What pass should I purchase for 7 days Interlaken?

What pass should I purchase for 7 days Interlaken?

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Slhq1122
Slhq1122
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Oct 12, 2015 - 1:04 AM

Hi. I'm travelling to zurich in november for 7days 6 night. we need to travel from airport to interlaken ost. Beside,we intend to use interlaken as a Base to Gimmelwald or Murren, Bern and Luzern, Jungfraujoch .Appreciate your advice on the type of swiss passes we should purchase to save costs. Swiss flexi pass? If is rhe swiss flexi pass, does it covers the whole trip? Thank you so much! (:

Annika
Annika
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Oct 12, 2015 - 1:18 PM

Hi Slhq1122!

Which pass is best, depends on the exact details of your itinerary. If you want to be absolutely sure, you should make calculations as explained by Arno in your previous post. The Swiss Travel Pass Flex you're referring to (myswissalps.com/swisst ravelpassflex) is an option indeed. You'd best pick the Swiss Travel Pass Combi variant in that case: myswissalps.com/swisst ravelpassflex/price. What's covered is explained at myswissalps.com/swisst ravelpassflex/validity. You'd use free travel days for the longer trips, e.g. to Lucerne and Bern, and discounted days for local trips. Note that these discounts are only valid between your first and last free travel days.

A continuous 8 day Swiss Travel Pass would in all be more convenient: myswissalps.com/swisst ravelpass, as you won't have to buy tickets for most of your trip and all regular trains, boats and buses are covered. You won't have to decide which days to pick as 'free travel days', as you'd have to do with the Swiss Travel Pass Flex.

The Swiss Half Fare Card (myswissalps.com/swissh alffarecard) could turn out to be cheaper, but in that case you'll have to buy 50% discounted tickets for all trips.

So it's not only a matter of costs, but also of personal preference. Did you check the page Arno mentioned before? Just to make sure: myswissalps.com/train/ ticketspasses/practica l/chooserailpass. You can also download an overview comparing the passes and a calculation sheet there.

Slhq1122
Slhq1122
5 posts
new member
Oct 15, 2015 - 1:22 AM

Hi Annika,

Thanks for the information. Most probably we will get the Swiss travel pass. However, I'm still thinking if I should purchase the 4 day pass or 8 days. Besides. Can i check with you. If I purchase the Swiss travel pass. Does it includes the train from zurich airport to interlaken west?

My iternary (7- 13 nov 2015)

7nov- flight reach zurich airport in the morning. Train to interlaken west

8nov-12nov: use interlaken as a Base to travel out to lucern.Bern etc.

12nov- interlaken back to Zurich. Check in a hotel and travel to rhine fall .

13 Nov.- check out and to zurich airport.

Thank you once again!!

Arno
Arno
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Oct 15, 2015 - 4:12 AM in reply to Slhq1122

Hi Slhq1122,

Sure, all trains, boats and buses are included, and mountain transport is discounted. You can find specifics on the Swiss Travel Pass page. Click to "Price", "Discounts" and "Where it's valid" to view all the details about the best retailers, promotions and what's included in the pass. In your case your local retailer can be found on www.raileurope.com.sg/ pass/swiss-travel-pass-82.

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