Are buses in Switzerland cheaper than trains?

Are buses in Switzerland cheaper than trains?

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Ann254
Ann254
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May 1, 2017 - 5:21 AM

Hi,

Im travelling to Switzerland on the first week of June 2017. I would appreciate it if you could let me know if buses are cheaper than trains to get from one city to another and if there are connectivities to all major towns and cities. My trip schedule is such that it starts from Zurich...Hence Zurich-Lucerne-(Mt.Titlis)- Interlaken - Jungfraujoch - Zermatt- Matterhorn- Lausanne-Geneva -Bern and back to Zurich..intended for 10 days..will there be buses to and from these places? excluding Mt.titlis and Jungfraujoch of course... and if there are buses should i prebook the tickets or can i do it after i get there? Thanks in Advance :)

Lucas
Lucas
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May 1, 2017 - 1:01 PM in reply to Ann254

Hi Ann254 and welcome to MySwissAlps!

Buses are only available in Switzerland on routes where there are no trains in the area (which isn't many places). So if traveling by public transit you will be using trains almost exclusively).

As an alternative to individual tickets, you could buy a Swiss Travel Pass which covers most trains, boats and any bus travel in Switzerland. Have a look at the link above to find pricing options and what routes are covered by the pass. Trains between towns are covered and some trains up into the mountains are fully or partially covered by the pass.

Trains or buses are not reserved in Switzerland except for the panoramic trains, so no need to worry about pre-booking.

Lucas

Ann254
Ann254
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May 2, 2017 - 4:32 AM

Thankyou so much for your reply! Myswissalps forum is amazing and very helpful!....

Im having a bit of trouble with figuring out the tickets for Mt.titlis...Is there an entry fee for the glacier park and the glacier grotto and the ice flyer? or do i just purchase the cable car tickets from engelberg to mt.titilis? And in case there is an entry fee for the activities up there ,do i get a discount if i buy a swiss half fare card?

Lucas
Lucas
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May 2, 2017 - 7:39 AM in reply to Ann254

Hi Ann,

This link to Mt. Titlis should help you. The ice-flyer is 12chf. All activities will note an extra price if needed. Most are free once you are up there.

Also see the Titlis page on MySwissAlps for further details.

Lucas

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