Feb 20, 2012 - 10:14 AM
Hello Shirl! A Eurail Austria-Switzerland Pass
could be worth your money if you plan to travel quite a lot in Austria too. If not, you're better off with one of the Swiss rail passes (as they cover more than the Austria-Switzerland Pass does). You have several options (here's how to calculate which pass is the cheapest solution):
- if the Swiss part of your stay is in May, you can profit from the 4 day Swiss Saver Flexi Pass 2 for 1 offer
. It allows 4 days of free traveling, to be used for longer transfers (e.g. Zurich-Interlaken, your resort-Swiss/Austrian border, and some other long trips you may want to make) and discounts for shorter local trips on the remaining days in between the first and last free travel day. You could buy one offer for 2 adults and one regular Swiss Flexi Pass
for the 3d adult;
- the Swiss Half Fare Card, offering a 50% discount on almost all trips and often a good solution for a holiday in which short, local trips are your main goal.
In both cases, the 9 year old will travel for free. You'll find links to validity maps on the rail pass pages, showing where the validity ends during your trip to Austria. This depends on your train connection, but in many cases it's Buchs or Feldkirch.
Hotels can be found through the hotel page
. A holiday appartment is worth considering too. Tips on cheap accommodation and other tips to save on your travel costs can be found here
. Interlaken is a good resort. Wilderswil (still very central), Lauterbrunnen and Grindelwald are fine alternatives.
Last modified on Dec 28, 2014 - 4:34 PM by Arno