8 day Swiss Travel Pass for a 6 day trip?

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Jun 19, 2018 - 7:22 PM

We will be traveling in Switzerland from September 13 to 19. Since a 6 day Travel Pass is not available should we purchase an 8 day pass? We will be staying one night in Luzern, 5 nights in Lauterbrunnen and one night in Basel. When staying in Luzern we would like to take the boat ride around the lake and then the cog train up to Mt. Rigi. Are both the boat ride and the cog train included with the Travel Pass. If so, do we need to make a reservation in advance. Thanks

Joe B

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Jun 19, 2018 - 11:02 PM in reply to JoeB

Lake boats and Rigi railways are both 'free' once you have the Swiss Travel Pass. No reservations will be needed in September. I've travelled those routes in mid August and it was busy but not excessively so.

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Jun 20, 2018 - 6:20 AM in reply to JoeB

Hi JoeB and welcome to MySwissAlps!

Indeed you just show up for boats and most mountains and buy tickets on the spot (or show your Swiss Travel Pass for the ticket). you can see what routes/trips are covered by the Swiss Travel Pass here: https://www.myswissalp s.com/swisstravelpass/ validity

Most likely the 8 day Swiss Travel Pass (https://www.myswissalp s.com/swisstravelpass) is the way to go for you - averaged out over the trip you will probably save money. It is definitely the easiest option to do. You could look at a 5 day Jungfrau Travel Pass (https://www.myswissalp s.com/jungfrautravelpa ss) if you are traveling only near Lauterbrunnen and then buy point to point tickets for everything else.

There are many combinations!

To know which rail pass is the best for your specific itinerary you need to plan out all trips you will make (train, bus, boat, cable car) and compare the prices for regular tickets to the rail pass price (and which routes/mountains are free or discounted). Once you have that information you can read our page here on how to choose the best rail pass. There is a spreadsheet there to help with the math. :)
https://www.myswissalp s.com/train/ticketspas ses/practical/choosera ilpass

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