Swiss Rail Passes ?

Swiss Rail Passes ?

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mandy
mandy
7 posts
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May 4, 2011 - 12:39 AM
Good Evening fellow Travellers,

Looking for any and all advice on Swiss Rail Passes.

We are traveling to Wengen for 3 nights in July - 2 adults and 2 children (ages 9/12). We need to get up to Wengen, would like to do the Jungfrau Top of Europe trip, have some flexibility to travel between Wengen and Gimmewald , boat cruise in Interlaken on our day of departure. We are then heading to Lausanne (3 nights) ( by car) and planning on doing the "Chocolate Train" and perhaps a boat cruise to Evian.

I have seen the Swiss Family Pass on sale - should we purchase this, 1st or 2nd class or just the half/fare card ?

I am so confused.

Cheers,

Mandy
Arno
Arno
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May 4, 2011 - 12:24 PM
Hi Mandy. The Swiss Half Fare Card would be fine, as you'll be traveling short distances only.
mandy
mandy
7 posts
new member
May 4, 2011 - 1:35 PM
Hi ,
Does the Swiss Half Fare Card offer discounts on the Chocolate Train, Boat Cruises and the Jungfrau ?

Another question regarding the Swiss Family Rail pass - if we use the pass for Boat Cruises and Jungfrau do those days count at "travel days" ?
Cheers
Arno
Arno
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May 4, 2011 - 4:12 PM
Hi Mandy. Yes, it's valid for those trips. The. Swiss Half Fare Card page links to a detailed map showing what's covered.

The Swiss Flexi Pass of the special offer allows you to choose your free travel days before you start a trip. It's not the traveling that determines whether a free travel day has been used.
mandy
mandy
7 posts
new member
May 4, 2011 - 6:08 PM
Hi,

I hope this will be my last series of questions for you....I have having a hard time pulling up prices for the Chocolate train...We are a family of 2 adults and 2 kids (ages 10/13) We will buying the Swiss Half Fare Card can advise me on the price ??

Also do you recommend purchasing tickets ahead of time for the train ( I know I seem obsessed with this train but my kids are so excited about it) - but not sure how to do this if we will not be purchasing Swiss Half Fare Card until we arrive in Switzerland

Cheers
Arno
Arno
7295 posts
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May 5, 2011 - 1:41 PM
Hi Mandy,

The Chocolate Train costs CHF 69 (adult) with a Swiss Half Fare Card, as explained here. You can book it without possessing the Swiss Half Fare Card yet, as long as you have both when boarding the train. You can buy the Swiss Half Fare Card at any other time. The purchase options are listed on the Swiss Half Fare Card page.

Being obsessed with anything chocolate related is not uncommon for people visiting Switzerland. Don't worry ;-)

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