Jul 31, 2010 - 4:08 AM
Hello Phyllis! It's wonderful that you finally have the chance to explore Switzerland's beauty. I can absolutely understand your enthusiasm! As for the best pass choice: it would require a bit of calculating to find out which pass suits your needs best. An exact list of plans with prices would have to be made. As I don't know your exact plans I can't do this, but I will try and give you a rough estimate based on some examples, including links guiding you to price overviews. Sample prices, per person and in 2nd class, would be as follows:
In this example the total price would be CHF 439.20. I'm not familiar with the Swiss Super Saver Flexi Pass. Could it be that you mean the Swiss Saver Flexi Pass
? You could consider a 3 day Swiss Saver Flexi Pass, costing CHF 212.00. As its validity starts with the first free travel day, you'd have to pick one free travel day for the trip from Zurich to Lucerne. The remaining two free travel days would be for the most expensive train and boat trips, so in the example above the boat trip on lake Thun and the trip to Domodossola would be for free. Free travel days can better not be used for mountain trains and cable cars, as they're still discounted (and not for free) even on free travel days. On the other trips, a 50% or 25% would apply, according to the map to which you'll find a link on the Swiss Saver Flexi Pass page. The total price of this package with a Swiss Saver Flexi Pass would be CHF 359.20, so you would indeed save quite a lot.
Still, a Swiss Half Fare Card
is worth considering as well. It offers a 50% discount on most trips in Switzerland and costs CHF 99.00, making a total of CHF 318.60, which would be even be cheaper. But again, this is just an example. If you plan to make other trips than the ones I mentioned, you can try to make your own calculations based on the prices lists I referred to and the instructions in our Rail FAQ
I hope this gets you started!
Last modified on Dec 28, 2014 - 4:34 PM by Arno