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May 4, 2011 - 1:50 PM
Hi everyone. I will go to Switzerland in early June but many things are still unsettled.:((
I've bought a Eurail selective pass(7days) and I'm now wondering if I should buy a Swiss half card or other pass since many people said Eurail pass is not that useful in Switzerland.
My plan is as follows:
Day1:Pais-->Bern(half day)--> Grindelwald (use Eurail Pass)
Day2: whole day in Grindelwald
Day3: Interlaken(half day)-->Lugern, a small village, to sleep in farms
Day5:Lugern-->Luzern-->Mt. Titlis-->Luzern
Day6:stay in Luzern and set off to Germany at night (use Eurail pass)

I will also use the Eurail pass for another two times in other countries so that means I can have 3 more travelling days to use it in Switerland. How can I the best use of it? Can I use it on day 3?
Actually, what is the total fare from Luzern to Mt Titlis? How can I go to Lugern from Interlaken and Luzern from Lugern?

Thank you a lot!!:-)
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May 5, 2011 - 1:25 PM

Hello mantung88,

It's true that a Eurail Select Pass does not cover as much as a pass of the Swiss Travel System. You can best review the individual pass pages, such as the Eurail Select Pass page and the Swiss Half Fare Card page, to see what's included. Then, you can calculate what's most economical. If you do exactly the traveling you listed, I would say Eurail is fine. If you do more lifts and cog rail (e.g on day 2), a Swiss Half Fare Card would be interesting for you.

For traveling times and regular train fares, please check the timetable.

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