Aug 28, 2016 - 1:55 PM
Hi all, I need some last minute advice as I have yet to sort out my train tickets fully for an upcoming trip.
We are a party of 5 adults. 4 of us will be coming in from Basel (en route from Paris) and another from Zurich Airport to meet in Lucerne on the same day, where we will spend a night (Sept 8). We will then be going to Wengen the next day, where we will spend 4 nights and leave for Milan on Sept 13. We don't really have a fix plan for the entire trip and the only real items on our list are Jungfraujoch and Kandersteg (toboggan!). We may or may not visit Pilatus/Rigi.
My rail pass plan:
We intend to buy the Half Fare Card and also a 6-day Bernese-Oberland Pass. I know it may cost more but think it might save us the hassle of trying to get tickets for each trip and in view of the uncertainty of our plans. The justification for the Half Fare Card was more for the initial trip in to Lucerne and the ride up to Jungfraujoch although I understand that the latter is weather-dependent. On exit, we intend to use the Bernese-Oberland Pass all the way to Brig and then a separate ticket from Brig to Milan.
Would this be an ok plan or can anyone suggest a more practical one?
Also, if i do get the Bernese-Oberland pass, how do I book my train tickets, namely the Golden Pass Line from Luzern - Interlaken Ost?
Thank you very much to all who weigh in.