Apr 1, 2012 - 10:22 AM
My first time here. I need some advices to plan our trip. We are family of four (three adult age, one child) are
arriving Lucerne at noon in July. And plan to make a one-day trip the next day starting early morning.
The route is: Lucerne - Interlaken - Jungfraujoch-interlaken-Geneva. It is a very agressive plan but those are the only
time we have. How do I optimize my ticket purchasing?
I plan to buy swiss half fare card along with the one day travel pass for three of our adult age (the younger one (11) should be free). The three person half fare card is $330, then each person pay 68 CHF for the day pass. When I search the price on SBB, is shows 85 CHF for this day trip, I believe it is because the day pass can't cover part of the mountain train. So our
day trip cost is: 330 + 3 x 85 = 585 CHF. My questions are:
1. Is it the best deal I can get for our family?
2. Once we buy the day pass, can we hop on and off the train any time during that day without reserving the seats?
3. Can I buy the half fare card at the Lucerne station (is it a larger station?).
4. Is there any advanced purchase method to save money? If not, I may just buy when we arrive. Will the tickets be sold out? We have to arrive Geneva on the same day.
Thanks for any help and advice.