Jul 29, 2010 - 7:31 AM
Hello saihati! A Swiss Saver Pass
may indeed be a good choice for you. You could choose from either the 8 day variant (which wouldn't cover the first or last day(s) of you stay, which wouldn't be a problem if you don't intend to travel a lot in either Zurich or Geneva) or the 15 day variant, which would over all of your stay in Switzerland. The Swiss Saver Pass offers great ease of use, as you can simply get on and off trains, boats and buses without having to purchase regular tickets. Only mountain transportation requires the purchase of (discounted) tickets. The Swiss Saver Pass is for sale online: simply follow the instructions under the header 'Order your Swiss Pass here' at the Swiss Pass page
. It can also be bought at larger railway stations in Switzerland.
If less intensive travelling is involved, the Swiss Half Fare Card
may be worth considering. It offers a 50% discount on most trips within Switzerland. I don't think the Swiss Card
is an economical solution for you, as it includes a free roundtrip from an airport or border station to your destination. The Swiss Card is only valid from the first trip from the airport/border station to your destination and up to your last trip to an airport/border station. You seem to arrive at Zurich airport (which counts as an airport/border station) and then stay a couple of days in Zurich. You'll end up in Geneva (an airport/border station as well) and stay there a few days as well before moving on to Paris. This means that the 'free roundtrip' is worth almost nothing in your case, unless you start using the Swiss Card when travelling to Interlaken and have it end with your trip from Lausanne to Geneva. But in this case the Swiss Card wouldn't be quite worth its money, as the trip from Lausanne to Geneva is relatively short and cheap. So for a 50% discount on almost all trips you'd have to consider the Swiss Half Fare Card. This card is for sale online
and at larger railway stations, too.
Information on getting from the Zurich airport to the city centre can be found on our Zurich airport page
. All train trips in Switzerland can be planned through the timetable
As for the weather: it can't be predicted what the weather will be like in September. It can still be warm and friendly, but an early autumn and low temperatures are possible as well. Be sure to take along different kind of cloths to match with all possible weather circumstances. Warm and water proof gear is important if you want to get up in the mountains and maybe take some hikes. Please review the hiking page
as well for more tips.
Last modified on Dec 28, 2014 - 4:35 PM by Arno