Swiss travel pass - coverage for mountains?

Swiss travel pass - coverage for mountains?

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mehtaradha
mehtaradha
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Jul 5, 2018 - 3:10 PM

I am planning to buy STP for my self and my husband for 4 days for September 2018. We are coming from Canada. It is very confusing figuring out charges. I have a question. Is there any mountain gondola or cable car covered 100% in STP?

Lucas
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Jul 5, 2018 - 3:54 PM in reply to mehtaradha

Hi mehtaradha and welcome to MySwissAlps!

Our validity page for the Swiss Travel Pass (https://www.myswissalp s.com/swisstravelpass/ validity) notes the 3 most popular/biggest free mountains with it:

  1. Stanserhorn
  2. Schilthorn
  3. Rigi

If you decide to buy the Swiss Travel Pass It would be more convenient to buy it online. It can be emailed to you and printed at home (saving you time at the airport and giving you a copy to print out again in case you lose your pass). https://www.myswissalp s.com/swisstravelpass/ price

mehtaradha
mehtaradha
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Jul 5, 2018 - 4:26 PM in reply to Lucas

Hello Lucas,

Thanks for your prompt reply. I really appreciate it. Its good to know that we will have three mountains covered free with STP. We are planning to make Lucern as our base for 5 nights. We are reaching Zurich on September 3, early morning. On 8th September we have booked river cruise from Basel. Is there any way I can buy any pass for 5 days? Is there way I can go to Mt Titlis without Gondola to save cost?

mehtaradha
mehtaradha
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Jul 5, 2018 - 4:51 PM

Hi Lucas,

One more question. When I land in Zurich on September 3rd can I do Mt.Pilatus and Zurich city tour both before checking in to Lucern hotel in evening?

Lucas
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Jul 5, 2018 - 6:50 PM in reply to mehtaradha

Techincally yes, if you land early and if you want a long travel day.

You can check travel times and train schedules with the Swiss railways timetable here: https://www.myswissalp s.com/

City tours are usually about 2 hours if you are looking for a guided option. We have links for a trolley tour and a chocolate tour if interested here: https://www.myswissalp s.com/zurich/activitie s

Alpenrose666
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Jul 6, 2018 - 3:14 AM in reply to mehtaradha

>> Is there way I can go to Mt Titlis without Gondola to save cost?

No! The attached picture will probably explain why ;-)

Alpenrose

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Lucas
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Jul 6, 2018 - 6:29 AM in reply to Alpenrose666

There is a hiking trail up there....I feel tired just thinking about it.

http://www.engelberg.c h/en/sommer-in-engelberg/hiking/hikin g-trails/

Alpenrose666
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Jul 7, 2018 - 7:51 AM in reply to Lucas

>> There is a hiking trail up there

You don't mean there is a hiking trail from Engelberg to the top, do you? Because there isn't - according to the hiking maps :-) The trail that goes closest is shown in blue, involving technical climbing, if I understand correctly.

I had to smile when looking at some of the pictures accompanying those hike descriptions, showing small children on hikes described as difficult. Ah, the intrepid Swiss!

Alpenrose

Last modified on Jul 7, 2018 - 7:52 AM by Alpenrose666
Lucas
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Jul 7, 2018 - 8:38 AM in reply to Alpenrose666

It looks like a trail goes from Truebsee to the top or almost and is possible in the summer apparently! There is a link for a description there but only in German.

I think any non-Swiss should rate easy hikes as moderate and moderate hikes as difficult and difficult should not be attempted! :)

mehtaradha
mehtaradha
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Jul 10, 2018 - 2:40 PM in reply to Lucas

Thanks Lucas for your help.

mehtaradha
mehtaradha
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Jul 10, 2018 - 2:43 PM

I have one more question. We will be there for 5 nights and 6 days. We are planning to buy 4 days STP. What do you suggest for 1 extra day. We are planning to rent a car. Do you have any other 1 day or 2 days pass that works like STP? We want to utilize last day to move around. Please suggest.

Thank you

Lucas
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Jul 10, 2018 - 3:57 PM in reply to mehtaradha

You could also look at the Saver Day Pass. We talk about it in more detail here: https://www.myswissalp s.com/onedaytravelpass /details - if bought far enough ahead the per person price can be as low as 52chf. It doesn't cover mountain trips though (except Rigi).

PS We don't offer these passes - Swiss railways does. We are just an information website that can show you how to buy those passes among other things. :)

mehtaradha
mehtaradha
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Jul 10, 2018 - 4:34 PM in reply to Lucas

Perfect. Thanks Lucas. Appreciate your help.

mehtaradha
mehtaradha
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Jul 10, 2018 - 4:38 PM

Do I have to buy Swiss half fare card for 1-day travel pass?

If I don't buy Swiss half fare card will it will cost me CHF106?

Lucas
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Jul 11, 2018 - 6:14 AM in reply to mehtaradha

You must have the Swiss Half Fare Card if you buy the 1 day travel pass. It costs 75chf.

https://www.myswissalp s.com/onedaytravelpass

The Saver Day Pass doesn't require a Swiss Half Fare Card but it is cheaper to buy if you have one.
As low as 29chf with the SHFC and 52chf without it (at the lowest price).

Last modified on Jul 11, 2018 - 9:53 AM by Lucas

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