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Feb 24, 2018 - 9:04 PM

Hi Everyone,

I am planning to travel to Switzerland from India in the month of May. I have already planned my itinerary, I would be visiting the following places -

Paris - 4 days, Interlaken - 5 days, Lucerne - 2 days, Zurich - 1 day.

I have few queries -

1.Please let me know whether the 8 day Swiss travel pass would be the right one to select.

2. I need to enter Switzerland through Basel, Should i buy a ticket up until Basel and then use the Swiss pass for the remainder of my Journey to Interlaken.

3. Is the Swiss pass valid from Basel??



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Feb 24, 2018 - 9:51 PM in reply to Prathik24

Hello Prathik and Welcome to MySwissAlps,

1. As well as the Swiss Travel Pass ( isstravelpass) there are many reigonal passes ( gionalpasses) which can work depending on where you are based and how much travel you plan. A clearly mapped out itinerary is the basis for deciding which pass (if any) suits. Based on your itinerary you need to do the sums based on the cost of all your planned trips on trains, boats, cable cars etc. You can use the Swiss Train Timetable ( metable) to work out the fares for any trip. When you go to buy a ticket the fare you see on the right hand side of the page will normally be the half-fare price. Double it to get full fare. With A Swiss Travel Pass it is free provided it is shown as free on the Area of Validity map ( PDF downloadable from isstravelpass/validity).

You should read “How to choose the best travel pass” ( ain/ticketspasses/prac tical/chooserailpass).

2. Yes, if you decide a Swiss Travel Pass is right for you.

3. The Swiss Travel Pass is! Yes. See validity map referred to in 1.

Not sure what part of May you are travelling but note rum/topic/gondolarail-access-to-mountains-in-aprilmay-2018.

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Feb 25, 2018 - 9:51 AM in reply to rockoyster

Hi Rockoyster,

Thank you very much for sharing that piece of information on the Swiss travel pass and the gondola rail access thread. I have decided to get the Swiss travel Pass and the validity map helped a lot as i was very close to booking a ticket from Paris to Interlakken and getting the pass.

So now i have booked my ticket from Paris to Basel and would be using the Swiss travel pass for the remainder of journey to Interlakken.

Also, I am going to reach Switzerland on the 4th of May, Looks like hiking in the Jungfrau region is not an option as it would be very cold during that period.

I have to change my plans a bit.Also, would i experience the same weather conditions at Matterhorn, Zermat??



Last modified on Feb 25, 2018 - 9:54 AM by Prathik24
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Feb 25, 2018 - 2:12 PM in reply to Prathik24

Hi Prathik,

Yes, conditions will be similar in Zermatt as the Jungfrau region. It is all about altitude. The villages should be reasonably nice at that time of year (Spring is starting) but once you get close to and above 2000 meters it will be cold and a fair bit of snow will remain.

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