Rail pass for 4 days in Zurich & 4 days in Murren

Rail pass for 4 days in Zurich & 4 days in Murren

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leora
leora
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Jan 19, 2018 - 11:01 AM

which pass is most relevant for 4 days in zurich and then 4 days in murren area , at the beginning of february? can i use rail pass for tranportation within the city of zurich? will the pass be cost efficient considering travel to and from airport and then local time and activities in murren area including minimal skiing?

Lucas
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Jan 19, 2018 - 6:56 PM in reply to leora

Hi Leora and welcome to MySwissAlps!

The Swiss Travel Pass would cover most of what you are planning to do (probably though we don't know your exact plans so I can't say for sure). Have a look at what is covered by the Swiss Travel Pass here. It covers your city travel as well as your train trips. The more trips you make the more cost effective it becomes.

To know what pass is the most cost effective for you, You need to plan out all your trips for 8 days and do the math. Help can be found here: how to choose the best rail pass.

Last modified on Jan 19, 2018 - 6:57 PM by Lucas
rockoyster
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Jan 20, 2018 - 2:11 AM in reply to leora

Hello leora,

Do you have some special desire to spend 4 days in Zurich? Most people head straight to Lucerne where there is much more to do (for tourists) and it is closer to the Alps. See www.myswissalps.com/lu cerne

Also have a look at www.myswissalps.com/ju ngfrauregion for your stay in the Mürren area.

As well as the Swiss Travel Pass that Lucas mentioned there are many reigonal passes (www.myswissalps.com/re gionalpasses) which can work depending on where you are based and how much travel you plan.

The Swiss Travel Pass would not be cost-effective for just travelling aorund Zurich. If you stick with the idea of staying in Zurich for 4 days you should look at www.myswissalps.com/zu rich/travel.

Last modified on Jan 20, 2018 - 2:17 AM by rockoyster
leora
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Jan 20, 2018 - 4:15 PM in reply to rockoyster

thank you for your replies

the reason for the the 4 day stay in zurich is that i am attending a conference, after which i am heading up to the alps ( my husband will join me there).

so will the transfer pass help us to get all the way to the town of Murren and also around that entire area?

rockoyster
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Jan 20, 2018 - 7:43 PM in reply to leora

By “Transfer Pass” do you mean the Swiss Travel Pass as mentioned by Lucas? If so then yes it will, pretty much. Just have a look at area of validity Lucas linked to.

Lucas
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Jan 21, 2018 - 8:58 AM in reply to leora

Are you now speaking of the Swiss Transfer Ticket? You could use that to get to/from Zurich airport and Murren yes.

Last modified on Jan 21, 2018 - 8:58 AM by Lucas
leora
leora
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Jan 21, 2018 - 12:08 PM

does the swiss transfer pass get us all the way to murren? ( need to use cable car, right?)

and what about getting around murren and other sights there?

Arno
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Jan 21, 2018 - 3:14 PM in reply to leora

Hi Leora,

I strongly recommend to use the exact pass name when asking your questions. That prevents confusion and incorrect answers. A Swiss Transfer Pass does not exist. A Swiss Transfer Ticket and Swiss Travel Pass do exist, but are two different products. Both cover the ride to Mürren including the cable car. Please see the links here in my post and in earlier posts to learn about all details of each pass. You'll find a coverage map there too.

If any questions remain, please let us know!

Last modified on Jan 21, 2018 - 3:17 PM by Arno
leora
leora
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Jan 26, 2018 - 6:46 AM in reply to Arno

will try my best....

how are the days counted for the validity of the swiss travel pass? is it clocked exactly from the hour on the first day you use the pass or is it valid untul the end of the last day of the pass?

in other words, , if i start using the pass at 12 noon on train from zurich to alps, can i still use it to get back to zurich until midnite on the 4 th day?

Lucas
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Jan 26, 2018 - 6:58 AM in reply to leora

Hi Leora,

It isn't counted by the hour no. If you start your first day on Feb.1 an 8 day Swiss Travel Pass is valid from Feb.1 until 5am on Feb.9 (in case you take an late night train on Feb.8).

www.myswissalps.com/sw isstravelpass/howtouse

Last modified on Jan 26, 2018 - 7:04 AM by Arno
leora
leora
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Jan 27, 2018 - 6:12 PM

we will be in murren for 4 full days ( and still have to get back to zurich on the 5th day). we will be skiing part but not all of the time and will want to do other things there. should we get the 4 day ( c0nsecutive) swiss travel pass or the 3 ( non consecutive) swiss travel pass flex? in other words, is there enough to do in murren where e wont need to use the passes at all ( for ont to two days)?

appreciate your help and advice

Lucas
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Jan 28, 2018 - 10:11 AM in reply to leora

If you are mostly skiing while in Murren you could get away without needing a rail pass for a day yes. But if you want to explore the area and other villages like Lauterbrunnen, Wengen or Grindelwald on a non-ski day then you may want a rail pass - but tickets to those towns are relatively cheap.

Last modified on Jan 28, 2018 - 11:59 AM by Arno

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