5 days in Switzerland - itinerary & rail pass help

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May 21, 2017 - 1:10 PM

Hi, I will be reaching Zurich on 21 st June and would like to cover following things

1. Zurich city trip

2. Mt. Pilates trip

3. Rhine fall

4. Lugano lake and surrounding

5.jungafraujoch trip

already made hotel reservation at Zurich 21-23, Lucerne 23-25, and Lugano 25-26.

kindly suggest how can I cover above points during these days, or suggest any other things to do. I am also confused about Swiss travel pass. Which one to buy, full four days or three., or half transfer cards. I will be travelling with my wife and two kids 16 age and 7 .

would appreciate your advise to prepare complete travel plan

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May 21, 2017 - 2:33 PM in reply to novino2001

Hi novino2001 and welcome to MySwissAlps!

It will be fairly easy for you to take a train to each of your destinations. You can plan your trips with the Swiss railways timetable here.

If you would like more details on your planned trips (what to do and how to get there etc. check out the following pages: Zurich, Mt. Pilatus, RheinFall, Lugano and Jungfraujoch.

Have a read through our page on 'how to choose the best rail pass' to help you calculate which pass is the most economical for you - it depends on how many trips you will be taking by train, bus and boat during your 5 days.

The Swiss Travel Passallows for almost entirely ticket-less travel (no need to buy tickets) except for your trip to Jungfraujoch where you have to buy a ticket from Grindelwald or Wengen to Jungfraujoch (25% off). The STP also covers most museum entrance costs as well.

The Swiss Half Fare Card gives 50% off all trips but you must buy a ticket for every trip you take (including local transit).

With either pass you can order the Swiss Family Card (free) to cover the 7 year old's travel. The 16 year old will need to have their own Swiss Half Fare Card or a Youth Swiss Travel Pass.


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