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Jan 24, 2014 - 11:06 PM

We (2 adults and 2 youths) are from the USA and will be visiting Switzerland in May for a total of 7 days. We will be arriving in Zurich and will be renting a car for the purpose of convenience (driving on the country side for the scenery) as well as for driving to Austria (and back to Zurich).

Here are the plans (we will be based in Brienz):
3 days in Lucerne area: Mt. Pilatus and/or Mt. Titlis and/or Mt. Rigi, Lake Luzern
3 days to visit Grindelwald, Lauterbrunnen, Murren, Wengen, Harder Kulm (no Jungfrau), Bern
1 day in Zurich

We are wondering which one will be more beneficial for us to purchase, Swiss Flexi Pass 2 days (special offer, travel to be completed by end of May) or Swiss Half Fare card? Which one covers the transportation(or cover the most) to those 3 mountains? Any advice is appreciated.

Thank you so much!!
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Jan 25, 2014 - 3:19 AM

Hi Kokoru, welcome to MySwissAlps,

If you will be traveling by car then normally the Swiss Half Fare Card is the best choice. The Swiss Flexi Pass includes two days of unlimited traveling by trains, buses, boats and discounts on mountain transport (a few are free, including the Rigi). You get discounts on the days in between those two travel days (note the 'in between': the pass is not valid before and after the last free travel day). This pass makes sense if you have planned two days with a lot of traveling by public transport and don't use the car. Please visit the linked pages for all details about how the passes work and what's included. This post may help you out as well.

Please note that parts of the Jungfrau region (Wengen, Mürren) are not accessible by car, and that a car is not convenient in town centers of larger cities like Lucerne and Zurich.

I hope this helps you out!

Last modified on Jan 27, 2020 - 11:19 AM by Arno
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Jan 27, 2014 - 4:21 PM
Thank you so much for the response.


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