Advice for the most suitable Swiss rail pass

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Jun 3, 2018 - 4:13 AM


We are a family of five and plan to visit Switzerland from 12/08/2018-16/08/2018.

Family includes:

Self-37 y

Husband-47 y




We have planned for the following activities.

12th- arrival in Switzerland.overnight stay in affoltern am albis.

13th- trip to mt.titlis, sight seeing in lucerne.Overnight stay in affoltern am albis.

14th-trip to rhine falls, visiting places of interest in zurich. Overnight stay in affoltern am albis.

15th-check out from hotel. Travel to interlaken. Take paragliding trip. Sightseeing in interlaken. Overnight in interlaken.

16th-trip to Jungfraujoch. Overnight in interlaken.

17th- check out from hotel. Travel to zurich.

Can you please advise me which train pass would be perfect for us. I have heard about family pass, tell pass and half fare ticket, but not sure which one would be best. Also do let me know if it would be better to take the pass online or after arriving in Switzerland. Looking out for the cheapest and most hassle free option.

Thank you in advance,


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Jun 3, 2018 - 5:22 AM in reply to Amjad

Hi Amjad and welcome to MySwissAlps!

To know which pass is the cheapest for you you'll need to find ticket prices and do the math to compare it against rail passes. Out page here gives you a guide on that and an excel sheet for the math: https://www.myswissalp ses/practical/choosera ilpass

The pass with the least hassle would be the Swiss Travel Pass (https://www.myswissalp and it probably makes the most sense for you. If you do order the Swiss Travel Pass online (getting it by email and printing at home) lets you also order the free Swiss Family Card (for the 15 year old to travel free). The 3 year old needs no ticket or rail pass and the 16 year old needs the youth version.

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Jun 3, 2018 - 2:43 PM

having visited Mt Rigi; Mt Titlus ; Jungfrau and other places we were 2 adults and found that the Swiss Pass worked the best for us as far as price and convince. You can figure out using the link Lucas gave as well that helps in Deciding too

Allows you travel in case you change plans and decide to visit another place and some places for boats and cable car are free with the pass.

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