Apr 12, 2011 - 2:18 PM
Hello cynswiss, and welcome! Actually, it's better to create a new topic for your own question, so you did just fine :-). (In case you would like to post an answer to existing topics: just get to that topic and click 'Add reply in the upper right or lower right corner.)
Which pass is best, depends on a number of questions. The Swiss Half Fare Card may work out fine for you, especially if the trips you mention are the only ones you'll be making. It covers many cable cars and boat rides, providing a 50% discount on nearly all trips. Please review the Swiss Half Fare Card page
for more details and a map showing the exact area of validity (under the header 'Swiss Half Fare Card features').
If you'll be travelling more than the plans you currently listed, and if you like the idea of unlimited travelling, you may consider a Swiss Saver Pass
(free travel on all days) or a Swiss Saver Flexi Pass
(free travel on a number of days, and a 50% discount on days in between the free travel days). Both are valid for mountain transportation and boat trips too. Maps are listed at the detail pages of both passes, just as with the Swiss Half Fare Card.
Only a complete list of travel plans would provide a starting point for calculating
which pass is best. As long as you're not quite sure what you'll be making, you will have to make a guess based on travel preferences and a rough outline of travel plans. By the way, your travel plans for France (whether by train or by car) shouldn't be included in your calculations, as none of the Swiss rail passes is valid there.
I know this isn't a decisive answer, but I do hope it helps you decide. Best regards,
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