Jan 23, 2011 - 3:43 AM
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Welcome to the forum! I'm leaning towards the Swiss Card
when looking at your itinerary. In order to calculate the exact prices
of all your trips, you can enter them into the timetable
and see the costs. Prices not listed there can be found at the Jungfrau Railways website
. The Swiss Card would give you a free round trip Zurich airport - Interlaken and 50% discounts on the other trips you mentioned. In general, 1st class is about 60% more expensive than 2nd class.
Passes can be purchased by clicking your country on the pass page of your choice, e.g. the Swiss Card page
. In most cases, such an online purchase from the US is cheaper than buying in Switzerland. For example: a Swiss Card costs CHF 186 ($ 194) in Switzerland and $ 186 online.
If you're interested in unlimited traveling, an 8-day Swiss Pass
would be worth your consideration. It allows free unlimited traveling on (non-mountain) railways and urban transportation in many towns including Interlaken, Zurich and Lucerne. Mountain transportation is discounted by 50% or sometimes 25% (see the map we link to on the Swiss Pass page). The boat trip is free as well.
I hope this helps!