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sachinnarkar
sachinnarkar
3 posts
new member
May 12, 2012 - 4:28 PM
Hello,

I will be traveling to Switzerland from 2nd-June to 5th-June. Zurich-Lucerne-Engelburg-Titlis-Interlaken-jungfraujoch are our main destinations. I have brought Swiss Half Fare Card for 4 persons.

1. Can you please advice me on the Swiss railway ?

I am planning to book all the rail tickets from http://www.sbb.ch/en/home.html.
2. What are the different types of fare ? eg. 9 O'clock ticket fare

3. Where I get a online ticket for below mentioned Pilatus tour?
http://www.pilatus.ch/en/railway-cableways/golden-round-trip/

4. As per our plan, we are going to reach lucerne by 2:30 PM. Is this possible to complete this Pilatus tour by 6:30 PM ?

Thanks for you help in advance..
Annika
Annika
4355 posts
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May 14, 2012 - 11:29 AM
Hello sachinnarkar! You need 50% discounted tickets for your trips. The timetable you mention displays half fare prices by default, so that's the fare you should be looking for. However, pre-booking tickets for your trips really isn't necessary. My advice is to buy your tickets on the spot at railway stations before boarding the train/cable car. Pre-booked tickets will have dates printed on them, meaning they can only be used that day.

Yes, you will be able to complete your visit to Pilatus within approximately four hours, but do note that the last descend down to Lucerne is by 5:30pm already. Please consult the general timetable and the Pilatus timetable for specifics.
sachinnarkar
sachinnarkar
3 posts
new member
May 15, 2012 - 2:29 PM
Hi Annika,

Thanks for you reply...

Is everything ok with below plan ?
Can you please advice me on online ticket booking now ?

I have arrived below plan as per the trains timetable :

Day 1
1. Arriving @ Zurich airport around 10:00
2. Proceed to Hotel (12:00)
3. Proceed to Lucerne(13:00)
4. will start Golden Round Trip to Pilatus (14:30)
http://www.pilatus.ch/en/railway-cableways/golden-round-trip/
5. Back to Lucerne around 19:00
6. If time/daylight permits then explore Lucerne
7. Back to the Hotel

Day 2

1. Proceed to Titlis around 7:30 am
Store luggage at Lucerne.
2. Will reach Titlis around 11:00 AM and will spend 3-4 hour at Titlis.
3. Return to Lucerne around 17:00
4. Can spend 2 hour at Lucerne……
5. Proceed to Interlaken @ 19:00
6. Should reach Hotel by 21.30

Day 3

1. Proceed to Jungfraujoch @ 8.30
2. Should reach Jungfraujoch around 11.30 AM
3. We can spend around 2-3 hours here…..
4. Return back to Interlaken hotel around 18:00
5. Will hang around Interlaken city…

Day 4

1. Explore Interlaken in the morning and then check out.
2. Proceed to Zurich Airport around @ 10.00 and should reach there around 12:15
Store luggage at airport
3. Proceed to Rheine Fall between 13:00-13:30
4. Proceed to Airport around 16:30

Regards,
Sachin
Annika
Annika
4355 posts
expert &
moderator
May 16, 2012 - 3:54 PM
Hello sachin! Yes, your trips look fine and it's a doable schedule. I still advise not to book your tickets in advance, but if you do want to pre-book them you can do so through the timetable. Just enter a trip, choose a connection, click 'Fare/Buy' and follow the steps in the order procedure.
nahsa
nahsa
18 posts
new member
May 19, 2012 - 3:40 AM
Hi, the Half Fare Card is cheaper thru online or direct counter?

rdgs
Annika
Annika
4355 posts
expert &
moderator
May 20, 2012 - 11:15 AM
Please fill out your country of residence at the Swiss Half Fare Card page to compare purchase options and prices.
sachinnarkar
sachinnarkar
3 posts
new member
May 29, 2012 - 4:43 PM
Hello,

Is there any Left Luggage or Locker facility at Engelburg Railway station ?
We don't want to come back to Lucerne. We can directly proceed to Interlaken from Titlis(via Engelburg--Hergiswil).

Please advice.
Annika
Annika
4355 posts
expert &
moderator
May 30, 2012 - 2:22 PM
Yes, lockers are available at the Engelberg railway station.

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