Swiss Pass or individual tickets for a 5 day stay?

Swiss Pass or individual tickets for a 5 day stay?

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satish
satish
4 posts
new member
Apr 11, 2012 - 3:05 AM
Hi there!
We are a group of 6adults+1infant(age:4) traveling to Switzerland for 5 nights. Here's our tentative itinerary:
16th Aug'12: Arrive in Interlaken from Geneva, late at night (we will be flying into Geneva from Cannes)
17th Aug'12: At Interlaken; Jungfrauch AM time- Can you suggest any other activity in Interlaken?
18th Aug'12: Interlaken to Lucerne AM time; travel to Pilatus/Titlis
19th Aug'12: At Lucerne; Lucerne to Alpnachstad and back- Is there any other activity in Lucerne?
20th Aug'12: Lucerne-Zurich; Spend the day at Zurich
21st Aug'12: Zurich-BOM
For the above travel, would you suggest a Swiss Pass/Swiss Half Fare Card; or, should we buy tickets individually, per sector? Which would be more cost effective?
Would appreciate any inputs you can provide on the above.
Many thanks,
Satish
pranathi11
pranathi11
16 posts
new member
Apr 11, 2012 - 3:19 AM
Hi satish,
Individual tickets are very expensive...go for swiss pass or half fare card...after doing the calculation.
satish
satish
4 posts
new member
Apr 11, 2012 - 3:49 AM
Thanks Pranithi,

Ive found some of the individual costs on this forum :

- Lucerne - Engelberg (base of Mt. Titlis) - Lucerne: CHF 32.00
- Engelberg - Mt. Titlis - Engelberg: CHF 82.00
- Lucerne - Zurich Airport: CHF 27.00
- Lucerne to Alpnachstad and back by Boat - CHF 38
- Interlaken-Jungfrauch-Interlaken- CHF ??

I'd like to know if i buy a Swiss pass/Half Fare pass for CHF 100, how much would i end
up saving. If you have some calculations you can share, it would be very helpful
Olga
Olga
460 posts
top member
Apr 11, 2012 - 4:02 AM
Hello satish,

If you want to calculate which pass is right for you, you can do so here. Also, check the Swiss Timetable and make sure you're not checking the reduced prices, so uncheck the half fare possibilities.

I hope this helps!
Annika
Annika
4355 posts
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Apr 13, 2012 - 10:35 AM
Hello satish. A rail pass will definitely save you money. Did you make the calculations using the FAQ Olga referred to? Prices for the Jungfraujoch can be found here, to complete your list. The Swiss Half Fare Card may be a bit cheaper in all. The Swiss Pass on the other hand has the advantage of free traveling (except in mountain transportation), without the need to buy (discounted) tickets for each trip.

Further tips for your days in Interlaken can be found in the Bernese Oberland day trip overview.
Last modified on Dec 28, 2014 - 4:35 PM by Arno
satish
satish
4 posts
new member
Apr 14, 2012 - 5:02 AM
Dear Annika, Olga,

Many thanks for your assistance. I have purchased the Half Fare card, which made the most sense to me.

You guys have been great!

Thanks again,
Satish

Annika said: Hello satish. A rail pass will definitely save you money. Did you make the calculations using the FAQ Olga referred to? Prices for the Jungfraujoch can be found here, to complete your list. The Swiss Half Fare Card may be a bit cheaper in all. The Swiss Pass on the other hand has the advantage of free traveling (except in mountain transportation), without the need to buy (discounted) tickets for each trip.
Further tips for your days in Interlaken can be found in the Bernese Oberland day trip overview.

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