3 days in Lucerne with car - help with rail pass

3 days in Lucerne with car - help with rail pass

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Vasudha12
Vasudha12
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Aug 22, 2017 - 3:45 AM

Hi! My husband and I are travelling to Switzerland with 2 more of friends on the 26th Sep 2017. We are driving down from Salzburg - Vienna. Although we have the car with us in lucerne for the 3 days, we heard that we will still have to rely on the rail pass to move around in Switzerland. We were planning to see JungfrauJoch, do the Luge ride at Interlaken, go see Mt. Titlis and also do the chocolate factory tour.

can someone please help us in planning how to travel and go about these places? The rail pass and individual rail tickets seem pricey.

thanks

vasudha

Lucas
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Aug 22, 2017 - 6:44 AM in reply to Vasudha12

Hi Vasudha12 and welcome to MySwissAlps!

Yes, you won't be able to go everywhere by car (especially up to the mountains). Usually the best bet for car travelers is the buy the Swiss Half Fare Card which gets you 50% off tickets bought for trains, cable cars etc.

You can drive part of the way to Jungfraujoch (Grindelwald or Lauterbrunnen) and then you need to take a train the rest of the way - read about getting to Jungfraujoch here.

The same for Mt. Titlis, you could drive to Engelberg and then continue from there by cable car.

To plan your trips by public transit you can use the Swiss railways timetable here.

Let us know if you have more questions.

Lucas

Vasudha12
Vasudha12
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Aug 22, 2017 - 1:35 PM

Hi Lucas,

thanks for the response .. but does the rail pass be beneficial if we use it only for the cable car for mount titlis and the cogswheel train to reach Jungfrau Joch?? We are in Switzerland for 2.5 days only and already have the car to reach engelberg and interlaken.

Last modified on Aug 22, 2017 - 1:38 PM by Vasudha12
Lucas
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Aug 22, 2017 - 3:56 PM in reply to Vasudha12

It is possible yes.

You will need to do the math (click here for help with that) to see if the rail pass is advantageous for you.
You will probably just save a little money buying the Swiss Half Fare Card and traveling to those two mountains only.

Lucas

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