4-day Swiss Travel Pass or Swiss Half Fare Card?

4-day Swiss Travel Pass or Swiss Half Fare Card?

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Ade02
Ade02
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Nov 29, 2016 - 12:30 PM

Hi

appreciate some help here, thanks in advance!

we are from Singapore and landing in Zurich on 26 dec. would be taking train to main city center and from there check in to hotel.

We have plans to travel to:

1) Zurich to Basel

2) Basel to Bern

3) Bern to Zurich

4) Zurich to Geneva return trip

5) Zurich to Interlaken return trip

would it make sense to purchase the Swiss travel pass of 4 days? Or the half fare card?

thanks so much!

Arno
Arno
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Nov 29, 2016 - 12:46 PM

Hi Adeo2, welcome to MySwissAlps!

A Swiss Half Fare Card will definitely be cheaper than regular tickets. A Swiss Travel Pass is more convenient as you don't have to buy tickets for each trip, and it also includes many museums. You should do the math to be sure which option is cheaper. The below pages offer all the details:

Is this a business or leisure trip? I noticed you only included cities in your itinerary, and no mountains. If this is your first trip to Switzerland as a tourist, I'd recommend to visit at least one or two mountains. Note that there is not much to see in Interlaken. The surrounding area, including the Jungfrau region, is wonderful though.

Ade02
Ade02
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new member
Nov 29, 2016 - 1:23 PM

Thanks for the tips. We have previously visited Lucern and Mt Titlis which was beautiful and magical. Which other mountain would you recommend,

And could you advise if the routes mentioned in my earlier email is fully covered by Swiss Travel Pass? This will be a leisure trip and we are flying out on 31 dec.

Arno
Arno
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Nov 29, 2016 - 1:43 PM in reply to Ade02

You're welcome!

Please see the mountain link I gave you for recommended day trips. All of them are wonderful, but some are summer trips only. Jungfraujoch and Schilthorn are options, as well as Mount Rigi (free with Swiss Travel Pass) and Pilatus (free with Swiss Travel Pass as of January 1, 2017).

Yes, all trips are fully covered. Please see the Swiss Travel Pass page I linked to, and click to the "Where it's valid" tab.

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