Best Swiss train pass to buy for a week in June?

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Chinta
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May 10, 2017 - 2:25 AM

Hello,

I will be visiting Switzerland in June 2017 and planning to stay there for 7 days. Here is a brief itinerary: Lucern (2 days), Interlaken (4) and St. Moritz (1). Planning to travel each day to visit Mt Titlis, Jungfrau region, Bern, Montreux, Glacier express, and finally travel from St. Moritz to Zurich. Can someone help with which pass to save cost would be more useful?

Thanks much. Chinta

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May 10, 2017 - 2:48 AM in reply to Chinta

Hi Chinta, and welcome to MySwissAlps!

>> I will be visiting Switzerland in June 2017 and planning to stay there for 7 days. Here is a brief itinerary: Lucern (2 days), Interlaken (4) and St. Moritz (1). Planning to travel each day to visit Mt Titlis, Jungfrau region, Bern, Montreux, Glacier express, and finally travel from St. Moritz to Zurich. Can someone help with which pass to save cost would be more useful?

For 7 days of travel, the 8-day Swiss Travel Pass would be a good fit. You can find more information here:

www.myswissalps.com/sw isstravelpass

For travel on the Glacier Express, you will need a reservation at additional cost. More information here:

www.myswissalps.com/gl acierexpress

Alpenrose

Chinta
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May 10, 2017 - 3:29 AM

Hi Alpenrose,

Thanks for the info. I have went through the links, but a bit confused if half or full fare pass be more ideal? The travels will be short rides from each place to mountains n back to base.

Regards,

Chinta

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May 10, 2017 - 4:58 AM in reply to Chinta

>> Thanks for the info. I have went through the links, but a bit confused if half or full fare pass be more ideal? The travels will be short rides from each place to mountains n back to base.

Hi Chinta,

There's only one way to know that for sure, and that is to look up the fares for every trip you plan to do and calculate the cost of making those trips with the Swiss Travel Pass compared with the the Swiss Half Fare Card.

There is a spreadsheet here that might help you do that.

www.myswissalps.com/tr ain/ticketspasses/prac tical/chooserailpass

There's also the convenience factor of course. With the Half-Fare Card you have to buy a half-price ticket for every trip. With the Swiss Travel Pass, you only need to buy tickets for routes that are discounted.

You can download a PDF map showing which routes are free and which are discounted with the Swiss Travel Pass. As explained in the legend on the map, red lines are trains, yellow lines are buses, black lines are cable cars, white lines are boats. Solid lines are free, dotted lines are discounted. Discounts are mostly 50%, but only 25% for transport where you see the number "1" inside circle near the dotted line. There are a few grey lines on the maps as well, which indicate transport that is not covered by the pass.

Swiss Travel Pass coverage

www.myswissalps.com/sw isstravelpass/validity

Alpenrose

Chinta
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May 10, 2017 - 5:13 AM

Hi Alpenrose

Thanks much for the detailed info. I will go with Swiss Travel Pass. It is convenient and covers multiple transports. Many thanks for your reply.

Cheers

Chinta

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