Which Travel Pass to Purchase

Which Travel Pass to Purchase

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jwcod
jwcod
7 posts
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Mar 10, 2015 - 8:04 PM
In early May, I will travel from Basel to Lucerne (two days in Lucerne), from Lucerne to Lauterbrunnen (for two days), from Lauterbrunnen to Interlaken (for two days), and from Interlaken to Zurich on the final day. During our time in these places, we would like to take a boat trip on Lake Lucerne and a few mountain trips, Including Jungfraujoch. We don't plan to visit museums. I have read a lot of information about rail passes, but I am still confused and uncertain about which pass makes the most sense. Any recommendations you have would be greatly appreciated.
Arno
Arno
9569 posts
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Mar 10, 2015 - 8:10 PM

Hi jwcod,

Did you check this guide? Did it help you?

jwcod
jwcod
7 posts
new member
Mar 10, 2015 - 11:01 PM in reply to Arno
I tried, but it got too confusing for me.
Arno
Arno
9569 posts
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Mar 11, 2015 - 8:28 AM

Hi jwcod,

I understand; doing the math can be a bit complex. We've already discussed your question here, and I suggested to choose between the 8-day Swiss Travel Pass and the Swiss Half Fare Card. The only way to find out which one works out cheaper is to do the calculations as explained in the guide. I expect the Swiss Half Fare Card to be the winner here, but again, we can't be 100% sure until the math is done. You can also decide based on convenience: with a Swiss Half Fare Card, you need to buy tickets for each trip. With a Swiss Travel Pass, you can simply board any train, bus or boat (including Lake Lucerne). So you're more flexible and quicker. Mount Rigi near Lucerne is free as well with a Swiss Travel Pass.

Does this help to decide?

jwcod
jwcod
7 posts
new member
Mar 11, 2015 - 12:50 PM in reply to Arno
Yes, this is very helpful. Thank you again.

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