Which Swiss pass for a week Zermatt-Wengen-Luzern?

Which Swiss pass for a week Zermatt-Wengen-Luzern?

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chinyee
chinyee
3 posts
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Jul 22, 2017 - 4:15 PM

Hi,

I am a travelling around Switzerland on my own from 7th -13th Aug. Tentatively the itinerary as below:

7-9th Aug - Geneva to Zermatt

9-10th Aug - Zermatt to Wengen

10-12th Aug- Wengen to Lucerne

12-13th - Lucerne to Lausanne

13th - Lausanne to Gevena airport back to Asia.

Which swiss pass would you recommend me to get ? Can i get it from Geneva ? How is the weather like in the mountain in 1st week of Aug ?

Thanks.

Chin yee

Arno
Arno
9614 posts
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Jul 22, 2017 - 4:56 PM

Thanks for joining us here Chin yee!

An 8-day Swiss Travel Pass seems a perfect fit to me. There is always the option of comparing it to the Swiss Half Fare Card in detail as explained here. But personally I wouldn't bother as you'll travel quite a lot and the Swiss Travel Pass is much more convenient.

You can buy it in Geneva, but it's easier to buy it online and print it at home. That way you don't have to wait for a ticket office and you can board your first train immediately. The options are listed here.

Alpenrose666
Alpenrose666
1182 posts
top member
Jul 23, 2017 - 3:48 AM in reply to chinyee

Hi Chin yee,

>> How is the weather like in the mountain in 1st week of Aug ?

Most likely warm and sunny, but you can't rule out a few cold, wet, foggy days as well.

On the mountain tops it could be either mild or chilly - there's no way of knowing beforehand.

So you will need to dress in layers to accommodate different weather conditions. The information on this page is useful:

www.myswissalps.com/we ather

Alpenrose

chinyee
chinyee
3 posts
new member
Jul 23, 2017 - 3:40 PM in reply to Arno

Thanks very much Arno & Alpenrose.

I saw that the trip from Zermatt to Wengen i need to change 3-4 trains. It is on the same train station ? Do i need to walkt to different station to change train ? Is there other route ? Which route is more scenic ?

Sorry I am a solo female traveller and first time travelling alone in Switzerland. Sorry for so many questions .

Chin Yee

Lucas
Lucas
3339 posts
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Jul 24, 2017 - 5:38 AM in reply to chinyee

Hi Chin Yee,

No worries! It is good to ask!

You don't leave the train station when you change to another train no. Most of the stations you change at (Visp, Spiez, Lauterbrunnen) are quite small and you may just have to walk across the platform. Interlaken may require a few minutes of walking (from track 1 to 7 for example).

Use the timetable here and it will show you what platform you arrive on and what platform you leave on.

There are other routes you can take there but it takes you out of your way to do it. IE take the Glacier Express to Andermatt and then on to Wengen eventually. You could also take a train to Montreux, then the Golden Pass to Interlaken and the on to Wengen. This adds several hours to your trip - so it only makes sense if you want to be on one of those panoramic trains and you don't mind a long day of travel.

Lucas

rockoyster
rockoyster
914 posts
top member
Jul 24, 2017 - 7:03 AM in reply to chinyee

Hi Chin Yee,

The SBB timetable will show you the fastest route which will take you through a long tunnel on the leg between Visp and Spiez.

If you check the timetable between Zermatt and Wengen and include VIA Goppenstein then you will go to Brig to change trains and enjoy a more scenic route over the mountains to Spiez. It is not one of the famous panoramic trains and it will take a little longer but is, I think, well worth it for the scenery.

chinyee
chinyee
3 posts
new member
Jul 24, 2017 - 1:26 PM

Thanks Lucas & rockoyster : )

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