Mar 30, 2011 - 3:09 PM
Hi jettafan! I'm glad to hear that the forum has been helpful for your preparations. As for your question: a 6 day Swiss Pass would be ideal for your itinerary indeed. Although a regular 6 day Swiss Pass doesn't exist, a 6 day Swiss Flexi Pass does exist. The flexi formula allows you to divide 6 free travel days over one month, but you may also use them on 6 consecutive days. However, an 8 day Swiss Pass is still cheaper than a 6 day Swiss Flexi Pass. If unlimited travelling is important to you, the 8 day Swiss Pass
may be an option, but it's not the most economical solution.
Instead, I think your best options are either a 3 day Swiss Flexi Pass
or a Swiss Half Fare Card. With a 3 day Swiss Flexi Pass, you could use free travel days on April 28th, April 29th (this would include a free boat trip over lake Lucerne and a free ride up to Mt. Rigi as well, just as with the Swiss Pass) and May 3rd. On all remaining days (between your first and last free travel day), a 50% discount is granted (except for the leg Wengen/Grindelwald-Jungfraujoch: a 25% discount applies here).
The Swiss Half Fare Card
offers a 50% discount on nearly all trips and on all days of your stay. An advantage is that the Swiss Half Fare Card offers a 50% discount on the entire Jungfraujoch trip, including the leg Wengen/Grindelwald-Jungfraujoch.
If you know for sure which trips you'd like to make, you can try to make calculations
in order to find out which pass is cheapest. As long as you don't have an exact list of travel plans, picking the right pass is alway a matter of making a reasonable guess. I still hope this advice helps you out a bit.
Last modified on Dec 28, 2014 - 4:35 PM by Arno