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Danosh2434
Danosh2434
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Aug 2, 2022 - 3:34 AM

Hi I want to know which travel

passes should I get when I land in Switzerland?

I’ll be staying 2 night at each place lauterbunnen, murren, gridelwald, and zurmatt

I thought maybe the half fare card and Berner oberland?

pvonk
pvonk
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Aug 2, 2022 - 11:09 AM in reply to Danosh2434

Impossible to say - it depends on which trips (trains, bus, boats, gondolas, etc.) you plan to make, which mountains you plan to visit.

Anna
Anna
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Aug 2, 2022 - 12:15 PM in reply to Danosh2434

Hi Danosh2434,

Welcome to MySwissAlps.

If you prefer a railpass that covers all your travels, consider getting the Swiss Travel Pass. This pass provides free travelling on Swiss public transport and discounted travelling on mountain transportation nationwide. So you won't need tickets to travel to Lauterbrunnen, Mürren, Wengen and Zermatt but if you're planning mountain excursions such as to Schilthorn in Mürren) or Gornergrat (in Zermatt), you would need to arrange for a discounted ticket in advance. You can find further details about the STP here: www.myswissalps.com/swisstravelpass/howtouse

Your idea to combine the Regional Pass Berner Oberland with a Swiss Half Fare Card is also a good option. But you need to calculate the cost of the different railpass to determine which combination gives you the best value. Perhaps this quick guide will help you: how to choose the best railpass.

Hope this helps in some ways.

Regards,

Anna

Danosh2434
Danosh2434
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Aug 4, 2022 - 1:24 PM in reply to Anna

Thank you so much for getting back to me I think I’m a little more confused than before because there are so many options. Since I’ll be traveling from place to place with my luggage is I wanted something that is very convenient even if it cost a bit more.

that’s why I was thinking maybe I should get more than one pass. I can buy the passes in Zürich airport correct?

I tried to make a night itinerary but I was lost a little so far that’s what I have.

tonight in Lauterbrunnen 2 nights in murren, 2 nights in gridelwald and 3 nights in zermatt.

i’m planning to go on the cable cars in mountains.

my trip is adventure and hiking.

I just thought maybe I should get first class to this way I will have more comfort when I travel with my suitcase from place to place what do you think?

and if so how do I purchase the passes?

Thank you so much for your time

Arno
Arno
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Aug 4, 2022 - 2:25 PM in reply to Danosh2434

Hi Danosh2434,

If you prefer easy and convenient traveling, the Swiss Travel Pass recommended by Anna is your best choice. You won't have to worry about tickets for trains, buses and boats: just hop on and off as you like. All you need are additional discounted tickets for mountain trips. You can get them in advance if you like, so that you don't have to spend time at rail stations buying them. You'll see options in the "Tickets" section of our mountain pages, e.g. https://www.myswissalps.com/schilthorn/tickets. All of our mountain pages are here: www.myswissalps.com/activities/naturalsites/mountains.

If you stick with the Swiss Travel Pass, you don't need more than 1 pass. And you can easily get it online. It will be sent by e-mail within minutes, and all you have to do is store it on your phone and/or print a back-up. You could buy it at Zurich Airport, but that will cost you time and you'll get a paper pass that can't be replaced in case of loss or damage. Trusted online purchase options for the Swiss Travel Pass can be found here: https://www.myswissalps.com/swisstravelpass/price.

In general it's pretty easy to travel with luggage. This page explains how to: https://www.myswissalps.com/train/practical/luggage.

This guide on train traveling in Switzerland may be useful too: www.myswissalps.com/train/practical/howtotravel. It's a very efficient system, and it's pretty easy to navigate at rail stations.

2nd class is perfectly fine for most travelers. 1st class does offer some more space. The differences are explained here: www.myswissalps.com/train/practical/2nd1stclass.

Does this help you out?

Last modified on Aug 4, 2022 - 2:26 PM by Arno
Danosh2434
Danosh2434
7 posts
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Aug 4, 2022 - 3:12 PM

You guys are amazing I’m going to look into all the info you guys gave me I really appreciate it!!!

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