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Spanner
Spanner
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Nov 16, 2019 - 7:54 AM

Good morning

4 adults all over 60 making our first foray into the Italian Lakes and then Switzerland. Our itinerary looks like this; Flights from UK to Milan, train to Stressa (4 nights); Train to Montreaux (2 nights); Golden Pass train to zwisseman / Interlaken; train to Wengen (2 nights); train to Lucerne (2 nights); train to Zurich. Zurich to UK.

Any help with train passes would be much appreciated along with any comments about proposed itinerary

Thank you in advance

Geoff

Anna
Anna
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Nov 16, 2019 - 9:05 AM in reply to Spanner

Hi Geoff,

Welcome to My SwissAlps!

Your itinerary certainly looks doable. Based on your travel plan, I think either a Swiss Travel Pass or a Swiss Half-Fare Card would be ideal. Please use the following guide to choose the best rail pass for your trip. This step-by-step guide includes a spreadsheet you can download to calculate the cost of your journey for the different passes suggested. I suggest you download the SBB timetable to make planning easier.

More useful links for your trip:

Best regards,

Last modified on Nov 16, 2019 - 9:06 AM by Anna
rockoyster
rockoyster
7883 posts
expert
Nov 16, 2019 - 10:23 AM in reply to Spanner

Hello Geoff,

When are you travelling?

By far the best way to check timetables, find fares* and buy tickets on-line if required is using the SBB Mobile app (bit.ly/2ICIUHi). In the unlikely event you don’t have a device capable of running the app then you can use the timetable on the SBB website (bit.ly/2HH1U7B). If you are not familiar with using the timetable it will pay to first read the instructions at www.myswissalps.com/ti metable.

* The SBB website shows half-fare prices by default, the mobile app allows you to nominate whether to show full or half-fares (by editing the passenger details in settings) and is also smart enough to offer you the Saver Day Pass (www.myswissalps.com/sa verdaypass) if that offers the best fare. The app also show a platform map (at least at the larger stations) to help you make connections.

Spanner
Spanner
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Nov 16, 2019 - 11:17 AM in reply to Anna

Thank you for the very helpful info. I will make use of 5he calculator/spreadsheet.

Spanner
Spanner
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new member
Nov 16, 2019 - 11:18 AM in reply to rockoyster

Thanks for your reply. Travelling last week of May - first week of June. Should that be ok and a little less crowded that high season?

Anna
Anna
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Nov 16, 2019 - 1:41 PM in reply to Spanner

Hi Spanner,

May-June is still considered shoulder season, so possibly not as crowded :)

Good to read - best time to visit: www.myswissalps.com/be sttimetovisit

Cheers,

Anna

rockoyster
rockoyster
7883 posts
expert
Nov 16, 2019 - 7:19 PM in reply to Spanner

Hi Spanner,

That’s when I visited in 2017. Nothing was too crowded and the weather was splendid (if a bit hotter than expected).

Enjoy.

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