Swiss Pass and Jungfra day trip

Swiss Pass and Jungfra day trip

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cndys
cndys
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Sep 26, 2012 - 4:44 AM
I plan to purchase Swiss Pass with my family only upon arrival in Zurich train station in December but secure the day trip to Jungfra Swiss Alps by purchasing the ticket online in November.
Please suggest if this is ideal or should I purchase the ticket from the tourist information centre in Zurich?
Arno
Arno
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Sep 26, 2012 - 5:33 AM
Hi cndys,

The trip to the Jungfrau does not need to be booked in advance. I would recommend to wait and see what the weather is like, and then purchase your ticket. You can consider to purchase the Swiss Pass in advance though (all options are listed here; be sure to select your country and travelers). It saves time upon arrival in Switzerland, and you'll be independent of the office opening hours.
Last modified on Dec 28, 2014 - 4:35 PM by Arno
cndys
cndys
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Sep 26, 2012 - 10:11 PM
Hi Arno,
Thanks for your prompt suggestion.
Please advise what about the train journey from Zurich to Zermatt and Zurich to Munich? Not necessary to book train tickets online in advance since I will be purchasing the Swiss Pass?
I am just concern that I may not be able to board the trains according to my preferred timings....
Arno
Arno
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Sep 27, 2012 - 4:05 AM
Hi cndys,

Zurich to Zermatt does not require a seat reservation. Most domestic train services are not required to book in advance. Trips cross the border do usually need reservations. The timetable shows exactly where you need them.
cndys
cndys
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Sep 27, 2012 - 11:24 AM
Hi Arno,
Thanks for the information.
cndys
cndys
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Sep 29, 2012 - 3:16 AM
Hi Arno,
I plan to do 8 days in Switzerland as follows:-

Day 1 - Arrive Zurich, head to Zermatt for 2 nights stay
Day 3 - Head to Zurich (stay for 5 nights)
Day 4 - Jungfra day excursion (to join group tour)
Day 5 - Mt Titlis day excusion (to join group tour)
Day 6 - Day trip to Lucerne
Day 7 - Day trip to Interlaken

Please advise which Pass should I purchase online in advance prior to my trip and do the tickets need to be validated before boarding the train to Zermatt?

Where is the best place to book my 2 day tours , upon arrival in Zurich airport?
NAJIMUDEEN
NAJIMUDEEN
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Sep 29, 2012 - 2:53 PM
Swiss saver pass cannot be purchased in Switzerland. It should be bought from your country via online. This pass will facilitate you travel in most of the trains, buses and boats. Wish you a pleasant journey
Annika
Annika
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Sep 30, 2012 - 7:20 AM
Hi cndys. You'll be traveling quite a lot, so the most convenient solution would be an 8 day Swiss Saver Pass granting free traveling in regular trains, buses and boats throughout your stay. An alternative is a 3 or 4 day Swiss Saver Flexi Pass, using free travel days for at least day 1, day 3 and day 7 and discounts on the remaining days. The pass has to be validated before you board the train to Zermatt. Depending on the reseller you choose, you can either do so yourself by writing down the date and some further personal details on the pass, or have it done by a railway official at a station. This is indicated as the 'quick transfer' option in the reseller overviews at both the Swiss Pass and the Swiss Flexi Pass page.

I'm not quite sure what you mean with your question about where to book your tours. Accommodation should be booked well in advance prior to your departure to Switzerland. Day trips, e.g. to the Jungfraujoch and Titlis, don't have to be booked in advance. You can just buy your ticket at the railway station of Zurich before leaving each day. Tickets for the Jungfraujoch can also be bought in Interlaken. Ticket to the Titlis are for sale at the Titlis valley station in Engelberg.
Last modified on Dec 28, 2014 - 4:35 PM by Arno
cndys
cndys
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Sep 30, 2012 - 10:14 AM
Thanks, Annika for the information.

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