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Jun 27, 2014 - 7:56 AM

Hi :

We are 2 families with 4 adults and 4 children (all < 16 years old). We are planning to stay in Switzerland for whole 8 days in July. Just wondering to buy 8 days Swiss Pass or Half-Fare Pass, but I'm confused there are so many combinations (Swiss Pass, Swiss Saver Pass, Mountain Pass, ...). Our trip plan as the following :

Day 1 : Landed at Zurich, go to Luzern for the Pilatus Golden round trip and Luzern city tour. Then go to Bern and stay for the 2 days.

Day 2 : Bern city tour around old town and river, Rosengarten, bear land ...

Day 3 : Go to Zermatt and have the tour to Gornergrat, then have hiking from Rotenboden to Riffelberg. Stay in Zermatt hotel.

Day 4 : Go to Trockener and back to Furi, have hiking from Furi back to Zermatt. Stay at Zermatt.

Day 5-6 : Go to Interlaken and bound for Jungfrau area including Grindelwald/ Jungfrau/ Wegen/ Murren/ Klein Scheidegg and some hiking around (roughly, not very precisely). Stay at Interlaken.

Day 7 : Go back to Zurich for some shopping and city tour. Stay at Zurich hotel. (Maybe another lake tour around.)

Day 8 : Another city tour, and take the late plane back.

My question is : Which way is the best suitable for our trip ? (Swiss Pass or Half-Fare Pass)

(I know the children can benefit from Swiss Family Card, but how about the Pilatus Golden round trip ?

and Jungfrau ? Do we need to buy tell-pass or something like that ?) Any comment or suggestion is welcome.

(I know I can have a calculation but time is tight for me and uncertain about the combination of passes.)

Thanks !


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Jun 27, 2014 - 11:55 AM in reply to Martin1688

Hi Martin, welcome to MySwissAlps,

You can buy a 4-day Swiss Saver Flexi Pass for the adults. The free travel days can be used for the longer transfers on day 1, 3, 5 and 7. You don't need tickets on these days. On the other days, you can purchase discounted tickets. Please see here for a full explanation of the pass, prices, etc.

An alternative is the 8-day Swiss Saver Pass for the adults, which would be more convenient as you have free traveling on all days. Please see here for all details.

In both cases, you can order along a free Swiss Family Card, allowing the children to travel along for free everywhere, including the Pilatus, Jungfrau, etc.

Indeed, the calculation is the only way to be 100% sure about the travel expenses, but I hope I have helped making a choice.

Last modified on Dec 28, 2014 - 12:58 PM by Arno
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Jun 28, 2014 - 4:51 AM in reply to Annika

Hi, Annika :

Many thanks to your prompt reply and kind suggestion, I will have a calculation and decide to book the tickets before my trip. Cheers !

Martin Chang


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