May 13, 2013 - 12:17 PM
I would propose to purchase the Swiss Card plus the Regional-Pass Bernese Oberland, exactly like I suggested in the second post in this topic. You would use the Swiss Card for the free transfer from Zurich Airport to Wengen, and from Zermatt to Basel on your way to Strasbourg. In addition you would need a regular point to point ticket from Basel to Strasbourg. Note that the free rides included in the Swiss Card requires you to take the most direct route from Zermatt to Basel, which is not via Zurich. Is there a reason for you to travel via Zurich that day? If there is we need to look into other options. The timetable shows what's the most obvious route for any trip.
You would use the Regional-Pass Bernese Oberland for all your traveling from Wengen, and for the leg Wengen - Brig of your transfer to Zermatt. The leg Brig - Zermatt requires a ticket, but that will be 50% discounted because of your Swiss Card. The Swiss Card also gets you 50% discounts on mountain routes from Zermatt.
Another option, which does allow you to travel via Zurich on your outbound trip, and which does not require a ticket from Brig to Zermatt, is the 3-day Swiss Saver Flexi Pass plus the Regional-Pass Bernese Oberland. It's almost the same price, just a litle bit more expensive, as the combination mentioned above.
I assume intensive traveling from Wengen, so that's why you need the Regional-Pass Bernese Oberland. Of course you can omit that pass and just buy discounted tickets for each trip using your Swiss Card or Swiss Saver Flexi Pass. In the end, only detailed calculations show you what's best from a costs perspective. Please click the various links for all details about the passes, including network maps and resellers.
I hope this answers your question.
Last modified on Nov 1, 2018 - 4:17 PM by Arno