Jun 11, 2015 - 3:27 AM
HiWe plan to visit Switzerland for 4 days in August. The itinerarywill be as follows:Day 1: Arrive in Zurich, Train to LucerneDay 2: Mountain excursion – Titlis / PilatusDay 3: Train to Interlaken, possible Golden Pass excursionDay 4: Mountain excursion – JungfraujochDay 5: Onward train from Interlaken to Paris
The natural thought for this itinerary would be the 4 daypass. However, I am confused because of the availability of the flex pass halffare combi. This is whyIf instead of the 4 day pass I take the 3 day flexi pass combi then I keep day 1 and 4 as the non travel days, using the half fare card on Jungfraujoch excursion. This would help me get a better discount on Jungfraujoch excursion (50% against 25%)I end up saving on the cost of ticket from Interlaken to Paris for the Switzerland leg of the journey
Cost of the 3 day flex with half card is slightly higherthan the 4 day pass, and I’m trying to find out the cost benefit of using itThe doubt I have with the combi is:Will I be able to use the half fare card on day 1, withoutstarting on the flex cardWill I be able to utilize day 4 as a non travel day if I onlyuse the half fare card that day, and not the flex cardIs there any other combination that will be more useful forme?Also, I am from India, so wanted to ask if the Rail passesand tickets bought online at raileurope.co.in is sufficient or should one needto buy from a designated point of sale. Also the cost of all these passes isdifferent on different websites. Is that possible?Thanks in advance for your help!!