Jan 21, 2018 - 10:21 PM
in reply to rockoyster
<<"Flex gives you 15 days travel in 30 days. Several days you will be hiking and won’t need transport.">
One of the joys of alpine hiking in Switzerland is that you can ride a cableway up to the top, or public transport to the trailhead, walk a while or not, eat lunch with a view at a mountain restaurant, or something simpler, walk somewhere further as desired, and ride some form of public transport back to the starting point.
The critical part is getting up and down the 1000 or more meters that are often required, without killing yourself or ruining your knees. The devices which permit it require payment for services. Using enough of them can add up to a significant extra cost. The different passes, as you know, offer different discounts (or none) on some of the mountain transport . It can add up, so the spreadsheet suggests including those costs, such as the ride up to Jungfrau or Schilthorn. Enough of some of the expensive trips can add up to a sum that can justify using a pass instead of buying a regular ticket.
I have not developed expertise on the various passes,because my travel patterns have stabilized. I travel every day that I am in Switzerland. I try to be there for at least two weeks at a time. I have a resident's Halb-tax, and often rent a car for part time use. Travel in the back country is almost always possible by train and bus, but the schedule limits flexibility for poking around looking for pllces to take pictures. I just use those ( Car and Halb-tax, that is a Half-fare card) and forget about figuring out the different cost patterns.
Last modified on Jan 21, 2018 - 10:33 PM by Slowpoke