Swiss Pass Info (Website Down)

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europecalling2011
europecalling2011
11 posts
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May 13, 2011 - 2:46 AM
Hi

Since sbb.ch is down for the last couple of days, I have no idea at all, to check different options/rates about routes etc to figure out which of the 3 passes is good for me :
(a) Swiss Pass
(b) Swiss Flexi Pass
(c) Swiss Half Saver Pass

Firstly, it's really hard to just go to the links which are being referenced to and trying to figure out on my own as to what pass is good for me ...
So I would really really appreciate some inputs that can help me make a decision rather than me being directed to the Swiss Pass page which increases my confusion even more :-))))

Itinerary:
I would be based in Interlaken for 5 nights ...

24th May: Arriving from Paris by Day Train ...
25th May:
26th May:
27th May:
28th May:
29th May: Departing to Venice by Day Train ...

Places I intend to cover / visit:

(a) Jungfraoch
(b) Titlis
(c) Pilatus (the 360 tour)
(d) Geneva (go and come back the same day)
(e) Montreux (go and come back the same day)

Now based on other travellers, I guess there are lot many more scenic places to visit too ...
SO for sure I would want just a basic list of scenic places that I can review online so that I do not have to search for them ...
From the list I can shortlist 1-2 more places that I can cover ...

About the PASS ! :-)
If someone can crisply tell me which of the 3 passes would be good for me and my wife ...
We are there for 5 nights 6 days ...
Considering the trains that we might have to take and maybe some local buses here n there, which pass would be good ?

Thanks
Sunil
Arno
Arno
7313 posts
expert &
moderator
May 13, 2011 - 3:03 AM
Hi Sunil,

I've seen some problems at sbb.ch as well, but currently it's working fine for me. I guess all you can do is wait for them to have it fixed, or contact them. As for your itinerary, I think we've covered all of this in one of your other topics. The Swiss Half Fare Card would be a good fit from an economical point of view. There's not much I can add to that, other than if you prefer convenience (not buying separate tickets for each trip), a Swiss Saver Pass would be better.

Our website provides lists of more scenic places in the Bernese Oberland, Wallis and Graubünden.
Last modified on Dec 28, 2014 - 4:35 PM by Arno
Arno
Arno
7313 posts
expert &
moderator
May 13, 2011 - 4:10 AM
I just noticed you'll do this all from one base. In that case, the amount of traveling makes the 8-day Swiss Pass your best option.
Olga
Olga
460 posts
top member
May 13, 2011 - 5:59 AM
Hello Sunil,

During most of our visits to Switzerland we always used a Swiss Pass, which I can really recommend. It's easy, very handy and it gives you discounts on serveral cog railways, gondolas, etc. An overview of what you can do with your Swiss (Saver) Pass can be found here. This year we will also be spending our holidays in Switzerland and we will buy our Swiss Pass as ever from this website. I'm sure you will not regret it! In the end it always appeared to be the cheapest solution for us as well.

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