Saver Day Pass vs Swiss Travel Pass

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Marie r aoun
Marie r aoun
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Jun 6, 2018 - 10:48 AM


I would like to ask which pass is more worth for us in 3 days.

"saver day pass" vs "Swiss travel pass" for 3 days , especially that I'm not sure about the gondola prices and if the 50 % discount of cable cars tickets covers the following Itinerary:

-Day 1 on 27-7-2018 : from Geneve Airport to Lausane- montreux- chateau de chillon (entrance fees 13 chf) - aigle castle then to the hotel in Bern . (saver day pass 52 chf)

- Day 2 on 28-7-2018 from bern to grindelwald -gondola to first (60 chf can you confirm this price for 2 ways? ) -hike to bachalpsee - back to Bern (saver day pass 70 chf)

-Day 3 on 29-7-2018: from bern to kandersteg station - cable car to oeschinen lake (30 chf) -kandersteg station - bern hotel then to Milano by train (saver day pass 70 chf)

By calculating the tickets, I've got this:

  • if Saver day pass : 282 CHF

Day 1: 52 chf , day 2 : 70 chf + cable car 60 = 130 CHF and day 3 : 70 + cable car 30 = 100 CHF

Total: 282 chf

  • If "Swiss travel pass" for 3 days : 225 CHF


  1. The gondola from grindelwald to first and from kandersteg to oeschinsee are included in the 50 % reduction when buying the Swiss travel pass ???
  2. Can I get a reduction on mountain cable cars by using the "saver day pass"

Please let me know if you have any other suggestions to save money while traveling in switzerland

Thank you in advance

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Jun 6, 2018 - 11:07 AM in reply to Marie r aoun

Hello Marie and Welcome to MySwissAlps,

1. Yes.

2. No unless you also buy a Swiss Half Fare Card which would make no sense for such a short visit.

Marie r aoun
Marie r aoun
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Jun 6, 2018 - 12:36 PM in reply to rockoyster

Thank you for your reply.

How can I check the prices of cable cars from grindelwald to first ? And from kandersteg to oeschinen lake ? Any website for 2018 prices?

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Jun 6, 2018 - 12:50 PM in reply to Marie r aoun

Hi Marie,

You can use the Swiss Railways timetable (https://www.myswissalp to plan out the trips and find prices for any trip as well.
The first price you see is for Swiss Half Fare Card holders, so if you don't have that rail pass then double the price to get the regular fare.

Once you have the regular fare you can then take off any deduction you receive may receive if you have a rail pass like the Swiss Travel Pass for example.

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