Help. Need advice fast. What tickets do I buy?

Help. Need advice fast. What tickets do I buy?

Share this page on Facebook Share this page on Google+ Share this page on Twitter Print this page
Create an account to receive an e-mail when someone replies to this thread
Posts: 4. This thread is closed.
rk4444
rk4444
2 posts
new member
Jul 3, 2013 - 5:11 PM
I am landing at Zurich airport 9:30 Am 7/10 and want to goto Luzern. I have a hotel in Luzern for the night. The following AM(7/11) plan to go to Mt Titlis and then head back in afternoon to Luzern to check out. That evening head back to zurich airport for flight in AM(7/12). We have 2 adults and 2 kids (age 10,14) in family. How do I arrange this? Should I buy one way tickets all at zurich airport for the entire trip or just at each of the train stations during the trip? Should I buy tickets to go up mt titlis at train station or wait till arriving in engelburg? Is a travel pass better? Thanks in advance.

Dave
Arno
Arno
7716 posts
expert &
moderator
Jul 4, 2013 - 2:51 PM
Hello Dave, welcome to MySwissAlps,

If you purchase two Swiss Half Fare Cards, the tickets for the adults will be reduced by 50%, and the children will travel along for free with the Swiss Family Card. Another option is to buy tickets for the regular price and get Junior travelcards for the kids. Here is some help on how to decide. Titlis tickets can be purchased at the valley station of the cable car in Engelberg.
rk4444
rk4444
2 posts
new member
Jul 4, 2013 - 4:29 PM
Thanks. Is there more of a discount with one card over the other for going up mount titlis. On the mt titlis web site it states "50% reduction for Children (6 - 15 years), with the Swiss railway junior card, children up to 15 are free of charge accompanied by their parents". I don't understand -- are the children free or 50% off? The adult price is engelberg to titlis roudtrip 86? or is it 50% off with one of the cards? So if I buy the Swiss Half Fare Cards CHF 240 for 2 adults do we pay 50% to go up Mt titlis and kids free? vs Buy junior travelcards CHF (60) and adults pay 86 each for mt titlis with kid free?

THx
Arno
Arno
7716 posts
expert &
moderator
Jul 5, 2013 - 2:01 AM
Hi Dave,

These prices apply to the Titlis trip:
  • With the Swiss Half Fare Cards and Swiss Family Card, the adults pay half the regular fare (CHF 86) and the children are free;
  • With the Junior travelcards, the adults pay the full fare and the children are free;
  • Without any card, the adults pay the full fare and the children half the fare;

ALL SWISS RAIL PASSES

Find out how the several passes work, what they cost and where to buy.

More

HOW TO PICK THE BEST PASS

Having trouble finding the right rail pass? Learn how to pick the one that best fits your plans.

More

THINGS TO DO IN SWITZERLAND

Suggestions for day trips and hiking trails in the Swiss Alps.

More

THE HOTELS WE SUGGEST

Browse the hotels that we like. Budget hotels, hotels near the rail stations, mid class hotels, luxurious 5-star hotels, airport hotels and more.

More

More on MySwissAlps.com

Swiss tips in your mailbox

Sign up to receive our newsletter and the latest forum messages. The best way to prepare for your trip!

Sign up

Get a customized itinerary for your trip

Let Swiss travel consultants create a customized itinerary. They can arrange for your entire trip.

More
© MySwissAlps.com 2002-2016