Jun 11, 2018 - 1:43 AM
in reply to Joanna
Hi Joanna -
<<"I was looking at our itinerary and thinking about all the suggestions you kindly shared with me and here are my thoughts:
a) 1/2 fare and Jungfrau Pass- $692 for Swiss Half Fare card holder - this is for 8 days and we're in Wengen for 14 days
b) two STPs and a half fare card - do you mind sharing how the added half fare card would still help? why are 2 STPs not enough?
c) why is a half fare pass and a 15 day STP not enough?
I'm aware that all these will be guesses:) Thank you!">>
Option "c" was what we had in mind. The STP is weak on mountain transport and excursions. The half- fare covers the gaps, pretty much.
However, option "B" covers all bases, to the degree possible.
The issue is that STP's cover most or all ordinary travel, but often do not provide any or only partial discount on excursion ( privately owned, usually) or mountain railways, or cableways. The Half Fare card almost always provides half fare on those.
So, you'd need the half fare card to supplement the other options. However, if your trip did not involve a lot of rail travel at, for example, the beginning, or the end, then you could use the Jungfrau pass or passes in the middle of the trip, and settle for half - fare on the other days.
That's is the logic...only semi-quantitative (if that) , as noted.