Travelling from Malaysia: rail passes

Travelling from Malaysia: rail passes

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YL
YL
3 posts
new member
Jun 29, 2016 - 3:23 AM

Hi, I'll be travelling with my family of 4 (2 adults, 2 youth below the age of 25)

I'm having a slight confusion on which rail pass to purchase. I was thinking of a Swiss Half Fare Pass. But does it covers the cruise, trip to Wengen and trip to Meringen and also the tram rides in Basel?

As listed below would be my itenary.

Day 1:

Interlaken OST - Lauterbrunnen - Kleine Scheidegg - Jungfraujoch - Kleine Scheidegg

Kleine Scheidegg - Wengen

Wengen - Lauterbrunnen

Lauterbrunnen - Interlaken

Day 2:

Lake Brienz Cruise 1/2 day

Interlaken - Meringen

Meringen - Interlaken

Day 3:

Interlaken - Basel

So would it be wise to get a Swiss Half Fare Pass?

Thank you!

Annika
Annika
4415 posts
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Jun 29, 2016 - 5:47 AM

Hi YL, welcome to MySwissAlps!

Swiss Half Fare Cards will definitely save you money. Another option is the 3-day Swiss Travel Pass. Both of these cover boats, trains and trams. All of those are free with the Swiss Travel Pass and 50% discounted with the Swiss Half Fare Card. Trips into the mountains are discounted by 50% in both cases, with the exception of Jungfraujoch: that trip is 50% off with the Swiss Half Fare Card and partly free/partly 25% off with the Swiss Travel Pass. All details are here:

Regarding day 2: the boat will take you from Interlaken to Brienz. There is no need to return to Interlaken if you want to go to Meiringen. You can take a train from Brienz straight to Meiringen. That will save you a lot of time.

Last modified on Jun 29, 2016 - 5:50 AM by Annika
YL
YL
3 posts
new member
Jun 29, 2016 - 6:34 AM in reply to Annika

Hi, thanks for the reply!

How do I use the Swiss Half Fare Pass? Do I just show it to the ticket master while purchasing tickets? Or is there a certain number I can key in while buying through a machine?

Arno
Arno
7700 posts
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Jun 29, 2016 - 7:31 AM in reply to YL

Hi YL,

Did you read the "How to use" section of the second link?

YL
YL
3 posts
new member
Jun 29, 2016 - 8:46 AM in reply to Arno

Yes yes, my sincere apologies

Arno
Arno
7700 posts
expert &
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Jun 29, 2016 - 9:10 AM in reply to YL

No problem! Feel free to let us know if any questions remain.

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