Swiss travel pass OR half fare card

Swiss travel pass OR half fare card

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Clifford
Clifford
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Jan 17, 2015 - 9:21 AM

My family (2 adults & a child age of 6) are travelling to Switzerland in June. We are arrival to Geneva and depart from Zurich. Our plan as follows ... Zermatt (2N) will go Matterhorn Glacier Paradise & Zermatt Gornergrat. Day 3 from Zermatt to St Moritz (1N) (by Glacier Express), Day 4 St Moritz to Chur (by Bernina Express) (Please advise whether is advisable to stay a night or straight to Interlaken). Day 5-9 will base in Interlaken then cover First, Bachalpsee, Bort, Grindelwald, Jungfraujoch, Kleine Scheidegg, Wengen, Lauterbrunnen & Murren. Day 10 from Interlaken to Lucern then to Mt Rigi or Mt Titlis (pls advise which to go). Day 11 Lucern to Zurich.

Kindly advise we should be buy 8Days swiss travel pass or half fare card for the abovesaid itinerary. Thanks

Annika
Annika
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Jan 17, 2015 - 2:25 PM

Hello Clifford, welcome to MySwissAlps,

An 8-day Swiss Travel Pass is for consecutive days only. You'd better look into an 8-day Swiss Travel Pass Flex, possibly with Swiss Half Fare Card Combi. All information can be found through the links. An alternative is just a Swiss Half Fare Card. Which of these two options is cheaper can be calculated as explained here. When you do the math, I would recommend to include the 15-day Swiss Travel Pass as well; overall, it might be cheaper than the 8-day Swiss Travel Pass Flex with Swiss Half Fare Card Combi.

You could consider changing your itinerary a bit. Below is a more efficient/more scenic route:

  • Geneva to Interlaken via Montreux and Zweisimmen (Golden Pass line);
  • Interlaken to Zermatt;
  • Zermatt to St. Moritz as planned, via the Glacier Express;
  • St. Moritz to Lucerne via Samedan, Sagliains, Klosters, Landquart. Your plan to go from St. Moritz to Chur would mean that you see the same route twice, as this is also the Glacier Express route. I would rather add a night to St. Moritz than staying a night in Chur;
  • Lucerne to Zurich.
Clifford
Clifford
2 posts
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Jan 23, 2015 - 4:27 AM in reply to Annika

Thanks for your response Annika.

After re-considering our 5 years old kid is travelling with us. We decided not to go to St Moritz. We will spend 2N @ Zermatt, 1N @ Montreux, 4N @ Interlaken & 2N @ Lucerne. Base on the abovesaid itinerary, is it advisable to buy 15 days swiss travel pass instead of buying half fare card ?

Arno
Arno
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Jan 23, 2015 - 5:29 AM

Hi Clifford,

The best way to find out for sure is to do the calculations as explained here. Your child will travel along for free (see here please).

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