Swiss Pass or Swiss Card or Half Rail - have car

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Irish2swiss
Irish2swiss
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Apr 4, 2016 - 4:47 PM

I am looking to travel from Blackforest to Bern and then Interlaken then Lucerne and then to Como Lake Italy. I will be travelling via car as I will be hiring a rental car for the whole trip. I am keeping 4-5 days for Bern to Lucern including all montains and main places. Can anyone help me which pass would be better for me as I have car too.

Swiss pass or Swiss card or Half ticket pass? Where can I go via my car?

Annika
Annika
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Apr 4, 2016 - 5:08 PM

Hi Irish2swiss,

Most drivers buy a Swiss Half Fare Card: www.myswissalps.com/ swisshalffarecard. I think that's your best option as well if you decide to drive. It will get you a 50% discount on most trips by cable car, mountain train and boat. A car is not really necessary in Switzerland, and pretty uncomfortable in larger towns like Bern and Lucerne. A car could make sense in the Black Forest in Germany.

The Swiss Pass and Swiss Card no longer exist. The Swiss Travel Pass replaced the Swiss Pass, and the Swiss Transfer Ticket Combi replaced the Swiss Card. You don't need these if you'll be driving though.

Irish2swiss
Irish2swiss
3 posts
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Apr 4, 2016 - 6:59 PM

My Itiearnanry is:

1st Day: Black Forest + Bern

2nd Day: Interlaken region

3rd Day: Interlaken region

4th Day: Lucern

5th Day: Zermatt + Lugano + Como Lake

6th Day: Como lake + Venice

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1. If I buy Half fare card, will I be able to get the Train for Jungfrau? I meant to say is it not the case that we have to book way in advance for Jungfrau train? It might booked out in advance? Is Half fare card gives 50% discount to Jungfrau? Can one Half fare card be used to buy tickets for 2 people? Can tickets be bought on same day for example, ticket to Wengen?

2. I have allocated 2 full days for Interlaken area. and 1 day for Lucern. One day I am planning to go Jungfrau so any ideas what we can do second day in Interlaken? What might be best? ANd for third day in Lucern any ideas? Mt. Titlis or any other place - Pillatus?

Last modified on Apr 4, 2016 - 7:01 PM by Irish2swiss
Arno
Arno
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Apr 5, 2016 - 5:59 AM in reply to Irish2swiss

Hello Irish2swiss,

1. Yes, Jungfraujoch is discounted as well. Please click "Where it's valid" on the page Annika gave you. Booking the Jungfraujoch trip in advance is usually not required. See the "Tickets" tab on the same page. You need a Swiss Half Fare Card for each adult. You can print it at home by going to www.swissrailways.com/ en and selecting "Online Ticket" when they ask for a delivery option.

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