Help to choose between Swiss pass or half farecard

Help to choose between Swiss pass or half farecard

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dinesh
dinesh
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May 15, 2015 - 8:28 AM

I am traveling(in total 4 adults) to Switzerland. my itinerary is as below

20 june: Reaching to Basel airport at 9:30am. And start going to Rhine falls.In evening back to Zurich and stay overnight.

21 June: Going to Lucerne reaching by 10 am and in the afternoon Interlaken lake.

22 June: Day trip to Mount Titlis

23 June: Day trip to jungfraujoch.

24 June: starting in the morning by train via chur and will reach Milan by 5:00PM

I have train at milan at 7:00 pm to go to venice.

Can you please suggest which travel card i should go for or should i go for normal ticket?

Arno
Arno
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May 15, 2015 - 10:04 AM

Hi dinesh,

Welcome to MySwissAlps! Buying tickets on the go will definitely be the most expensive option. I'd recommend a Swiss Half Fare Card. Do you can do the math to verify, if you wish.

dinesh
dinesh
3 posts
new member
May 15, 2015 - 10:32 AM in reply to Arno

Thank You Arno for such a quick reply.

I will do the math and check.

Few doubts i have is as below

1. Staring from Basel at 10 AM to Rhine falls, boating there and coming back to Zürich by end of day is possible?

3. Is it doable one day trip (via train) from Lucerne to Jungfraujoch?

4. On last day we are going to start from Lucerne to Milan.

which rote is possible if we start around 6am and has to reach milan latest by 6:pm

a. via chur, St mortiz, Tirano, Milan

b. via Chur, St Mortiz, Lugano, Milan

c, via interlaken, Brig, Lugano, Milan

From www.sbb.ch It appears possible but looking for better and comfortable one.

Please suggest for this.

Arno
Arno
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May 16, 2015 - 10:45 AM

Hi dinesh,

1. Yes, that's possible. Please see here for details.

3. It's doable but it's a very long trip. You'll be spending 8.5 hours on trains to get there and back. Please see the timetable for details, and the Jungfraujoch page.

4. I'm not sure what route B would look like in detail. A more obvious route would be Chur - Thusis - Bellinzona - Milan, but perhaps I am missing the point. In any case, route A is very nice. It's the Bernina Express route. I'd recommend that if you don't mind spending a long day of traveling.

dinesh
dinesh
3 posts
new member
May 16, 2015 - 11:30 AM in reply to Arno

Hello Arno

Thank you for the help its has really help full in deciding route. I will be taking Bernia Express route till tirano and from there trenford to milan..

Arno
Arno
7707 posts
expert &
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May 16, 2015 - 11:35 AM

Hi dinesh,

Glad to hear it was useful. Note that you have two options from Tirano: by train to Milan like you suggested, or continue the Bernina Express route by the scenic bus route, like explained on the page I referred to. In any case, have fun!

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