Cheapest transport option for Lucerne & Interlaken

Cheapest transport option for Lucerne & Interlaken

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Hpham
Hpham
3 posts
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Jan 22, 2016 - 6:58 AM

Dear forum

I and my wife will like to visit Switzerland in April/2016. Planing to come from Paris and arriving in Lucerne, Switzerland on the 18/Apr.

Option 1 Spend 4 days and 3 nights in Lucerne, visiting the town, boating on the lake and visiting the mountains around Lucerne. from Lucerne then onward to Venice.

Option 2 Spend 3 days and 2 nights in Lucerne doing the same activities above then to interlaken for 2 nights, visiting Jungfrau mountain. Leaving Interlaken for Venice via Milan.

Please let me know the cheapest viable transportation for the above.

thank you.

HP Ham

Annika
Annika
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Jan 22, 2016 - 6:10 PM

Hi HP Ham, welcome to MySwissAlps!

Which rail pass is best, depends on your finalized travel plans. For example, it matters whether you pick option 1 or 2. If you spend 4 full days in and near Lucerne, a Tell Pass would be very convenient, as it allows free ticketless traveling throughout the area. You could combine this with regular tickets Basel-Lucerne and Lucerne-Chiasso (at the Swiss-Italian border). You may also try if cheaper supersaver tickets are available for these trips; note that they come with limitations and only allow traveling on one specific date and in one specific train.

If you want to stay in Interlaken as well, it's easier to pick one rail pass that covers the entire country. A Swiss Half Fare Card would be fine, although you will have to get yourself discounted tickets for each and every trip in that case. You may also see if a 4 day Swiss Travel Pass appeals you to. It won't cover all days of your stay, but if the first day(s) only include some shorter local trips, this might work.

I suggest you first finalize your travel plans and then start comparing passes as explained at our "How to choose" page. Does that get you started?

Hpham
Hpham
3 posts
new member
Jan 24, 2016 - 2:52 PM

Hi Annika

thanks for the quick reply.With Swiss travel pass do I need to buy extra ticket to go up mount Titlis and Jungfrau?

Arno
Arno
7707 posts
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Jan 24, 2016 - 6:42 PM in reply to Hpham

Hi HP Ham,

Yes, you do, because mountain transport is discounted, not free. Please go to the page Annika linked to and click "Where it's valid". All details are there.

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