Should I get a swiss pass?

Should I get a swiss pass?

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tibbiec
tibbiec
8 posts
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Dec 16, 2012 - 1:05 AM
Hi
My husband and I will be travelling to Switzerland from 20th to 24th March 2013. I'd like to seek your advice on which pass should I get for my below itinerary.

20 Mar 2013 - Arriving in Geneva from Paris by TGV around 11.30am and proceed to Montreux by train. We will take bus to Chateau de Chillon for a visit. After that we will take the GoldenPass Line from Montreux to Zweisimmen and train to Lucerne.

21 Mar 2013 - We would like to visit Mt Titlis

22 Mar 2013 - We would like to go to Mt Rigi by taking a boat on the lake lucerne to Vitznau and take the red cogwheel up to Kulm. From Rigi Kulm we will take the blue cogwheel train down to Arth-Goldau train station and would like to go to Zug and back in lucerne.

23 Mar 2013 - Maybe wander around in lucerne old town/ museum.

24 Mar 2014 - We will take train to Zurich and go to Chur. From Chur we will take the Bernina Express to Tirano. And will go to Milan.

Should I get the point to point ticket or swiss pass or swiss flexi or half fare price card? Please advise. Thanks.

Tibbie
Arno
Arno
7720 posts
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Dec 16, 2012 - 5:42 AM
Hi Tibbie,

The best way to pick your pass is to compare point to point ticket prices to pass prices as explained here. I would estimate point to point tickets to cost about CHF 400 per person for your trip, so you should definitely purchase a pass to save money. A 4-day Swiss Saver Flexi Pass would provide the most savings, and also the comfort of not having to buy tickets for each trip. You would use it on March 20, 21, 22 and 24, and you still get discounts on March 23. For details and all purchase options, please see the Swiss Saver Flexi Pass page.

If you plan to travel 1st class, then this special offer may be of interest as it provides 5 full days of free traveling.

Hotels near rail stations can be found here.
Last modified on Dec 28, 2014 - 4:34 PM by Arno
tibbiec
tibbiec
8 posts
new member
Dec 17, 2012 - 8:31 AM
Hi Arno,

Thank you for your advice.
Can you also advise if we would to go to Jungfrau for day trip on 23th March, is there any pass for a day trip?
Arno
Arno
7720 posts
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Dec 17, 2012 - 8:46 AM
Hi Tibbie,

A day trip to the Jungfrau would also be covered by the pass I suggested. If you don't have a free travel day, you get a 50% discount on the trip, except for the last section which is 25% off. If you take a pass with 5 free travel days, the trip to the Jungfrau would be free, again with the exception of that last section.
tibbiec
tibbiec
8 posts
new member
Dec 18, 2012 - 9:07 AM
Hi Arno

Thanks. I will probably get the 4 days swiss flexi pass.

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