Which rail pass is best for our Switzerland trip?

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Mar 28, 2018 - 3:46 AM

Hello! We will be travelling to switzerland from 3-7 May 2018 but is unsure if we should purchase the swiss travel pass or Junfrau travel pass. Here’s the itinerary planned:

We will spend 3 days staying in Lauterbrunnen and 1 day in Lucerne.

3 May: Arrive lauterbrunnen at 1.30pm from Strasbourg (train ticket we bought covers up to lauterbrunnen). Plan to do a hike to Trummelbach Falls.

4 May: Spend the day travelling to Klein’s scheidegg or Schilthorn. Seems like Klein’s Scheidegg would be closed during this period?

5 May: Day trip to Grindelwad - First

6/5: Travel to Lucerne, spend the day at Mt Titlis.

Would need advice on which pass to get as i am really confused on the various passes available and not sure which one would suit our itinerary best.

Should i get a 3 days or 4 days pass?

Also, is this itinerary doable? would it be too rush to cover those places as planned? Thanks for your help!

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Mar 28, 2018 - 5:49 AM in reply to plusx2

Hello plusx2 and Welcome to MySwissAlps,

Where do you go on 7/5?

Your itinerary is certainly doable.

The Bernese Oberland Pass (www.myswissalps.com/re gionalpassberneseoberl and) may suit you better than the Jungfrau Pass.

For a discussion on passes see www.myswissalps.com/fo rum/topic/permalink/g7 xWjKDW9mqS6v8AAFcRTQ.

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Mar 28, 2018 - 8:25 AM

We will be travelling to Bellagio on 7 May. Would we be able to use the Bernese Oberland pass to travel from lauterbrunnen to lucerne and mount titlis as well as our trip towards Bellagio?

I saw that the Bernese oberland pass covers only some part of the costs for going up the mountains. Would it be wise to get the swiss travel pass if we were to include the trip from lucerne to bellagio? Does the swiss travel pass cover most or all of the trips up the mountains?

Thank you.

4957 posts
Mar 28, 2018 - 8:39 AM in reply to plusx2

The Bernese Oberland Pass is no use to you from Lucerne to Bellagio (presumably via Lugano and Como). It covers Titlis partially.

Sorry but there is no easy answer. You just have to do the sums based on the links I provided in the discussion at www.myswissalps.com/fo rum/topic/swiss-travel-pass-or-swiss-half-fare-card-1#g7xWjKDW9mqS6v8AAFcR TQ.

In particular you need to assess each pass against your itinerary based on the maps available on the "Where it's valid" tab for each pass you are considering. That will answer your question "Does the swiss travel pass cover most or all of the trips up the mountains?"

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Mar 28, 2018 - 11:42 AM in reply to plusx2

Hi plusx2,

May 4: Kleine Scheidegg is not closed no. If you do Schilthorn though I would lean to the 4 day Swiss Travel Pass. It covers most everything you will do except Mt. Titlis (50% off).

To know for sure, you'll need to add up all ticket and rail pass costs and do the math as Rockoyster notes. If you don't want to bother (can't blame you) just grab the Swiss Travel Pass for convenience sake (even if it works out a bit more in the end)

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