May 30, 2014 - 11:58 PM
Still confused about railcards!
We (2 adults, 2 youths and 1 child - 14) will be staying in Wengen for 1 week. We are flying into/out of Geneva but I have discounted the Swiss card as I am prepared to sacrifice the difference in fare/saving for the ability to choose which route we would like to take on the day.
The Swiss pass has the advantage of the youth and saver fares but will cost us more overall. The half fare card and the Jungfrau pass (which we think we may be able to get 10% discount on) will cost less. The half fare card by itself is a gamble depending on the exact trips we will take. I like the idea of (mostly) ticket free travelling on a day to day basis, excluding transfer and the odd mountain trip, particularly as I will always be the one buying them!
I know that Jungfraujoch will be extra for both (25% off for Swiss pass and 50%/special fare with the half fare/JFpass combo, is that right?) but am confused about the Schilthorn - does the Swiss pass offer a discount and if so how much?
Have I missed anything important that will not be covered on either or better on one than the other - buses, cable cars etc.
The furthest we will probably go from the area is probably Bern, Brienz etc.
All help/suggestions welcomed!
Also does anybody have any idea it takes for baggage reclaim, customs etc at Geneva airport arriving at 10.45am from London?