My wife and I are travelling to Germany and Switzerland from 31 Aug to 16 Sep. We will be in Switzerland from 6 to 16 Sep (10 days).
Since there isn't a 10-day Swiss Travel Pass, we are thinking of getting the 8-day Swiss Travel Pass 2nd Class. We love the idea that we don't have to buy tickets with the Swiss Travel Pass. It would be a hassle to carry coins for ticket machines, or queue at the ticket counter. Even buying tickets via the SBB app by credit card may require us to have our home SIM card in the phone for the two-factor authentication. So the Swiss Travel Pass is a great idea.
However, it is also rather costly. So, we would like to know if it's worth the cost based on our itinerary. We hope that you could advise us please.
Here is our travel itinerary, and questions.
6 Sep: Leave Munich and arrive in Ameron Hotel Floral Luzerne. For travel today, we will likely walk around or just buy single tickets.
7 Sep: START OF THE 8-DAY PASS.
7 Sep: Golden Roundtrip to Pilatus. Does the Swiss Travel Pass (STP) cover this entire trip up to Pilatus? I read somewhere that we still have to pay for some rides along the route even with STP?
8 Sep: Free and easy around Lucerne. What's a typical cost of public transport for a free-and-easy day around Lucerne. We are staying at the Ameron Hotel Floral.
9 Sep: Leave from Luzerne Bhf to Interlaken Ost Bhf by IR. Does the STP cover IR? What's a typical cost of public transport for a free-and-easy day around Interlaken. We are staying at the Hotel Interlaken at Hoheweg 74.
10 Sep: Travel from Hotel Interlaken Hoheweg 74 to Harder Klum. Does the STP cover the whole trip?
11 Sep: from Hotel Interlaken Hoheweg 74 to Mt Jungfraujoch. I understand there is entrance fee? But we get to buy the tickets at half price or 25%?
12 Sep: Leave from Interlaken Ost Bhf to Geneva Bhf via ICE and IR, then free and easy for the day. Does the STP cover the ICE trip? Or do we just get a discount off the ICE tickets?
13 Sep: Go from Hotel Suisse10 Place Cornavin to Calvin College and Cathedrale de St Pierre. What would the typical travel cost like?
14 Sep: from Hotel Suisse10 Place Cornavin to MIR. Does the STP cover the entrance fee to the museum? We will also be visiting the the Flower Clock dome. In the evening, we will take ICE and IR from Geneva to Zurich. I hope the STP cover all these trips.
15 Sep: 5 AM END OF 8-DAY PASS
15 Sep: from Novotel Zurich Airport Hotel Lindbergh Opfikon to Swiss National Museum, Grossmunster Church, and Zwingli Monument. For this day, I'll have to buy single ticket. Is there a Day ticket that is more worthwhile to buy?
16 Sep: 9 AM leave for home (buy single tickets)
Finally, is the SBB mobile app related to Swiss Railways? Is the Swiss Travel Pass a e-ticket that I could download into the SBB app?