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Jun 27, 2015 - 5:17 PM

Hello fellow forum readers,

Any help in figuring this out would be greatly appreciated.

I'm flying into and out of Zurich, but plan to hike from Atdorf to Varnayez. I know that I'll need travel to and from Zurich, and a couple places along the way. ...especially if I get behind schedule. Also, I'm planning on taking the Titlis cable car and probably one other cable car along the way. So here are my questions:

And is the Swiss Travel Pass worth it for me?

Can I purchase it once I'm in Switzerland?

What is an epass and how do I use it?

Is there a central site for bus, rail, and train schedules?

Thanks you in advance! Have a great day!


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expert &
Jun 28, 2015 - 10:15 AM

Hi Eric,

Do you mean Altdorf and Vernayaz? Your plan sounds like you will be doing a few shorter trips, a few cable cars, and one longer trip from Vernayaz back to Zurich. Normally that's not worth buying a Swiss Travel Pass, but a Swiss Half Fare Card will save you money.

Most passes, including the mentioned ones, can be purchased in Switzerland. In most cases it's more convenient and cheaper to buy online though. Please see myswissalps.com/ train/ticketspasses/ practical/wheretobuy for details.

An e-pass is a pass you can print yourself. The cheaper retailers don't offer this option yet.

All public transport is in the Swiss timetable.

Please don't post duplicates (see the forum rules). I removed your other post.

Enjoy your hike!


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