Apr 1, 2018 - 4:53 AM
First of all I want to say thanks for this website, for all the information collected here. I am visiting Switzerland in July this year, and I've been trying to use the website and spreadsheet to plan passes, but I am finding it pretty confusing. Especially since the passes are valid for different days. I went to Murren, Luzern and Mt Rigi by myself for a few days last year (no passes, all individual tickets), but this time I'm taking my wife on honeymoon.
Let me post my itinerary and ask for some advice as to which passes I should be considering:
- Day 1: Flying into Zurich arriving at 3pm. Undecided whether to overnight in Zurich, Berne or go straight to Wengen.
- Day 2: (If staying in Zurich or Berne) Train to Wengen, 3 nights booked at Wengen.
- Day 3: Jungfraujoch if weather ok
- Day 4: Hike around Wengen/Murren and/or Spiez/Brienz Lake cruise
- Day 5: Wengen -> Luzern, 2 nights booked in Luzern.
- Day 6: Mt Rigi/Pilatus
- Day 7: Bernina Express + train to Como (does that link?), overnight in Como (somewhere on a lake)
- Day 8: Como -> Florence
Am I correct in thinking that the Jungfrau pass, the Bernese-Oberland pass and the Half Fare Card and Swiss Rail Pass are all options for the first 4 days, I just need to do the maths for them. Not sure if they can be combined though?
Is it worth it to consider the Tell-Pass for the last 2 days as well? Or is a better option to consider the Swiss Transfer Ticket with or without the Half Fare Card add on, which then affects the first 4 days' passes as well?
It's the differing lengths and regions of the passes that I'm finding it difficult to compare.
Thanks for helping with all my headspin!