I don't know which rail pass to buy. Please help.

I don't know which rail pass to buy. Please help.

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criscats2003
criscats2003
4 posts
new member
Jul 24, 2015 - 3:54 PM

Hello everybody! We are a family of 4 with the kids who are 7 and 5 years old. We are travelling to Switzerland and in a spam of 4 days we would love to visit these beautiful places: Jungfraujoch - Mt. Pilatus (from Lucerne with the boat )-Gelmer Funicular and Zermatt. We are looking at the "Half fare card" but we are not sure that it is our best option to save money and be able to visit all of these places. We are from Canada so we are trying to save some $. Please help us!

Thank you very much,

Cristiano and Family

Annika
Annika
4417 posts
expert &
moderator
Jul 25, 2015 - 6:39 AM

Hello Cristiano, and thanks for joining MySwissAlps!

Will you be doing all traveling by public transport? In that case you may want to look into a 4 day Swiss Travel Pass, since you mention destinations that are quite far apart and thus require long train trips. Regular train and boat trips will be for free; mountain trains and cable cars are discounted. It's a very convenient way of traveling, since you won't need to buy many additional tickets, as you will have to do with the Swiss Half Fare Card.

The Swiss Half Fare Card is certainly an alternative. In both cases, children will travel along for free on all trips with the free Swiss Family Card.

Which option is cheaper should be calculated as explained in this guide. You may also like our further tips on saving money.

Slowpoke
Slowpoke
2656 posts
expert
Jul 26, 2015 - 12:28 AM in reply to criscats2003

<<"and in a spam of 4 days we would love to visit these beautiful places: Jungfraujoch - Mt. Pilatus (from Lucerne with the boat )-Gelmer Funicular and Zermatt.">>

You'll be busy. The kids will be tired.

Use this as you think about your schedule:

www.myswissalps.com/ti metable

Slowpoke

criscats2003
criscats2003
4 posts
new member
Jul 26, 2015 - 4:04 AM in reply to Annika

thank you! we are driving and we booked different hotels in order to be close to the places that we want to visit. I am glad you took the time to help us! appreciate it! we were looking in to it and decide. thank you again!

criscats2003
criscats2003
4 posts
new member
Jul 26, 2015 - 4:08 AM in reply to Slowpoke

thank you! busy for sure! Hope the kids love the mountains! they have time to sleep at night! thank you again for your help!

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