Which rail pass for Zurich, Grindelwald, Jungfrau?

Which rail pass for Zurich, Grindelwald, Jungfrau?

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faisadgr8
faisadgr8
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Feb 27, 2018 - 1:32 PM

Hi there,

Me and my wife are arriving to Zurich around 3pm on 8th march 2018. We plan to spend the night there and head to Interlaken the next day i.e. 9th march 2018. We wish to sleep in Interlaken one night (9th) and head to Grindelwald, where we spend 2 nights (10th & 11th), in which we travel to Jungfrau and back. We return to Zurich from Grindelwald by 12th march 2018 in the morning for a flight at 6pm at the Zurich airport.

We need to select the cheapest pass to travel around these 3 places within 5 days. We are in mid 30's both.

Can anyone help?

Faisal Inayat

Chantal
Chantal
944 posts
top member
Feb 27, 2018 - 2:20 PM in reply to faisadgr8

Hi Faisal, and welcome to MySwissAlps,

You should read “How to choose the best travel pass”. A clearly mapped out itinerary is the basis for deciding which pass (if any) suits. Based on your itinerary you need to do the sums based on the cost of all your planned trips on trains, boats, cable cars etc. The page has a spreadsheet to help you.

You can use the Swiss train timetable to work out the fares for any trip. When you go to “buy a ticket” the fare you see on the right hand side of the page will normally be the half-fare price. Double it to get full fare. With a Swiss Travel Pass it is free provided it is shown as free on the validity map which you can download here.

Joannet7154
Joannet7154
3 posts
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Feb 28, 2018 - 1:03 AM in reply to faisadgr8

Not an answer to your train pass question_but I would highly suggest staying in Grindlewald 3 nights and saving lots of time by not moving from hotel to hotel. Grindlewald is charming. Interlaken not so much

rockoyster
rockoyster
3927 posts
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Feb 28, 2018 - 2:42 AM in reply to Joannet7154

Hi Faisal,

I'd agree with Joannet.

In your travel pass deliberations have a close look at www.myswissalps.com/ju ngfrauhikingsledgingpa ss. You would need to buy tickets from Interlaken to Zurich which would cost you around CHF70 each way.

Last modified on Feb 28, 2018 - 2:47 AM by rockoyster
faisadgr8
faisadgr8
4 posts
new member
Feb 28, 2018 - 7:41 AM in reply to rockoyster

Thanks for the reply, this option works more expensive, as the Zurich destination is not covered with this pass. I think I will go ahead with the half fare pass. thank s a lot

faisadgr8
faisadgr8
4 posts
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Feb 28, 2018 - 7:43 AM in reply to Joannet7154

Thank you joannet,

we are at Grindelwald for 2 nights. it sums it up.

appreciate it

faisadgr8
faisadgr8
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new member
Feb 28, 2018 - 7:44 AM in reply to Chantal

The spread sheet works well and ive summoned to purchase the half fare pass.

Chantal
Chantal
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Feb 28, 2018 - 8:56 AM in reply to faisadgr8

Good to hear. Enjoy your trip.

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