Jan 18, 2015 - 11:02 PM
I have crunched all the numbers to determine which Swiss pass (or none) is the best for my family’s trip, but I’d like some clarification before I purchase. We have two adults, a 16 year old who is priced as an adult, and a 13 year old.
We are traveling from Venice to Wengen, staying for three nights, and traveling to Zurich before flying home the next day. I estimated train costs from the sbb.ch website for Domodossola to Wengen, and Wengen to Kloten (where our hotel is), throwing in a round trip ride from Kloten to Zurich so we can sightsee our last afternoon.
With no discounts, the cost is 588 sf. With the half fare card, it is 612 sf, and with the 4 day Swiss Travel Pass it is 715 sf. This does NOT include any transportation while in Wengen, and this is where I need help.
With just one lift from Wengen to Mannlichen costing (full price for 4, one way) 88 sf, it seems like the half fare card becomes a better deal than no card. But will we spend enough to make the Swiss Travel pass worth it? If transportation north of Wengen is only discounted 50% on the Travel Pass, then wouldn’t the Half Price card be a better bet?
I hope my line of reasoning makes sense; any feedback would be appreciated!