Cost and benefits of the Diemtigtal NaturparkCard

Cost and benefits of the Diemtigtal NaturparkCard

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HelenGarland
HelenGarland
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Mar 25, 2018 - 9:31 PM

Hello My Swiss Alps!

I am planning a trip to Switzerland in September with my husband and 2yr old son. I have found somewhere to stay at a farm stay in Oey Diemtigtal. We are hoping to travel by rail bus rather than hiring a car.

On the accomodation information it says about a naturpark card for the region which gives some discounts on travel etc. I was just wondering if you could give any more information on how much this costs and is it something you have to have? Should I still look into a travel pass for travelling around? We would loke to do some boat trips and travel up to the mountains for day trip but obviously with toddler you cannot make too many plans! Many Thanks in advance. Helen.

Alpenrose666
Alpenrose666
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Mar 26, 2018 - 1:27 AM in reply to HelenGarland

Hi Helen, and welcome to MySwissAlps!

>> I have found somewhere to stay at a farm stay in Oey Diemtigtal. We are hoping to travel by rail bus rather than hiring a car.

Have you checked out how close your accommodation is to transport? It would also be a good idea to check what time the first and last services of the day run, and the hours and frequency of weekend services (if you haven't already done so).

>> On the accomodation information it says about a naturpark card for the region which gives some discounts on travel etc.

Information about what it covers is here:

diemtigtal.ch/index.ph p?page=2630

>> I was just wondering if you could give any more information on how much this costs

It is free from your accommodation provider if you are staying at least one night in the Diemtigtal.

>> Should I still look into a travel pass for travelling around?

Probably, as only limited things are covered by the card, and some of the discounts are fairly small.

There is only one way to know for sure: add up the full-fare cost of all trips you intend to do by train, bus, cable car and boat, adjust the cost of anything covered by the NaturparkCard and compare the total cost of separate tickets with the cost of doing the same trips with the Swiss Travel Pass, Swiss Half Fare Card etc.

You can find fares in the Swiss Timetable.

www.myswissalps.com/ti metable

It is important to be aware that the fare shown for any trip in the Swiss Timetable defaults to half fare, as most Swiss residents will have a Half-Fare travelcard which entitles them to this discount. Your calculations need to be based on full fares, which are double the default fare that comes up.

There is information and a spreadsheet here to help you:

www.myswissalps.com/tr ain/ticketspasses/prac tical/chooserailpass

Alpenrose

HelenGarland
HelenGarland
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Mar 27, 2018 - 5:52 PM in reply to Alpenrose666

Thank you for the great advice that is great.

It says that it gives discount on the Post bus in the region- is this one of the train operators? I've looked at the timetable and I'm guessing there are more than one operator going through the station.

Thanks again, Helen.

Chantal
Chantal
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Mar 27, 2018 - 6:52 PM in reply to HelenGarland

Hi Helen,

PostBus Switzerland provides regional and rural bus services throughout Switzerland. It's a bus, not a train.

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