Aug 18, 2015 - 11:37 AM
Hi MySwissAlps forum,
I am seeking some advice on train costs and if its worth purchasing a consecutive Swiss Travel Pass. My question is multi-staged so any advice would be greatly appreciated.
1. My boyfriend and I will be travelling to Interlaken West from Paris in mid-September and have already purchased the train fare for the first leg of the journey from Paris to Basel. I have yet to purchase the Basel to Interlaken Leg (not sure what the cost of this is?) but I am undecided on what is the best option i.e. if I purchase a one-way ticket or purchase a Swiss Travel Pass (which I think would cover the cost of the train- is this correct?)
2. Once we arrive in Interlaken we have 3.5 days to explore the region. If time permits we'd like to see the following:
- Schynige Platte
- Harder Klum
Is this possible? Or does this seem unrealistic? I note this itinerary is all weather dependent. Would visiting these four places alone justify the cost of obtaining the Swiss Travel Pass? ...noting that the full cost of the journeys are not covered completely by the Pass. Is it worth purchasing the specific Jungfraujoch regional pass or sticking with the overall Swiss Travel Pass?
3. From Interlaken we will travel to Lucerne and spend another 3.5 days in that region and would like to see both:
- Mt Rigi and
- Mt Pilatus
I have read that the cost of the Mt Rigi transportation is included in the Swiss Travel Pass. Is this correct?
4. From Lucerne we will travel to Zurich for another 2 days - but as I am looking at the possibility of purchasing the 8 days pass, our journeys would then need to be paid individually. Is it easy to get around Zurich on foot? Alternatively is it better to get a day pass or the ZurichCARD from a cost perspective?
I have asked a lot of questions, but would appreciate any feedback. We are travelling from Australia and this will be our first trip to Switzerland so we are very excited to see as much as we can (within reason). I know it will be an expensive leg of our trip and hence why I am trying to see what our best options are. Thanks in advance for any assistance given!
Last modified on Aug 18, 2015 - 11:42 AM by missjasminr