Need help on deciding which Swiss pass to buy

Need help on deciding which Swiss pass to buy

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Ad29
Ad29
3 posts
new member
May 16, 2018 - 7:40 PM

Need help to decide which pass (Swiss pass or Half Fare card) to buy for the following itinerary (see below) and how to get/where to get the ticket prices for a family of 4 -

Zurich to Lucerne

Mt. Pilatus (thru Viator)

Lucerne to Interlaken

Visit Jungfrau

Interlaken to Zermatt

Visit Matterhorn

Zermatt to Zurich

Will appreciate any help.

Thanks

Lucas
Lucas
7201 posts
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May 17, 2018 - 12:39 AM in reply to Ad29

Hi Ad29 and welcome to MySwissAlps!

In order to know the best pass you'll need to find the pricing for all trips (not including tours you do with Viator etc) and do the math to compare pricing.

We have a page here with a spreadsheet to help you with the comparison and a link to find prices:
How to choose the best rail pass.

Its the only way to know for sure. For simplicity sake the Swiss Travel Pass is still worth it I think, even if it ends up being a few dollars more.

Last modified on May 17, 2018 - 12:40 AM by Lucas
Ad29
Ad29
3 posts
new member
May 17, 2018 - 2:30 AM in reply to Lucas

Thanks Lucas for your reply. If I go with the Swiss Travel Pass, can you tell me if the following trips will be covered under that 100%?

Zurich to Lucerne

Lucerne to Interlaken

Jungfrau

Interlaken to Zermatt

Matterhorn

Zermatt to Zurich

Thanks

Lucas
Lucas
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May 17, 2018 - 5:13 AM in reply to Ad29

Interlaken to either Grindelwald or Wengen is covered 100% but the rest of the trip to Jungfraujoch is discounted 25%. You can't travel from Zurich to the Matterhorn - the mountain isn't accessible. You can travel to Klein Matterhorn or Gornergrat which are both discounted 50% with the Swiss Travel Pass.

The rest is fully covered. Check the PDF map of the coverage area for the Swiss Travel Pass.

Ad29
Ad29
3 posts
new member
May 17, 2018 - 8:19 AM in reply to Lucas

How about Interlaken to Jungfrau and Zermatt to Matterhorn ?

Are these covered 100% by Swiss Pass?

Thanks for your prompt replies and help.

pvonk
pvonk
53 posts
active member
May 17, 2018 - 2:24 PM in reply to Ad29

See Lucas’ post, above yours. He answers your question about travel from Interlaken to Jungfrau. And the Matterhorn is not accessible. You can view it from other locations, again see Lucas’ response.

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