Jul 27, 2010 - 4:44 AM
Hello veryconfused! Picking the right pass can be difficult indeed. Combining the Swiss Transfer Ticket with a Jungfrau Railways Pass could be an option for you. Please mind that you'd need two Jungfrau Railway Passes per person to cover your entire stay, as this pass is valid during 6 days and you'll be staying in Wengen for 2 weeks,. The Jungfrau Railways Pass covers most, but not all (mountain) trains and cable cars around Wengen. For example, the cable car from Mürren up to Schilthorn isn't included. More details can be found on the Jungfrau Railways website. With a Swiss Transfer Ticket and two Jungfrau Railways Passes, the price would add up to CHF 127.00 + CHF 200.00 + CHF 200.00 = CHF 527.00 per person. This would include free travel between Geneva Airport and Wengen and free travel on most transportation within the Jungfrau area.
A good alternative might be the Swiss Card. Just as the Swiss Transfer Ticket, it allows a free round trip between the airport (Geneva) and your destination (Wengen). On top of this, it offers a 50% discount on almost any other trip you may want to make during your stay, including the Schilthorn. Please refer to the Swiss Card page for more information and click the link 'Overview of the network on which the Swiss Card is valid' to review the map indicating the area of validity. With only CHF 182.00 per person, this would differ quite a bit from the Swiss Transfer Ticket and Jungfrau Railways Pass combination. The difference is, of course, that the Jungfrau Railways Pass entitles you to free travel, whereas the Swiss Transfer Ticket offers reduced rates. Whether this will make up for the price difference between both rail pass options, ultimately depends on the exact trips you'll be making in the Wengen area. If you have further details on this, you may succeed in making calculations to find out which option is best.
I hope this doesn't leave you even more confused! :-)
Last modified on Jan 27, 2020 - 11:19 AM by Arno