Round trip Lucerne-Rigi with Saver Day Pass

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roxana
roxana
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Aug 23, 2019 - 1:14 PM

Hello,

We are traveling from Basel to Luzern. We want to make this trip: Luzern -Vitznau by boat; next to catch the train to Rigi Kulm, about 20 minute uo for the view. After, the train to Rigi Kaltbad, get off to take the cable to Wigges and the boat back to Luzern.

From Luzern to Basel we want to travel via Zurich for a short stop.

I have two questions:

- the trip I described is totaly included in saver day pass?

- is the whole trip (including Zurich) doable in one day?

rockoyster
rockoyster
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Aug 23, 2019 - 9:45 PM in reply to roxana

Hello Roxana and Welcome to MySwissAlps,

Two answers:

- Yes

- Yes. By far the best way to check timetables, find fares* and buy tickets on-line if required is using the SBB Mobile app (bit.ly/2ICIUHi). In the unlikely event you don’t have a device capable of running the app then you can use the timetable on the SBB website (bit.ly/2HH1U7B). If you are not familiar with using the timetable it will pay to first read the instructions on this page - www.myswissalps.com/ti metable.

* The SBB website shows half-fare prices by default, the mobile app allows you to nominate whether to show full or half-fares (by editing the passenger details in settings) and is also smart enough to offer you the Saver Day Pass (www.myswissalps.com/sa verdaypass) if that offers the best fare.

Annika
Annika
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Aug 24, 2019 - 5:25 AM in reply to roxana

Hi Roxana! That's a wonderful round trip and I'm sure you'll enjoy it. In addition to Rockoyster's information: yes, the Saver Day Pass covers all of it, as you can check with the aid of www.myswissalps.com/sa verdaypass/validity and www.myswissalps.com/ri gi/tickets. When using the SBB timetable for your trip (www.myswissalps.com/ti metable), mind the spelling of Weggis (not Wigges).

roxana
roxana
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Aug 24, 2019 - 5:59 AM

Thank you rockoyster and Annika for your answers.

Regarding the app, I've already downloaded on my phone and I'm making many simulations. The only thing is that I will not use it while traveling in Switzerland because of the huge roaming internet cost since Swiss in not in UE. (as I understand there are some hot spots In Basel, and we have wifi at the hotel)

So, I want to buy online the Saver Day Pass, from Happy rail and use a printed paper proof.

Annika, thanks for the spelling point out.

Last modified on Aug 24, 2019 - 5:59 AM by roxana
rockoyster
rockoyster
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Aug 24, 2019 - 6:07 AM in reply to roxana

Hi Roxana,

If you have your phone with you should turn mobile data off to avoid roaming charges.

You can still check the timetable when you have wifi connectivity and even buy tickets or the Saver Day Pass and store them on your phone.

You don't need internet access on the train to be able to display stored tickets/passes using the app.

Annika
Annika
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Aug 24, 2019 - 6:39 AM in reply to roxana

Hi Roxana! Great, you can get your Saver Day Pass through https://www.happyrail. com/en/pass/europe/swi tzerland/swiss-saver-day-pass. It would be very convenient to have WiFi while traveling, allowing you to consult the timetable app, weather apps and possible other handy apps at all times. You may want to read about portable WiFi options: www.myswissalps.com/si mcard.

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