Mar 13, 2015 - 1:58 PM
This looks a great site - thanks in anticipation of your advice. We will be based in Zurich for 13 days in July - and will do overnight trips away, as well as day trips from Zurich. Am considering Grindelwald or Wengen for three nights and perhaps another overnight trip to Zermatt. We like scenery and the kids like adrenalin sports etc. We have a free car to use but are thinking a train pass may be easier to take out the stress of driving, especially on the longer trips.
After looking at the options I think the half fare pass, valid for 1 month, for my husband and me is the best option. The alternative is a 8 day flex full pass I think, which I think will cost 4 times as much.
I see with the half pass you can upgrade for a day to a full pass? Is that correct?
Does the half pass give us half fare travel on Zurich city transport too? How does one buy Zurich city tickets - on board trams or is it easier to buy a book of tickets? Also do our kids travel for free on city transportation and trains, but need to pay full fare on cable cars and special tourist trains?
Many thanks for all your help. It is much appreciated.