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Jun 23, 2013 - 7:14 AM
I will be taking my husband and 4 students to Zurich - flying from Stockholm. I have not booked the flight yet but I know I will be flying on 18 July. From Zurich, i want to get the best train experience for 1 whole day (19th) and will be flying back on the 20th. We want to avoid staying at expensive hotels or may be we'll take sleeper train to take us somewhere while we are sleeping. That is to save money on accommodation and cover more grounds/getting more sceneries. Please recommend us something. I was thinking of taking the Jungfraujoch train ($208) and a swiss pass but that is not economical. Please help.
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Jun 23, 2013 - 7:58 AM

Hi rudyhashim111,

A Swiss Card includes free traveling from Zurich airport to Wengen. From Wengen you need a ticket to the Jungfraujoch which is 50% discounted for Swiss Card holders. The next day you can travel back to Zurich for free as well. There are no night trains in Switzerland. There is some affordable accommodation in Interlaken which can be found here. The RiverLodge still has some rooms available for your dates.

The quickest route from Zurich to the Jungfrau is via Bern, but I would recommend to do one of your transfers via Meiringen and Lucerne. That takes a bit more time but it's more scenic. The Swiss Card requires traveling via the most direct route but in this case both routes are allowed as one is the quickest and the other one is the shortest distance.

If you're from Sweden you can get the Swiss Card here.

Does this help?

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