Feb 22, 2017 - 9:30 PM
My family and I (me, wife, 2 children 14,16 at time of trip) will be in Munich and Switzerland in July. Munich for 5 days, Switzerland for 8 days. I'm trying to get my head around all the options available for train travel. We will need some long distance (For example Munich to Zermatt, Zermatt to Lucerne etc.. ) and a variety of short distance trains/buses/trams to see various hiking spots.
I have been reading through the material on myswissalps.com as well as other sites, but quite frankly there is too much information.
If we were only traveling to Switzerland, then we would purchase the Swiss Travel Pass with the Family pack added for the 15 year old. I believe this is the most efficient use of money. This option would also provide free use of the short distance trains/trams/buses. If this is not the most cost effective please let me know.
On the other hand, since we are in two different countries, it seems the Eurail pass is far less expensive (www.raileurope.com/rai l-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html) for the 2,3,4 country option. But, does that allow for all of the other free options available in Switzerland (trams/buses/trains)?
What is the method most people use in Germany/Switzerland for the time frames stated above?