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Abhijit90
Abhijit90
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Aug 9, 2020 - 6:07 AM

I am thinking to buy a Halffare card for me & my wife for our whole trip instead of STP as it only covers 25% of Jungfroujoch cost.

Day 1-( thinking to buy an additional SDP for the day 2 month before in advance at 29 Chf)- Geneva to Mountreux ... Montreux 4 hours sightseeing...Montreux to Zweissimen with a little village hopping in Saanen...then to Interlaken to Lauterbrunen....Night stay at Lauterbrunen....

Day 2--Lauterbrunen to Jungfroujoch using HFC ...& Also some hours hopping in Wengen while returning back...night stay at Lauterbrunen ..

We will interchange day 2 & day 3 if any weather problem occur for Jungfroujoch.

Day 3-- Lauterbrunen,,Grindelwald ,,Murren -- Jungfrau region Sightseeing. nightstay at Lauterbrunen...Day point to point Sightseeing using HFC

Day 4-- ( Thinking to an Additional SDP For this day with HFC at 29 chf)Lauterbrunen to Interlaken ost ..Interlaken ost to Brienz by a Boat Trip on lake Brienz...Brienz to Luzern by panoramic golden pass train...Checked in to our Luzern accomodation within 11:30 am ..

After 1 hour we leave for a Classic round trip to MT Rigi from Luzern..

Is the boat trip in lake Brienz,, Golden pass train and Classic MT rigi trip all Are fully covered by SDP?

Day 5--visit to Mt Titlis using HFC...

did SDP give any discount for Titlis ??luzern to Engelberg to Titlis & return to LuzerN costing with HFC shows 67.4 CHF per person..

Day 6--( another additional SDP with HFC)- Luzern to Stansterhorn in the morning & Then checking out about 1 Pm & proceed to Rhine falls.. Night stay at Zurich..next morning Zurich to Italy by train...

Did Stans to Kalti funicular train & Kalti to stansterhorn cable way covered by SDP? I am seeing a direct BlacK line in the GA Map From Stans to stansterhorn..but confused Will it cover full or partial?

dId it cover Rhine fall also?

Need your suggestions To execute our plan better...thank you

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Annika
Annika
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Aug 9, 2020 - 8:33 AM in reply to Abhijit90

Hi Abijhit90, thanks for joining MySwissAlps.com! Nice that you're planning your first visit to Switzerland.

As for rail passes: here's a general comparison of the options Swiss Half Fare Card (www.myswissalps.com/swisshalffarecard) and Saver Day Passes (www.myswissalps.com/saverdaypass) versus the Swiss Travel Pass (www.myswissalps.com/swisstravelpass):

  • the Swiss Half Fare Card indeed offers a better discount for Jungfraujoch than the Swiss Travel Pass. But you'll have to get tickets or a Saver Day Pass for each trip. They're for fixed dates, so if you buy a Saver Day Pass in advance, you have to be sure you'll indeed be doing a fair amount of traveling on that particular date. Note that prices vary, and that the lowest price of CHF 29 isn't guaranteed for any travel date: www.myswissalps.com/saverdaypass/price;
  • the Swiss Travel Pass grants free traveling on all trains, buses and boats and offers maximum flexibility, without the need to buy date-dependent tickets or Saver Day Passes. This makes it easier to hop on and off as you like, and to change your plans if weather or other circumstances force you to.

Which option is most economical, can only be told if you run calculations as explained at www.myswissalps.com/train/ticketspasses/practical/chooserailpass.

As for your specific Saver Day Pass coverage questions:

I hope this helps! Let us know if you have further questions, we're happy to help.

Last modified on Aug 9, 2020 - 8:34 AM by Annika
Abhijit90
Abhijit90
6 posts
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Aug 9, 2020 - 9:21 AM in reply to Annika

Thanks Annika for ur lovely suggestions...

actually I have calculated the costs of my travel sights with STP + extra prices for mountains & with HFC point to point prices + clubbing with respective day SDP...

& For my trip HFC clubbing with SDP is almost 300CHF less costing than with STP costing ..And I will book respective day SDP ticket 60 days in advance to get a good deal....

For my First day travel -- we will start by 9am/10 am & will travel too many places Montreux,Saanen & Gstaad on our way from Geneva to Lauterbrunen...So for Hop on & Hop off for sightseeing in those places what to do with Our luggage ? Are there are lockerS in Montreux ,,Saanen & Gstaad stations where we can left our luggage on lockers on hourly rent basis..may be 3/4 hours in Mountreux. .2 hours in Saanen ,,2 hours in Gstaad & then to Lauterbrunen to our accomodation.

Annika
Annika
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Aug 9, 2020 - 5:22 PM in reply to Abhijit90

Hi Abhijit90! Good that you've been doing calculations, that's the right way to find out! You'd best get your Swiss Half Fare Cards and Saver Day Passes online then:

As for luggage: it's quite easy to take along luggage on board of trains and boats, and many stations have lockers available. Luggage shipment services are available too, but usually you can only pick it up one or two days later, and that may not suit you. Please find more information, and a link showing locker specifics per rail station, at www.myswissalps.com/train/practical/luggage.

By the way, I noticed you opened a new thread containing similar questions. I removed that one to keep a clear overview. Duplicate posts can be confusing (please refer to the forum rules: www.myswissalps.com/forum/rules). Thanks for your understanding :-)!

Last modified on Aug 11, 2020 - 6:25 AM by Annika
Abhijit90
Abhijit90
6 posts
new member
Aug 9, 2020 - 7:43 PM

Yess...due to the topic name changed ,,I thought my post may be deleted or not submitted....

thats why I post it 2nd time in a short way....After I found my 1st post is here & just topic name got changed ...I won't be able to delete my 2nd post with similar queries..if you as an moderator can delete that post ,,its ok bcoz I am not getting option to delete the 2nd post...I got my queries answers well explained here...thanks a lot Annika

Abhijit90
Abhijit90
6 posts
new member
Aug 10, 2020 - 8:29 AM in reply to Annika

Hello Annika ,,I have a query about Super saver ticket...

Suppose,,I want to go from Interlaken to Wengen via Grindelwald.. so that I could Hopon & Hop off in Grindelwald while going to wengen and HOHO in Lauterbrunen While returning back..

is this can be done by getting a Supersaver ticket ?how to buy a super saver ticket? What are the benefits by having super saver ticket ???

Last modified on Aug 10, 2020 - 8:29 AM by Abhijit90
Anna
Anna
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Aug 10, 2020 - 9:15 AM in reply to Abhijit90

Hi Abhijit90,

Unfortunately, the Supersaver ticket is not a hop-on-hop-off ticket. It is only valid on the route, date and time of travel selected when you make your purchase. If you miss your connection, you will have to buy a new ticket. Supersavers are much cheaper than regular point-to-point tickets if you buy early and they do sell out.

You can find more info about Supersaver tickets here: www.myswissalps.com/traintickets/switzerland

Hope that helps!

Anna

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