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Oct 11, 2019 - 1:03 PM

I am my spouse will be arriving at Zurich on 30th Nov and depart on the 8th Dec. Total of 9 days.

Just realise that the Swiss Travel Pass is only for 8 days. Hence, we need to plan carefully when we will be starts using the pass for the continuous 8 days. In other words we will have to buy one way rail ticket either from Zurich airport to hotel upon arrival at day 1 or I use the Swiss pass on day 1 and buy 1 way ticket on my departure date from hotel to Zurich Airport. Either way I need to find a hotel for my first or last night so that i would not pay too much on that 1 way train ticket. I notice that the 1 day pass is expensive also considering I only want to travel from either Airport to Hotel on arrival day or Hotel to airport on departure day.

Last year we have visited Mt Titlis, Jungfraujoch and Pilatus. This Trip would like to visit Schilthorn, Matterhorn, Gornergrat and Grindelwald first. Please advise if these mountains worth visiting.

Last year we have covered Zurich, Lucerne, Interlaken and Bern.

We intend to cover Geneva, Lausanne, Montreux, Zermatt, Lauterbrunnen and Grindelwald. Please advise which is the best based Hotels (2 or 3) that we could stationed so that we could save times instead of spending times checking in and out of many hotels. And need to consider the cost of that 1 day trip without the Swiss Pass.

Thank you and will appreciate if anyone could advice.

best regards


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Oct 11, 2019 - 4:28 PM

Hi Angela,

The Saver Day Pass would cost you at least CHF52 (less if bought well in advance) -- expensive but would give you the flexbility to plan where to stay the first or the last day of your trip that is not covered by the Swiss Travel Pass.

For more information about the Saver Day Pass:
www.myswissalps.com/sa verdaypass

Alternatively you can get the point-to-point tickets, but these can also be quite expensive without the Swiss Half Fare card and if you choose to stay further from Zurich Airport. If you are concern about the cost, staying in Zurich and close to the airport would be the best solution.
www.myswissalps.com/zu richairporthotels
www.myswissalps.com/zu rich/hotels

To give you some examples of the cost of point-to-point tickets from Zurich Airport: to Lucerne, roughly CHF30, Basel (CHF40), Olten (CHF34), Baden (CHF16). These are just a few examples that came at the top of my head. Please use the SBB timetable to plan your trip. www.myswissalps.com/ti metable

Just key in a city or town as your destination or departure point, and the system will calculate how much you will have to pay for the train ticket to or from Zurich Airport. Please take note, the prices quoted are usually half.price tickets by default, so you'd have to multiply by 2 to get the full ticket price.

For more information about the point-to-point tickets:
www.myswissalps.com/tr aintickets/switzerland

As for your next question about where to stay during the rest of your trip, based on on your itinerary I would suggest somewhere in the Jungfrau region for visits to Grindelwald and Lauterbrunnen, and Lausanne or Montreux for visits to the French-speaking region. And ideally include 1 night stay in Zermatt for the Matterhorn! But if you prefer, you can also just make a day trip to Zermatt from your base in the Jungfrau region, might be tight though because of the shorter daylight.

To help you with your accommodation search, please use the following links:
www.myswissalps.com/gr indelwald/hotels
www.myswissalps.com/la uterbrunnen/hotels
www.myswissalps.com/in terlaken/hotels
www.myswissalps.com/la usanne/hotels
www.myswissalps.com/mo ntreux/hotels
www.myswissalps.com/ze rmatt/hotels

Kind regards,


Last modified on Oct 12, 2019 - 4:40 PM by Anna
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Oct 13, 2019 - 2:27 AM

We returned from Switzerland in September and stayed our last night in Kloten. Several hotels in that area offer airport shuttles; some have a small surcharge. Have a wonderful, and safe, journey.


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