Swiss Pass vs EuroRail Pass & Jungfrau Travel Pass

Swiss Pass vs EuroRail Pass & Jungfrau Travel Pass

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superman888
superman888
9 posts
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Feb 23, 2016 - 4:06 AM

My planned itinerary as below, accom has been booked.

Day 1 Frankfurt - Zurich (Option Rhine Fall)
Day 2 Zurich - Luzern (Option Mt Titlis)
Day 3 Luzern - Interlaken
Day 4 Interlaken
Day 5 Interlaken
Day 6 Interlaken - Geneva
Day 7 Geneva

The original plan was to buy a one way ticket from Frankfurt to Zurich (Euro 59 per pax), I will then have to get the Zurich - Luzern one way at CHF 25. Then would need to buy a 4 days swiss Pass for Day 3 - 6. CHF 251. Total cost Euro 314 haven't include option of Rhine Fall & Mt Titlis has to be pushed to Day 3 due to Swiss Pass validity. Plus only get 50% & 25% discount at Jungfrau.

Total up front cost Euro 314, exclude Rhine Fall (Totally no discount covered), Mt Titlis (50% with swiss pass) & trips around Jungfrau (25% or 50% with swiss pass)

Alternatively, buy
1. Euro Rail Pass for Germany & Switzerland 4+1 days (promo) @ Euro 218 (15% for 2 pax travelling). This is enough to cover me for Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, Day 6 & Day 7 (though limited as I am leaving on Day 7). The pass will include transport for Rhine Fall & I can do Mt Titlis on Day 2, allow more time for Interlaken on Day 3.

2. Jungfrau Travel Pass 3 days @ CHF 180. Unlimited and free train ride except from Elgergletscher up till Jungfrau which is on 50%.

Total up front cost Euro 381, Rhine fall covered, Mt Titlis (50% with euro rail pass), Jungfrau covered except last part on 50%.

Comments or any other pass i can make my trip more economical?

Arno
Arno
7719 posts
expert &
moderator
Feb 23, 2016 - 6:20 AM

Hi superman888,

Thank you for joining us! My first thought is that a Eurail (not Eurorail) Pass is usually not worth it when only doing one trip in one of the countries (Germany in your case). Also note that a Eurail Pass does not cover Mount Titlis for free. What exactly is included can be found here.

If you're traveling in summer you may want to consider the Swiss Travel Pass as it includes the Schynige Platte railway near Interlaken for free. The Mount Rigi railway near Lucerne is free as well. And finally there's the Swiss Half Fare Card: no free traveling but 50% off everything.

I'd recommend to do the math as explained here. It's the best way to pick a pass if saving money is your main objective.

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