Apr 29, 2012 - 9:41 AM
Hello Kelly, and welcome to the forum. The Swiss Half Fare Card
could indeed be the most economical option. However, if you prefer unlimited traveling and like to avoid the hassle of buying discounted tickets for each trip, a Swiss Pass
would be better. These calculation guidelines
could help you out a bit, but if you have already made proper calculations they may not add new information. Do note that the SBB websites shows half fare prices by default. If you want to see regular prices for a sound comparison, make sure to un-tick the half-fare box.
As for seat reservations: most trains don't need any. You do need to book your trip to Paris though. Fares may be lower if you book well in advance
, instead of after arrival in Zurich. Seats may still be available by then, but I'm not sure; the SBB could advise on this as well.
Even in summer, temperatures up at mountain tops such as the Titlis can be around or below zero degrees (Celsius). So make sure you all have proper, warm hiking shoes, warm jackets and maybe even shawls and gloves. Whether you actually need them, really depends on the actual temperature and weather circumstances. Checking weather forecasts shortly before getting up is always a wise thing to do.
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