Tell Pass or Swiss Travel Pass

Tell Pass or Swiss Travel Pass

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Mar 26, 2016 - 9:23 AM

Hello,We will be traveling to Switzerland from 16th to the 22nd April and on 22nd we go to Italy. I have been trying to figure if Tell Pass will be better for the first two days in Lucerne and take a Swiss Travel Pass for the next 4 days be good or will just the Swiss Travel Pass be okay. Could you please guide me with regards to choosing a pass for us.

A) Since we will be in Switzerland till about the 22nd, which is the better pass to go ahead with according to our Itinerary-

16-18th Lucerne

18-21 Lauterbrunnen

21-22 Geneva

22 onwards to Italy.

- Is it better to take the Swiss Travel Pass for 8 days.

OR

- since the Tell Pass for two days offers the Mount Pilatus and Titlis trip for free and take 4 days Swiss Travel Pass for rest of the journey.

B) Please let me know if the Mount Titlis and Mount Pilatus is completely free (apart from the Ice flyer that we pay extra for) or is there any extra fare we pay at any connecting point to reach either of the Mounts.

C) if at all we take the Swiss Travel Pass, how much do we pay for the Mount Titlis and Mount Pilatus.

Pls advice which out of the two is better on pocket and covers the best.

Thanking you in advance.

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Mar 26, 2016 - 11:53 AM

Hi dangi,

Welcome to MySwissAlps! Personally I would prefer a Swiss Travel Pass for the entire stay in your case. The reason is that you won't know for sure whether you can actually do what you want to do while in Lucerne. If the weather is not suitable for regional mountain trips the Swiss Travel Pass allows you to go anywhere in the country.

As for the total amount you would spend on one or two passes, you'd best do the math as explained here. It's the only way to know for sure. The Swiss Travel Pass page and Tell-Pass page show exactly what's fully covered and discounted, and links to regular prices can be found on all of our attraction pages.

Additionally you need a ticket from the Swiss border to your first stop in Italy: myswissalps.com/ traintickets/italy.

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Mar 28, 2016 - 10:57 AM in reply to Arno

Thank you, Arno.

I have been trying to book Swiss Travel Pass but its continuously not getting through at the payment stage.

Could you pls help me where to buy the tickets online. We want to buy the online tickets before the 29th (tomorrow) as thats the last day of the discounted offer.

Pls help.

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Mar 28, 2016 - 12:49 PM in reply to Removed user

Hi dangi,

I am assuming you're referring to the 30% discount on 1st class print at home Swiss Travel Passes? You can only get the discount through www.raileurope.com/rai l-tickets-passes/swiss-pass/index.html. Unless you live in Canada, then it's www.raileurope.ca/rail -tickets-passes/swiss-pass/index.html.

I just tried and it worked fine. If it does not work for you you've probably filled out incorrect information (or at least the site thinks it's wrong), like an international phone number format that does not start with "+". Or you're trying to buy last minute passes to use only a few days from now (that may not work because even e-passes take a few business days to be processed and e-mailed).

Can you try again please?

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