Rail pass / ticket for Italy, Switzerland, France?

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Sulaiman76
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Mar 12, 2018 - 3:23 PM in reply to Lucas

hi, i have some difficulties to apply for eurail pass. once i entered 4 person travelling together, they only show price for 1st class which is quite expensive. how abt 2nd class instead?

Arno
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Mar 12, 2018 - 4:09 PM in reply to Sulaiman76

Hi Sulaiman76,

Which exact pass do you want to buy? How many days/which countries/which start date? And where are you buying from? Websites to buy from are listed here: www.myswissalps.com/eu railselectpass/price

Sulaiman76
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Mar 16, 2018 - 7:19 AM

hi,

This is my confirmed itinerary in Switzerland

1/4 - arrival @ 2pm (free & easy in zurich) - confirmed

2/4 - Lucern & snow in Mt Titlis (planing to buy this beginner pack ski under viator USD 415 - 2+2 family)

3/4 - tour around zurich & visit chocolate factory

4/4 - morning train to Paris (confirmed)

my Q,

1. should i go for full travel pass or 1/2 day travel pass?

2. 1/2 day travel pass at the price of 120 CHF for 1 day? so for my trip how many days should i buy?

3. 2 of my kids are at the age of 14 & 9. Are they free under family travel pass? I still dont understand on hw to apply family card

4. any idea for my time on 3/4 beside zurich tour?

thanks

Lucas
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Mar 16, 2018 - 7:30 AM in reply to Sulaiman76

If those are your only trips in Switzerland I wouldn't think any rail pass is worth the purchase cost for you.

You are only traveling on your own on 1/4 and 3/4 in Zurich before heading to Paris the next day.
I would look at the Zurich Card on those days. What chocolate factory are you visiting near Zurich?

If you did get the Swiss Travel Pass or Swiss Half Fare Card, you can order the free Swiss Family Card (one card for both kids) and then they travel free with you.

you could do out to the Rhein Falls on 3/4 if you want a nice easy trip.

Sulaiman76
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Mar 16, 2018 - 7:49 AM in reply to Lucas

I have no ideas on chocolate factory. But what I heard Switzerland is famous with chocolate swiss. Is it true? Any idea? Maybe can slot on3/4 with Rhein falls

Lucas
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Mar 16, 2018 - 8:19 AM in reply to Sulaiman76

Yes, there are a few chocolate factories in this country. :)

There are two that I am aware of around Zurich:

You'll also find smaller chocolate shops in downtown Zurich that will offer classes of chocolate making as well.

Last modified on Mar 18, 2018 - 11:53 AM by Arno
Sulaiman76
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Mar 16, 2018 - 8:41 AM in reply to Lucas

with my itinerary as below. should i opt for swiss travel pass? especially for 2/4 & 3/4. i will stay in zurich. thanks

1/4 - arrival @ 2pm (free & easy in zurich) - confirmed

2/4 - Lucern & snow in Mt Titlis (planing to buy this beginner pack ski under viator USD 415 - 2+2 family)

3/4 - Rhein falls & visit chocolate factory

4/4 - morning train to Paris (confirmed)

Lucas
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Mar 16, 2018 - 1:24 PM in reply to Sulaiman76

I wouldn't think it is worth the cost for you no.

Especially on 2/4 - you are doing a tour with Viator so a Swiss Travel Pass would be a waste that day - the transportation would be included yes?

So you have a half day on 1/4 in Zurich and a full day again in Zurich on 3/4. A rail pass wouldn't be worth that limited transit use. Have a look on our getting around Zurich page for tips and details on the Zurich Card which might be worth it for you.

Sulaiman76
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Mar 16, 2018 - 2:37 PM in reply to Lucas

What if transportation is not provided for my activities on 2/4 Titlis & 3/4 Rhein falls. What pass should I go? Thanks

Lucas
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Mar 16, 2018 - 4:11 PM in reply to Sulaiman76

If you don't take a tour, and travel on your own then a Swiss Travel Pass might make sense.

You'll have to do the math to know for 100% though: https://www.myswissalp s.com/train/ticketspas ses/practical/choosera ilpass

If you aren't too worried about overall cost, the Swiss Travel Pass is quite convenient as you don't need to buy tickets for most of your trips (you will still need to buy a ticket from Engelberg to Titlis (at 50% off with the Swiss Travel Pass).

Sulaiman76
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Mar 17, 2018 - 4:20 PM in reply to Lucas

hi Lucas,

need ur confirmation abt train trip to Mt Titlis. my package under viator to incl cable car Engelberg - Titlis return.

so, i only need to buy train trip Zurich - Lucern - Engelberg - Lucern - Zurich

thanks

Lucas
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Mar 18, 2018 - 8:29 AM in reply to Sulaiman76

Have you bought the top package listed here? Unguided? In that case yes you still need a ticket to get to Engelberg so you can use the Swiss Travel Pass to cover that section.

Have you bought that package already? If you haven't and decide to buy the Swiss Travel Pass you will get 50% off the cable car from Engelberg with the Swiss Travel Pass (buy the ticket at Engelberg).

Sulaiman76
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Mar 18, 2018 - 10:18 AM in reply to Lucas

Yes, package of ski beginner at Mt Titlis (guided) price of 412 USD for 4 person but i dont know which part is guided. Might be at Mt Titlis. This package incl cable car from Engelberg to Titlis (return).

so, I only need to buy train trip from zurich - luzern - engelberg (return) whIch i hv bought it from SBB for a price of 157CHF (2+2)

depart from zurich 8am - 10am arrive engelberg

depart from Engelberg 7pm - 9pm arrive zurich.

Arno
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Mar 18, 2018 - 11:56 AM in reply to Sulaiman76

The below package includes the cable car ticket, but not the train ride to Engelberg where the cable car begins.

https://www.viator.com /tours/Swiss-Alps/Ski-Experience-on-Mt-Titlis/d5015-40012P2

Sulaiman76
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Mar 18, 2018 - 1:52 PM in reply to Arno

I’hv bought train ticket from Zurich - Engelberg via luzern (return) as I mentioned in last post.

Arno
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Mar 18, 2018 - 8:55 PM in reply to Sulaiman76

Great, then you're all set. Have fun!

Sulaiman76
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Mar 19, 2018 - 12:53 AM in reply to Arno

Thanks also to ur teams. Without ur advice I will not able to come up with a proper itinerary.

Now only waiting for our memorable adventures in Switzerland.

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