I am struggling a little bit to verify I am correctly applying my needs to the correct passes, I am wondering if someone could check my thoughts out? I am figuring all second class prices.
We plan to be in Switerland 8 days, leaving the 9th, travelling round trip to/from ZRH.
Day 1 : ZRH to Rigi area
Day 2 & 3 & 4: remain in Rigi...mostly afoot hiking. If rainy, perhaps day trip over to Lucerne.
Day 5: Transfer to Muerren
Day 6 & 7:enjoy walking/hiking Jungfrau area
Day 8: depart to ZRH to hotel at ZRH
Day 9: Fly home
After looking at all the combinations I am thinking that we might do best with the purchase of a 4-day Flexi Combo Swiss pass and declare them
1) the arrival day, 2) the transfer to Muerren day, 3)return to airport/last day and 4) one other in the Rigi Area. (That would leave us just one day in the Rigi area depending on us purchasing whatever travel might be required at 1/2 price.)
Price = 299.00 chf
We would then also buy the Jungfrau 3-day pass using the half fare card from the flexi combi purchase for days 5,6,& 7. This pass would give us access to whatever travelling we are likely to do on the mountain there plus 50% off "as a holder of the Jungfrau Travel Pass, we benefit from a 50% discount on the Eigergletscher - Jungfraujoch - Top of Europe route." ( from the site: shop.jungfrau.ch/en/ti ckets/bergbahn/jungfra u-travel-pass-3-days) . My estimate is this would make the cost of getting to the top about 100chf.
Jungfrau card Price: 180 CHF
(Its not clear to me if I can get a further 50% reduction off the 180chf for the Jungfrau card with the 1/2 fare combi card? Do you know, If so the total would only = 389.00 CHF)
Without the addition reduction...total cost = 535.00 chf +/-
The other easy alternative:
Swiss pass (without half fare card) 363.00chf + 200.00 chf for Jungfraujoch
trip = 563.00CHF
I am thinking these two are close but not sure if I am correctly accounting for the various travel that we will likely do on cogs/lifts/boats etc. My understanding is the swiss pass covers most of them. (except the Jungfraoujoch)
Thanks in advance!