Jun 15, 2010 - 2:31 PM
Hi vacation2010! Prices of the journeys you mention can be found through the online timetable
. They're as follows (per person and in 2nd class):
- Paris - Interlaken Ost (through Geneva): CHF 184.60. Connections through Basel (instead of Geneva) are available as well. The costs for the Swiss leg of this trip (Geneva - Interlaken Ost) would be CHF 65.00. The leg Basel - Interlaken Ost costs CHF 55.00;
- Interlaken Ost - Engelberg: CHF 41.00;
- Engelberg - Zurich: CHF 34.00
- Zurich - Zurich Airport: CHF 6.20
For your Swiss trips (including the Swiss part of your inbound trip from Paris) this adds up to a total of CHF 146.20 (assuming that you'll travel through Geneva) per person. Your 3 year old will travel along for free and you can purchase a Junior Card for your 6 year old son, which costs CHF 20.00 and allows him to travel along for free as well. So the total costs for point to point tickets are 2x CHF 146.20 (for the adults) + CHF 20.00 (for the Junior Card) = CHF 312,40.
If these are the only trips you plan to make, the cheapest option would be to purchase point to point tickets. Another option is the Swiss Half Fare Card
, which costs CHF 99.00 and offers a 50% discount on all journeys in Switzerland. If you'd plan only a few other trips besides the ones you listed, this would become cost effective. A free Swiss Family Card can be ordered along with your Swiss Half Fare Card, allowing both your sons to travel along for free.
Other rail passes can be found here
. I hope this helps!