Aug 25, 2013 - 4:29 AM
I am not sure which pass to get for our family (2 adults, 3 children aged 15,12,11). We are flying into Zurich in December, then will train to Munich and travel on trains in Germany for 8 days (non-consecutive but the entire trip is less than 1 month and some of these trips are within Bavaria so I am looking at the Bavaria ticket for three of these days). On our return to Switzerland, we will be coming from Freiburg so if we were to get a Swiss Flexi pass, I presume we would have to buy a ticket to the Swiss border? We will travel from Freiburg to Interlaken (do you have a recommendation for the most scenic route?), spend two nights in Interlaken and would like to go up to the Schilthorn on the day in between, then return to Zurich airport.
For the three days of train travel in Switzerland, the 3 day Swiss flexipass looks like good value although I have a few questions. Does this give us free travel for the children? Do we need to purchase a Family Card? If we use the first day to go from Zurich Flughaven to the border, can we then get another Bavaria card to get from the border to Munich?
The other option is to get an 8-day Swiss-German Rail pass (and use this in combination with three Bavaria passes) but I could not work out how much this would cost (there may be 2 for 1 deals, groups travelling together deals and I was not sure whether the 12 and 15 year old would be considered adults under this pass).
Any help you can give us will be greatly appreciated. We are residents of Australia.