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Aug 18, 2014 - 4:19 PM

Hi, I'm seeking advice on which type of rail pass should i purchase for my upcoming trip to the following destinations.

1. Vevey/Montreux to Grindelwald

2. Grindelwald - First for hiking. May take other mountain ride to the surrounding peaks i.e. Top of Europe or Piz Gloria (Schilthorn) or Kleine Scheidegg.

3. Grindelwald to Interlaken - spend a night there. May want to visit Harder Kulm or Lake Thunn

4. Interlaken back to Vevey/Montreux

5. Vevey to Geneva for flight to Nice and Geneva back to Vevey

6. Vevey to Milan and vice versa

Need help to advise which is the most suitable rail pass to purchase during my stay in Switzerland. Besides the above, I may need public transport to travel around Lake Geneva area for a short day trip.

Many thanks in advance.

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Aug 19, 2014 - 7:35 AM

Hi Bellelee,

Thanks for posting here! You can best look into the Swiss Flexi Pass. It allows a few days of free traveling, and you can purchase discounted tickets on the other days when you do not travel or only travel a bit. Please see the link for details, including a map of what's covered. A Swiss Half Fare Card is an alternative to look into. See here for how to choose.

Make sure to look into the promotions, as there are a few days left to get a substantial discount on your rail pass.

By the way, I would recommend not to stay in Interlaken if you're also staying in Grindelwald. The two towns are just 30 minutes apart. You will loose a lot of time checking in and out of hotels while you can easily visit them from one base town. Grindelwald is more scenic than Interlaken.

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