay for transportation to get to places.

More tips about saving money: myswissalps.com/ plantrip/doityourself/ savemoney.

Last modified on Apr 21, 2016 - 5:44 PM by Arno
DRoss
DRoss
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Apr 21, 2016 - 6:31 PM in reply to Arno

Thanks for the link to my previous question and the correction of the speeling of Murren. I would need a detailed itineary in order to make a pass selection , but I would like to stay flexible. I should re think it, and plan a more detailed separate trip to Switzerland in the furture when I can take advatage of the passes.

Arno
Arno
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Apr 22, 2016 - 5:00 AM in reply to DRoss

I see your point. Usually it works to have a rough idea about day trips and do your calculations based on that. If, in reality, you'll do slightly different trips, it should not matter that much. Mountain trips depend on the weather anyway, so you can't be 100% sure in any case. The suggested pass includes the part you're sure about: the trip to Mürren and the trip from Mürren to the Italian border at a lower price than point to point tickets. The relatively small extra amount you'd pay for the Combi pass is to get discounts on whatever you'll do while in Mürren. If you don't think you'll travel enough to make that worth it, the regular Swiss Transfer Ticket will work just fine. You can print it at home: www.swissrailways.com/ en (other purchase options are here).

Enjoy your stay!

DRoss
DRoss
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Apr 22, 2016 - 3:00 PM in reply to Arno

What about the Swiss Half/Day pass? I did not see the Combi pass information in your link?

DRoss
DRoss
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Apr 22, 2016 - 3:28 PM in reply to Arno

Never mind, I figured it out and made my purchase. Thanks for assistance.

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