Dec 5, 2017 - 5:02 AM
in reply to Lucas
Am getting a bit bogged down in these passes and worked out that if I keep the car ( hired in Strasbourg) until the 3rd January and leave it at the French side of Geneva, I'll only pay Euro 340 more than the 5 day hire planned so am now even more confused. An 8 day pass for 2 adults and the 2 kids ( 17 and 19 yrs) would cost nearly Euro 1194 (!!). We'll actually be in France when I say at a friend's near Geneva and can use her car so in Switzerland it'd be entering on 28th Dec via Basel and getting to France on 2nd or 3rd Jan.
Wondering if we kept the car and got a 1/2 Fare card, that'd be useful for the trip to Mt Titlis when we're in Lucerne and the trip to Jungfrau which would be CHF 91.00 ( 136 with a STP which is quite a difference). However I don't know how much petrol costs/ how difficult it is to find parking in Lucerne and Lausanne or how expensive it is and those intercity fares on the train are actually not the big costs as far as I can see. Also do road trips in Switzerland hide you in the tunnels so you can't see the lovely views or is this not much of a point of difference between trains and cars?
I do so appreciate your help and your patience with all these questions!