Best rail pass to cover all of Switzerland

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Jun 3, 2018 - 11:24 PM


we are 4 adults and 3 kids (5 to 9 yrs old) and visiting and staying in various parts of swizerland during 15th to 21st June. We would like to know which rail pass will be the best to purchase so all type of train journeys are covered within swizerland.



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Jun 4, 2018 - 5:44 AM in reply to Sawar78

Hello Sawar and Welcome to MySwissAlps,

If only there were an easy answer to that question. Unfortunately some homework is required.

A clearly mapped out itinerary will provide you with the basis for deciding which pass (if any) suits.

Using your itinerary you need to do the sums based on the cost of all your planned trips on trains, boats, cable cars etc. You can find the fares for any trip using the SBB Timetable ( metable). If you are not familiar with the timetable it will pay to first read the instructions on that page.

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 isstravelpass/validity).

You should read “How to choose the best travel pass” ( ain/ticketspasses/prac tical/chooserailpass), download the handy spreadsheet calculator and do the math.

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Jun 4, 2018 - 9:13 AM

Hi Sawar,

If "best" means most convenient (most trips included so no tickets required), then the Swiss Travel Pass is the one to buy: isstravelpass. If "best" means cheapest you'll need to compare a few options as explained by Rockoyster.

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