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Shahnaz7
Shahnaz7
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Dec 5, 2019 - 6:52 PM

Hi,

We will be travelling in June from 13th to 18th with 2 seniors and 4 adults.

1 We will be arriving at Zurich airport at 9:15 am. Planning to go to the Zurich station and keep the

luggage in the station lockers for 5 to 6 hrs and see Zurich city, and book the tickets in advance

for Zurich to lucerne for evening train and reach lucerne or nearby places where I can get good

accommodation

2 Take 2 day tell pass for 14th and 15th and do mount titlis ,mount pilatus lake cruise and mount

Rigi.

3 Take 2 days saver day pass in advance for jungfrau and zermatt day tours for 16th and 17th.

4 And on 18th book in advance tickets for lucerne to tirano. And further to Milan.

5 kindly tell me if this can be done and if we stay in wauwil is it covered by the Tell pass

6 with saver day pass how much I may have to pay for jungfrau and zermatt tour.

Thank you,

rockoyster
rockoyster
8888 posts
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Dec 5, 2019 - 8:08 PM in reply to Shahnaz7

Hello Shanaz7 and Welcome to MySwissAlps,

Wauwil is not within the Tell Pass coverage area.

The pricelist for Jungfraujoch is here. You would need to pay full fare from Wengen or Grindelwald. Those places are as far as the Saver Day Pass will get you.

Zermatt is going to be a long day trip from Wauwil. As is Milan via Tirano.

I recommend using the SBB Mobile app (bit.ly/2ICIUHi) for checking train, bus, boat and cable way timetables, finding fares* and buying tickets on-line if required. In the unlikely event you don’t have a device capable of running the app then you can use the timetable on the SBB website (bit.ly/2HH1U7B).

* The SBB website shows half-fare prices by default, the mobile app allows you to nominate whether to show full or half-fares (by editing the passenger details in settings) and is also smart enough to offer you the Saver Day Pass (www.myswissalps.com/saverdaypass) if that offers the best fare. The app can also display a platform map (at least at the larger stations) to help you make connections. You can also easily filter modes of transport (eg bus or ship).

Based on your personal itinerary you should read “How to choose the best travel pass” (www.myswissalps.com/train/ticketspasses/practical/chooserailpass), download the handy spreadsheet calculator and do the math. The spreadsheet also includes links to the “Where it's valid" page for all available passes. Be sure to check those pages for each pass you are considering. Study the map AND read all the text on those pages to fully understand what is covered by the respective pass.

Ildiko
Ildiko
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Dec 5, 2019 - 8:35 PM in reply to Shahnaz7

Hi Shahnaz7 and welcome to MySwissAlps,

great to hear that you are coming to Switzerland.

In Switzerland the point to point train tickets are valid for the whole day on a specific route, in your case from Zurich to Lucerne on 13 December. There is no need to book a train or seats for this type of ticket (except on some panoramic trains and the border crossing trains, learn more at www.myswissalps.com/train/reservations/howtouse).

There is a specific type of point to point tickets, it is called the Supersaver ticket. If you buy this type of ticket you need to choose a train and you are allowed to travel on that train only. If you miss that train, you need to buy new tickets for the next one. (Further info regarding the Supersaver ticket at www.myswissalps.com/traintickets/switzerland).

As you are traveling from Switzerland to Italy, read this: www.myswissalps.com/traintickets/italy. (Note: You need to book this trip in advance, you can do that at www.myswissalps.com/traintickets/italy/price).

At www.myswissalps.com/tellpass/validity you will find the validity map of the Tell Pass Summer. The same information regarding the Saver Day Pass can be found at www.myswissalps.com/saverdaypass/validity. Make sure to download the maps and browse the lists.

Wauwil is unfortunately outside of the validity area of the Tell Pass Summer.

With the Saver Day Pass you can get to Grindelwald or Wengen for free, but from there to Jungfraujoch (via Kleine Scheidegg) you need to pay the full fare (around 100 CHF, oneway and per person). You can find the prices at www.myswissalps.com/jungfraujoch/tickets under "More information" (scroll down to the end of the page). Train to Zermatt will be for free, but if you want to go up on a mountain there, you need to pay the full price. Saver Day Pass doesn't include mountain trips.

Have you seen this page: www.myswissalps.com/train/ticketspasses/practical/chooserailpass? It helps you to choose your rail pass that fits the best to your personal itinerary.

One more info, that there are no senior discounts on train tickets and passes in Switzerland.

See also:

Last modified on Dec 5, 2019 - 8:37 PM by Ildiko
Gunzel
Gunzel
240 posts
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Dec 6, 2019 - 2:57 AM

Having recently completed a 10 day "Tell Pass" (summer) itinerary, I wonder if you're trying to do too much in a short time?

Firstly, the Tell Pass is easily obtainable from the booking office at Zurich Airport.

Mount Titlis is a most enjoyable experience but is very popular with international tourists who travel in groups. Be prepared for a little pushing and shoving.

Other "lines" covered by the Tell Pass are much quieter and offer incredible scenery.

The boats on Lake Luzern are wonderful. A trip on one of the historic paddle streamers is great.

Trains in the morning and afternoon can be quite crowded with mature age Swiss men and women doing day hikes.

Enjoy your travels!

rockoyster
rockoyster
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Dec 6, 2019 - 4:36 AM in reply to Shahnaz7

Hello Shanaz7

If you are travelling from Luzern to Milan you may find going via the Gotthard Panorama Express more relaxing than going via the Bernina Express (if that is your intention for getting to Tirano) which would require you to catch a train from Wauwil around 5:30am in order to make the 8:32 departure from Chur.

The full GPEX route includes a great paddle steamer ride as mentioned by Gunzel.

Shahnaz7
Shahnaz7
5 posts
new member
Dec 6, 2019 - 6:13 AM

Hello everyone,

Good morning, Thank you very much for the information I will try to work out on the spreadsheet and see which pass to take. And I have not yet booked the accommodation, I am still searching I will try near lucerne.

Thanks dear all, have a wonderful day.

Anna
Anna
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Dec 6, 2019 - 6:31 AM in reply to Shahnaz7

hi Shahnaz7,

If you're looking for accommodation in Lucerne, check out this link. Lucerne is a popular tourist attraction and rooms run out quickly, especially the affordable ones.

Lucerne hotels: www.myswissalps.com/lucerne/hotels

Feel free to use the main search page for accommodation in other cities or towns: www.myswissalps.com/accommodation

Regards,

Anna

Shahnaz7
Shahnaz7
5 posts
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Dec 6, 2019 - 9:41 AM

Hi Anna,

Thank you very much I'll search.

Shahnaz7
Shahnaz7
5 posts
new member
Dec 6, 2019 - 12:55 PM

Hi,

With Tell pass we can go up to Interlaken, from there to go up to Jungfrau what will be the cost, kindly let me know as I am not able to find out.

Thank you

Anna
Anna
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Dec 6, 2019 - 2:45 PM in reply to Shahnaz7

Hi Shahnaz7,

The Tell Pass is valid for travel up to Interlaken Ost but not between Interlaken Ost to Jungfraujoch. To get to Jungfraujoch, you would need to travel to Lauterbrunnen or Grindelwald, then take the the mountain railway up to Jungfraujoch.

I did a quick search on the SBB mobile app (www.myswissalps.com/timetable), and a single journey from Interlaken Ost to Jungfraujoch via Lauterbrunnen or Grindelwald is roughly CHF117.40 during high season.

If you have the Swiss Travel Pass, you can enjoy unlimited travel across all regions in Switzerland and get 25% discounts on tickets to Jungfraujoch. Please visit this link for more details of the Swiss Travel Pass: www.myswissalps.com/swisstravelpass

For details about Jungfraujoch, see here: www.myswissalps.com/jungfraujoch

I recommend you to download the SBB mobile app to your smart device. It's a very helpful tool to plan your travels and calculate the cost of your journey. You can download it from this link: www.myswissalps.com/aboutswitzerland/practical/websites

Regards,

Anna

Last modified on Dec 12, 2019 - 2:44 PM by Arno
Shahnaz7
Shahnaz7
5 posts
new member
Dec 6, 2019 - 6:45 PM

Hi Anna,

Thank you so much for the information.I will download the app and try to find out..

Have a wonderful evening.

rockoyster
rockoyster
8888 posts
expert
Dec 6, 2019 - 8:02 PM in reply to Shahnaz7

You will find the Jungfraujoch pricelist here.

Zyla
Zyla
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Dec 9, 2019 - 3:42 AM in reply to Shahnaz7

We just did a similiar trip! We are both 70 year old seniors! I opted for the Swiss 8 day train pass! You just hop on and off trains , buses, and boats! You dont have to use tickets! It is worth the money ! Print the passes at home!

I would skip Zurich and go straight to Lucerne. It is much nicer and more walkable than Zurich! Zurich is too large of a city for just a few hours. We arrived in Lucerne and took the boat to Vitznau and went to Mt Rigi! There is no extra charge for Mt Rigi with the pass. You can also do the trip tp Mt Pilatus but there is an extra cost.

We based in Lucerne for 2 days and then went to Interlaken Ost for 3 days. We took the train to Bern on the arrival day after we checked into our hotel. We ate diner in Bern and then returned to Interlaken Ost. The next day, we went to Lauterbrunnen and to Schilthorn. It was free with the pass but, I think there is a half charge coming in 2020. We went to Murren . The next day we took the train to the Jungfrau from Interlaken Ost. We stopped in Wengen where you have to get a ticket to the Jungfrau. We went to Kleine Scheidegg and up to the Junfrau! It is awesome. We returned by the train going to Grindelwald . It is a cute town! The next day ,we took the Golden Pass line to Montreux. Try to get a Belle Eposch train.We made reservations which is advisable. We arrived in Montreux and based for 3 nights. We went to Zermatt from Montreux and then the next day to Gruyere by train. The train system is awesome. They come right on time. If we had a car, we would not have been able to visit all of these places.Some towns are car free so, the train is the best option. We stayed in hotels near the train stations so, we didnt have to walk far. We then took a train from Montreux to Venice for a cruise.

I highly recomment these hotels: The Grand Hotel National in Lucerne, The Hotel Royal St Georges in Interlaken and the Hotel Suisse Majestic in Montreux! They were a little expensive but very nice and close to the train stations and buses! Please listen to the advice on My Swiss Alps.We followed the suggestion and were so happy.

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