Oct 18, 2019 - 1:09 AM
My wife and I are flying into Zurich and then were planning to take the train to Grindelwald where we will stay for 4 days before returning to Zurich for a few days. While in Grindelwald it probably makes sense for us to get the Jungfrau Pass for regional trains, cog railways, etc. We had originally planned to get the Swiss Travel Pass (4-day unlimited) but it looks like that is only of use for the trip to / from Zurich if we need the Jungfrau Pass anyways. At a price of around 600CHF for the 2 of us for a Swiss Travel Pass, why wouldn't we just buy a round trip ticket Zurich--> Interlaken and then travel on the Jungfrau Pass from there?
Furthermore, wouldn't it just be cheaper overall to get a rental car for around 200-225 CHF for 6 days? I'm struggling to see how the train system works out to be lower cost (even considering fuel)? I realize there are some places you simply can't drive once we reach Jungfrau region (I've been before). But am I missing something? I had initially assumed it would be lower cost (and much more enjoyable) to take the train everywhere.