Best Swiss rail pass for 2 adults 2 teens 17 yo

Best Swiss rail pass for 2 adults 2 teens 17 yo

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dianesher
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Mar 20, 2018 - 11:05 PM in reply to rockoyster

Thank you, that's about CHF200+ already for a family of 4 just for this 1 trip.

I have to make my 4-day pass - CHF1272 really worthwhile :)

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Mar 20, 2018 - 11:16 PM in reply to dianesher

>> Thanks Alpenrose for the link, I wish I can figure out how to do or find that myself.

Here is the link:

fahrplan.sbb.ch/bin/tb /query-p2w.exe/en

You can also navigate to that page by using the SBB menu (see attached screen shot). In most cases however, you are better off just using the normal timetable for planning your trip.

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Mar 20, 2018 - 11:32 PM in reply to dianesher

>> I have to make my 4-day pass - CHF1272 really worthwhile :)

What does that figure represent?

4-day Swiss Travel Pass (2nd class adult)

CHF 270.00 (CHF 67.50 per day)

4-day Swiss Travel Pass Flex (2nd class adult)

CHF 310.00 (CHF 77.50 per day)

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rockoyster
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Mar 21, 2018 - 2:30 AM in reply to Removed user

It's yer 2 adults and yer 2 yoofs Flex which should total CHF1150 methinks. πŸ€“

dianesher
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Mar 21, 2018 - 2:48 AM in reply to Removed user

Hi Alpenrose,

I meant to say/write CHF1002 not 1272

We are a party of 4 considering to purchase 4-Day Swiss Pass


2 Adults (2nd Class)

CHF 270x2= CHF 540

Plus

2 17 YO Youth (2nd Class)

CHF 231x2=CHF 462

Total CHF 1002 for 4 days

Or CHF 250.5/person( at least)

Is this computation correct?

Now I’m starting to re-think—2nd and 3rd day will be around Jungfrau area/Interlaken/Grindelwald/Mürren/Lauterbrunnen areas only.

A lot to consider πŸ™‚πŸ™‚

Lucas
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Mar 21, 2018 - 6:38 AM in reply to dianesher

Hi dianesher,

Yes, lots of rail passes! You could look at the Swiss Half Fare Card only...or perhaps the Jungfrau Travel Pass. Once you have found regular ticket prices for your planned trips you can do the math from Chantal's link earlier and it will give you the best rail pass for your itinerary. Happy hunting/calculations. :)

dianesher
dianesher
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Mar 23, 2018 - 2:22 AM in reply to Lucas

Thanks, Lucas. Yes, I will do further research. Though I’m leaning towards the 4day pass simply because I don’t want to be stressed figuring out fares while there😊😊

Can I ask another unrelated question?

Is it safe for us to take a cab from Geneva Airport to our hotel? Our ETA at the airport is 10:45pm. By the time we’re done with immigration and luggage claim, it’s probably close to midnight already and we’re extremely exhausted after 12-13 hours flight. Can we conveniently hail a cab at the airport?Our hotel is supposed to be located in Old Town area. Any suggestion?

Lucas
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Mar 23, 2018 - 7:22 AM in reply to dianesher

Yeah the Swiss Travel Pass is quite nice in that regard - it can be worth it for the ease if use even if it works out a bit more money I think.

Yes, certainly cabs are quite safe here - never heard of any problems. The alternative would be to take a train from Geneva airport (if you want to of course). Cabs are very expensive here so that is the downside.

You can enter Geneva airport in the timetable and your hotel's address to search for connections (to see how it would look). If it involves a couple transfer or a fair bit of walking I'd lean to a cab at that time of night too!

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Arno
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Mar 23, 2018 - 9:17 AM in reply to dianesher

Hi Dianesher,

You'll find some links to taxi services here: www.myswissalps.com/ai rports/geneva. Public transport is free though, see that same page.

dianesher
dianesher
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Mar 24, 2018 - 4:49 AM in reply to Lucas

Thanks, Lucas. Hotel staff said it’s about CHF 40 for a cab ride and it will take 20-25 minutes trip. There’s supposed to be a bus but it’s a pretty tight schedule. If we miss it, then it’s another 20-minute wait time at the airport. Thanks for your input..

dianesher
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Mar 24, 2018 - 4:51 AM in reply to Arno

Thanks, Arno. This link is a great resource!

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