Apr 14, 2018 - 5:04 AM
in reply to Nsk68
Hello Nsk and Welcome to MySwissAlps,
1. The BO Pass (https://www.myswissalp s.com/regionalpassbern eseoberland) may well be your best option. It depends on what else you are doing in Switzerland prior to Montreux. It offers 50% off the fare from Montreux to Saanen. From there to Grindelwald is "free".
2. The BO Pass will get you to Lucerne. A point to point ticket from Lucerne to Zurich costs CHF30 so probably doesn't warrant a pass. If your BO Pass is not valid on your first or last day you can have a look at a Saver Day Pass (www.myswissalps.com/on edaytravelpass/details).
Standard disclaimer about picking the best travel pass follows . . . . .
A clearly mapped out itinerary is the basis for deciding which pass (if any) suits your needs.
Using your itinerary you need to do the sums based on the cost of all your planned trips on trains, boats, cable cars etc. You can use the Swiss Train Timetable (https://www.myswissalp s.com/timetable) to work out the fares for any trip. If you are not familiar with the timetable it will pay to first read the instructions at that page.
When you go to buy a ticket the fare you see on the right hand side of the page will normally be the half-fare price. Double it to get full fare. With A Swiss Travel Pass it is free provided it is shown as free on the Area of Validity map ( PDF downloadable from www.myswissalps.com/sw isstravelpass/validity).
You should read “How to choose the best travel pass” (www.myswissalps.com/tr ain/ticketspasses/prac tical/chooserailpass), download the handy spreadsheet calculator and do the math.