Jun 10, 2016 - 4:36 PM
in reply to Arno
From what I can see, full fare roundtrip local travel from a village to Bettmerhorn is $55 / adult and $27 / kid. That's just one trip. Right there for 2 parents, 2 kids the cost is $164. Now add a trip to Matterhorn or Jungfrau. I can rent a car for 4 days @ $50 / day and get more trips and more flexibility and faster traveling times.
And if I want to go to Brig from the village at night for dinner perhaps, there's another public travel expense. If I do that three nights, it looks to me like the full fare costs add up to well over $100 for a family of four.
I can get reduced fares if I get the half fare card. But at about € 110 per person fixed price, the savings for 4 possible days of travel don't add up to € 440.
What am I missing? Is there significant hassle factor / parking expenses / anything else associated with a car?