Suggestions for rail pass Interlaken & Salzburg

Suggestions for rail pass Interlaken & Salzburg

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balsundar
balsundar
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Oct 17, 2016 - 4:58 AM

another doubt regarding the visit to Jungfraujoch and Mount Titlis. Since I am planning to take Swiss travel pass for me and my wife and Swiss family card for my two children, i am planning to go to both above locations my own. Now when I read so many articles about both the above tourist places, it is mentioned about guided tours especially to Jungfraujoch.

my doubt is is the guided tour very much required, or shall i go in my own way so that I can spend as much time I want. Plz guide me in this regard.

Thanks

Arno
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Oct 17, 2016 - 6:11 AM in reply to balsundar

Hi balsundar,

A guided tour is not required, it is a matter of personal preference whether you prefer to do it on your own or with a guide. Information about both options can be found on our Titlis and Jungfraujoch pages.

Last modified on Oct 17, 2016 - 6:40 AM by Annika
balsundar
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Oct 18, 2016 - 8:29 AM

Thanks Arno,

My flight is landing at 7 in Zurich airport. I took the Swiss travel for me and my wife. now i hv to get the Swiss family pass , since my two kids( 9 years and 5 years ) is travelling with me. how long the procedure take to get the Swiss Family pass from Zurich airport. When i booked the Swiss travel pass it is mentioned that the Swiss Family Pass will not get online.

Another doubt is regarding the train to interlaken from Zurich airport. I thought of catching the train at 8 or 8.30 AM. Is booking required for this travel , even if I have a travel pass, because i saw in SBB website that for the morning two trains Very High occupancy expected.

Thanks

Arno
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Oct 18, 2016 - 9:00 AM

Hi Balsundar,

I'm sorry to hear you didn't get the Swiss Family Card online as well! It is certainly possible to get it online and print it at home. I explained the procedure in my Oct 3 - 10:10 AM post. Did you not order there? Some other retailers may indeed not offer it, that's why I mentioned that option.

You can show your Swiss Travel Pass at the ticket office of the airport train station and get a free Swiss Family Card. It won't be a problem, but it will unfortunately take more time than the print at home option.

You don't need to book your train. The pass is all you need. Have a good trip!

balsundar
balsundar
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Oct 18, 2016 - 4:57 PM

against my previous post i got a mail(i subscribe for email) i got email that Arno has replied. but when i see the post I am not able to find anything regarding that. Plz find the below details regarding the mail I received.

Dear balsundar,

'Arno' replied in the forum thread 'Suggestions for rail pass Interlaken & Salzburg':

"Hi Balsundar, I'm sorry to hear you didn't get the Swiss Family Card online as well! It is certainly..."

Slowpoke
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Oct 18, 2016 - 5:16 PM

The trains have very high occupancy because that is the commuter rush hour.

You will be able to get seats, but probably not 4 seats together. If you are able to take a train that does not require change in Zürich, but stops there, you will likely have a chance to get seats together when a lot of people get off at Zürich.

For example, trains from the airport at 0840 and 0918.

If you are worried, take a train after about 0930. Have breakfast in the food hall in the building where the train station is.

Slowpoke

Arno
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Oct 18, 2016 - 5:19 PM in reply to balsundar

There indeed was a technical issue, but it's solved now.

Slowpoke
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Oct 18, 2016 - 5:24 PM

I checked on October 28th, and do not see VHO signs. I see the "two figure" indicator, not the "three figures"

Try to take the trains at 0840 or 0918...They stop at Zürich Main Station, but you do not have to change trains. When all the commuters get off the train, you'll be able to get 4 seats together, even if you had a problem on the short ride from the airport.

In fact, if you have luggage that slows you down, make sure that you do not take a train that requires a change at Zürich main station

If you want to avoid the commuters, have breakfast in the food hall in the train station building....street level, just across the street from the airport building.

Slowpoke

PS- I replied twice because of the "technical issue."

Last modified on Oct 18, 2016 - 5:25 PM by Slowpoke
Arno
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Oct 18, 2016 - 5:32 PM in reply to Slowpoke

Thanks for your time and perseverance Slowpoke!

balsundar
balsundar
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Oct 19, 2016 - 5:40 PM

Hi,

since our travel date is approaching near i require a fine tuning for my trip.

just to remind we are two families coming together out of which 5 are children. max age of children is 12 and min age is 5. We took swiss travel pass. Plan to take Swiss family card also. plz see below my rough itinerary . kindly see and suggest.

24 th october early morning reaches at Zurich straight to interlaken, plan to utilize full day by roaming around Interlaken? didn't decide where to go there!

25th to Jungfrau or Mt Titlis depends on cimate (either one) is it possible any other locations on the way?

26th not decided, suggestion required,but wishes to utilize locations or places benefited by using Swiss travel pass

27th to Jungfrau or Mt Titlis depends on cimate (either one) is it possible any other locations on the way?

28th morning to Zurich, suggestions required for that journey also, like to see on the way, but problem is that we are carrying lugguage.

29 th plan to take a car rental and to travel to Innsbruck, coming back by late night.Wishes to drive also to visit Austria

30th to roam around Zurich, again suggestion required.

31st early morning back to home.

thanks and expecting valuable suggestions.

Arno
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Oct 21, 2016 - 1:27 PM in reply to balsundar

Hi Balsundar,

You can see Bern for a few hours on your way to Zurich. There are lockers at the station.

A car trip from Zurich to Innsbruck takes at least 3.5 hours one way, without detours, breaks or traffic jams. This is too long for a day trip I think, especially in October with short daylight hours. I wouldn't do this myself and focus on things to see nearby in Switzerland. But if you want to go ahead I'd recommend the train. It takes 3.5 hours as well but it will be more comfortable and safer too.

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