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Art2164
Art2164
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Mar 16, 2020 - 7:53 PM

We will have a 15-Day Swiss Travel Pass for our trip in September. And I understand "most excursions" are 50% off with the Swiss Travel Pass. However, trying to figure out what the initial cost is, is confusing.

I'm trying to budget what our various mountain excursions will be (Pilatus, Jungfraujock, Matterhorn, etc). I'm a little confused when using the following link - to figure out what each excursion will cost.

www.myswissalps.com/activities/naturalsites/mountains

For example: Mt. Pilatus - it shows CHF 65 per person, (each way) for 8:00 AM outbound and 16:00 return? Is this correct? I have to pay for "each way"?

www.happyrail.com/en/depart?from=luzern&to=pilatus-kulm&departure=2020-09-17T08:00:00&return=2020-09-17T16:00:00

Confused!

Victoria
Victoria
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Mar 16, 2020 - 8:12 PM in reply to Art2164

According to www.pilatus.ch/en/booking/prices/ the return fare from/to Kriens/Alpnachstad is CHF72.

All mountains have their own websites which provide the definitive pricing. Google away or search for the pages for individual mountains on MySwissAlps. There is usually a link to the official website towards the bottom of the “Route” tab. For example, www.myswissalps.com/pilatus/gettingthere.

Last modified on Mar 16, 2020 - 8:24 PM by Victoria
Steph
Steph
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Mar 17, 2020 - 4:54 AM in reply to Art2164

Hello Art2164,

Nice to hear you're still preparing for your stay in September.

DO make sure to keep an eye on the current situation with the virus to be on the safe side. Information and links can be found in this link:
- www.myswissalps.com/forum/topic/does-the-corona-virus-affect-trips-to-switzerland

As for your question regarding the prices of mountain excursions holding the Swiss Travel Pass, you can find an overview of the discounts in below link, also make sure you check the pdf map for visual input:
- www.myswissalps.com/swisstravelpass/validity

The most reliable way to find out the "full" price of a journey is to use the SBB timetable, check a connection and continue to "purchase" the ticket (which of course you don't in the end). You then need to DOUBLE the price you see there to get a full fare for that route, as the webpage per default shows the "half fare" prices.
- www.myswissalps.com/timetable

Tickets are normally valid for the ENTIRE DAY you purchase it for, so you're not limited to any specific connection.

Please find a handy spreadsheet to support your calculations in below link:
- www.myswissalps.com/train/ticketspasses/practical/chooserailpass

Hope this helps.

Best,
Steph

Yshu krishna
Yshu krishna
50 posts
active member
Mar 17, 2020 - 2:14 PM

are stp and GA travel pass same?

Last modified on Mar 17, 2020 - 2:14 PM by Yshu krishna
Ildiko
Ildiko
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Mar 18, 2020 - 2:54 PM in reply to Yshu krishna

Hi shu krishna,

GA travelcard is primarily for Swiss residents and it is valid for at least 4 months, it offers free travel just as the Swiss Travel Pass.

As a tourist, you can best buy the Swiss Travel Pass (you can buy it here: www.myswissalps.com/swisstravelpass/price).

Read more about the differences between the Swiss Travel Pass and the GA travelcard at www.myswissalps.com/swisstravelpass/details.

Ildiko

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