Mar 19, 2017 - 5:55 PM
Hi there.. I am making myself crazy looking at train prices and trying to see the right decision. In late June, we are flying into Zurick from the USA. then train (1) right to Murren. stay there for 6 nights (mosy all of it Murren and higher), then train (2) for 2 nights in Luzerne, then train (3) to paris (I suppose thru Basel). that looks like 3 train trips to me, plus various cable cars, like the Schilthorn . since we are a total of 9 days (not 8), I am thinking that the swiss travel plan 8 or the swiss travel plan flex are not optimal.
My current thinking is that the 1/2 price pass is best, as it seems to cut my costs - estimated at (92+52+23) *2 in half, and provides discounts on the cable cars. I just don't think we will spend enough time on trains to make the full passes worth it. am I thinking about this right?
also - It appears that there are further discounts when I buy early, and I almost bought it today, but I got confused about adding Schilthorn . it made me put in a date (which it called "starting date"). does this mean I have a range of dates, as we would want to pick the best weather day of course.
any thoughts from the experts?
thanks so much