Mar 24, 2015 - 8:24 AM
> Thanks for your help. I looked at the half-price card, but don't really think that will save us much. The fares are confusing though. When I searched the Zurich HB to Stans with a stop in Lucerne, it was listed as 2nd class - 22 Euro, which would be 44 roundtrip. I don't see the 58 rate at all. When I went through your link, it was more confusing, saying a total of 174? And since the whole point of the pass would be the convenience, the half-price pass wouldn't give us that. I think we may just want to buy the Swiss Passes for that reason. In the purchase options, one option is to buy the pass in Euros (which is much cheaper when converted to USD than the USD price). If our credit card allows, do you know if we could purchase in Euros?
I just found your above e-mail. You can best reply here in the forum to keep everything in one place, and also we can reply quicker here. Prices for regular tickets you would buy locally in Switzerland can be found in the official Swiss timetable. I guess you've been looking at another website, right?
A Swiss Travel Pass is indeed the most convenient option. In that case you only need discounted tickets for cable cars/cogwheel trains. You don't need tickets for trains, boats, buses, trams, etc. You can simply board with your pass. You can buy the pass from all the websites listed in the price section of the Swiss Travel Pass page, if "your country of residence" on that page is set to United States. So you can pay in USD through raileurope.com/swiss-pass or in EUR (which is cheaper) through raileurope-world.com/swiss-pass.
I hope this answers your question!
Last modified on Mar 24, 2015 - 8:25 AM by Arno