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Jun 9, 2016 - 11:50 PM

Hi! We will be staying in Wengen for a week taking trips all around the mountain towns and mountaintop a via rail cable car and boat. We sat down last night and decided what trips we're doing while there. We used the spreadsheet just to give us an idea of what each trip would cost without buying any passes at all. After reviewing the sheet and looking at all the available passes, it looks like the only pass that will work for us is the Swiss Rail Pass. It seems to give more of a discount to all the places we want to visit. It doesn't seem that the Half Fare Card would work for us. We plan on visiting Jungfrau, Schlthorn, Murren, Grindinwald, Brienz, Luzern and possibly Bern. At the end of our 8 days in the mountains, we will spend the last 3 days in Zurich before returning back home to the USA

Also since we live in the United States, and are US citizens, how do we purchase the Swiss Rail Pass? Some books and sites say that it can be purchased at the Zurich Airport while others say that I can only be ordered online.

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Jun 10, 2016 - 12:09 AM in reply to Harleygirl

Hi Harleygirl -

I hope that you were able to figure out the fares as discussed in your other thread? Were you able to find Wengen?

Arno and Annika ( the forum Moderators) are the experts on passes, but this link may help you while you are waiting for their contributions.

www.myswissalps.com/sw isstravelpass/price


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Jun 10, 2016 - 5:13 AM

Hi Harleygirl,

Assuming you mean the Swiss Travel Pass where you wrote Swiss Rail Pass, you can find all purchase options through Slowpoke's link. As you can see there you can buy it in Switzerland. However, if you have decided which pass you want there's no need to wait until you're there. Just print the pass at home and save some time.

The easiest way is to go to www.swissrailways.com/ en. After filling out your address, they will show the delivery options. Pick "Online Ticket" from the bottom of the list. They will e-mail the pass within 3 business days (no delivery fees), so you can print it at home. Now you can board your first train right away and skip the ticket office.

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