Jul 12, 2015 - 12:43 PM
Thanks for your post! The forum threads can be really interesting to read, but I'd recommend to not stick to just the forum. We have lots of useful pages to learn about rail passes and Switzerland. Just click the top menu and go from there.
Your accommodation is about 15 minutes on foot from the Interlaken Ost (East) station. It's actually right across the river from the station, but you first need to walk to the bridge and then back.
a) There are no direct trains. Please see the timetable for details. If you haven't booked your plane tickets yet I would recommend to do the entire trip by train. You won't save much time, or none at all, by flying to Zurich and then back south by train to Interlaken. A train trip takes 6 to 7 hours and is more enjoyable.
b) Golden Pass is a route, not a rail pass. The quickest way from Zurich to Interlaken is not via the Golden Pass, but if you're willing to spend a little extra time I would recommend this scenic route. You first take a train to Lucerne, then one to Interlaken Ost. It's all covered by the Swiss Travel Pass. You can't buy a Swiss Family Card. You can buy a Swiss Travel Pass (see here for retailers) and you can request a free Swiss Family Card when you do so.
c) Please see the Swiss Travel Pass page and click "Where it's valid".
d) Your Swiss Travel Pass covers trains to Basel. You just need tickets from Basel to Paris. I'd recommend to order these tickets quickly as they get more expensive as the travel date gets nearer. Please see here.
I noticed you live in Pakistan, so you can order the pass and the tickets from the website below:
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