Zurich one day pass vs half fare pass

Zurich one day pass vs half fare pass

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Kuthialm
Kuthialm
4 posts
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Aug 19, 2015 - 9:24 PM

Hi,

I am travelling to Switzerland for 5 days and will be buying a half fare card as most of my journeys are small. Tentative itinerary -

29th Aug - Zurich

30th aug - Zurich to Lucerne n Mt titlis

31st Aug - Lucerne bit touring then to Interlaken, Interlaken to Grindelwald

1st Sep - jungfraujoch

2nd Sep - Grindelwald to Interlaken - Interlaken bit of touring n then to Zurich

3rd Sep - Zurich airport

1. Pls suggest if half fare card is indeed better

2. For day 1, is half fare card enough or do I also buy Zurich pass?

Thanks!

Slowpoke
Slowpoke
2652 posts
expert
Aug 19, 2015 - 10:43 PM in reply to Kuthialm

Sounds like a great trip.

Keep an eye on the weather...you might want to carefully pick the best day for the Jungfrau. Looking at clouds through clouds up there is an overpriced activity.

Be flexible on your date for the Jungfrau.

Slowpoke

Kuthialm
Kuthialm
4 posts
new member
Aug 19, 2015 - 10:53 PM in reply to Slowpoke

Hi Slowpoke, agree - I am worried how jungfraujoch weather would be - is there a way to get confirmed update on weather from Lucerne itself? Say, I get to know 31st is really good...I will rush to Grindelwald than loitering around! :)

Slowpoke
Slowpoke
2652 posts
expert
Aug 19, 2015 - 11:10 PM in reply to Kuthialm

<<"I will rush to Grindelwald than loitering around! :)">>

Don't have the specific details, but the idea is to contact the tourist info for the towns, jungfrau, and related areas, and see what they are saying.

I might add that the area is a wonderful experience on its own...loitering is well rewarded.

Slowpoke.

Arno
Arno
7718 posts
expert &
moderator
Aug 20, 2015 - 8:29 AM in reply to Kuthialm

The Swiss Half Fare Card seems like a good choice for me. If you want to do the math to compare with a Swiss Travel Pass you can find instructions here.

Which ticket or pass you need for day 1 depends on your plans in Zurich. All of the center can easily be explored on foot, but a boat ride is a very nice additional attraction. If you need tickets for trams, buses or boats you'll get a discount on that with your Swiss Half Fare Card.

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