Which Swiss rail pass is the right one for us?

Which Swiss rail pass is the right one for us?

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spark709
spark709
6 posts
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Feb 13, 2018 - 9:02 AM

Hi,

We're flying into Geneva the second last week of May and staying there for one night. Next we're going to Wengan and staying there for three nights. Then we're off to Zurich for two nights and fly out of Zurich. We're trying to decide which rail pass best suits our travel, we want to spend as much time as possible seeing different parts of the alps, we're in Wengen for 3 nights. There are a lot of choices of passes, just can't figure out which one is right for us. It was suggested the half fare might be the way to go. Also would like to know, What is the most scenic train for travel between Geneva to Interlakin and Interlakin to Zurich. Thanks everyone for your time and help:)

rockoyster
rockoyster
3684 posts
expert
Feb 13, 2018 - 9:16 AM in reply to spark709

Hi spark and Welcome to MySwissAlps,

Go to Montreux not Geneva.

The most scenic route you should follow is the Golden Pass Line (www.myswissalps.com/go ldenpass).

isstravelpass/validity).

You should read “How to choose the best travel pass” (www.myswissalps.com/tr ain/ticketspasses/prac tical/chooserailpass).

As well as the Swiss Travel Pass (www.myswissalps.com/sw isstravelpass) there are many reigonal passes (www.myswissalps.com/re gionalpasses) which can work depending on where you are based and how much travel you plan. Before you can know for sure which pass suits your travel plans you need to do the sums based on the cost of all your planned trips on trains, boats, cable cars etc. You can use the Swiss Train Timetable (www.myswissalps.com/ti metable) to work out the fares for any trip. When you go to buy a ticket the fare you see on the right hand side of the page will normally be the half-fare price. Double it to get full fare. With A Swiss Travel Pass it is free provided it is shown as free on the Area of Validity map ( PDF downloadable from www.myswissalps.com/sw isstravelpass/validity).

You should read “How to choose the best travel pass” (www.myswissalps.com/tr ain/ticketspasses/prac tical/chooserailpass).

Lucerne, just 1 hour from Zurich Airport, is a better place to spend 2 nights than Zurich.

Last modified on Feb 13, 2018 - 10:38 AM by Chantal
spark709
spark709
6 posts
new member
Feb 13, 2018 - 10:21 AM in reply to rockoyster

Thank you for the fast reply :) We already have or flights booked and our lodging picked out as well. We are staying in Durbendoff not right in Zurich because we have an early flight out in the am. Are we better off paying for the Bernese Olberland pass or the Jungfrau pass or the half off pass?

Thank you :)

Chantal
Chantal
944 posts
top member
Feb 13, 2018 - 1:51 PM in reply to spark709

Hi spark,

As rockoyster mentioned, you should read “How to choose the best travel pass” (www.myswissalps.com/tr ain/ticketspasses/prac tical/chooserailpass). You'll need to decide where you will be traveling to during your trip and do the math to compare the different rail passes. It has a spreadsheet to help you.

Last modified on Feb 13, 2018 - 1:52 PM by Chantal

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