Feb 2, 2016 - 5:52 AM
in reply to Arno
I have completed booking all my train tickets for travel from Paris -Basel , lucerne-milano-venice-florence-roma. In all the case I booked it exactly 119-120 days in advance and got the cheapest non refundable ticket. e.g all price for 4 persons :- Paris-basel 154 Euro, lucerne-milano 36 Euro , Milano-Venice 76 Euro, Venice-Florence 109.5 Euro, Pisa-Roma 46 Euro. For Milano -Venice there was a ticket for 36 Euro but by the time I came to payment page the ticket got sold out and i had to settle for the next offer which was 76 Euro. Mind you most of these are non refundable tickets. So if one is sure on the dates, it is best to book 120 days in advance and get the cheapest offer. I have already reserved hotel in all the cities using Booking.com, 5 months in advance with pay when you stay condition.
Now I need to finally decide on swiss half fare card or Swiss Travel Pass. I have planned the following travel inside swiss.
Day 1 - Travel from Basel to Lucerne , cost of train ticket. Lucerne sightseeing . (do we need to use public transport ? if yes cost of ticket). Overnight stay at Lucerne.
Day 2 - travel to Titilis from Lucerne and return to Lucerne
Day 3 - travel to Jungfrau from Lucerne & return to Lucerne.
Day 4 - Travel to Milano from Lucerne , Ticket already booked.
What do you suggest - swiss half fare card or Swiss Travel Pass. Also is the price of Swiss Travel Pass fixed or are there some websites offering discounted price for 3 day Swiss Travel Pass?