Oct 13, 2019 - 5:36 PM
Hello MasDevil, and welcome to the forum! Great that you get to spend a couple of days in Zermatt.
Picking the right pass can be challenging indeed. It depends on each and every detail of one's itinerary. If you want to make sure which option is most economical, you'd have to follow a rather complex calculation procedure as explained at www.myswissalps.com/tr ain/ticketspasses/prac tical/chooserailpass. If that task is too daunting, an educated guess will have to do. If I were you, I'd consider these options:
- a 4 day Swiss Travel Pass which will cover all Swiss traveling from December 16 up to December 19. This will include the Swiss leg of your outbound trip to Strasbourg; the pass will be valid up to Basel. You'll get discounts on mountain transportation. Please find all details, including extensive validity information and explanation on how the pass works, through www.myswissalps.com/sw isstravelpass. This would definitely be the easiest and most convenient option;
- a Swiss Half Fare Card, granting a 50% discount on all of your tickets: www.myswissalps.com/sw isshalffarecard. You could add discounted Saver Day Passes for the long and expensive transfers like Geneva-Zermatt and Zermatt-Basel. If bought well in advance, Saver Day Passes might be cheaper than regular 50% discounted tickets. Please see www.myswissalps.com/sa verdaypass for more information.
In both cases, you'll need additional tickets for the trip to Strasbourg: www.myswissalps.com/tr aintickets/france.
Tips for Zermatt can be found at www.myswissalps.com/ze rmatt.
I hope this helps you decide!