How many Swiss travel and family passes to buy?

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Dreamtrip
Dreamtrip
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Apr 13, 2018 - 1:16 AM

Hello,

We are 3 adults and 2 kids(aged 12 & 15) staying in Interlaken for 6 days. We would appreciate if you could guide us in buying the Swiss travel pass n how many Swiss family passes should be purchased for our group?we are intrested in Glaciers express train,Mt.Titlis, lake Lucerne, Mt.Rigi, Jungfrau,Milan,oneoruisee trip near Interlaken,cable car trip near Interlaken, chocolate factory, and few more important places if we get time to explore.request you to please guide us as to which passes should we buy n how many?

Best Regards,

Snehal

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rockoyster
rockoyster
4072 posts
expert
Apr 13, 2018 - 10:25 AM in reply to Dreamtrip

Hello Snehal and Welcome to MySwissALps,

You will need 3 Swiss Travel Passes and one free Swiss Family Card.

That assumes you have read “How to choose the best travel pass” and come to the conclusion that the Swiss Travel Pass is right for you.

Last modified on Apr 13, 2018 - 10:27 AM by rockoyster
Dreamtrip
Dreamtrip
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Apr 15, 2018 - 3:57 AM

Thank you for the guidance and t his is an excellent site where we can get answers to all our doubts regarding sightseeing in Switzerland .we are based in Interlaken starting from 28th April to 4th May.Reaching in Interlaken on 28th morning.which nearby place can be visited on the same day along with kids aged 15 &12?

rockoyster
rockoyster
4072 posts
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Apr 15, 2018 - 5:12 AM in reply to Dreamtrip

You could start here www.myswissalps.com/in terlaken/activities.

Harder Kulm might be a way of easing into it.

But you might want to read this thread . . . www.myswissalps.com/fo rum/topic/gondolarail-access-to-mountains-in-aprilmay-2018.

Dreamtrip
Dreamtrip
8 posts
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Apr 15, 2018 - 5:39 PM in reply to rockoyster

Hi,

We tried to buy 3 Swiss rail passe s and 1 family pass for my kids aged 12 & 15 yrs. But faced a problem while buying family pass for my elder son who is born in november 2002. He just turned 15 in 2017. can't see the option of 2002 in the date list.pls guide.how do we buy family pass for him?

Thanks,

Snehal

rockoyster
rockoyster
4072 posts
expert
Apr 15, 2018 - 8:36 PM in reply to Dreamtrip

Hi Snehal,

Which website are you using? The official Swiss Railways Shop (shop.swissrailways.com /swisspass.html) does’t ask for birth dates. Just number of kids 6 < 16. Tick the Family Card box for each child.

Arno
Arno
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Apr 15, 2018 - 8:51 PM in reply to Dreamtrip

Hi Snehal,

If you can't select the date from the pop-up calendar then just ignore that calendar and enter the date into the box manually, like this: 15.11.2002, for example. On https://www.swissrailw ays.com/en it worked fine for me when I tried.

Last modified on May 17, 2018 - 11:50 AM by Arno
rockoyster
rockoyster
4072 posts
expert
Apr 15, 2018 - 9:15 PM in reply to Arno

Hi Arno,

Just as a matter of interest do you get 1 SFC or 1 per child? If only 1, what happens if the family want to go separate ways on some occasion during a trip. I just like hypotheticals.

ps Still chuckling at your “don’t link and drive” response to Peterlii.

Dreamtrip
Dreamtrip
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Apr 16, 2018 - 1:22 AM in reply to Arno

Hello,

Thankyou so much.will try immediately and let you know .

Thanks,

Snehal

Arno
Arno
11566 posts
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Apr 16, 2018 - 4:53 AM in reply to rockoyster

Hi Rockoyster,

The physical Swiss Family Card had space to fill out 5 children. I'm not sure what the one via e-mail looks like. I would assume one per child to be flexible.

Dreamtrip
Dreamtrip
8 posts
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Apr 24, 2018 - 12:36 AM

Thanks everyone for you prompt replies n suggestions. We have booked our Swiss travel passes for three adults n two family passes for our kids aged 15 & 12 years.

Since we are based in Interlaken for all 6days starting from 28th April -4th May,have a few Q's to ask

We are reaching Interlaken in the afternoon n plan to do trumelbach fall in the second half is is day. Can we also do a cycle city tour after that or should we plan it on some other day?

we are planning to do Lucerne Indian themed cruise ride followed by mount titlis or to take the Glacier exprees train ride from Brig to Zermatt on the same day. Another option what we thought was same cruise with mt titlis. What would be the better option? And also wanted to know if Lucerne Indian themed cruise is free with the Swiss travel pass.

How can we come back to Interlaken from Zermatt after taking the glacier express from Brig?

We are Very intrested in doing cycle trip city tour of intrelaken.pls guide us for the same.

Can schilthron and Bern's chocolate n cheese factory be done on the same day?

How long will it take from interlaken to joungfraujoc?can we plan anything else on the same day?

Dreamtrip
Dreamtrip
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Apr 24, 2018 - 2:26 AM in reply to Dreamtrip

Sorry for my mistake.

We plan to take the Glacier express after Lucern boat/cruise rider from Andermatt to Brig n then Brig to Interlaken back home.

rockoyster
rockoyster
4072 posts
expert
Apr 24, 2018 - 2:40 AM in reply to Dreamtrip

Including the Glacier Express in a round trip from Interlaken makes for a pretty long day even without a Lake Cruise thrown in. The only Indian-themed cruise I'm aware of is an Indian Dinner cruise.

Have you looked at the SBB Timetable to see how long this trip would take?

Have you tried googling "interlaken cycle hire"?

I would say Trummelbach Falls would fit better with Schilthorn trip rather than going to Bern that day. You are not getting confused with Chocolate and Cheese Factories at Broc and Gruyères are you?

Last modified on Apr 24, 2018 - 2:41 AM by rockoyster
Dreamtrip
Dreamtrip
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Apr 24, 2018 - 11:14 AM in reply to rockoyster

Ok.thankyou and yes I got confused with the chocolate n cheese factory.I thought both are in Bern.thankyou once again.

Dreamtrip
Dreamtrip
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Apr 30, 2018 - 6:52 PM

Hi

Are there any cheese factories near interlaken /wilderswill/ lauterbrunen that can be visited?

Thanx

Last modified on Apr 30, 2018 - 6:54 PM by Dreamtrip
Chantal
Chantal
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May 1, 2018 - 9:20 AM in reply to Dreamtrip

Hi Dreamtrip,

There's no cheese or chocolate factory close to Interlaken, but you can visit the daily chocolate show in Hotel Schuch in Interlaken.

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