Swiss Saver Day Pass - is it unlimited travel?

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Jess1901
Jess1901
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May 12, 2018 - 3:47 AM

Hi,

We are looking to travel from Zurich to Jungfraujoch for a day trip. Would you suggest the Swiss Saver Day Pass + Swiss half day pass as the cheapest option?

Is the Swiss Saver day pass unlimited 1 day travel covering all trains, railsway, buses etc., but just a separate ticket needed for the cogwheel mountain train to Jungfraujoch?

thanks in advance.

rockoyster
rockoyster
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May 12, 2018 - 4:14 AM in reply to Jess1901

The Saver Day Pass covers trains, buses and boats but apart from Rigi no mountain transport such as cable cars or cogwheel railways. The Swiss Half Fare Card will get you the discount on Jungfraujoch from Wengen or Grindelwald.

Whether that combination of passes is appropriate for your needs depends on what your overall itinerary looks like. Buying a Swiss Half-fare Card just to get a discount on Jungfraujoch in isolation does not make a lot of sense. You will just about break even but it won't save much (if anything) unless you have some other use for the SHFC.

Jess1901
Jess1901
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May 12, 2018 - 5:00 AM

Hi Rockoyster,

Thanks very much for your helpful advice.

We will be in Zurich for 3 days and tentative itinerary as follows:

Day 1: Zurich -Interlaken - gwindelwald- Jungfraujoch- Zurich

Are there alternative train route you suggest for the way back to get a different scenic journey?

Day 2: Zurich - Interlaken - Lake Blausee - Thun (maybe quick stop if got time) then via Bern back to Zurich.

Do you think we can fit in Schilthorn in day 2?

Day 3: Zurich - Lausanne - Montreux - back to Zurich

Based in above, should we purchase 3 x Saver Day pass to cover above itinerary (will also purchase Swiss half price pass and noted that Jungfraujoch requires separate ticket)

Thanks again! Your advice much appreciated :)

rockoyster
rockoyster
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May 12, 2018 - 6:41 AM in reply to Jess1901

With that amount of travel and especially if you want to do Schilthorn I would say a 3-day Swiss Travel Pass would be a better deal. The Jugfraujoch 25% discount for STP versus 50% for SHFC card looks can be misleading as it only translates to about a CHF35 difference for the trip between the two.

From Zurich (which I must say is not the ideal base for your adventures) you can go to Interlaken via Bern or Lucerne.

Can you do Schilthorn on Day 2? Depends how early you set off and how late a return you can tolerate plus how much stamina you have. Check the timings using the SBB Timetable (www.myswissalps.com/ti metable) . With an STP you can see how you go on the day. The STP is just so darned convenient.

Watch the weather. A return trip from Zurich to Jungfruajoch on a poor weather day will be pretty frustrating if you get to the top and can only see the inside of clouds. Another good reason to go with the flexibility of a STP.

Are you planning to return from Montreux via the Golden Pass Line (www.myswissalps.com/go ldenpass)?

Last modified on May 12, 2018 - 7:19 AM by rockoyster
Jess1901
Jess1901
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May 12, 2018 - 7:50 AM in reply to rockoyster

Thanks!!! Makes sense, let me consider the STP and going to Schilthorn on day 2 but Timing looks bit tight..may need to skip Schilthorn.

re. the goldenpass line, is it included for free with the Saver Day pass? Eg. From Interlaken to Geneva, from Montreux to Zurich

rockoyster
rockoyster
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May 12, 2018 - 10:59 AM in reply to Jess1901

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