Swiss Pass enquiry - 4 days in Interlaken

Swiss Pass enquiry - 4 days in Interlaken

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khuskhus
khuskhus
5 posts
new member
Dec 10, 2016 - 4:54 AM

Hi everyone,

It'll be our 2nd trip to Swiss and very much excited to be returning. This time around, we'll be bringing our 2 year old daughter. I’ve searched high and low really to calculate the best of prices, but some of the minor trips (cable car, etc) varies from one source to another.

Here's our itinerary for the 4 days we're there:

Day 1 – Zurich to Interlaken (Base at Interlaken) Arrival at 3pm est.

Train to Harder Kulm

Boat to Thun

Day 2 – Trip to Grindelwald. (Gonna skip Jungfraujoch)

Cable car to First

Zip Line, Bike trotting, etc.

Day 3 – Trip to Lauterbrunnen

Take Grutschalp

Trip to Schilthorn

Day 4 – Off to Basel - Paris

Well, basically that’s it. My question would be:

1. Which 3 days would you suggest I pick for my 3-day Travel Pass?

2. And would a travel pass be worth it versus a half fare?

(I’ve calculated between a swiss pass and half fare, its confusing!)

3. Would there be any kids park/activity for 2 year old for any of the mentioned location I’ll be in?

4. Is there any discounts going around for Singaporean travellers? (:

Can’t wait to go back this marvellous country. Would love to hear your suggestions and ideas. Dankeschön! Many thanks!

Brahms
Brahms
320 posts
top member
Dec 10, 2016 - 10:03 AM

Hello,

For your daughter there is a very nice playground near Bort. Bort is the half way station on the cablecar Grindelwald to First. You can out there on your tour to/from First.

greetings Brahms

Last modified on Dec 10, 2016 - 10:04 AM by Brahms
Annika
Annika
4880 posts
expert &
moderator
Dec 10, 2016 - 2:10 PM

Hi khuskhus, good to hear you'll be returning to Switzerland! When will you be visiting?

As for your questions:

1/2. A 3 day Swiss Travel Pass is best used for day 1, 2 and 3, with additional tickets for day 4. A 4 day Swiss Travel Pass might be easier though. I can't directly tell which option is better for your plans. Good you've been doing the math; it's really the only way to tell for sure. It's quite a task indeed. Did you use these tips and the downloadable Excel sheet? They both contain lots of tips and links to help you find the fares you're looking for.

4. All discounts are listed here, and on the "Promotions" tabs of each of our pass pages, e.g. myswissalps.com/swisst ravelpass/promotions. New promotions will also be announced in the rail forum.

khuskhus
khuskhus
5 posts
new member
Dec 10, 2016 - 2:50 PM

Hi Brahms! Noted on Bort. Will definitely put that in. Thanks buddy.

Hi Annika. We'll be there in April.Great advice! Will definitely try the excel sheet. Totally forgot there's a 4 days pass. Silly me. Can I also check:

Do the passes give me coverage for :

1. Train to Grindelwald.

2. Cable car to First.

3. Grutschalp Cable car.

4. Trip to Schilthorn. Can I make my way from Grutschalp to Schilthorn?

Many thanks. (:

Arno
Arno
9617 posts
expert &
moderator
Dec 10, 2016 - 3:22 PM in reply to khuskhus

Hi khuskhusm,

You can best download the map from the Swiss Travel Pass page Annika referred to. Everything covered can be found there.

Brahms
Brahms
320 posts
top member
Dec 11, 2016 - 10:35 AM

Yes, you can walk in Murren from the small railwaystation trough the nice village (with great vieuw on the mountains) to the cablecar station off the Schilthorn bahn.

khuskhus
khuskhus
5 posts
new member
Dec 11, 2016 - 4:49 PM

Thanks Arno and Brahms. (:

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