6 days in Switzerland, which pass to choose?

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swatiraj
swatiraj
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Jun 4, 2017 - 7:31 AM

Hello everyone !!

We are a couple from India Visiting Switzerland in Sept for 6 days.. Wanted to ask some important questions as we are very confused about the situation. Hope the forum helps :)

1 . Which travel pass to choose for 6 days.

2 . Itinerary is :

day 1 arrive at zurich late in the evening ..

day 2 spend that day in Zurich

day 3 leave for Lucerne

day 4 Stay in lucerne

day 5 leave for Thun

day 6 in Thun

day 7 leave for paris

Please let us know how can we make the max use of our little vacation .

Help will be very much appreciated :)

Warm regards

Lucas
Lucas
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Jun 4, 2017 - 8:55 AM in reply to swatiraj

Hi Swatiraj and welcome to MySwissAlps!

You could look at 2 rail passes. Either the Swiss Travel Pass (8 days) which will cover all train routes you list above, except outside of Switzerland of course. For that you need to buy a ticket from Basel to Paris.

The other option is the Regional Pass - Bernese Oberland, (4 days) which will cover days 4 to Day 7 (as far as Bern, then you need to buy a ticket to Paris from Bern). Day 1 you just need a ticket to your Zurich hotel and Day 2 is walkable if you plan on staying in town, Day 3 the ticket to Luzern is fairly cheap.

Let us know if you have more questions! I would lean towards the Swiss Travel Pass - much simpler.If you want more details on what to do at or near each town click on the 'what to do tab' after clicking on the following links:

Last modified on Jun 4, 2017 - 8:55 AM by Lucas
swatiraj
swatiraj
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Jun 5, 2017 - 6:28 AM in reply to Lucas

Hello Lucas !!

Thanks a ton for replying !

That was really helpful .. We are thinking of getting a 4 day travel pass...let us know if flexi pass would be more suitable ..

Please let us know if we can cover the following places in our trip.. Hope we are not bothering you too much :)

1. Zurich - Rhine Falls , Old Town

2 Lucerne - Mount Rigi Mount Pilatus Mount titlis

3 Thun - jungfraujoch , Lake of thun

Let us know can we cover more places other than this..

We also wanted to do one scenic train ..please suggest us ..which one will be suitable for us for out route ..That would be a great Help ..!!

Warm Regards

Lucas
Lucas
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Jun 5, 2017 - 9:42 AM in reply to swatiraj

I would change your itinerary for just 1 night in Zurich and then 3 nights in Luzern instead to help you visit the mountains you mention and add a panoramic train. You could do 2 mountain trips in one day when in Luzern as well (but it is a long day).

Check train schedules to towns and mountains here. The easiest panoramic train trip you can do on your trip is the Golden Pass route from Luzern to Montreux - this could be more easily done if you move a night to Luzern as mentioned above.

Lucas

swatiraj
swatiraj
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Jun 5, 2017 - 10:48 AM

Hello Lucas ,

Thanks again for replying ..We can not change the itinerary since the accomodations are already done .Plus we will be arriving late in the evening at Zurich so can not check out the next morning itself. May be we can cut one mountain and add the Golden pass while shifting to Thun from Lucerne.

Is this doable ? What else do you suggest ?

Lucas
Lucas
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Jun 5, 2017 - 3:04 PM in reply to swatiraj

Yes, I would cut at one of the mountains out - click on these links to read about each mountain to help you decide on the 2 you like best:

Yes, depending on your plans on your first day in Luzern, you could travel to Montreux on the Golden Pass route, then return on the quicker regional train to Thun later that day. :)

Lucas

Last modified on Jun 5, 2017 - 3:07 PM by Lucas

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