Train pass for 6 days Switzerland, 3 adults 2 kids

Train pass for 6 days Switzerland, 3 adults 2 kids

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Goluke
Goluke
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Apr 7, 2016 - 2:19 PM

hi everyone. I'm travelling with my family, 3 adults and 2 kids (5 and 7) to Switzerland for 6 days and Italy for 6 days in June. We are not sure which train pass best suits us?? Swiss travel Pass? Or Eurail Pass? Or specific journey tickets? Or train tickets only for Switzerland and only for Italy separate. I've read that kids travel free?? So I don't need to purchase tickets for them??

We are flying into Geneva, make our way to Montrux. Then catch the Golden Pass panoramic train to Interlaken. We would like to purchase the VIP Seats at the front of the train if possible. Does the Swiss travel pass or Eurail Pass cover 1st class seats?

we will then make our journey from Interlaken to Junfraujoch (is this train covered in the price of the above passes?)

We will then make our way to Chur and catch the Berina Express to Tirano and a bus to Lugano. Followed by Milan, Venice, Florence and Rome..

I would appreciate some help which pass to get for our journey.. Thank you

ps. I should mention that only one of the family members is an EU member (Poland). She is 66 years old. Does she qualify as a pensioner?

Arno
Arno
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Apr 7, 2016 - 2:33 PM

Hi Goluke,

Thanks for joining MySwissAlps! You can best start with a little reading in our rail pass section: myswissalps.com/ train/ticketspasses. It explains all about the different passes, how they work, what's covered, free traveling for the kids, and much more. There are no senior discounts. If your itinerary is fixed this page helps you choose the cheapest pass. At first glance you will do enough traveling to get 8-day Swiss Travel Passes.

Panoramic train information is available here: myswissalps.com/ activities/scenictrips / train.

Feel free to get back here with more specific questions once you've gone through the above.

Last modified on Apr 7, 2016 - 2:35 PM by Arno
Goluke
Goluke
2 posts
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Apr 7, 2016 - 5:18 PM

Hi Arno,

thankyou very much for your response.

There has been so many options regarding travel in Switzerland that I was getting confused.

After further investigation I am considering point to point or the 8 day Swiss travel pass.

thankyou. We are looking forward to Switzerland

Arno
Arno
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Apr 7, 2016 - 5:26 PM

I'm glad to help Goluke. Now that you've narrowed it down to these two options I think the Swiss Travel Pass would be best. Point to point tickets for an 8-day stay are very unlikely to work out economical, unless you've planned no mountain trips at all (cable cars, funiculars, etc.). These trips are quite expensive without the discount you'll get with a pass.

If you have time I'd recommend the ride up to Schynige Platte during your stay in Interlaken. It's free with the Swiss Travel Pass.

Further details are here: myswissalps.com/ swisstravelpass.

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