Jun 25, 2011 - 6:17 AM
Hi jojodc1! Thanks for listing your exact trips and the discounted prices. That helps a lot in calculating which pass is the right choice. It shows that a Swiss Card
still is the cheapest option. According to my calculations, it's cheaper than a Swiss Half Fare Card (looking at your inbound and outbound trips only, that is Zurich-Interlaken and Zermatt-Zurich: this costs CHF 186.00 with a Swiss Card and CHF 204.00 with a Swiss Half Fare Card, including the purchase of the Swiss Half Fare Card. For the other trips, there's no difference, so the Swiss Card is more economical).
With an 8 day Swiss Saver Pass
, the trips to Harder Kulm, Schilthorn and Gornergrat are discounted by 50% instead of for free. This makes a total of CHF 430.00 for the Swiss Saver Pass, versus CHF 415.50 for the Swiss Card. But a Swiss Saver Pass may be attractive to you for other reasons. If there's a change in plans, it allows you to travel for free on any route train, bus or boat route. If you want to include one longer or slightly more expensive train trip, it may quickly be more cost effective than the Swiss Card. And you may like the idea of free travel in regular trains, allowing you to get on and off board without buying discounted tickets.
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