May 11, 2010 - 2:55 AM
I'm looking at doing two long trips in Switzerland Innsbruck-Lucerne-Interlaken and then five days later Interlaken-Montreux-Geneva. I want to follow the Golden pass line, though I'm not fussed about doing the special trains, I figured I would take the regional trains that go along the same lines. I also want to go up the Jungfraujoch (the Half Fare Card gives 50% off this trip, right?), and do a few short day trips in the area. (Bern perhaps?)
For this reason, I think that the best option would be a "half fare card" + point to point tickets. (Unless anyone has another idea) However, I will be coming in from Austria. Will they give me the 50% discount on the innsbruck-interlaken trip for the swiss section, or do I need to book the swiss section in advance? If so, how? Or do I need to jump out at the border and buy the onward section?