Apr 8, 2018 - 4:47 PM
in reply to petersfamily
Hi Petersfamily and welcome to MySwissAlps!
I think the Swiss Travel Pass would make sense - it is available in 3, 4, 8 or 15 days only.
To know which pass is the best for your specific itinerary you need to plan out all trips you will make (train, bus, boat, cable car) and compare the prices for regular tickets to the rail pass price (and which routes/mountains are free or discounted). Once you have that information you can read our page here on how to choose the best rail pass. There is a spreadsheet there to help with the math. :)
I'd choose the Golden Pass from Montreux to Lucerne. There is construction between Château-d’Oex and Montbovon (on the Montreux to Zweisimmen leg of the route) which requires a bus transfer; but it is only for 15 minutes and shouldn't put you off.
If you are looking for mountain scenery/trips I would but a night from Geneva yes. In fact I think you'd be happy in Montreux instead (if possible). I'd then either do 1 or 2 nights in Montreux or add a night in Lucerne.
If you want to visit around Interlaken you can do a day trip from Lucerne (it is 2 hours by train but it saves the check-in/check out hassle for a 1 night stay which of course, you may or may not care about).