Swiss Travel Pass options for family of 5

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Ginneth
Ginneth
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Apr 28, 2017 - 3:16 PM

Good day evryone.

We are traveling 3 adults, one teenager 18 and one child 9 year old. we will be arriving Zurich Airpot and have hotel reservation at Youth Hostel Grindelwald Address: Geissstutzstrasse 12, 3818 Grindelwald, Switzerland 28.07.17 Fri -30.07.17 Sun = 2, then we plan to got to Pension Alpenroesli Obere Roenwies 19 Gais, Switzerland Sun 30th Jul- Mon 31st Jul, we will go on Monday to“Aescher Ebenalp and return back to Pension Alperoesli. next day going back to Zurich.

Cant figure what train ticket works best, I was planning to buy the full pass but not sure how to get the discount for the kids and or family, shall we buy the Swiss Family Card plus The Swiss Travel Pass? or just get the The Swiss Travel Pass and buy any extra ticket. as yu can see im very cnfussed.

any help highly appreciated.

Lucas
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Apr 28, 2017 - 4:49 PM in reply to Ginneth

Hi Ginneth and welcome to MySwissAlps!

For your family, you will need 3 Swiss Travel Passes, 1 Youth Swiss Travel Pass and one Swiss Family Card (free) for the youngest child.
You can order all at the same time at any of these retailers.

The passes will be emailed to you and can be printed at home and used as soon as you arrive in Switzerland.

I hope that helps! Let us know if you have more questions.

Lucas

Ginneth
Ginneth
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Apr 28, 2017 - 6:16 PM in reply to Lucas

Hi Lucas,

thanks so much for your website, its a great resource of information.

sounds good, will actually these tickets covers buses and cable cars?

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Apr 29, 2017 - 4:17 AM in reply to Ginneth

>> then we plan to got to Pension Alpenroesli Obere Roenwies 19 Gais, Switzerland Sun 30th Jul- Mon 31st Jul, we will go on Monday to“Aescher Ebenalp and return back to Pension Alperoesli. next day going back to Zurich.

There is something that occurs to me in relation to your accommodation choice at Gais, especially as you have a 9-year old in your group. It's quite likely you have already considered this, and decided that Pension Alpenrösli is a suitable choice for you, but I thought it might be worth mentioning it just in case.

And that is, that the pension is around 1.5 kilometres from the railway station. According to Google Maps, the walk would take 17 minutes, and it looks like it could be uphill. It might be a bit of a challenge with luggage, especially for your 9-year old if they are pulling their own luggage.

Perhaps the pension offers a pick-up and drop-off service between the railway station and the pension on your days of arrival and departure, in which case luggage won't be an issue.

Alpenrose

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Apr 29, 2017 - 5:30 AM in reply to Ginneth

>> will actually these tickets covers buses and cable cars?

Generally speaking, the Swiss Travel Pass covers most buses and provides a 50% discount on most cable cars.

In Grindelwald, bus #2 from Grindelwald railway station to Bodmi or Klusi, which stops at Gaggi Säge (the bus stop closest to the Youth Hostel where you will be staying), is free with the Swiss Travel Pass.

Other Grindelwald bus routes within the village are also free with the Swiss Travel Pass, but mountain routes are only discounted by 50%:

- Schwarzwaldalp route is free to Oberer Gletscher, 50% discount from Oberer Gletscher to Schwarzwaldalp.

- Bussalp and Waldspitz routes are 50% discounted.

At Wasseraun, the Wasseraun-Ebenalp cable car full-fare return tickets cost:

Adults 16 years old and over - CHF 31

Children aged 6 to 15 - CHF 12

The Swiss Travel Pass provides 50% discount on these prices

Coverage in the rest of Switzerland is shown on the Swiss Travel Pass validity map, which you can download from here:

www.myswissalps.com/sw isstravelpass/validity

As explained in the legend on the map, red lines are trains, yellow lines are buses, black lines are cable cars, white lines are boats. Solid lines are free, dotted lines are discounted, mostly by 50%, but only 25% in the Jungfrau region.

Alpenrose

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