5 day itinerary in Switzerland - thoughts?

5 day itinerary in Switzerland - thoughts?

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Meixian
Meixian
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May 2, 2018 - 4:51 AM

Hi, I will be travelling to Switzerland for 5 days with my husband during the early June. May I check if my itinerary are alright? May I also know whether are all these routes covered by Swiss Travel Pass?

Day 1- Arrive at Zurich airport about 09:00, travel to Luzern, check in hotel and up to Pilatus. Hope to reach Pilatus by 14.00-15:00. Overnight in Luzern.

Day 2- 09:00 - travel from Luzern via Interlaken and Lauterbrunnen to Schilthorn. Hope to reach Schilthorn by 13:00. From Schilthorn, travel to Wengen and hope to reach by 18:00. Overnight in Wengen.

Day 3- 09:00 - travel from Wengen to Jungfraujoch. Hope to reach Jungfraujoch by 11:00. From Jungfraujoch, travel to Zermatt and hope to reach by 19:00. Overnight in Zermatt.

Day 4 - 10:00 - travel from Zermatt to Klein Matterhorn. Hope to reach Matterhorn by 11:00. Overnight in Zermatt.

Day 5 - 11:00 - Travel from Zermatt to Zurich.

Thank you so much!

rockoyster
rockoyster
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May 2, 2018 - 5:27 AM in reply to Meixian

Hello Meixian and Welcome to MySwissAlps,

If you download the Swiss Travel Pass Area of Validity Map from this page. It will show you what is covered.

For your particular itinerary Pilatus is discounted 50%, Wengen to Jungfraujoch is discounted 25% and Zermatt to Klein Matterhorn is discounted 50%.

You might want to look at a Saver Day Pass (www.myswissalps.com/on edaytravelpass/details) to pad out a 4-day STP for your Day 5.

If you are still weighing up if a Swiss Travel Pass is your best option you should read “How to choose the best travel pass” (www.myswissalps.com/tr ain/ticketspasses/prac tical/chooserailpass), download the handy spreadsheet calculator and do the math.

Last modified on May 2, 2018 - 5:28 AM by rockoyster
Meixian
Meixian
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May 2, 2018 - 5:48 AM

Hello Rockoyster,

Thank you so much for the reply! I will check it out.

May i know if my itinerary doable?

rockoyster
rockoyster
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May 2, 2018 - 5:50 AM in reply to Meixian

Busy, but doable I would say. Not for me, but you are probably young and energetic

Lucas
Lucas
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May 2, 2018 - 6:59 AM in reply to Meixian

Hi Meixian,

To find the train schedules use the Swiss railways timetable. It always gives you the direct, quickest routes. If you want/need to go via a certain town use the "via" boxes.

Meixian
Meixian
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May 2, 2018 - 9:36 AM

Hi Rockoyster and Lucas,

Thank you so much for the replies. I amended my itinerary and may I check if this one is better?

Day 1- 09:00 - travel from Zurich airport to Luzern, visit Lake Luzern and Pilatus. Overnight in Luzern.

Day 2- 09:00 - travel from Luzern via Interlaken and Lauterbrunnen to Schilthorn. Overnight in Wengen.

Day 3- 09:00 - travel from Wengen to Jungfraujoch. Overnight in Mürren.

Day 4 - 10:00 - travel from Mürren to Zermatt. Overnight in Zermatt.

Day 5 - 11:00 - travel from Zermatt to Klein Matterhorn. Overnight in Zermatt.

Thank you!

rockoyster
rockoyster
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May 2, 2018 - 9:55 AM in reply to Meixian

I'm not sure it makes sense to switch hotels when the two locations, Wengen and Mürren, are relatively close together. I'd stick with Wengen as a base. Mürren is at the base of Schilthorn so with your latest plan you will pass through it twice already before returning to sleep there.

Also keep an eye on the weather and have a Plan B in case the weather is not favourable for going up either of the mountains.

Meixian
Meixian
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May 2, 2018 - 10:08 AM

Alright. I will stick to Wengen. May I check if Wengen is the best place as a base if I wish to go up to Schilthorn and Jungfraujoch?

Thank you! Will keep an eye on the weather.

rockoyster
rockoyster
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May 2, 2018 - 10:12 AM in reply to Meixian

Wengen is very lovely with great views. Lauterbrunnen is slightly more central but is in the bottom of the valley so lacks the views. Based on that you will need to pick which is best for your circumstances.

I would pick Wengen.

Lucas
Lucas
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May 2, 2018 - 11:17 AM in reply to Meixian

It is really a coin toss. Mürren is a little better for Schilthorn and Wengen is a little better for Jungfraujoch.

Meixian
Meixian
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May 3, 2018 - 6:01 AM

Thank you both for the replies.

www.myswissalps.com/sc hilthorn/tickets

If i purchase the Swiss Travel Pass, may I know for my trip from Lauterbrunnen to Schilthorn is it free, if based on the above link? Thanks!

rockoyster
rockoyster
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May 3, 2018 - 6:08 AM in reply to Meixian

Schilthorn is free with the Swiss Travel Pass. Check the validity map you can download from www.myswissalps.com/sw isstravelpass/validity. Be sure to look at the legend for the map on the right hand side.

That will also tell you that the trip from Wengen to Jungfraujoch is discounted by 25%. Up to Wengen your travel is free.

Meixian
Meixian
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May 3, 2018 - 6:17 AM

Thank you!

Meixian
Meixian
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May 3, 2018 - 6:24 AM

May I know where can I get the price from Wengen to Jungfraujoch as i want to compare whether to get the Swiss Travel Pass or the Half pass.

rockoyster
rockoyster
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May 3, 2018 - 6:34 AM in reply to Meixian

Try here bit.ly/2J5H92u.

Meixian
Meixian
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May 3, 2018 - 9:24 AM

Hi, i saw that the round trip from Klein Scheidegg to Jungfraujoch is CHF213.60

However, i checked from this website - www.sbb.ch/en/buying/p ages/fahrplan/fahrplan .xhtml#

and the single trip from Klein Scheidegg to Jungfraujoch is CHF 32.

May I know which is accurate?

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rockoyster
rockoyster
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May 3, 2018 - 10:51 AM in reply to Meixian

The price list I linked to before is the full fare price. The full fare Wengen - Jungfraujoch - Wengen is CHF200 in June.

Removed user
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May 4, 2018 - 5:40 AM in reply to Meixian

>> However, i checked from this website ... and the single trip from Klein Scheidegg to Jungfraujoch is CHF 32.

You need to read more carefully ;-)

It doesn't say simply "CHF 32", it says "Tickets from CHF 32.00".

When you click on that, you get more detailed information: i.e. that CHF 32.00 is a one way fare for passengers who have a Half-Fare travelcard.

If you don't have a Half-Fare travelcard, the fare is double that - and double again for a return journey of course.

If you have a Swiss Travel Pass, you will need a ticket from (and back to) Grindelwald and/or Wengen, not just from Kleine Scheidegg.

Alpenrose

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