Zurich/Luzern 2 days - what to do, cheapest ticket

Zurich/Luzern 2 days - what to do, cheapest ticket

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Isratrintu66
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Jul 4, 2018 - 11:26 PM

Hi ,

We are Two Peoples traveling Switzerland for 2 days.We will explore in Zurich for 6 hours from Friday Noon to evening.Next day ,We want to visit Pilatus and also other things in Luzern . Sunday early morning we will leave .My question is that which pass or ticket cheapest for us ? and what things to do in Zurich and which ticket we should buy for 6 or 8 hours in Zurich.

Thanks

Lucas
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Jul 5, 2018 - 2:21 PM in reply to Isratrintu66

Hi Isratrintu66 and welcome to MySwissAlps!

For just a half day in Zurich I don't think any pass is needed. It depends on what you want to do but if you are just exploring the city you can do so on foot. Or perhaps buy a single ticket for a bus or tram trip. https://www.myswissalp s.com/zurich/activitie s

As for getting to Luzern and going up Mt Pilatus, a Saver Day Pass could work out for you. Prices change and get more expensive the closer to your travel date you get. So it may or may not be cheaper. https://www.myswissalp s.com/onedaytravelpass /details

Here is listed how to get to Pilatus: https://www.myswissalp s.com/pilatus/gettingt here

You can find train schedules and prices on the Swiss railways Timetable here: https://www.myswissalp s.com/timetable - the first price you see is for Swiss Half Fare Card holders, double it to get the normal, regular fare for any trip.

Isratrintu66
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Jul 6, 2018 - 10:05 PM in reply to Lucas

Hi Lucas ,

Thank you for your reply and other information.I would like to ask one things about the Zurich city bus ticket or train ticket .I am going to live there Friesstrasse 8, 8050 Zürich, Switzerland so I am kindly asking about the local ticket fit for me .thanks

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Jul 7, 2018 - 5:17 AM in reply to Isratrintu66

>> I am going to live there Friesstrasse 8, 8050 Zürich, Switzerland so I am kindly asking about the local ticket fit for me

That address is in fare zone 110, which includes Central Zürich. A ticket for that zone will be sufficient for most tourists, unless you are planning to do a boat trip on the Zürichsee.

If you do intend to do a boat trip, you can find out what zones your ticket needs to cover here:

www.zsg.ch/en/timetabl e-prices/prices-information

You can view a map of the fare zones here:

www.zvv.ch/content/dam /zvv/abos-und-tickets/zonen/tarifzon en_d_e_17_rgb.pdf

Ticket options are here:

www.zvv.ch/zvv/en/trav elcards-and-tickets/tickets.html

A Day Pass, valid for 24 hours in Zone 110, and costing CHF 8.80, might suit you.

Note: Zone 110 counts as two zones for fare/ticket purposes, so you need to buy a ticket for two zones if you are just travelling in Zone 110. If you will be travelling further afield, you will need take note of which zones you will be travelling in, and buy a ticket to cover the correct number of zones. If you are travelling in Zone 110 plus one other zone, you need to buy a ticket for three zones, and so on.

www.zvv.ch/zvv/en/trav elcards-and-tickets/tickets/daypas s.html

There are zone maps at tram and bus stops. You can also use the online timetable to check which zones your intended trips will cover.

online.fahrplan.zvv.ch /bin/query.exe/en

At the top of ZVV timetable page is a map. On the right hand side of the map are zoom symbols (plus and minus signs). Immediately above the plus sign is a symbol like a stack of papers. When you have put your "from" and "to" details in, clicking on this symbol and ticking the box for "Fare zones" will overlay the zone map onto your trip, so you can see what zones your trip will cover. Adjust the zoom to get a suitable view.

For an example of thow this works (with screenshots), please see my post of Dec 12, 2016 - 12:21 PM on the following page:

www.myswissalps.com/fo rum/topic/half-fare-card-and-family-card

Alpenrose

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Isratrintu66
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Jul 7, 2018 - 5:44 PM in reply to Removed user

Thanks Alpenrose ,

I bought the Day saver ticket for 2 peoples .we will visit to the Luzern then going up Mt Pilatus. My question is that which train should I take and from Friesstrasse 8, 8050 Zürich to to Luzern and Mt Pilatus?

thanks

Rint

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Jul 8, 2018 - 4:18 AM in reply to Isratrintu66

Hi Rint,

>> I bought the Day saver ticket for 2 peoples .we will visit to the Luzern then going up Mt Pilatus.

Are you aware that the Saver Day Pass is not valid on the sector Alpnachstad-Pilatus-Kriens (or reverse)? You will need to pay full fare for the cogwheel train from Alpnachstad to Pilatus Kulm, and for the cableway from Pilatus Kulm to Kriens.

If that is a problem, you could do the Rigi excursion instead, which is completely free with the Saver Day Pass.

>> My question is that which train should I take and from Friesstrasse 8, 8050 Zürich to to Luzern and Mt Pilatus?

You can plan your trip from Friesstrasse 8, 8050 Zürich to Pilatus using the Swiss Timetable. Use the following in your timetable search:

  • From 8050 Zürich, Friesstrasse 8
  • To Pilatus Kulm
  • Via Alpnachstad

If you want to go to Alpnachstad by boat instead of by train, you will need to do a separate search for the boat.

  • First search for the trip from 8050 Zürich, Friesstrasse 8 to Luzern
  • Then search for the boat trip by using use advanced search and limiting the Transport type to Ship. Ships are indicated in the timetable by BAT (ship) or BAV (steamship). The stops you want are Luzern Bahnhofquai and Alpnachstad (See).
  • On arrival at Alpnachstad, just get the next available cogwheel train up to Pilatus Kulm.
  • Coming down on the cableway, you will then have a short walk downhill to the bus stop Zentrum Pilatus. Bus #1 (direction: Luzern, Maihof) will take you back to Luzern station.

I don't see any information about your travel dates.

  • If your trip will be between 22 Oct–9 Nov 2018, the cable way between Pilatus Kulm and Kriens will not be operating, but you can go up and back on the cogwheel train from Alpnachstad.
  • If you are travelling between 19 Nov 2018 and early-mid May 2019, the cogwheel train between Alpnachstad and Pilatus Kulm will not be operating, so you will need to go up and back on the cableway from Kriens.

Alpenrose

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Isratrintu66
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Jul 8, 2018 - 10:42 AM

Hi Alpenrose,

We bought the Day saver ticket for 21st July.We want to make budget travel time this time .I would like to know the details of Rigi excursion .How much the cost of boat trip and how long time does it take to reach there ?

Thnaks

Rint

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Jul 8, 2018 - 12:08 PM in reply to Isratrintu66

Hi Rint,

>> We bought the Day saver ticket for 21st July.We want to make budget travel time this time .I would like to know the details of Rigi excursion .

Details are here:

www.myswissalps.com/ri gi

>> How much the cost of boat trip

The boat trip from Luzern to Vitznau or Weggis is free with your Saver Day Pass.

>> and how long time does it take to reach there ?

It depends on which route/s you choose. You can plan this trip and find out how long it takes by using the Swiss Timetable, to which you have been given the link above.

Majestic round trip:

  • Up: Boat Luzern - Vitznau, cogwheel train Vitznau - Rigi Kulm
  • Down: Cogwheel train Rigi Kulm - Arth-Goldau, train Arth-Goldau - Luzern (or Zürich, if you are going straight back there)

Classic round trip:

  • Up: Boat Luzern - Vitznau, cogwheel Vitznau - Rigi Kulm
  • Down: Cogwheel Rigi Kulm - Rigi Kaltbad, cable car Rigi Kaltbad - Weggis, boat Weggis - Luzern

Both the Majestic and Classic Round trips can also be done in reverse.

Alpenrose

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