Jul 6, 2010 - 9:56 AM
Thank you for this great website. I have traveled to Switzerland six times and did not know about it. My question concerns the best option for rail/bus/etc. passes. The past several times I have used the Swisspass, which was great, although sometimes the supplements were expensive.
My 13 year old son and I will be in Switzerland July 21-July 31. We will fly in/out of ZRH. We will go from Zurich to Lucerne July 21, staying with friends just outside of Lucerne until the 23rd. We will be taking local buses when we are in the Lucerne area. On July 23, we will go to Muerren, doing many day trips from there. We depart Muerren July 30 for Zurich, where we will stay in a hotel with an airport shuttle for early departure on the 31st.
The options I have looked at are the 8 day (2nd class) Swisspass (my son is free) which I would activate when I leave Lucerne on July 23. In this scenario, I would pay for transportation for both of us from ZRH to Lucerne, and local buses around Lucerne. With the 15 day Swisspass, I could activate it upon arrival in ZRH and use it the whole time. I also looked at the Berner Oberland pass, which I think would not be the best option. I am also considering the 1/2 price farecard available for $99. I would like flexibility and yet be economic!
I am getting very confused! Any assistance or ideas you could give me would be wonderful.
Thank you so much!