Help...we need clear, concise train info.....

Help...we need clear, concise train info.....

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pittzy
pittzy
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Jun 17, 2014 - 2:13 AM

Hello,

We are travelling from Geneva to Wengen on July 5th. We will return to Geneva on July 11th. For the 5 days (the 6th to the 10th) that we are not travelling to/from Geneva, we plan to stay in the area around Wengen, but will also do a day trip outside of the region to Zermatt and the Matterhorn. What rail pass should we buy???

THANK YOU!!

Annika
Annika
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Jun 17, 2014 - 12:01 PM in reply to pittzy

Hello pittzy,

Welcome to our website! A 3-day Swiss Saver Flexi Pass suits your plans. You can use the free travel days for your transfers from Geneva to Wengen and back, and for the trip to Zermatt. It allows you to get discounted tickets for the shorter trips you'll make on the other days. The pass is extra cheap with the $50 for a limited time, see here.

Be sure to take the Golden Pass route on your way to Wengen, via Montreux and Zweisimmen.

Last modified on Dec 28, 2014 - 12:58 PM by Arno
pittzy
pittzy
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Jun 17, 2014 - 3:58 PM in reply to Annika
Thank you...that is very helpful information. In order to maximize our savings, especially to the Jungfraujoch, we were wondering if we should also get the regional Bernese Oberland pass in addition to your recommendation? It seems that certain passess offer difference levels of discounts, especially to the mountaintop destinations. Do you have advice on the pass with the maximum savings since these can be extremely pricey?
Annika
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Jun 17, 2014 - 4:32 PM

Hi pittzy,

I am glad that was helpful. A Jungfraujoch ticket costs CHF 122.25 with the Swiss Flexi Pass discount (25%) and CHF 60.00 with the Regional-Pass Bernese Oberland discount (free to Kleine Scheidegg and 50% off the remaining leg). Just that trip would not justify purchasing the Regional-Pass too, which costs CHF 175 for Swiss Pass holders. Effectively you only have a few days in the region since you'll also be traveling from and to Geneva and one day is for the Zermatt trip. So it depends on what you do during the remaining days. My guess would be that just the Swiss Flexi Pass is sufficient, especially since you're also getting the $50 discount if you buy in time, plus a 10% discount for two or more people traveling together (the 'Saver' variant). To be sure, you can list all your plans and calculate the difference as explained here. Maps of what's included in each pass can be downloaded from the Swiss Pass and Regional-Pass pages.

Last modified on Dec 28, 2014 - 12:55 PM by Arno
Arno
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Jul 14, 2014 - 9:41 AM

Hello pittzy,

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