Switzerland rail pass for ski holiday

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Nov 12, 2017 - 1:47 PM


Planning a first visit to Switzerland for an alpine ski vacation in Feb 2018. Arriving Zurich airport on a Sunday evening (Feb 18). Planning travel from Zurich to Interlaken for four nights, Interlaken to Engelberg for three nights with a final night in Zurich before departure. Can you advise best choices for rail passes? We will rely on train and bus transports as I don't want to rent a car.

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Nov 12, 2017 - 3:06 PM in reply to Corkpk

Hi PKC and welcome to MySwissAlps!

It is a harder choice on rail passes when one is primarily skiing here.

If you are staying in ski resorts and just transferring from one to another the Swiss Transfer Ticket is often a good option (to get to and from Zurich airport essentially).

However if you are planning on using trains/bus to get to the ski resorts every day a pass like the Swiss Travel Pass or Swiss Half Fare Card makes more sense.

To read more about how to choose the best rail pass click here - you will need to plan out your trips on do the math to compare to know the correct answer.

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