Jul 14, 2011 - 9:27 AM
Hello prakash. As for the rail pass question: yes, a rail pass is definitely cost effective in your case. But which one is best depends on your exact travel plans. You may consider a Swiss Pass
if you like the idea of flexibility and unlimited free train traveling. If you'd like to visit several towns and include a long train trip (such as the Glacier Express), the Swiss Pass is convenient and cost effective.
If, on the other hand, you'll be staying in one region/resort only and only plan some local trips, the Swiss Half Fare Card
suggested by jd may be the best solution. Once you've planned your trip, you can calculate
exactly which pass is most economical.
In both cases, your son travels along for free with the free STS Family Card. Concerning your train trip to Rome: the Swiss Pass or Swiss Half Fare Card will be valid for the Swiss leg of the trip. You'll find links to maps showing the area of validity on the pages I linked to, allowing you to find out which part of your trip is covered by the pass. The timetable
will help you out as well: it includes (night) trains to Rome too.
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