Swiss Travel Pass vs Saver Day Pass

Swiss Travel Pass vs Saver Day Pass

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VikramVI
VikramVI
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Apr 12, 2018 - 7:16 PM

Hi All,

Please clarify below

We have 2 full days to cover below

1. Centovalli Railway

2. Jungfraujoch

We couldn't decide if buying 3 day STP vs 1 day travel pass ( for 2 days each ) will be money saver ?

Thanks in advance.

Regards,

Vikram

rockoyster
rockoyster
3930 posts
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Apr 12, 2018 - 9:14 PM in reply to VikramVI

Hello Vikram,

Th 1-day Travel Pass is not appropriate for you.

The Saver Day Pass (www.myswissalps.com/on edaytravelpass/details), which is perhaps what you mean, works for the Centovalli but offers no discount on the trip to Jungfraujoch beyond Wengen or Grindelwald. Whereas the STP offers 25% discount for Jungfraujoch.

Difficult to offer advice without knowing more about your itinerary.

gadis
gadis
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Apr 13, 2018 - 12:12 AM in reply to VikramVI

Based on my calculations Saver Day Pass is better than 3 day STP assuming that you get Saver Day Pass at lowest price of 29 CHF. Here are my calculations

Saver Day Pass

  • Saver Day Pass for 2 days (29 per day) = 58
  • Grindelwald to Jungfraujoch (full price) = 190
  • Total = 248

Half Fare card + Saver Day Pass calculation per person

  • Half Fare card =: 120
  • Saver Day Pass for 2 days = 58
  • Grindelwald to Jungfraujoch (50% discount) = 95
  • Total = 273

Swiss Travel Pass per person

  • 3 Day STP = 225
  • Grindelwald to Jungfraujoch (25% discount) = 142.50
  • Total = 367.50

For best price of Saver Day Pass you need to buy them one month advance and these are non refundable tickets.

If you are also going to Mount Titlis or other mountains on Day 1, then Half fare card is useful.

If you have children then you need buy Junior card along with Saver Day Pass.

rockoyster
rockoyster
3930 posts
expert
Apr 13, 2018 - 12:16 AM in reply to gadis

Hello Gadis,

You can't get a Saver Day Pass for CHF29 unless you also spend CHF120 on a Swiss Half-fare Card. The cheapest price for a Saver Day Pass without such a card is CHF52. Sorry to mess with your maths.

Last modified on Apr 13, 2018 - 12:17 AM by rockoyster
gadis
gadis
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Apr 13, 2018 - 2:38 AM

Yes, that is correct. Sorry for the wrong calculations. Here are the new calculations:

Saver Day Pass per person:

  • Saver Day Pass for 2 days (52 per day) = 104
  • Grindelwald to Jungfraujoch (full price) = 190
  • Total = 294

Half Fare card + Saver Day Pass per person

  • Half Fare card = 120
  • Saver Day Pass for 2 days (29 per day) = 58
  • Grindelwald to Jungfraujoch (50% discount) = 95
  • Total = 273

Swiss Travel Pass

  • 3 day STP = 225
  • Grindelwald to Jungfraujoch (25% discount) = 142.50
  • Total = 367.50

If you can plan one month ahead and willing them Half Fare card + Saver Day Pass is better option with respect to cost.

VikramVI
VikramVI
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Apr 13, 2018 - 12:16 PM in reply to rockoyster

@rockoyster @gadis

Please find out travel plans

Day 1: Zurich Airport ( morning arrival ) -> Zurich city visit ( till evening ) -> Rohrbach ( same day ). For this can I use City Ticket ?

Day 2 - 4 : Stay at a farm, no visits

Day 5 - Jungfraujoch

Day 6 - Centovalli Railway

Day 7 - Rohrbach -> Zurich Airport

Please suggest which kind of ticket will end up saving money for me

1. Is Saver Day pass same ?

2. 1-day travelpass ?

3. STP ( 3 days )

Thanks in advance.

rockoyster
rockoyster
3930 posts
expert
Apr 13, 2018 - 8:00 PM in reply to VikramVI

Do I understand correctly you are based in Rohrbach which is near Langenthal about 1 hour from Zurich?

Your Jungfraujoch and Centovalli excursions both involve 8 hours plus travel time.

Have you used the Swiss Train Timetable (goo.gl/PXbqWw) to plan your travel. If you are not familiar with the timetable it will pay to first read the instructions at bit.ly/2IwxrEV.

If that is your plan then I would say the conclusion @gadis reached is correct.

To confirm you should read “How to choose the best travel pass” (www.myswissalps.com/tr ain/ticketspasses/prac tical/chooserailpass), download the handy spreadsheet calculator and do the math.

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