Swiss Half Fare Card best for short stay?

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Jul 5, 2018 - 2:30 AM

Hi all,

I will be in Lucerne from 29th August to 2nd September with my husband and here is my itinerary.

D1 Arrive at Zurich and go to Lucerne

D2 Mount Pilatus , Glacier Garden

D3 Golden pass to Interaken and Jangfrau (Top of the Europe) - I understand this is not recommended to be done from Lucerne

D4 Mount Titlis , Lake Brienz

D5 Lucerne to Chur - take GEX - Brig to Milan

I have done the math and found that Half fare pass is best for us even though it is a short stay. Have i missed anything?

Also, is there anyway I could reserve GEX without buying the ticket at all, and then once i get the pass i buy the tickets?

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Jul 5, 2018 - 2:38 PM in reply to lashikab

Hi lashikab and welcome to MySwissAlps!

Yes, certainly the Swiss Half Fare Card (https://www.myswissalp d) can be the best option even for shorter stays. Sometimes people still will get the Swiss Travel Pass (https://www.myswissalp even if it is a little more expensive as it is a much simpler option (less tickets need to be bought).

As for the Glacier Express (https://www.myswissalp you can buy tickets at any time - they don't sell out, only seat reservations sell out. Just make sure you have your pass and tickets prior to boarding but be sure to reserve seats ASAP: https://www.myswissalp ackages

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