Which Swiss Pass is best for my 9 day trip in July

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Jun 27, 2015 - 5:00 PM

Please advise which is best pass for us? thanks in advance

we arrive into Zurich Airport on Day 1 mid-day and leave from Zurich Airport on Day 9 evening. the plan is as follows:

Day 1 - take a train to Interlaken Ost

Days 2 and 3 in Interlaken, one of the days upto Jungfraujoch and another day also in the mountains - Wengen, Lauterbrunnen, etc

Day 4 - take a train to Lucerne

Day 5 - Rigi and back

Day 6 - Titlis and back

Day 7 - Pilatus and back

Day 8 - yet to decide (suggestions welcome :) )

Day 9 - Take a Train to Zurich Airport

Also we have a case each, can we take it with us in the intercity legs? or does it need separate booking?

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Jun 28, 2015 - 1:41 PM

Thanks for posting your question here, Scalth!

An 8 day Swiss Travel Pass would be a convenient option. It allows free traveling on all regular train routes. The Rigi is for free as well. And if you plan to make a trip over Lake Thun, Lake Brienz or Lake Lucerne (definitely recommended), that's included too. You will have to buy a regular ticket Lucerne-Zurich as the pass won't be valid on day 9, but that's a rather short and inexpensive ride. You can also travel to Zurich on day 8, to have the journey covered, and spend a day in Zurich before heading to the airport. Hotels in Zurich are listed here; hotels near Zurich Airport can be found here.

Whether it's the cheapest option depends on the final details of your itinerary. A Swiss Half Fare Card could be cheaper. You could calculate whether that's the case using this guide.

It's no problem to carry a case each in either international or national trains. Most coaches provide enough space for luggage and there's no need to book this.

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Jun 28, 2015 - 2:39 PM in reply to Annika

Thank you Annika for the quick response. What is the cheapest option to buy the swiss travel pass? Online or after we land at the Zurich Airport? And if online, then which website would offer the lowest fare?


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Jun 28, 2015 - 3:16 PM

Hi Scalth,

Please go to the Swiss Travel Pass page Annika referred to and click "Price". It's all listed there. Just let us know if this does not answer your question.

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