Rail pass Zurich, Luzern, Interlaken and Zermatt

Rail pass Zurich, Luzern, Interlaken and Zermatt

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anushrim
anushrim
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Feb 27, 2017 - 6:41 AM

Please guide me which pass should I buy as we land in

7 oct Zurich that day I want to travel to Lucerne.

8 oct mt pilatus trip

9 oct - rigi or any other place which is better

10 oct -Lucerne to Zermatt: Lucerne - Göschenen (Gotthard Panorama Express), Göschenen - Andermatt (cogwheel train), Andermatt - Zermatt (Glacier Express). -- this is not sure***

11 oct - travel to interlaken - matthern trip

12- mt jaunfr

13- Schilthorn (travel to Zurich)

14 - depart zurich

Could you help me which pass should i buy-- should i buy regional pass/ tell pass/ half fare/ swiss travel pass which would be more economical.

Lucas
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Feb 27, 2017 - 9:14 AM in reply to anushrim

Hi Anushrim,

The only pass that will cover your entire trip would be the Swiss Travel Pass. You can take a look at our page on how to choose the best train pass here. You could do the math to see if buying a regional pass plus a couple of point to point tickets is a little cheaper but I think the 8 day STP is your best bet.

You can take a look at our hotel suggestions for each town under the "hotels" tab for Luzern (local German spelling), Zermatt, Interlaken and Zurich.

If you have further questions about the pass or hotels listed above let me know!

regards,
Lucas

anushrim
anushrim
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Feb 27, 2017 - 12:08 PM

Thanks Lucas

Another query what is swiss transfer ticket.. is it mandagory to buy. .. even when my hotel in zurich is dropping me and picking me..

Lucas
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Feb 27, 2017 - 4:46 PM in reply to anushrim

Hi Anushrim,

No, the Swiss Transfer Ticket is not mandatory - it is a ticket from any Swiss airport or border town to any town in Switzerland. It is popular for people only traveling to one town after arriving in Switzerland (like people on ski holidays).

Lucas

anushrim
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Feb 27, 2017 - 10:34 PM in reply to Lucas

Thanks again..

Just reclarifying -- I woul dneed to buy the swiss travel pass

when I reach Zurich airport, I can leave the airport and catch train to Lucerne with my SWISS pass no need of any other pass to buy.

Could you tell me the best way to reach Lucerne from ZUrich airport.

Lucas
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Feb 28, 2017 - 7:40 AM in reply to anushrim

Hi Anushrim,

I would just buy the Swiss Travel Pass and no need for any other tickets or passes. While it covers all train routes in Switzerland, be sure to note that some routes are only discounted (like going to Jungfraujoch from Wengen or Grindelwald where you must still buy a ticket but you get a 25% discount). Read through the areas of validity for the Swiss Travel Pass here.

For the train route, enter your date of travel and Zürich Flughafen and Luzern as the "from" and "to" towns on the Swiss railway timetable here. You will then be given the train schedule for this route and you can see when the trains to Luzern depart Zurich airport (Flughafen in German).
With your Swiss Travel Pass printed out you can just jump on any train you want.

Did you mean Swiss Travel Pass when you wrote SWISS pass ? As I mentioned above you only need to buy the Swiss Travel Pass.

I hope that makes sense,
Lucas

Last modified on Feb 28, 2017 - 7:43 AM by Lucas
anushrim
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Mar 1, 2017 - 10:44 PM in reply to Lucas

Thanks Lucas..

Is it safe to travel during late evening/night in Lucerne (city - in the chapel bridge area) as in after a trip if we come late to the city?

Lucas
Lucas
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Mar 2, 2017 - 8:11 AM in reply to anushrim

Hi anushrim,

Oh yes, Switzerland is extremely safe - I have a feeling it is the safest country in the world. I would not be concerned traveling at night in Luzern (local German spelling).

Lucas

Last modified on Mar 2, 2017 - 8:11 AM by Lucas
anushrim
anushrim
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Mar 3, 2017 - 12:06 AM

Another question as I am travelling with my 2 year old daughter .

can I take her to the mounts titlis, jungfr... etc -- is she allowed??

do I have to buy extra ticket or swiss travel pass for her to vivist the mounts??? or she is free??

Arno
Arno
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Mar 3, 2017 - 10:20 AM in reply to anushrim

Hi anushrim,

Kids are allowed everywhere but in case of children under 2 years one has to be careful. You'll find this explained on our Titlis and Jungfraujoch pages.

If buy a Swiss Travel Pass you can request for a free Swiss Family Card while ordering. That will get children from 5 to 15 free traveling. But 2 year olds don't even need that card. They travel for free anyway.

anushrim
anushrim
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Mar 5, 2017 - 10:45 PM

how is the gornergrat bahn/ mattherhrn . during October..??

And also Titlis/ Pilatu/ Jungfr during October

Is it very cold???

Lucas
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Mar 6, 2017 - 8:08 AM in reply to anushrim

Hi Anushrim,

Typically, they would be fairly cold at those high elevations in October - generally it will be cold at the mountain tops year round so dress accordingly!

Lucas

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