Swiss Pass needed for Geneva-Grindelwald-Zermatt?

Swiss Pass needed for Geneva-Grindelwald-Zermatt?

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HuiTeng
HuiTeng
9 posts
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Sep 8, 2016 - 10:12 AM

Hi All!

Me and my boyfriend are visiting the following places in October:

11 Oct Reach Geneva Airport and stay in Geneva

12 Oct Geneva > Interlaken > Lauterbrunnen > Trummelbach Falls > Mürren > Winteregg > Grütschalp > Lauterbrunnen > Stay at Grindelwald

13 Oct Grindelwald > Jungfraujoch > Kleine Scheidegg > Stay at Grindelwald

14 Oct Grindelwald > Zermatt > Gornergrat > Rotenboden > Riffelberg > Stay at Zermatt

15 Oct Zermatt > Geneva > Geneva Airport

Is it worthwhile to get a Swiss Pass? If yes, which type ? Or daily pass will do? Thanks a million :o)

dipchat995
dipchat995
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Sep 8, 2016 - 12:02 PM

Hi friend,

It is swiss half fare card.

Arno
Arno
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Sep 8, 2016 - 12:26 PM

Hi HuiTeng,

Welcome to MySwissAlps! Without a pass this would be pretty expensive. A 4-day Swiss Travel Pass will work (Oct 12 - 15), or a Swiss Half Fare Card like dipchat995 suggested. Traveling within Geneva on the 11th is free.

These pages have all the details and help you choose between both options:

HuiTeng
HuiTeng
9 posts
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Sep 9, 2016 - 8:44 AM in reply to dipchat995

Thank you :)

HuiTeng
HuiTeng
9 posts
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Sep 9, 2016 - 8:45 AM in reply to Arno

Thank you :)

Do you know where can I ski during October (I have never skied before)? How much is it? Thanks!

Arno
Arno
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Sep 9, 2016 - 9:12 AM in reply to HuiTeng

Hi HuiTeng,

Ski season doesn't start until mid December. As a beginner, you would need a week of lessons to get started. There are limited options in Zermatt and Saas-Fee all year round, but these are not the best places for beginners (thin air, difficult snow conditions).

You'd better come again in winter and take lessons to really enjoy skiing.

HuiTeng
HuiTeng
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Sep 9, 2016 - 9:19 AM in reply to Arno

Hi Arno

Thank you so much for your prompt reply! =)

HuiTeng
HuiTeng
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Sep 20, 2016 - 4:14 PM

Hi Arno

I have done the homework :) However, I am not sure about the discount for swiss pass (25% vs 50%) when I look at the map.

1. Could you refer to my attachment and help to take a look? Thanks! It seems that half day ticket is more suitable for us.

2. Besides that, do I need to take public transport when I do Geneva city tour? Are the attractions at walking distance?

Many thanks.

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Arno
Arno
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Sep 20, 2016 - 6:19 PM

Hi HuiTeng,

1. Sure! The 25% applies to the Jungfraujoch trip only, so you got that right. Other mountain trips are discounted by 50%: Gornergrat as well! And, note that Zermatt to Geneva is free (100% discounted). Once you've made these changes the Swiss Travel Pass will turn out cheaper than your current amount.

Note that you've listed 3 tickets for day 3, but in reality you can simply buy a return ticket Grindelwald - Jungfraujoch. It doesn't matter that you get off the train and continue later. A return ticket is slightly cheaper: CHF 184 (full price).

2. That depends on what you want to see. Here's a tour on foot.

HuiTeng
HuiTeng
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Sep 21, 2016 - 1:02 AM in reply to Arno

Hi Arno! Thanks for your help! I have revised the % as highlighted in yellow. Anything other changes I need to make? I think I will buy Swiss Half Fare Card since it's about CHF50 cheaper than Swiss Travel Pass :D

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Arno
Arno
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Sep 21, 2016 - 8:01 AM in reply to HuiTeng

Hi HuiTeng,

Note that Grindelwald to Zermatt is free with a Swiss Travel Pass. It's only the Zermatt to Gornergrat section you need to pay 50% for. So that trip won't cost your CHF 70.30 but only CHF 22.50. The Swiss Travel Pass will cost you about the same as the Swiss Half Fare Card, but the Swiss Travel Pass is much more convenient as you don't have to buy tickets all the time. And you can have additional trips and museum visits for free, if applicable.

You can print the pass at home for extra convenience and to save time: please visit www.swissrailways.com/ en. After filling out your address, they will show the delivery options. Pick "Online Ticket" from the bottom of the list. They will e-mail the pass (no delivery fees) within 1-3 business days, so be sure to order in time.

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