Jul 27, 2012 - 7:43 AM
Hi Sumit, and welcome to the forum. First of all, Switzerland has so much to offer that you can easily spend all your weekends there. That would add up to six day trips in Switzerland, and that's not enough to cover all there is to see. You can browse this forum and the day trip sections at this website find out about the highlights. So just staying in Switzerland would be my choice, but I'm very biased of course :-). If you're curious of traveling times, just use the Swiss timetable
and enter some trips to Austria, France, Germany etc. That will give you an idea of what's doable in one day or weekend.
As for a rail pass: that really depends on your ultimate travel plans. If you plan intensive traveling in neighbouring countries, take a look at the Eurail Passes
. If you spend most of your time in Switzerland, pick Swiss rail pass instead. The Swiss Half Fare Card
is an option indeed (do note that the discounts for traveling into Austria don't go for the regular 1 month variant, which is the pass you should use). If you plan to make some long and expensive day trips in your weekends, you can also consider a Swiss Flexi Pass
. This allows free traveling on some days, to be used for those day trips, and discounted traveling on remaining days, with a maximum validity of 1 month. These discounted days may come in handy if you need public transportation in or near Lucerne on workdays.
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