Travel pass for 7 days Lucerne, Jungfrau, Zermatt?

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Jun 26, 2018 - 10:38 PM

Hi, we're traveling to Switzerland first time this August. The trip will be In/Out from Paris and planning to take trains while in Switzerland. The trip itinerary as following:

- Lucerne 1 day

- Grindelwald 2 days

- Wengen 2 days

- Zermatt 2 days

- fom Genova back to Paris.

Will be 7 whole days in Switzerland, we’ll spend most of our time for hiking. I’ve booked all the hotels. I’d like to know which pass would fit this trip. Your recommendation would be highly appreciated!

Sincerely, Annie

Lucas
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Jun 27, 2018 - 6:19 AM in reply to GoSWZ

Hi Annie and welcome to MySwissAlps!

To know which rail pass is the best for your specific itinerary you need to plan out all trips you will make (train, bus, boat, cable car) and compare the prices for regular tickets to the rail pass price (and which routes/mountains are free or discounted). Once you have that information you can read our page here on how to choose the best rail pass. There is a spreadsheet there to help with the math. :)

https://www.myswissalp s.com/train/ticketspas ses/practical/choosera ilpass

A side thought: you may want to consider (if hotels can be changed) staying in either Wengen or Grindelwald - they are very close to each other and saves you the time/hassle of switching hotels.

GoSWZ
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Jun 27, 2018 - 3:52 PM in reply to Lucas

Good Morning Lucas,

Thank you for the warm welcome!

Totally agree with you for the location of Wengen and Grindelwald hotel, they're about 1:30 hour away by train. Our plan in Grindelwald is hike from First to the Bachsee, as well as Breinz and Thun lake in Interlaken area. If have extra time, we'd like to take the train from Grindelwald to Bern. The major mission in Wengen ares Jungfraujoch, Schynige and the Golden Pass Line.

We definitely like to experience all the science trains in Switzerland :-)))

I've heard the Swiss Pass may cover from France to Switzerland, is that true? We'll have 4 days in Paris. Should the Euro France + Switzerland Pass working better for my trip?

Thank you so very much for the information !!!!

Annie

Arno
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Jun 27, 2018 - 5:29 PM in reply to GoSWZ

Hi Annie,

An 8-day Swiss Travel Pass is likely the best option, but the spreadsheet can give you the definitive answer. It covers Switzerland, so for the trip to Paris you would need a ticket from the border to Paris: www.myswissalps.com/tr aintickets/france. The border is either Geneva or Basel. Traveling via Basel is usually quicker.

A Eurail Pass may make sense if you plan more trips in France than a trip to/from Paris only. It won't be very useful in Wengen and Grindelwald, so I would not spend too much time in exploring that option.

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GoSWZ
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Jun 27, 2018 - 5:45 PM in reply to Arno

Great, thank you for the recommendation. Do we need book the Swiss pass in advance or we can get when we arrived in Switzerland?

Lucas
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Jun 27, 2018 - 6:51 PM in reply to GoSWZ

Hi Annie,

It would be more convenient to buy the Swiss Travel Pass online. It can be emailed to you and printed at home (saving you time at the airport and giving you a copy to print out again in case you lose your pass).

https://www.myswissalp s.com/swisstravelpass/ price

GoSWZ
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Jun 27, 2018 - 8:17 PM in reply to Lucas

Awesome, I'll definitely get the Pass before I head to Switzerland :-))))))

Appreciated all your guidance !!!!

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