May 3, 2013 - 12:12 PM
Welcome Patrick! Don't worry, you're not the only one struggling to find the right rail pass. It's quite complex indeed. First of all, there's the financial aspect. The only way to know for sure which pass is most economical, is to make an exact list of each trip you have in mind and then calculate
which pass turns out to be the cheapest option. If you want to be sure for your specific trip, that would be the way to go. It's not always doable to make such an exact travel scheme in advance though, nor is it very realistic as you 'may want to adapt your plans due to the weather or other circumstances while you're there. So you'll have take other criteria (such as convenience) into account as well.
Having said that: in your case, I think you should consider a Swiss Saver Flexi Pass
. You'd use free travel days for your first trip from Zurich to Lucerne, for the last trip back to Zurich, and for some other days in between on which you plan to make the longest and thus most expensive journeys. These would definitely include the trip to Zermatt. Most journeys on the remaning days will be discounted by 50%. This option fits your travel scheme best. One further tip: if you use a free travel day during your stay in Lucerne, make the trip up to the Rigi; it will be entirely for free.
I hope this helps you out a bit!
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