5 Day Switzerland itinerary - July 2018

5 Day Switzerland itinerary - July 2018

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Ash Rai
Ash Rai
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May 17, 2018 - 3:00 PM

Hello,

I was wondering if you could have a look at the below itinerary I have planned for my family:

1. Thursday 5-Jul Land in Zurich and go straight to Bern (Day in Bern)

2. Friday 6-Jul Bern to Interlaken - Day in Interlaken - Harder kulm

3. Saturday7-Jul Schilthorn – Based near Interlaken OST so not sure which train and cable car to take?

4. Sunday 8-Jul Interlaken to Lucerne - Day in Lucerne (boat ride)

5. Monday 9-Jul Day in Zurich (Flight 10pm)

I am looking to get saver tickets so am a bit confused if I do need to get the Swiss Half fare card or not.

If anyone has any suggestion of where to go visit, eat, etc at the locations then that would be great.

Thanks

Lucas
Lucas
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May 17, 2018 - 9:53 PM in reply to Ash Rai

Hi Ash Rai and welcome to MySwissAlps!

  • You can read about how to get to Schilthorn here. There are 2 options - you can go up one route and down the other.
  • You can search for schedules on the Swiss railways timetable here.
  • Super Saver fares are not always available so I wouldn't count on being able to get them all the time. They come and go. The only way to know what is the best rail pass for your specific itinerary is to do the math and compare ticket costs to rail pass costs. We have a page devoted to that to help you: How to choose the best rail pass.
Alpenrose666
Alpenrose666
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May 18, 2018 - 3:25 AM in reply to Ash Rai

Hi Ash,

>> I am looking to get saver tickets so am a bit confused if I do need to get the Swiss Half fare card or not.

You talk about saver tickets, and Lucas has interpreted that as Supersaver tickets, but I am wondering whether you actually mean a Saver Day Pass. It would be helpful if you could use the official names for tickets and passes to avoid confusion.

If you do in fact mean that you will be buying a number of Saver Day Passes, you need to be aware that the Saver Day Pass does not cover your trips on the funicular from Interlaken to Harder Kulm or on the cable car from Mürren to the Schilthorn. You would have to pay full fare for those, unless you also buy a Swiss Half Fare Card for each adult for CHF 120. That will get you a 50% discount, and you will also get a discount on the Saver Day Pass.

Given your itinerary, I'm not sure that Saver Day Passes would actually be cheaper than a 4-day Swiss Travel Pass. However, there is no way of knowing for sure without costing all your trips out and comparing the results. Lucas has given you guidance on how to do that.

Are there any children aged 6-15 in your family?

Alpenrose

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