Paris to Lucerne & Interlaken to London rail pass?

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Mar 22, 2017 - 7:44 PM

Hi, please help. I'm traveling from Paris(April 6th) to Lucerene(staying 2 days) then off to Interlaken(2days) and then London.

What would be the best way to get from Paris to Lucerene to Interlaken and off to Lodon? I plan on doing the following. Do you guys recommend a pass? France-Swiss pass? or Swiss Travel Pass? Please advise.

Lucerene: Rigi Mountain, Pilatus maybe and local excusion if time is left

Interlaken: Jungfrau excursion, see the local areas Lauterburn, Grindlewald etc.

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Mar 23, 2017 - 7:36 AM in reply to zsingh

Hi zsingh and welcome to MySwissAlps!

The only to way to know for sure is to read through our "How to choose the best rail pass" information page. There you can use the excel sheet to add in the prices of all the train tickets you are planning on buying and compare to the cost of a Swiss Travel Pass or Eurail Select Pass for 2 countries.

You can read what is covered by the Swiss Travel Pass here and the Eurail Select Pass here.

Upon first look, you may be best off with Eurail Select Pass (France/Switzerland) as it will cover the longer train routes as well as offer discounts on excursions to Mt. Pilatus, Jungfraujoch and others (read more about coverage for Switzerland here).

You could also buy point to point tickets from Paris to the Swiss border (Basel most likely) and then from Basel back to London and use the Swiss Travel Pass while in Switzerland - the pass covers more trains here and offers bigger discounts on most attractions.


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Mar 23, 2017 - 8:40 AM

Hi Singh Ji,

I think you can book flix bus or tgv train from Paris to Basel.

From Basel consider a Swiss transfer ticket ( STT ), which will allow you to travel from Basel to Lucern , and from Interlaken to Geneva. You may have to buy point to point ticket from Lucerne to Interlaken since Swiss transfer ticket requires that outward journey from Swiss border station (Basel) to your destination in Switzerland must be completed in one calendar day and return journey from your place of stay to your exit border station (Geneva)should also be completed on a single calendar day.

From Geneva you can fly out to London .

Do consider buying swiss half fare card, if it suits your local excursions from bases in Lucerne and Interlaken.


Sundar ram madduri

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