Kindly suggest the best train pass for 4 day trip

Kindly suggest the best train pass for 4 day trip

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loveswiss
loveswiss
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Aug 14, 2011 - 4:37 PM
Hello All,

Greetings. :-)

Our family is planning to visit Switzerland in September for 4 days in the second week of Sep 2011.
We are 6 adults and one child (8 months old). We are planning to rent a vacation home in Grindelwald for all the 4 days and travel by train. Here is our itinerary..

- Day 1 : From Zurich airport to Grindelwald
- Day 2 : To and fro from Grindelwald to Zermatt
- Day 3 : To explore the Jungfrau and Shilthorn region - take train to the top of at least one of the mountains
- Day 4 : To Zurich airport from Grindelwald.

We found 30% off on swiss flexi pass for 3 days, which is a nice deal... but we are not sure which option we could take on the 4th day as we might need to pay the full fare to the airport :((

http://www.swisstravelsystem.com

We also found this awesome buy 1 get 1 Berner Oberland regional pass deal but not sure if it covers the travel from Zurich airport to Grindelwald. Also, we are not sure if travelling by buses is free with this? And this is also a three day pass...

www.myswissalps.com/regionalpassberneseoberland

As we are a group of 6, we are looking for an economic pass and any help/suggestion is greatly appreciated.

Thanks so much in advance!!

Best Regards,
Hema
Arno
Arno
7313 posts
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Aug 15, 2011 - 12:49 AM
Hi Hema,

Actually both passes you are referring to are valid for more than just the 3 free travel days. You choose when to use those days and get discounts on tickets on the other days. Please check the pages of the Swiss Flexi Pass and Regional-Pass Bernese Oberland for details on how to use them, and purchase options. Those pages also include maps that show where the passes are valid.

The 3-day Swiss Saver Flexi Pass is the best one in your case. You would use the free days on day 1, 2 and 4, and get discounted tickets on day 3.

Does this help?
Last modified on Dec 28, 2014 - 4:34 PM by Arno
loveswiss
loveswiss
6 posts
new member
Aug 15, 2011 - 8:38 AM
Hi Arno,

Thanks very much for your quick reply!! Appreciate it!
Yeah, this definitely helps! I checked out the maps in the links and as you said it looks like the Swiss Saver Flexi Pass is covering most of our journey for free except for the route between Grindelwald and Zermatt, where we might need to pay 50% for some part of it.
We will get the Swiss Saver Flexi Pass. :-)

Thanks again & Have a nice day!!
-Hema
Arno
Arno
7313 posts
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Aug 15, 2011 - 12:04 PM
You're welcome Hema. Grindelwald - Zermatt is covered as well. You may have seen a dashed line on the map between Frutigen and Visp: that's just to mark a long tunnel. That section is fully covered as well.

Enjoy the traveling!

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