Switzerland (& on to Venice) best train pass

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rockoyster
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Mar 23, 2018 - 5:33 AM in reply to Like2Travel
KCRJC
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Mar 23, 2018 - 8:40 PM in reply to rockoyster

Hmmm interesting. I hadn't looked into visiting the Schilthorn much but it seems like it could be a better/cheaper option than visiting Jungfrau. Are you saying that the complete trip from Lauterbrunnen to the top of the mountain would be free using the swiss pass or would we still have to pay for a portion of the leg up? It is was completely free this could be a super convincing reason for us to go with the swiss pass rather than the half-fare.

KCRJC
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Mar 23, 2018 - 8:43 PM

Was just looking to price the trip up to Schilthorn using the half-fare price using this website and it says that the "Ticket Stechelberg-Schilthorn return for holders of a valid Swiss Half Fare Card.is unavailable or sold out until Sep. 7, 2018 but you can purchase it for the full fare for $113 a person? I feel like I probably just need to research this one more to see.

KCRJC
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rockoyster
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Mar 23, 2018 - 8:52 PM in reply to KCRJC

Viator runs organised tours. I’d say that note is a marketing tactic.

For DIY pricing you want the Swiss Train Timetable (www.myswissalps.com/ti metable) bearing in mind that the first fare you see will normally be the half-fare rate and you'll need to double it to correctly work out savings.

And yes, the Swiss Travel Pass gets you to the top of Schilthorn for free from almost anywhere in Switzerland. 😎

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