Buy a Swiss rail pass or individual tickets?

Buy a Swiss rail pass or individual tickets?

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cdevasena
cdevasena
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Apr 11, 2018 - 2:43 PM

hi,

my husband, daughter and i are visiting switzerland for 4 days.

day 1: reach lucerne early evening. some local sight seeing

day 2: mount titlis

day 3: travel to interlaken and spend second half on a boat ride, etc

day 4: jungfraujoch

day 5: lnterlaken to basel and onward to paris

since we have a tight schedule, is it beneficial to buy a rail pass? if yes, what type is recommended?

or should we just buy tickets along the way, will that work out cheaper?

thanks in advance for your suggestions.

Lucas
Lucas
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Apr 11, 2018 - 3:52 PM in reply to cdevasena

Hi cdevasena and welcome to MySwissAlps!

The only way to know if a rail pass, like the Swiss Travel Pass is economically beneficial for you is to do the math and compares prices and costs of tickets and rail passes.

You can do so with our spread sheet and other details noted here: https://www.myswissalp s.com/train/ticketspas ses/practical/choosera ilpass

Arno
Arno
10334 posts
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Apr 11, 2018 - 5:20 PM

Hi cdevasena,

My guess would be a Swiss Half Fare Card or a 4-day Swiss Travel Pass (starting day 2), plus a ticket from Basel (border) to Paris. But as Lucas said, only doing the math will reveal the best deal.

cdevasena
cdevasena
2 posts
new member
Apr 12, 2018 - 3:21 AM

Than you both. Excel sheet it is!

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