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Subhayan
Subhayan
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Nov 20, 2021 - 5:33 PM

Hi,

I would like help on Zurich travel plan.

We (2 adults & a 3 year kid) will be arriving in Zurich on 12th May afternoon and spend 2 days in Zurich before heading for Lucerne. The queries are:

1. Should I be using the Swiss travel pass or Zurich pass or any other pass for 2 days. The places we intend to cover are Old town, Grossmunster & Fraumunster, Lake Zurich boat ride, FIFA, University of Zurich, Rietberg Museum, Le Corbusier House, Opera House.

2. Is it possible to see all these places in 2 days? If not, which are the ones we can give a miss.

3. The city centre is a very expensive place to stay. Looking for suggestions for cheap stay in Zurich or outskirts which is well connected by bus/tram/train to the city centre.

Thanks,

Subhayan

Anna
Anna
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Nov 20, 2021 - 6:59 PM in reply to Subhayan

Hi Subhayan,

Welcome to MySwissAlps.

Based on your plan, getting the Zurich Card might be a good idea. This card entitles you up to 72 hours free travel on public transport in the Zurich region. In addition, you'll also get free admission to some museums and discounts on selected shops and tours. You can find more details here: www.myswissalps.com/zurich/travel

Zurich is a fairly small city (in comparison to other cities in Europe) and you'll find exploring on foot quite manageable. I think you'll have no problem covering all the sights you mentioned in two days. If you have time, plan a trip to the Rhine Falls. It's not very far from the city. For more sightseeing options, have a look at this link: www.myswissalps.com/zurich/activities

If you're looking for affordable accommodation in and around Zurich, this link might help: www.myswissalps.com/hotels/budget (please use the filter to narrow down your search)

Hope this helps.

Regards,

Anna

Subhayan
Subhayan
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Nov 21, 2021 - 5:15 AM

Hi Anna,

Thanks for the quick & prompt response.

follow up Questions:

1. Is the travel from airport & Rhine falls included in Zurich card? Or will swiss travel pass cover travel to these 2 area.

2. is it possible to stay in Zug & travel 2 days to Zurich for sightseeing & similarly 1 day sightseeing in Lucerne?

3. Need information for keeping suitcases in locker in Lucerne station. What are the charges involved....2 suitcases of 69x49 cm.

Thanks

Subhayan

Last modified on Nov 21, 2021 - 5:30 AM by Subhayan
Annika
Annika
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Nov 21, 2021 - 11:27 AM in reply to Subhayan

Hi Subhayan,

1. No, the trip to the Rhine Falls isn't fully included in the Zurich Card. You can study its validity using the links under "Information on other websites" at www.myswissalps.com/zurich/travel. The Swiss Travel Pass does cover the entire journey: www.myswissalps.com/swisstravelpass/validity. But if you're only visiting for 2 days, that may not be the best option as its minimum validity is 3 days. For a journey to the Rhine Fall you can buy regular tickets, and maybe see if Supersaver tickets are available: www.myswissalps.com/traintickets/switzerland. If you also to plan to visit mountain tops or make boat rides, e.g. near Lucerne, you can calculate if a Swiss Half Fare Card is worth it instead: www.myswissalps.com/swisshalffarecard.

Which type of tickets and/or rail pass is best, depends on your exact plans. This page explains how to find out: www.myswissalps.com/train/ticketspasses/practical/chooserailpass.

2. Yes, Zug would be a nice base towns for visits to Zurich and Lucerne. You can plan each trip with the aid of the timetable: www.myswissalps.com/timetable.

3. If you use the link "Rail stations: opening hours, lockers and other services" under "Information on other websites" at www.myswissalps.com/train/practical/luggage, you can enter Lucerne and find details about locker sizes and costs (scroll down to "Equipment and lockers").

I hope this helps!

Last modified on Nov 23, 2021 - 8:30 AM by Annika
1960man
1960man
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Nov 22, 2021 - 1:41 AM in reply to Subhayan

I'm a bit confused by your questions. First you asked about staying in Zurich before going to Luzern, then you asked about staying in Zug to visit Zurich and Luzern. What is your exact full itinerary in Switzerland?

Remember that Switzerland is a small country, and journey times between places are short especially outside the mountain areas. Specifically with reference to your mention of Zurich - Zug - Luzern. The fast trains only take 40 minutes between Zurich and Luzern, and Zug is half way between the two.

I've stayed in Zug before but beware it is expensive because it has become a favoured location for a large number of financial firms (the flash cars are a give away...)

Last modified on Nov 22, 2021 - 1:42 AM by 1960man
Anna
Anna
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Nov 22, 2021 - 8:08 AM in reply to Subhayan

Hi Subhayan,

If you're planning to stay in Zug and visit Lucerne as well during your 2-day trip, getting the Zurich Card is probably not practical. In addition to Annika's suggestions, getting 2 Saver Day Passes could also be an option if you don't want the hassle of buying tickets for each trip. More info about Saver Day Pass here: www,myswissalps.com/saverdaypass

Regards,

Anna

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