Jun 24, 2017 - 12:20 AM
in reply to JenniePA
Hi Jennie, and welcome to MySwissAlps!
I agree that it's not worth using a Swiss Travel Pass for Zürich. A Swiss Half Fare Card might be worth it for the rest of your trip, especially as you hope to include a fairly expensive mountain visit. But there is only one way to know for sure, and that is to add up the cost of all trains, buses, boats and cable cars you intend to take and compare the point-to-point costs with other options.
There is a page here that can help you with that:
www.myswissalps.com/tr ain/ticketspasses/prac tical/chooserailpass
If you have no compelling reason to be in Zürich, I would recommend you minimise your time there and spend more time in Luzern. If this is your first visit to Switzerland, I would skip the museums and spend time in the mountains and on the lakes :-)